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A headphone calibration software delivering consistently accurate studio reference sound on your existing headphones. The software includes presets of more than 280 headphone calibration profiles. With an applied headphone calibration profile the software sets the frequency response target to be completely flat across all audible frequencies. The headphone frequency response target is designed to emulate neutral-sounding speakers. With calibrated headphones, you’ll hear a flat, consistent sound wherever you go. 

What's included

  • Activation key for the product license: the product can be activated and used on 3 machines
  • SoundID Reference standalone app for Headphones (ASIO, WASAPI, APO, HAL)
  • SoundID Reference DAW plugin for Headphones (AU, VST2, VST3, AAX)
  • Averaged profiles for 480+ supported headphone models

Headphone calibration profiles for 280+ supported models


  • Reliable, consistent, easy-to-use calibration software for all of your audio system:
  • Ready-to-use headphone calibration for 480+ models
  • 3 filter modes: Zero Latency, Mixed and Linear Phase
  • Additional DSP processing controls: Mono, Dry/Wet, and Safe Headroom 
  • MIDI mapping in the SoundID Reference app for various controls
  • User Presets in the SoundID Reference app for switching quickly between predefined output device/channel pair combinations
  • Control your target sound:
  • Flat target curve used by over 100k music creators globally
  • Custom Target: target curve adjustments in real time
  • Translation Check: simulate 20+ different devices and environments
  • High performance and flexibility:
  • Zero latency plugin DSP
  • Near-zero latency system-wide calibration on Windows
  • Native support for the Apple Silicon platforms / M1 chip
  • Export your calibration profile to supported hardware:
  • MERGING+ANUBIS (headphone profile export)
  • More hardware support coming in 2022

Tech Specs



OS X Mac: macOS 10.14; 10.15; 11 Big Sur; 12 Monterey, 13 Ventura

Plugins: VST-2, VST-3, AU, AAX



Windows Windows 10; 11

Plugins: VST-2, VST-3, AAX

Sonarworks Reference for Headphone

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