Setting up IHP on Reference Systemwide
As of Reference 220.127.116.11, headphone profile set up is done through adding presets with calibration profiles to specific audio devices and while initially it takes a bit more time to set up, it makes using Reference 4 more convenient in the long run. You can learn more about Reference 4 presets .
Initially, set it up is done the same way as with any profile - through the Add preset option, as seen below:
Afterwards, you will notice a new window opening up. This is used to create and edit presets for audio devices. Not jumping into details, loading individually calibrated headphone profiles is done by clicking on the Correction profile dropdown menu and choosing Add Headphones as per below:
A list of average profiles for various headphones will open up, but in order to access Individually calibrated headphone profiles, you have to click on the option Add Individually calibrated headphones as per the below screenshot:
When you receive the Individually calibrated headphones, you'll notice that at the end of the cable there's a little paper with a code - Individual calibration ID, that looks similar to the image in the left of the below screen. At this point what what you will have to do is copy the ID from the paper to the software and click on Add Headphones
This will load your individually measured headphone profile in the preset creation window as it was seen in the second picture. Then, finish setting up the preset and you will be set and ready to go.
Setting up IHP on Reference plugin
Individually calibrated headphone profile set up in Reference 4 plugin differs from setting it up on Systemwide as of version 4.4., so follow the below instructions as follows. First, click on the option on the top part of the screen to Load a calibration profile and choose the option Add Headphones as below:
With recent updates, a majority of features that are performed on occasion such as software activation, profile fetching, etc. have been brought to Systemwide, adding Individually calibrated headphone profile to plugin is done also through Systemwide, so when you click on the aforementioned Add Headphones option, you'll be prompted to open Systemwide as per below:
After you click on Open Systemwide option, you'll be presented with the selection of headphone profiles as per the third step in this article. From there it's much the same as in Systemwide, with the exception of when you'll click on Add Headphones after entering the Calibration ID, you'll be returned to the plugin, with the profile loaded in it.
Setting up calibration on Offline computer
Please note that to download your individual calibration as well as update your average profile list on an offline computer you will need to perform an offline activation. Please refer to this article for more information on offline activation.