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Accessories by Maike Paeßens 8 months ago

Sonarworks SoundID Listen

Personalise your headphone listening experience

Riga-based software company Sonarworks has already made a name for itself in the field of music production with Reference 4, calibration software for studio monitors and headphones. The SoundID Listen, on the other hand, is aimed at music lovers who want to optimise their listening...


Accessories by Ulf Kaiser 2 years ago

Sonarworks True-Fi

Linearisation Software for Headphones

True-Fi sets itself a tough mission in compensating for the weaknesses of headphones with innovative software to improve the listening experience. For audiophiles everywhere, this no doubt sounds an exciting prospect. Our test will see what’s possible with this software.


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True-Fi by Sonarworks pursues an interesting approach that enriches the enjoyment of audio with headphones for music lovers out there and sound creators. A compatible model can make the purchase of this software an absolute must, but the quality of the headphones is all important. A test run with the trial version or currently free app is therefore highly recommended. As an alternative, you could use the Reference 4 Headphone Edition (Affiliate link) from the same manufacturer for an extra charge of around 20 euros. There is also a plug-in function for music production, storable sound adjustments and, as a premium upgrade, a simulation of various speaker types.

Ulf Kaiser
Ulf Kaiser 24. June 2019

The SoundID technology provides extensive sound customisation of your headphones based on individual preferences and your individual age-related hearing ability, which is preceded by a linearisation of the headphone model used. However, the flip side of this is that the virtual audio driver reduces the volume reserves and thus also reduces headphone amplification. While the sound profile on computers can already be used system-wide for listening to music and gaming or movies, this is currently not yet possible on mobile devices. According to Sonarworks, however, other areas of application, including loudspeakers, televisions and car radios, are being considered.

Maike Paeßens
Maike Paeßens 18. May 2020
Sonarworks SoundID Listen