Exporting a calibration profile for supported integration devices

Exporting calibration profiles

With the SoundID Reference 5.1.0 version release, you can now export calibration profiles for your headphones and speakers. The exported file will include the data/information you currently have pre-selected in SoundID Reference. The exported calibration profile can be imported to specific/dedicated hardware solutions. Experience accurate studio reference sound, lowest latency, optimized performance, and more.


NOTE! This feature is available in SoundID Reference 5.1.0 and later. Download here.


The exported calibration profile will include

A successful profile export will generate a .bin file which will include almost all of your assigned settings  (your preset data) with a couple of exceptions that will be handled on the integration device instead:

  • Calibration profile: the selected speaker or headphone correction curve data
  • Dry/Wet: the level of calibration applied
  • Target curve: the selected target mode, with all of your custom settings applied
  • Safe Headroom: the upper limit of the output gain that prevents clipping
  • Listening Spot (speaker profiles only): volume and timing differences measured between speakers
  • Limit Controls (speaker profiles only): frequency range affected by calibration


IMPORTANT! Only selected and enabled features in SoundID Reference will be exported. Make sure the Calibration is Enabled in SoundID Reference, so the features are successfully included in the export.



NOTE! By default, the exported calibration profile (a .bin file) will be saved in the following directory:

  • Windows:
    AppData\Local\Sonarworks\SoundID Reference\Sonarworks Projects\Exported Presets
  • Mac:
    ~Library/Sonarworks/SoundID Reference/Sonarworks Projects/Exported Presets


Is everything being processed from the exported calibration?

No, your target device may use its own processing for features like:

  • Output gain: output gain control will take place on the integration device
  • Filter type: processing will take place on the integration device, using its own filter solution
  • Safe headroom: the values are exported in the profile, applied via functionality on the integration device

For a definitive list of exact features included in the exported profile, see details in the dedicated profile export articles for our current integration partners:


If you require additional assistance, do not hesitate to contact our support by submitting a support ticket.