Trying out True-Fi
I tried out Sonarworks in particularly with the Sony WH-1000XM2 and the Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2. I have to say I was impressed with the results. With the Sony WH-1000XM2, True-Fi had the headset playing out a bigger and cleaner bass, as well as clearer vocals, while feeling a bit more amplified. For the Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2, the True-Fi playback offered a slightly softer yet cleaner bass while again clearing up the vocals. Aside from the slightly softer bass on the Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2, I didn’t feel as I lost out on any other aspect on the music I heard. The music simply felt as it had more life to it.
That brings us to the bass alteration option that True-Fi gives you. For the Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2, I just had to adjust up the bass a smidgen and I got the headphones to right to where I wanted them to be. I particularly liked the option to play around with True-Fi’s bass, which did not come across as muddy no matter how high I set it or which headset I used.
The True-Fi mobile app, which is still in beta, works quite well so far and does a good job at staying close to the functionality of the PC and Mac installations. The biggest difference with the mobile app is that True-Fi becomes your mobile player directly, giving you a familiar set of music-playing controls and options. You still set up your headphones as you would on the PC and Mac versions, and you still can alter bass and mess around with age and other options.
I have to say I do enjoy using True-Fi throughout my daily music listening. I particularly like how the people at Sonarworks even consider the separate profiles for the various listening modes of various headphone models. Take the Sony WH-1000XM2 here, which has separate profiles for when you use the headset in its Ambient Sound or Noise Cancellation modes. Clearly a lot of thought went into this product to make sure subtle nuances in listening scenarios are accounted for.
Sonarworks has a very nice product here in True-Fi, where I’d recommend it to anyone who listens to a lot of music and actually cares about the playback quality. I’d recommend it even more for anyone that uses more than one decent headphone which happens to be supported by True-Fi now. A single $79 license purchase unlocks the True-Fi software for a PC or Mac, as well as unlocks the full use of the mobile version, which is still in beta. If you have a supported headset and you’re unsure if the one-time $79 plunge is worth your time and money, just download the trial to safely try it out for yourself!
You can try out Sonarworks‘ True-Fi software for yourself by clicking here…