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Sonarworks SoundID Reference for Headphones




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Retain neutral sound for all audio outside the DAW.


Headphone Calibration for Perfect Translation

Consistent studio reference sound wherever you go.


Mix With Confidence

Stop second-guessing yourself and trust every decision.

Finish Tracks Faster

Make better decisions and spend less time fixing mistakes.

Perfect Translation

Make music that sounds great on phones, laptops, earbuds, or wherever else it’s played.

Mix on the Go

Seamlessly switch between projects or setups and work wherever inspiration takes you.


About Headphone Calibration

Why is Headphone Calibration Important?

SoundID Reference 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 can seamlessly switch between speakers, headphones, projects, and mix with full confidence in sound.


How different headphones sound when playing audio signal before optimization



How it Works

How to integrate SoundID Reference in your workflow.

Apply correction using the plugin in your favorite DAW or use the Systemwide app to correct sound from any source on your computer.


DAW Plugin

Compatible with any host application supporting VST, AU, or AAX plugins.

Live tracking
Mixing and mastering
Using MIDI mapping
For zero latency


Systemwide App

Calibrates all system’s audio sources.
App for Mac and Windows.

Mixing and mastering



Used and loved by over 70,000 studios worldwide

“The difference is immense.”
— Imogen Heap
GRAMMY Award-winning artist, singer-songwriter, engineer, producer and composer
“It’s incredible how much more detail you can hear.”
— Koen Helden
Mix Engineer, Multi-platinum American Music Award and Billboard Music Award winner. XXXTentacion, Swae Lee, Kanye West and Lil Wayne