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PHONON’s SMB-01L Featured on ‘Tokoro’s Setagaya Base

On February 10, 2024, the ‘SMB-01L’ headphones by PHONON were featured on BS Fuji’s program “Tokoro’s Setagaya Base.” George Tokoro highly praised the SMB-01L, stating, “Once you start using these in the studio, no other headphones come close!” and “They’re amazing. Truly excellent. A complete game-changer.” We are immensely grateful to Mr. Tokoro for his kind words!

The SMB-01L is designed to replicate the experience of a studio large monitor in a pair of headphones, offering an innovative listening experience. We encourage you to discover the exceptional quality of the SMB-01L, which has earned such high praise from Mr. Tokoro.

SMB-01L

 

 

Notice of Year-End and New Year Holidays

We extend our deepest gratitude for your continued patronage and support.

Please be advised that, due to the year-end and new year holidays, our office will be closed during the following period. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and kindly ask for your understanding.

 

Holiday Closure Period:

December 29, 2023 (Friday) to January 4, 2024 (Thursday)

 

Please note that any orders or inquiries received during the holiday closure will be addressed in sequence starting from January 5, 2024 (Friday).

We look forward to your continued support in the future.

Launch of "NEW PHONON 4400

Announcing the Launch of the ‘NEW PHONON 4400’

Thanks to your warm support, following the success of our Kickstarter campaign, we are excited to announce the launch of the ‘NEW PHONON 4400’, starting November 28, 2023, on the PHONON Japan official website.

The NEW PHONON 4400 inherits the quality and design of the traditional PHONON 4400, while further enhancing its lightness and durability.

 

● Sale Price

¥32,000 (tax included)

 

● About the Sale

・Within Japan, it will be available for purchase on the official website. Sales on Amazon are also planned to start soon.

・In Europe, sales are planned for the future on the PHONON EU website. (https://phonon-inc.eu/)

・For customers in regions other than the above, we will respond via email.

 

Crafted under the concept of ‘easily carrying the pursued sound quality’, we invite you to experience the meticulously designed NEW PHONON 4400.

We hope that the NEW PHONON 4400 will further enrich your music experience.

We would like to express our gratitude once again for your warm support and love.

PHONON 4400 Crowdfunding Project Shipping Update

We are pleased to announce that we have completed product delivery to the many supporters who backed us through the PHONON 4400 project on Kickstarter.
However, there are still a few supporters who have not responded to our survey. We plan to deliver the products to these individuals as soon as we receive their survey responses.

 

We would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported the project, helped spread the word, and provided support in various forms. It is thanks to your support that this project has been a success.

 

Regarding the PHONON 4400, we are planning to start sales to the general public soon on our website. We will continue to update the latest information on our website and SNS, so those interested are encouraged to stay tuned.

 

PHONON is committed to continuing our efforts to provide our customers with the highest quality audio experience.

We look forward to your continued support and patronage.

PHONON EU’s website is now open!

PHONON EU HP site covering PHONON products in the EU region has been launched.
Until now, the area where you can purchase PHONON products has been limited, but this will enable us to support a wider area.
Please check out the website!

IZPON (Producer, Percussionist, DJ)

かれこれ10年以上に渡り、様々な作品で熊野さんのマスタリングにはお世話になってます。
そしてPHONON製品もSMB-02に始まり、ML-1,SMB-01Lと変わらず今も愛用させて頂いてます。

どの製品も自分の現場ではなくてはならないものであり、現在では、SMB-02は骨太ながら非常に細部が聴きやすいため、パーカッションのレコーディングとDJの現場で活躍。

ML-1は、ここでちゃんと鳴っていればその後は問題ないので、ミックスバランスの確認に欠かせません。特に低域の量と主役の音の確認に使用しています。

そしてSMB-01Lはその空間特性から、ヘッドフォンのみでのミックスダウン、昨今増えているイマーシブ音響などバイノーラルでのバランス、イメージ確認に重宝しております。

個人的には音楽の低域の重要度が増している昨今の音楽事情の中で、以前からクラブミュージックを大事な音楽のジャンルと捉えたPHONONの方向性は、とても自分にマッチしていると思っております。
これからも宜しくお願い致します。

IZPON(Producer,Percussionist,DJ)

For more than 10 years, I have been indebted to Mr. Kumano’s mastering services for various works.
I have been using PHONONON products starting with SMB-02, ML-1, SMB-01L, and so on.

All of them are indispensable in my field, and currently, the SMB-02 is used for percussion recording and DJing, as it is thick but very detailed and easy to listen to.

The ML-1 is indispensable for checking mix balance, because if it sounds right here, there are no problems after that. I use it especially to check the amount of low frequency and the main sound.

The SMB-01L is useful for mix-down using only headphones and for checking the balance and image in binaural mixes such as immersive sound, which is increasing in recent years, because of its spatial characteristics.

Personally, I think that the direction of PHONON, which has long regarded club music as an important genre of music, is a good match for me in the recent music situation where the importance of low frequencies in music is increasing.
I look forward to working with you in the future.

A guide to the best headphones「SMB-03」

The SMB-03 headphone model has been selected in UK’s Vinyl Factory’s latest guide to the best headphones this year! Thank you very much for the review and the support

Verdict: The Phonon SMB-03 is a DJ’s dream come true, offering outstanding sound reproduction, robust build quality, and superb noise isolation for seamless performances and precise mixing.

Click here to read the article

The SMB-01L review by voja on the Head-Fi

The SMB-01L review by voja on the world’s top biggest Headphone reference platform and forum Head-Fi is up!

“This right here is what I call bass heaven and madness!” (voja)

At the same time, interviews with Isao Kumano and Alexandre Prat are also posted.
Please check it out.

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