Sonarworks Individual Headphone Calibration

The ultimate in tonal accuracy.

Measurement service that achieves the highest accuracy possible for every headphone set.

Buy individually calibrated headphones Send in your headphones

Measurement service that will take your headphones to the next level

Every headphone sounds different. Not only does the sound of headphones differ from model to model, but despite manufacturers best efforts, even the same model of headphones provide different sound. It is difficult and expensive to implement lower sample-to-sample variation since it results in more rejected products.

Frequency response dispersion of 30 randomly selected headphone units of one model (shown as area) with one selected unit (shown as curve)

Frequency response dispersion of 30 randomly selected headphone units of one model (shown as area) with one selected unit (shown as curve)

In spite of the difficulty, it is possible to overcome sound deficiencies in headphones. By using state of the art calibration technology, Sonarworks identifies the differences and calibrates every headphone to perform as close to reference as possible. Sonarworks can squeeze the last drop of performance out of your existing headphones. If preferred, you can buy a new pre-calibrated set. All calibrated headphones receive a unique correction profile that is tailor-made for that particular set. The profile is accompanied by a unique ID number and certificate with FR and THD graphs.

Professional instruments call for precision calibration

Even the finest acoustic measurement microphones come with a calibration profile made specifically for them. Headphones are no different. Most headphones exhibit +/-3dB or higher sample to sample variation, thus limiting the accuracy that is possible through model average calibration.

Our custom calibration service produces calibration profiles for individual headphone set with +/-0.9dB or even better accuracy across all audio frequency range. Furthermore, with individual calibration, we are able to account for left and right channel differences between headphones.

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Individual calibration service

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Two available options:

A Pre-calibrated new headphones

B Lab measurement and calibration of your existing headphones.

  • Stereo calibration
  • Selected brand new headphone models or any model you send in

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Average calibration profile

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Ultimate reliability and translatability

Get the same reference sound on all individually calibrated headphones and Sonarworks calibrated studio monitors. No more re-learning when upgrading to a different headphone model. Seamless transition between studio setups and predictable translation of your mixes to any sound system.

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Correct stereo balance

Stereo positioning errors are hard to detect if your L/R drivers sound different. Individual calibration solves the issue, making it easier to pan instruments correctly.

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Collaboration without tonal differences

Regardless of the distance between you and your partner or the headphones you use, we can make sure you get the same sound. Two sets of individually calibrated headphones is the closest you get to being in the same room, listening to the same track.

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Each headset goes through individual measurement and custom calibration

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You select a model in our store or send in your headphones We measure those headphones in
our lab and create custom
calibration profile.
We send the headphones, calibration profile and certificate to you

Choose the individual calibration option that fits your needs the best.

 
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Ultimate accuracy

Upgrade your headphones

Headphone calibration DAW plug-in +individual headphone calibration service for your headphones

+/-0.9dB

Accuracy
Send in your favorite headphones
Custom calibration profile and individual testing
of your unique headphone set
Total time: 1-2 weeks
(depends on shipping)
Calibration certificate containing
FR and THD measurements
Reference 3 headphone plugins
(AU, AAX Native, RTAS and VST)

$188 / €188

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Ultimate accuracy

Pre-calibrated headphones

Headphone calibration DAW plug-in +brand new headphoneswith individual calibration

+/-0.9dB

Accuracy
Choose new pre-calibrated headphones
from our store
Custom calibration profile for each set of
tried and tested models
Total time: 2-4 days
(depends on shipping)
Calibration certificate containing
FR and THD measurements
Reference 3 headphone plugins
(AU, AAX Native, RTAS and VST)

from $242 / €267

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Thank you for your interest in Sonarworks speaker calibration software!We are currently finalizing the new version of the tool and the old one isn't available.Please submit your e-mail on our Trial page so we can notify you as soon as the new version is released.

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