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"That's what she said". (Hangs head in shame…)
I have the latest beta version of the PM-3 and the Alpha Primes (same physical headphone as the Alpha Dogs, retuned drivers and voicing).  They stack up well given the $600 price differential.  Both are good to great headphones in their respective price classes.  The PM-3's are lighter, portable, easily driven (seriously - I also have the HA-2 amp, and seldom use it with these headphones, I go straight out of the iPhone) and much more compact.  They also have an excellent...
Kind of a similar house sound, but closed headphones built for portable use, so definitely different from the PM-1/2 based on last beta round. They isolate pretty well. Not the same level of isolation as the Mr. Speakers offerings, or the HD25's, much better than the dearly departed Denon D2,5,7000's.
I like the last beta. I'd pay $400 for it. From descriptions of the changes , *think* I will like the production version better, especially for portable use.
@reddog - take care of your head!
@kapanak, I don't hear them as you do for sure. I like the primes a lot. Probably the best closed can I've heard. Then again, for different but equally strenuous reasons, I just don't like the HD800. I've tried, but I just don't. Good thing for us they are both available.
I am of the opinion that the PM-3 will not really benefit from balanced wiring an a balanced amp.Says the guy who runs his PM-1's balanced from his HA-1…. Hmmmm, maybe never mind my comment. Though truth be told, with the PM-1's, I use them balanced just because I can, not because I hear any benefit.
Nicely put.  I've done a couple of preorders.  I probably won't do any more.  They have my money, I have nothing, usually for a long time, and longer than advertised.  With the pace that I seem to flip gear (though I'm settling down...) by the time I get my preordered toy, I'm beyond it, and want something new. Everyone seems to forget "Deadline Dan's Conundrum" - "Everything takes twice as long as you think it will.  If you allow twice as much time, it will take four...
All of the above, but it is a comfortable CLOSED headphone.  If you need or want a closed headphone for isolation, the field narrows quickly.  Most of the "reference level" headphones are open designs.  There are other closed reference level headphones out there.  From what I've heard, (not that much at the high end, the old Denon D7000, the Fostex T900, the Audeze LCD-XC, the JVC high end can that may now be discontinued) none compete on a $ for $ basis.  The LCD-XC is a...
I've got Dumbo-like ears, and I've found the beta units comfortable …
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