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Tone Audio gives the Phonon SMB-02 their first Exceptional Value Award

Learn more about the Phonon SMB-02

Auditioning the Phonon SMB-02 headphones with a wide range of source material and headphone amplifiers, they prove to be one of the finest all around choices we’ve experienced.  While many headphone enthusiasts collect a stable of headphones, with some being better at one aspect of sound reproduction than others, the SMB-02s true strengths are that they perform a wide range of tasks incredibly well.

Combining that with the fact that they are easy to drive, and offer a high degree of musical satisfaction with even an iPod or smartphone as a musical source, makes them an excellent (perhaps one of the best) choices for someone wanting one great pair of headphones. 

Listening to a wide range of music from classical to hip hop and electronica reinforce the even tonality of these phones.  If comparing them to a speaker, the one that comes to mind is the Vandersteen 2Ce Signature.  Like this famous loudspeaker, the SMB-02s do everything right and nothing wrong.  They nail timbre, and acoustic instruments sound correct.  Those preferring acoustic music will not be disappointed by a frequency response that is tilted one way or another, while fans of heavy rock will enjoy the truly full range response, especially the level of resolution in the lower registers.

Learn More about the Phonon SMB-02

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And for this reason, we award the Phonon SMB-02 headphones our first Exceptional Value Award.

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