NAMM 2018 Video: Sonarworks Reference 4 Lets You Calibrate Any Headphones Or Speakers

Use software to adjust for the behaviour of all kinds of playback devices both in your DAW and system-wide. Sonarworks' Reference 4 lets you do just that.  

Here's an interesting question - how do you solve the problem of every pair of headphones and speakers in the world essentially sounding different? Sonarworks have been tackling this problem with their Reference sound calibation software, and at NAMM 2018 they gave us a demo of the latest version 4. 

With more headphone models being added all the time, various pricing tiers are available depending on whether you need the software to run only in your DAW or system-wide for coping with things like Spotify listening. 

Reference 4
 Headphone Edition

Best suited for sound creation on headphones 

€ 99 

  • DAW plugin for headphones
  • Systemwide app for headphones

Reference 4 
Studio Edition


Full package to work on headphones and speakers in your studio
€ 249 

  • DAW plugin for headphones and speakers
  • Systemwide app for headphones and speakers
  • Measurement software for speakers

Reference 4
 Premium Bundle

Reference 4 Studio Edition and amazing pre-calibrated Sennheiser HD650 headphones
€ 699 

  • DAW plugin for headphones and speakers
  • Systemwide app for headphones and speakers
  • Measurement software for speakers
  • Pre-calibrated Sennheiser HD650

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