Sound Magic has announced the release of Headphone Mix 4, an updated version of the effect unit that combines an environment simulation system, frequency compensation system and HRTF technologies to emulate the sound speakers on your headphones.

Headphone Mix features an environment simulation system where you can set room size, damp degree and reverb time of your work space. By doing so, Headphone Mix could obtain a closer result to your speakers.

A new key feature in Headphone Mix 4.0 is using different algorithms to emulate the Signal to Noise Ratio, Stereo Crosstalk and Frequency Response Curve of the several most commonly used playback devices. Evaluate the sound quality of your music on different playback devices. Hear what your music will sound like on HIFI devices, Computer Audio, Car Audio and Mobile Phones.

Another reason for headphones cannot have the same feel as your speakers is the headphone amp. If your amp can not fit your headphones good enough, it will cause the frequency response is not as accurate as your speakers. To solve this issue, Headphone Mix features three special designed filters to compensate the loss on frequency response. Thus it gives you the ability to get closer to your speaker even if you are using a bad headphone amp.

The plugin is available no at an introductory price of $49 USD (regular $99 USD). The offer is valid until May 2021. A free demo version for Windows and Mac is available to download.

More information: Sound Magic