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Download Sonarworks Reference 3 headphone calibration plugin to experience model-average calibration* on any of the supported headphones.

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* The calibration EQ applied to your headphones is based on an average of all the measurements we've taken for the headphone model.

How it works?

Reference 3.
Quick to set up, easy to use.


Download Sonarworks Reference 3

Install the plug-in and put it on the master track in your DAW


Select your headphones

Find your headphones in an evergrowing list of supported models.


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Supported headphones

Model Average Profiles


  • AKG K141 MKII
  • AKG K240 Studio
  • AKG K271 MKII
  • AKG K701
  • AKG K702
  • AKG K712 Pro
  • AKG K812
  • AKG K44
  • AKG K77
  • AKG Q701


  • Sennheiser HD25 (70 Ohm)
  • Sennheiser HD25 II
  • Sennheiser HD25 Light
  • Sennheiser HD201
  • Sennheiser HD202
  • Sennheiser HD280 Pro
  • Sennheiser HD380
  • Sennheiser HD598
  • Sennheiser HD600
  • Sennheiser HD650
  • Sennheiser HD700
  • Sennheiser HD800


  • Beyerdynamic DT770 80 Ohm
  • Beyerdynamic DT770 250 Ohm
  • Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro 250 Ohm
  • Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 250 Ohm
  • Beyerdynamic DT1770 Pro
  • Beyerdynamic DT1990
  • Beyerdynamic T1


  • Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
  • Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
  • Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
  • Audio-Technica ATH-M70x
  • Audio-Technica ATH-R70x
  • Audio-Technica ATH-M30x


  • Beats Mixr
  • Beats Pro
  • Beats Solo 2
  • Beats Solo 3
  • Beats Studio 2 (2nd generation)
  • Beats EP


  • Shure SRH840
  • Shure SRH1840
  • Shure SRH440


  • Sony MDR-7506
  • Sony MDR-7520
  • Sony MDR-CD900ST
  • Sony MDR-V150
  • Sony MDR-XB650BT
  • Sony MDR-XB950AP
  • Sony MDR-XB950BT
  • Sony MDR-ZX110
  • Sony MDR-ZX310
  • Sony MDR-ZX770BN


  • AIAIAI TMA 1 PU Foam Pads


  • KRK KNS8400


  • Superlux HD681


  • Blue Lola
  • Blue Mo-Fi


  • Philips SPH9500


  • Audeze LCD-X
  • Audeze LCD-2


  • Oppo PM-3


  • Yamaha HPH-MT220


  • Focal Spirit Pro


  • Bose QuietComfort 25
  • Bose QuietComfort 35


  • Grado SR60e


  • Koss Porta Pro Classic


  • Marshall Major II
  • Marshall Monitor


  • Pioneer HDJ-500


  • Skullcandy Hesh 2.0

Direct Sound

  • Extreme Isolation EX-25
  • Extreme Isolation EX-29


  • Fostex T50RP

Frequently asked questions

While we have the utmost respect for many headphone manufacturers about what they have given to the industry, yet our measurements show that there is no perfect headphone. Every product has its limitations that are usually dictated by their design (and sometimes the marketing department). There are many outstanding headphones currently on the market, yet there are none which wouldn’t benefit from our software. Some acoustic problems are extremely hard to overcome by physical design only; hence our software gives the headphone the help it needs to perform to its fullest potential.

Yes, that is our claim given that the same reference target is set for both headphones. This is of course subject to small differences imposed by the physical limits of the headphone and differences in headphone THD profiles.

All measurements and calibrations are done to ensure flat perceived frequency response at 83dB. This is one of the commonly used sound pressure levels in many studios.

Yes, everyone can use a Sonarworks headphone calibration plugin for free for 21 day. You just need one of the supported headphones to use the plugin.

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