The Safe Headroom feature in SoundID Reference is implemented to ensure that even the most sensitive frequencies won't distort. We recommend taking advantage this feature in regard for the best possible results. More information can be found here: Why does SoundID Reference lower my output volume?
The Safe Headroom logic
This feature has a logic that was implemented to avoid sudden gain jumps. It is being followed in the standalone app and plugin. The lowest dB of the preset already loaded will be applied to all future presets, so as not to have any gain differences when switching between them, as shown below. This consistency ensures the most convenient mixing and listening experience.
- When loading multiple presets, newly added profiles will adjust to the lowest Safe Headroom volume of the loaded presets
- The option to readjust the volume after loading the profile remains and will be saved