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For Headphones

Headphone calibration
For 500+ supported headphone models
Ideal for mixing on headphones with confidence. Featuring all DSP controls and calibration target settings.

For Speakers & Headphones

Headphone calibration
For 500+ supported headphone models
Speaker calibration
For stereo speaker systems (2.0 with or without subwoofer)
Fully featured package for working on speakers and headphones in stereo environment.

For Multichannel

Headphone calibration
For 500+ supported headphone models
Speaker calibration
For multichannel speaker systems (2.1 - 9.1.6)
Advance into the world of immersive audio. Calibrate a multichannel speaker system at a fraction of a cost of a certified specialist.

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What you get
For Headphones Try free
For Speakers &
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For Multichannel Try free
Standalone app
System-wide calibration for all computer audio
Standalone app for headphones
For 500+ supported headphone models
Standalone app for speakers - stereo
For stereo speaker systems (2.0 + subwoofer)
DAW plugin
Speaker measurement software
Measure your speakers
Measure app - stereo
For stereo speaker systems (2.0 with or without subwoofer)
Measure app - multichannel
For multichannel speaker systems (2.1 - 9.1.6)
Product license
Number of devices that the software can be activated and used on at the same time
3 3 3
Virtual Monitoring Add-on
Simulate spatial speaker listening experience on headphones
Optional Optional Optional
Spatial speaker simulation targets
Simulate 3 different speaker types: near-field, mid-field, and far-field
Spatial Translation Check targets
10 new Translation Check targets designed for Virtual Monitoring (incl. Car, Laptop, Smartphone, and TV targets)
Spatial speaker simulation of your own room
Simulate your own Sonarworks-calibrated room & speaker setup
Coming Coming Coming
Target modes
Select your calibration target
Flat Target
SoundID SR (Studio Reference)
Dolby Atmos Music (matched)
Atmos Music target, translated for the SoundID Reference measurement method
Custom Target
Real-time adjustments with a parametric EQ
Translation Check
Simulate your mix on different playback devices and headphones
Filter modes
Optimize audio processing to your needs
Zero Latency
Perfect for live tracking
Low latency with minimal phase shift
For stereo only
Linear Phase
No phase distortion
For stereo only
Additional DSP Features
Time alignment, calibration range, and more
Dry/wet control
Dial in the amount of calibration needed
Safe headroom
Avoid clipping
L-R channel swap
Additional monitoring tool
Mono mode
Additional monitoring tool
Listening spot
Channel delay and volume calibration
Limit controls
Calibration range and ceiling control
Phase shaping
Time alignment based on phase response
User interface and appearance Features
User presets, MIDI, dark theme, and more
User presets for standalone app & DAW plugin
Output device and channel, calibration profile, and DSP settings configuration
Custom Target presets
Save your Custom Target presets, transfer and share between devices and other users
4 driver mode options
Optimize the Standalone app performance for your needs: ASIO, WASAPI, APO, HAL
MIDI support
Use MIDI devices for effective software control
Dark theme
Dark and Light themes in all product modules, with sync options for OS settings
Simple mode
Hides the Output Panel in the standalone app for a simpler user interface
Zoom and resize
Adjust the zoom level and size of the plugin interface or the standalone app
Export calibration profile to supported hardware
Run calibration on your hardware DSP
Merging Technologies MERGING + ANUBIS
Audio interface
ADAM Audio A-Series
Fluid Audio Image 2
Wayne Jones AUDIO Studio Monitors
Audio interface
Audio interface
DADman AX32 with SPQ
Audio interface
Dolby ATMOS Renderer
Dolby ATMOS Mastering Suite
Tactile audio system
Payment methods
Secure purchase

System requirements

Technical specifications
For Headphones
For Speakers & Headphones
For Multichannel
Supported online computer
Offline installation is not supported
macOS 11 Big Sur, 12 Monterey, 13 Ventura, 14 Sonoma
Windows 10, 11
Stereo speaker system
2.0 with or without subwoofer
Multichannel speaker system
Up to 16 channels
2.1, 2.1.2, 3.0, 3.1.2, 4.0, 4.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.4, 5.0, 5.1, 5.1.2, 5.1.4, 7.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.4, 7.1.6, 9.1.2, 9.1.4, 9.1.6
Measurement microphone
SoundID Reference Mic (recommended) or other measurement microphone Read more
Microphone stand and clip
Required for multichannel system measurements
XLR to XLR audio cable
USB microphones are not supported
Audio interface & hardware setup
Requirements for speaker measurements
+48v phantom power support
The same audio interface must be used for input/output
The audio interface must support and be set to one of the following sample rate formats: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88kHz, 96kHz, 192kHz
The audio hardware setup must consist of a single external hardware device only (additional preamp units are supported)

Frequently asked questions

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We provide Customs-free shipping within the EU. For international shipments, Sonarworks covers shipping, duties, and taxes (VAT) costs associated with the shipment. The shipping cost added to the product in-store is a small amount of the actual shipping costs for sending orders to customers.

Each country can have its own set of rules and additional fees for import shipments. These additional fees can’t be covered by Sonarworks. The final full amount for the shipment will be calculated in the last checkout step.

If you require an invoice from us with all the tax details or other legal information for any reason (bookkeeping, VAT returns, etc.), you can easily obtain it by contacting our customer support team by submitting a support ticket.

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