SoundID Brings the First Truly Personalized Sound to Your Headphones

Sonarworks’ SoundID Listen shakes up the audio industry with personalized sound - an app that maximizes your listening experience on Mac or Windows, now for 60-days free


San Francisco, April 28, 2020 - Sonarworks, the company behind precision audio software used by Grammy-Award winning music creators in 45,000 professional recording studios around the world, announces SoundID Listen. SoundID Listen is a desktop application that brings personalized sound to anyone listening to their headphones on Mac or Windows, using their perfect personal sound profile called SoundID. 


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. SoundID supports 360 headphone models, so there’s no need to replace your existing hardware. 


With more people spending their time indoors, working from home and tuning into livestreams and virtual concerts, SoundID Listen is extending its 30-day free trial period to 60 days in support of music lovers everywhere. 


SoundID technology was born from Sonarworks’ precision audio software, which is used to record top artists like Lady Gaga, Madonna, Rihanna, Adele, Coldplay and Kanye West. This is the first time that one of the most respected companies in pro audio has come forward with a solution in the never-ending quest for the holy grail of sound.




To take a closer look at how listeners truly define great sound, Sonarworks conducted the largest ever consumer sound preference research study, surveying more than 39,000 participants. They discovered that the definition of perfect sound differs considerably among individuals. No more than 17% of listeners preferred the sound of one particular headphone model, leaving more than 80% of users believing headphone sound quality could be improved. To improve sound quality, Sonarworks realized that they had to take a more personal approach. Early research shows that with SoundID personalization, over 80% of blind test participants preferred their personalized sound over the sound of their headphones without SoundID technology. 


SoundID is more than just an audio preset that an "expert" is telling you is best. It's your individual profile that is as unique as your fingerprint but more advanced in that it uses smart algorithms and machine learning to evolve with you over time. Your SoundID profile is your personal asset that is stored in the cloud and can be used to connect to different SoundID enabled devices much like your Apple ID login. With a three-layer approach to identify your unique SoundID  -- based on your headphones (calibrating each headphone to deliver sound the way an artist intended in the studio), your unique hearing ability and your listening preferences -- it offers an unmatched level of personalization.


SoundID is only getting better. Beyond SoundID Listen, SoundID has more exciting technology to rollout throughout 2020. Listeners will soon be able to take their SoundID anywhere life takes them - on their mobile devices, across streaming, social or music database platforms, and devices, ensuring a consistent personalized sound experience wherever you go.




  • Download the free SoundID app from the iOS or Google Play Store to identify your SoundID profile with a simple in-app test

  • Download the SoundID Listen app on Mac or Windows and easily connect and transfer your SoundID profile, which is stored in the cloud

  • Enjoy and rediscover your music, movies and games with truly personalized sound through your favorite headphones


"We believe music has the power to create a sense of community, especially during trying, uncertain times, said Martins Popelis, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Sonarworks. “To support everyone who's at home working on their laptops, enjoying movies or livestreaming content, we are offering 60-days of free access to SoundID Listen for personalized listening on their favorite headphones.” 


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ABOUT Sonarworks

We are bringing personally perfected sound to the masses thanks to our unique proprietary technology. Now, professional creators and listeners like you and I can all define our own personal SoundID based on use case, device, hearing and preference. We are backed by device manufacturers, creators and music lovers all over the world. Why? Because we make sure sound can be enjoyed to the max, irrespective of how, when, or where you listen. And importantly - our collected data and analytics help continuously improve the experience everywhere. 


We believe in perfection. And perfect is personal.



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Katrina Allikas




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