The New
Studio Reference
Sound Standard

The same accurate studio reference sound on all speakers and headphones

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Digital technologies are disrupting all aspects of our world

However, the principle how speakers and headphones work hasn't really evolved

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Even now all speakers and headphones colour sound, due to their analogue limitations.

The construction of playback devices and the room properties decrease accuracy to up to +/- 10dB.
+/- 10 dB
difference across devices
Frequency response of 5 different popular headphones
Frequency response of 5 different studio speakers

Sound colouration is bad for both the music creator and the listener

Music creator

Has to adjust for coloured sound while capturing artists vision.

Listener

Is missing out by not hearing the music as intended by the creator.

That is why we are introducing

the all new sound standard

Digital sound standard that removes unwanted coloration

and delivers the same accurate studio reference sound on all speakers and headphones

+/- 0.9 dB
difference across devices
Frequency response of 5 different popular headphones
Frequency response of 5 different studio speakers

Consistent sound

Free from unwanted coloration and consistent across rooms, devices and users

Same sonic reference

Same sonic reference on speakers and headphones

Simple to set up

Designed as a streamlined step-by-step process

Finally bridging the gap between listener and the music creator

Music creator

Work on existing gear with confidence.
Spend less time on final fixes and double-checking to make the right impact on every listener.
Get only relevant feedback when cooperating with clients and other studios.
Work everywhere - calibrate each new room in 20 minutes, mix on headphones on-the-road.

Listener

Enjoy listening experience with audible improvement.
Hear the music as the artist intended it to sound.

How it all works?

It's quite simple, to be honest

1. Measure
Speakers are measured with Sonarworks software by user.
Headphones are measured in Sonarworks Lab.
2. Calculate profile
Sonarworks SR algorithms calculate calibration profile based on a patented methodology.
3. Adjust signal using DSP
Sonarworks ACE engine adjusts audio signal going to the device.

We have invested more than 1000 hours in research and development to deliver the digital sound standard.

Explore the Whitepaper to learn more about Sonarworks journey eliminating tonal coloration.

Learn more
Download Studio Reference Whitepaper

Already supported by leaders of the sound industry

"A much needed new standard on headphone calibration and compatibility."

Rafa Sardina
Producer, mixer, engineer, 12 Grammy awards and 35 nominations
Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga, Luis Miguel, Alejandro Sanz

"What an awesome tool for managing my playback options for monitoring! I am loving this."

Mark Needham
Mixer, producer and engineer, 11 Grammy nominations
The Killers, Pink, Shakira, Imagine Dragons, Chris Isaak

"Sonarworks has literally changed my mixing life! Reference is the most useful tool I have, analog or digital."

Chris Hesse
Hoobastank drummer and mixing engineer
20 000
professional recording studios already rely on Sonarworks
working with such artists as
Coldplay – The Killers – Pink – Shakira – Imagine Dragons – Chris Isaak – Stevie Wonder – Lady Gaga – Coldplay – The Killers – Pink – Shakira – Imagine Dragons – Chris Isaak – Stevie Wonder – Lady Gaga – Coldplay – The Killers – Pink – Shakira – Imagine Dragons – Chris Isaak – Stevie Wonder – Lady Gaga –

Eager to learn more?

Partnership Inquiries
janis@sonarworks.com
Media Inquiries
pr@sonarworks.com
Try out the standard in our products
Music creators can try it out on
Sonarworks Reference
Listeners can try it out on
Sonarworks True-Fi
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