Since its launch in September 2020, the SMB-01L has won music awards in many countries and received the highest ratings across the board on review sites around the world, making it the world’s best headphone and a favorite of many sound engineers.
PHONON products have been loved by many engineers: the SMB-02 was called “God’s Holy Grail” by The New York Times, and the MOBILE HI-FI PHONE 4000 is a compact, on-the-go headphone with the PHONON sound in the most compact form possible. Even now that the product is no longer available, there are calls for its re-release.
Why have professional engineers and musicians loved PHONON products so much? It is impossible to talk about it without mentioning ISAO KUMANO, the developer of all PHONON products and representative of PHONON.
After many years of working as a mastering engineer for leading artists, he started PHONON in search of his own sound, and the products that he has tuned to his full satisfaction have achieved a sound that is distinctly different from that of ordinary products that are designed and manufactured based on calculated values.
The effect is so great that it has led to a great reputation for the unprecedented spatial reproduction and sense of speed that is consistently realized throughout the product as a result of the pursuit of sound quality that incorporates tuning methods that other sound manufacturers would never use.
The SMB-01L is the culmination of PHONON’s sound quality technologies announced in September 2020. The goal was to realize studio large monitor sound in headphones. The SMB-01L, created for all professionals, quickly became the talk of the industry and won several international music awards. Here we have compiled a list of its illustrious achievements for your viewing pleasure. Page