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SMB-01L was evaluated by Diapason, a leading French monthly magazine.

A great review of the SMB-01L in the February 2022 709 issue of the n°1 French-speaking monthly magazine for classical music and hi-fi, Diapason! “The love of classical music, the passion of excellence”.

Musical contribution 5/5 Interest 5/5

“…although the music lover is not confronted with the same concern, he will appreciate a linear and extended response, a good neutrality and a sufficient transparency, the whole without excessive fatigue. The SMB-01 L was objectively designed with this in mind and, as such, it is not a demonstrative headphone. Neutral is the best word for it, while not cheating on tonal color and dynamics. The bass level is consistent without being excessive and the midrange is very well articulated, just that the SMB-01L appears more reserved in immediate comparison with more chiseled headphones.”
“Enough to put the SMB-01L in the category of “sustainable music investment”.”


The long-awaited legitimate successor SMB-02G is finally released. Nomex, a material used in high-end speakers, is used in the recoil version to greatly enhance sound quality. The cable, which used to be directly attached, has been changed to a detachable type for improved ease of use. The new model has achieved reliable performance as a monitor headphone.

French online audio magazine “ON-Mag” tests and reviews the SMB-01L

“The Phonon SMB-01L is a devilishly musical headphone”: here is a great test review (4.5/5) of the SMB-01L in the French audio specialised online magazine ON-Mag describing the SMB-01L as “Open or closed headphones, devilishly musical” and praising its “Dual personality” features. The SMB-01L will be in the ON-Mag 2022 headphones guide.

Read the full article here

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bonedo × SMB-01L

Here is a great detailed test review (5/5) (in German) of our hi-end flagship model the SMB-01L Professional Monitoring Headphones “big studio sound in your ears” by Mijk Van Djik on the top German music equipment related site bonedo!

Paris Audio Video Show 2021

We are very much looking forward to exhibiting at the (most important event dedicated to High Fidelity Audio and Home Cinema in France) Paris Audio Video Show 2021 on October 23/24/25 at the “Headphones Space” at the New Cap Event Center in the center of Paris!

bonedo × SMB-03

Here is a great detailed test review (4.5/5) by Mijk Van Djik on the top German music equipment related site bonedo on our low-end monitoring headphones model the SMB-03:

The Phonon SMB-03 is equally suitable for playing and working on music”  

“symbiosis of DJ and studio headphones”


Four of PHONON’s products won the “VGP2021 SUMMER AWARD”, one of the most prestigious audio visual awards in Japan!

SMB-01L・Closed Overhead Headphones (75,000yen to 100,000yen) category

SMB-02・・・Closed Overhead Headphones (30,000yen to 50,000yen) category

SMB-03・・・Closed Overhead Headphones (20,000yen to 30,000yen) category

MUSICLIFE ML-2・・・Bluetooth Speaker(80,000 yen or more)category

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