The $79 desktop app, which now supports several gaming headsets, aims to improve the sound of off-the-shelf headphones from 63 brands by measuring the frequency response, applying filters, and removing unwanted sound coloration to create a flat “studio reference” curve. Beyond creating more natural sound, the app compensates for age-related hearing loss and provides a bass adjustment option for those who prefer a low-end boost over completely flat sound.
The app supports Mac (macOS 10.9 or later) and PC (Windows 7 or later), and new models are added to the list of supported headphones every month at no extra cost, according to Sonarworks. Once activated, the desktop app can be used on up to three devices simultaneously. The company said a mobile app for Android and iOS devices is coming soon.
The addition of 15 new headphone profiles brings the number of True-Fi-supported headphone models to 232. New models include Apple Airpods, the Behringer HPM1000 and HPS3000, Creative Aurvana Live!, HyperX Cloud Alpha, the Meze 99 Classic and 99 Neo, Monoprice Monolith M1060, Panasonic’s RP-HJE125, the Razer Kraken Pro, and five Pioneer models, including the HDJ-X5 and HRM-7.