It’s not hard to imagine working on a project using studio monitors or headphones. What usually gives the most trouble is transitioning from one listening device to another. Work solely on a pair of headphones and the jury is still out if your mix will sound good on a pair of speakers.
Using both calibrated headphones and speakers gets you the same neutral sound signature, which means that:
- You can go effortlessly from headphones to speakers and wise versa. Just keep in mind the differences in bass impact and soundstage.
- Bring your studio sound to a tour bus or even a cafe. Calibrated headphones mean that you can work wherever you feel inspired. Come back to your studio, do a double check on your monitors and send the work off to your client!
- Work late nights without worrying that your neighbors will call the cops because of all that racket. Put the cans on, do the final tweaks on the SPL your music needs. Just don’t ruin your ears, Reference 3 can’t compensate for hearing loss (yet)!
- Use your studio headphones for emulating consumer headphone sound signatures and your speakers for consumer speaker systems. Superb translation guaranteed!
Each Reference 3 calibration suite contains one measurement software licence, two speaker plug-in licences and up to three headphone plug-in licences. Save -50% on the headphone plug-in by choosing to give the whole studio the Sonarworks treatment!