Phonon is a new audio brand from Japan, formed by Isao Kumano, a highly respected sound and mastering engineer, along with his partner in the music production team Tokyo Black Star, New York-based DJ Alex Prat aka Alex from Tokyo, and producer/audio technician Yusuke Uchiyama (no milk). The trio have spent years researching sound delivery and have now invented a revolutionary audio device dubbed the “phd”. The slender device vibrates in harmony with sound waves coming from your speakers, simultaneously transmitting ultrasound waves, resulting in a more “precise and detailed sound scope”. There are now 3 phd lines, the most high-end Black Star model, the Standard and the PA line. Next year will see the release of Phonon’s first commercial monitor headphones, the SMB-02, which will feature the innovative phd technology.