Listening to the PHONON SMB-01L - Audirvana CEO Damien Plisson My requirements when choosing audio equipment are more demanding than words can describe. Every single detail is important. Everything has to be perfect, and I don't like it unless it...
“I am loving my SMB-01L as master headphones in the studio“
Frank Wiedemann (Ame, Howling, Innervisions, Bigamo, Berlin) in the studio with his SMB-01L:
Vigorously tested and tuned headphones that are acoustically balanced to resemble high end audio monitoring systems
The DJ / music designer Alex from Tokyo on the new SMB-03 model: “ This nicely designed studio model is the perfect multifunctional headphone, with a great intimate sound reproduction (less detailed than the SMB-02), lightweight and comfortable for long-time use, with rotating earcups, a detachable curl chord suited for elevated home , on-the-go listening, production as well for DJing."
The Belgian multi-talented musician composer/producer Reinhard Vanbergen compares our 3 headphones for the studio:
“I couldn't help myself and bought all 3 PHONON headphones. I run the whole studio on them now. They are all very different and complement each other, while maintaining the same quality and volume. I gave them nicknames: the Workhorse (SMB-03), the Surgeon (SMB-02), and the King (SMB-01L). The last one is like a full surround cinema on your head and sounds so very impressive that it is addictive. Been mixing on all of them and it just turns out very well so far. So easy to check low end, stereo field, and harshness and also just so nice to listen to music in general”.
Of the many devices that we present to you at EAR IN, some devices always “stick” in our minds. We will introduce such products here and present them to you once again in the form of our “Best of EAR IN” award.
It’s amazing what happens in terms of headphones, headphone amplifiers, DACs and accessories within a year. Since last year, true-wireless in-ears have clearly been the focus of the industry and it’s exciting to see all the technology and features manufacturers are packing into the tiny housings. On the other hand, manufacturers are pushing the sonic performance of headphones to ever higher levels.
"Patrick DSP Gharapetian A true techno stalwart that has been smashing sound systems around the world on three decks.
Patrick DSP has been smashing sound systems around the world for several decades on three decks. Starting in his native Canada and finally landing himself in Berlin, where he currently resides. Beginning his campaign of techno in the mid 90s in Toronto, soon he delved into the production side of things, and eventually mastering."
more info on Patrick at https://patrickdsp.com/
and Patricks mastering services https://neptunemastering.com/
More info on the Phonon SMB-0
Some great feedback and support from the Belgian multi-talented musician, composer and music producer Reinhard Vanbergen from Ghent (Rheinzand, music for dreams) in his studio at work with the SMB-02:
“I've been using the PHONON headphones for the last 2 album mixes and they are like a pair of ns10 speakers but better. Very clear, accurate in the low end precise. Comments from the mastering engineer on last album: had almost no adjustments to do…”