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post #1636 of 1642

I would recommend trying the PM-3 then. I've jumped around through a ton of mid-fi closed headphones as well and they are my own personal favorite. they are very well-balanced in terms of frequency response. my review on them in my signature.

 

though I still can't tell what kind of sound signature you are looking for, so hard to give any further recommendations.

post #1637 of 1642
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Originally Posted by money4me247 View Post
 

I would recommend trying the PM-3 then. I've jumped around through a ton of mid-fi closed headphones as well and they are my own personal favorite. they are very well-balanced in terms of frequency response. my review on them in my signature.

 

though I still can't tell what kind of sound signature you are looking for, so hard to give any further recommendations.

 

Ha, I recently returned my PM-3 and then bought a K545. 

 

 

I love the K545.   The Oppo was just okay...but it is the current FOTM...

 

 

...that's all I'm willing to say right now.  :cool:

post #1638 of 1642
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Ha, I recently returned my PM-3 and then bought a K545. 

I love the K545.   The Oppo was just okay...but it is the current FOTM...

...that's all I'm willing to say right now.  cool.gif

having owned the k545 and pm3 as well as a ton of other mid-fi closed portables, I disagree that the pm3 is a FOTM headphone. it measures well, good imaging, generally balanced sound sig. it's a solid performer in the category. if the sound sig is not to your liking, that is totally chill, but it is a solid headphone and a good overall recommendation.

FOTM headphone wld be something like the z7 or el8 imo, that may not really measure well but has a colorful sound sig and a lot of hype behind it. may really be better for specific applications or generes, but are briefly all anyone talks abt on headfi d/t being a new release.

the k545 is another underrated gem, but ppl got bored with it and moved on pretty quick.* you hardly see it as a recommendation for the sub-$400 closed category. that being said it's one of my personal favorites and my first recommendation for sub-$200 closed portable with a balanced sound. I think the akg k545 offers a good measuring stick for the amount of performance you can get in the closed midfi category and has anazing performance per value.

edit: I do personally think the k545 get outshined by its big brother in the k550/k551/k553. currently have a bunch of closed headphones on hand (including the k553, prime, and el-8) and the pm3 can easy come out on top if its sound sig matches ur tastes and if judging based on technical ability. both the k545 and pm3 lose to the rest in terms of size of sound stage due to their smaller earcups, but they both have very solid imaging capabilities.

*based on mentions and how often it gets recommended in situations where it is a good fit (when poster asks sub-$500 closed headphones for portable usage, good all rounder). the visio hp50 and sound magic get recommended more often. (from my experience and browing thro & recommending on help me pick threads)
Edited by money4me247 - 4/29/15 at 8:03pm
post #1639 of 1642
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having owned the k545 and pm3 as well as a ton of other mid-fi closed portables, I disagree that the pm3 is a FOTM headphone. it measures well, good imaging, generally balanced sound sig. it's a solid performer in the category. if the sound sig is not to your liking, that is totally chill, but it is a solid headphone and a good overall recommendation.

FOTM headphone wld be something like the z7 or el8 imo, that may not really measure well but has a colorful sound sig and a lot of hype behind it. may really be better for specific applications or generes, but are briefly all anyone talks abt on headfi d/t being a new release.

the k545 is another underrated gem, but ppl got bored with it and moved on pretty quick.* you hardly see it as a recommendation for the sub-$400 closed category. that being said it's one of my personal favorites and my first recommendation for sub-$200 closed portable with a balanced sound. I think the akg k545 offers a good measuring stick for the amount of performance you can get in the closed midfi category and has anazing performance per value.

edit: I do personally think the k545 get outshined by its big brother in the k550/k551/k553. currently have a bunch of closed headphones on hand (including the k553, prime, and el-8) and the pm3 can easy come out on top if its sound sig matches ur tastes and if judging based on technical ability. both the k545 and pm3 lose to the rest in terms of size of sound stage due to their smaller earcups, but they both have very solid imaging capabilities.

*based on mentions and how often it gets recommended in situations where it is a good fit (when poster asks sub-$500 closed headphones for portable usage, good all rounder). the visio hp50 and sound magic get recommended more often. (from my experience and browing thro & recommending on help me pick threads)

 

Perhaps it is a case of sound signature preference.  The PM-3 just didn't wow me...as great cans usually do.  

post #1640 of 1642
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Perhaps it is a case of sound signature preference.  The PM-3 just didn't wow me...as great cans usually do.  

If you main the hd800, I can totally understand. pm-3's treble does not have that extra energy to the upper register and its treble presentation is tuned more to be smooth and 'sweet' rather than crispy, airy, and sharp.

 

there's no pair of headphones that works for everyone, but it is good that you gave them a try. I would be interested in your detailed sonic impressions (regardless of positive/negative or how they differ from my own).

post #1641 of 1642

So, has anyone found a 2.5mm male to 3.5mm female adapter that works for these? I wanna use my BoomPro with them, but the ones I've found have been too thick.

post #1642 of 1642
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Originally Posted by McGoniggle View Post
 

So, has anyone found a 2.5mm male to 3.5mm female adapter that works for these? I wanna use my BoomPro with them, but the ones I've found have been too thick.

 

Indeed.

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