Comments & Reviews

Christoffer Berg × MUSICLIFE ML-2

Christoffer Berg × MUSICLIFE ML-2

The multi-talented swedish composer, writer, producer and programmer Christoffer Berg with our portable one speaker unit the MUSICLIFE ML-2 at the Elektron HQ: “This is a very cool idea – a super near field reference monitor – the depth of sound at the sweet spot is impressive. Don’t make the mistake of seeing this as another boombox.”     ...

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Mathias Schober

Mathias Schober

DJ / music producer I was surprised by the level of detail and separation the PHONON SMB-02 revealed. The decay of my bass drum, tails of my reverb, depth and width of my delays all in an affordable package. The Soundstage felt almost like a speaker setup in a well treated room – surprisingly accurate for closed back headphones. If... ...

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Tom Lord-Alge

Tom Lord-Alge

3-time Grammy Award winner top music producer, engineer and mixer “For years I have relied on my Sony MDR-7506 headphones, that is until I was introduced to the Phonon SMB-02.The Phonon headphone realistically captures the audio that I have been missing from my MDR-7506.The SMB-02 faithfully reproduce a rich, deep bottom while maintaining just the right amount of top end.... ...

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Dave Angel

UK Techno Master I highly recommend these – wicked for producing music on the road as well. Light, compact, comfortable and most of all, sound amazing! ...

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DJ Harvey

DJ Harvey

DJ 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... ...

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Christian Pronovost

PRODUCER / SOUND DESIGNER / DJ 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... ...

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The New York Times

A version of this article appears in print on July 25, 2013, on page D1 of the New York edition with the headline: The New Audio Geeks. WHAT THEY DO These over-ears headphones are made by a Japanese company with an audio dream team that includes a veteran sound engineer, a music producer and a D.J. The results are known... ...

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selectism

NYC online magazine What the Phonons may or may not lack branding and design, they give back in premium sound. Today, they are the headphones I turn to for long period listening. They are fantastic for my needs. The Phonon SMB-02 works and powers incredibly well through smartphones and laptops, without real need for amplification (though they will certainly benefit... ...

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Carlos “Storm” Martinez

Carlos “Storm” Martinez

Audio Engineer,Sound Editor We did a simple application of the liquid to the headphone jack and instantly heard a real difference in clarity and range. The type of difference you’d hear after a full day of tech work in a studio-except it took 30secs. I listen with my headphones everyday thru a presonus central station. I made sure both volume... ...

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George Stavro

Integral Sound,NY Thanks so much for the introduction to the Phonon products especially the enhancer/contact liquid.I have had a problematic input connector on one of my EQs in my studio.Since applying the Phonon liquid, it has never given me a problem again. I have used some of the best contact enhancers available in the past but seen to find they... ...

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Laurent Garnier

DJ/producer “I have never used headphones before to finalise any of my studio productions, just because i feel that I’ve 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... ...

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Dj Deep

deeply rooted house music records, E&S, Paris The Phonon liquid helps you optimize your connection in a very impressive way! It is very noticeable on audio connections from my DJR400 mixer to my amplifier. In my opinion the Phonon headphones gives you a unique stereo experience, the sound is powerful, warm and very wide yet very precise and defined and... ...

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HiFiWigwam

The UK-based HiFi specialist online website “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... ...

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