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Christian Pronovost Comments on the Phonon SMB-02

CHRISTIAN PRONOVOST

PRODUCER / SOUND DESIGNER / DJ

LOST HEROES ARTS & MEDIA

When like me, you spend countless of hours producing / editing / arranging musical projects you need various references & headphones are one of the best way to reset your sonic point of view on the music or sound you're working on . I sometimes turn off my monitoring & work only with headphones for entire session.

The Phonon SMB 02 are my "go to" headphone reference when it comes to mixing down a project. Why, What's the difference ? Its quite unique way to reproduce the sonic image: the precision of the high frequencies, the imaging of the mids & the depth of the bass frequencies. I also like the fact that the SMB 02 creates very little "ear fatigue" therefore i can work longer & better sessions .

PHONON SMB 02 are, so far, the best studio headphones i've used .

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The Story behind the Phonon SMB-02, by Isao Kumano, CEO & Master Engineer

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DJ Harvey comments on the Phonon SMB-02

The simple lines and sturdy construction encouraged me to audition the phonon smb -02 headphones. After a short (30 minute) break in period, a full sound stage developed putting the Smb-02 on a par with the best hi-fidelity monitoring headphones. I plan to utilize these cans in the heat of dj battle as well as the heat of a hot studio in the mix. Congratulations on a well considered and realized product.
Thanks,
Harvey

 

 

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The best studio headphones I have ever come across, Laurent Garnier

Laurent Garnier (DJ/producer)

“I have never used headphones before to finalise any of my studio productions, just because i feel that Ive never found the right pair. Since I got my pair of Phonon SMB-02 headphones , they have become an essential element when it comes to checking my studio mixes. From the very crisp highs to the low fat basses, these headphones simply never lie. The Phonon headphones have become now an essential part of my studio work, as they are the best studio headphones I have ever come across”

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"The SMB-02 is the best pair of studio headphones i've experienced"

"The SMB-02 is the best pair of studio headphones i've experienced. the sound is absolutely true and not colored in any way. they're comfortable to the point that, with the sound being so natural, sometimes i've forgotten i was wearing them! i'll definitely be getting a lot of use out of these."

Mark De Clive-Lowe

Father, Husband, Pianist, Composer, Live Remixer, Producer. Japanese-Kiwi, Coffee lover

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"Simply the best" AME

We have been very happy since we first got the SMB-02. They are our go to headphones not only in our Berlin Studio, but when we are on the road, producing, performing live and Djing. They are simply the best reference headphones on the market, we can’t live with out them!!

Kristian Beyer & Frank Wiedemann, AME, Innervisions

 

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This is an excellent sounding and beautifully built headphone

"This is an excellent sounding and beautifully built headphone that consistently delivers a sound that is lively and powerful without being ruthlessly revealing of less than perfect or compressed material. I’ve no idea if I’ve been bowled over by the PHD driver but I do know that I’ve listened to the Phonon by preference over the many pairs of headphones in the house over the last few weeks and that has to count for something. If you are looking for a compact home headphone, you need to try a pair of these.

It is also a very civilised one too. My notes (such as they are- I’ve never been one for pages and pages of shorthand) keep referencing the exceptionally civilised way that the Phonon goes about making music. ‘Civilised’ should not be taken to be a polite word for ‘dull’ however. The SMB-02 manages to be detailed and usually very entertaining but it is able to get the best out of recordings that are a bit rough around the edges. The very fine Head Down by Rival Sons is a fine album but not a masterpiece of the recording art. The Phonon manages to capture the energy of the record while helpfully masking some of the roughest edges of the piece.

This means that the SMB-02 is very easy indeed to listen to for long periods. By avoiding any superficial excitement, you get a consistently rewarding presentation that has plenty of drive and attack when needed but is relaxed and refined when it isn’t. If you exist solely on a diet of speed metal and the most amphetamine fuelled drum & bass, you might find that the Phonon is a little too polite to truly deliver what you want but for a more varied musical repertoire, it does rather well."

By Ed Selley

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Phonon 4000 Review on Magnetic Magazine

These headphones are by far the cleanest, clearest sounding on-ear headphones I have ever heard. I performed an a, b, & c test with my other two pairs (Pioneer’s HDJ-2000 mk2s, and Audio-Technica's m50xs), using them both for mixing down a track, and for mixing records. Not only did they sound clearer than both, but the soundstage was also incomparable. It was night and day difference. I even had my mom listen to make sure I wasn’t crazy, and even she was blown away. Seeing as the 4000s were created with DJs in mind, the tuning has been altered just slightly from the studio sibling, with a slight boost in the low-mids. Boosting low-mids as opposed to the actual lows is ideal in that the bass won’t be drowned out by booth monitors.

Kane Micheal, Magnetic Mag
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Phonon SMB-02 review by Stephen Shirk

 

Once I tried the Phonon SMB-02 headphones, I was immediately hearing things consistently with how I hear them in my well tuned studio control room. Sometimes I think I hear even more detail in the SMB-02′s than I do in the studio. There was very little adjustment time needed to get familiar with what the Phonon SMB-02′s were telling me. Once I integrated the SMB-02′s into my listening and mix evaluation process, I was completing mixes quicker and with more confidence.

So what is the sonic difference the Phonon SMB-02′s provide over other headphones I’ve used? The sound is pure and un-hyped. Meaning, it is not coloring the sound to give it more bass or thump than what the creator originally intended. And it is not brighter in the high frequencies to make things sound more shimmery or glossy. The SMB-02′s are clear and neutral. That’s not to say that you won’t hear deep, rich bass tones or sparkling highs with these headphones. The Phonon SMB-02′s give it ALL to you in spades, if that was what was intended in the final mix/master the artist created

The Phonon SMB-02′s deliver an incredibly wide stereo image. With headphones I used before, instruments and sounds that I panned hard left or right felt…well,sounded left or right. But they felt like they were coming from exactly where the headphones sat on my ears. With the SMB-02′s, the stereo image feels wider than the headphones themselves. Sources panned across the left -to-right stereo spectrum can be placed with pinpoint accuracy in the stereo field.

Stephen Shirk, Shirk Studios

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DJ Deep on the Phonon 4000

"The Phonon 4000 headphones are priceless in my opinion as they are
very dynamic, loud and "bass-friendly" for dj use in clubs, while at
the same time they are very tight and precise in their sound
definition allowing producers to work on Music production while on the
road as a real pro monitoring référence tool "

DJ Deep

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