SoundID Expands Personal Sound Profiles to More Than 400 Headphone Models

August 18 2020, 09:10
SoundID, the headphone correction software that combines target response calibration, personal hearing profiles and sound preferences, now supports 406 headphones with the addition of 20 new models. Originally launched by Sonarworks at CES 2020, SoundID allows consumers to maximize their listening experience with personalized sound on their favorite headphones, using a new simplified approach that combines software and machine learning to deliver personalized audio, regardless of device.

Sonarworks, the audio technology company known for the Reference studio monitoring and headphones calibration software, continues to evolve its consumer-facing strategy, initiated in 2019 with the introduction of Sonarworks True-Fi, an equalization app with correction curves for headphones. Following that first consumer experience, Sonarworks created SoundID, a more ambitious undertaking, combining calibration files, personal hearing profiles and personalization.

Sonarworks SoundID was developed based upon years of research about consumer audio preferences. After introducing the ability for anyone to correct the frequency response of virtually all the most popular headphones in the market, in any form factor, Sonarworks initiated an extensive research trying to identify how listeners would personalize their audio experience, once they know their headphones are providing them with the best possible response.

Following the concept presentation with a mobile app for iOS and Android, Sonarworks launched the SoundID Listen desktop software for Mac and Windows, optimizing all audio played on a computer and played back on headphones. SoundID Listen allows users to expand the same personal sound in any platform when enjoying music, watching movies or playing games.

SoundID does its processing based on the solid foundation of eliminating fundamental variables of headphone reproduction, starting by loading a calibration file that is specific to each headphone model. Now, Sonarworks announced expanded support for its personal sound profile technology in more headphone models. SoundID now includes headphones from leading industry brands such as Apple, Bose, Sennheiser, Shure, Beyerdynamic and Klipsch.

"SoundID represents a paradigm shift in audio quality, moving away from the traditional one-size-fits-all approach, to personalizing sound for everyone as an individual. SoundID unlocks the full potential of your headphones enabling you to rediscover favorite albums, stream movies with more engaging sound effects and enhance your gaming experience. Now with 406 supported headphone models, there’s no need to replace your existing hardware," says Martins Popelis, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Sonarworks.

New SoundID supported headphones include:
• Beats Powerbeats Pro
• Apple AirPods Pro
• Bose Frames Alto
• Bose 700
• Sennheiser HD 6XX
• Sennheiser HD 58X
• KZ ZS10 Pro
• KZ ES4
• KZ ZS10
• TiN Audio T2 Pro
• Shure SE846
• RHA S500 Universal
• RHA MA390 Universal
• MEE audio M6 PRO
• RHA MA750 Wireless
• RHA T20
• 1More Dual Driver ANC Pro
• Marshall Monitor II A.N.C.
• Beyerdynamic Lagoon ANC
• Klipsch T5 True Wireless
• LG QuadBeat 3
A full list of supported models is available here:

Based on each unique headphone calibration file that Sonarworks generates, each headphone model is then further corrected according to the user's unique hearing ability and listening preferences. SoundID identifies those preferences with a combination of the information gathered in a hearing test performed in the SoundID app, combining machine learning to deliver the personalized audio profile.

Currently, SoundID can be tested with a free 30-day trial through SoundID Listen, the desktop application for Mac or Windows. Users just need to download the free mobile SoundID app from the iOS or Google Play Store, run the in-app test to identify their SoundID profile, download the SoundID Listen app on Mac or Windows and connect and transfer that SoundID profile, which is stored in the cloud.

The idea is that users can load their SoundID whenever they use headphones on their mobile devices, across streaming, social or music database platforms, ensuring a consistent personalized sound experience everywhere. |
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