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post #1336 of 2545

Good luck to Oppo.

 

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Originally Posted by Errymoose View Post
 

Just got an email from Oppo saying the PM-1 will be available mid april for $1,099...

 

Edit: at that exorbitant price, and being their first, it will surely suck.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

...
the T50RP probably sounds real nice even stock...

 


Edited by Mad Max - 4/2/14 at 4:31pm
post #1337 of 2545

What a waste of bandwidth..

post #1338 of 2545

Just got an email from Oppo saying the PM-1 will be available mid april for $1,099...

post #1339 of 2545
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Originally Posted by Errymoose View Post
 

Just got an email from Oppo saying the PM-1 will be available mid april for $1,099...

Same here. Welp, scratch that off my list...

post #1340 of 2545

Sounds good :grin:

post #1341 of 2545
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Originally Posted by Errymoose View Post
 

Just got an email from Oppo saying the PM-1 will be available mid april for $1,099...

 

Nice, but why couldn't they do it at $995....looks much more affordable, and they'd sell more. Or maybe they feel the price over $1000 adds a sort of sophistication to it.

post #1342 of 2545

And now a new mystery:

 

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... we will also release an OPPO PM-2 model which will be a more affordable version of the premium OPPO PM-1. The OPPO PM-2 will have very similar performance while reducing costs to the customer. It utilizes the same planar magnetic driver, the same acoustic design principles and tuning techniques, the same tight tolerances for quality control, and its lower price is achieved without sacrificing acoustic performance.

 

"Similar performance ... without sacrificing acoustic performance" seems rather contradictory. "Reducing costs" how?

 

In any case, good to see them get more specific, including with price.


Edited by sm31 - 4/2/14 at 4:39pm
post #1343 of 2545
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post
 

 

Nice, but why couldn't they do it at $995....looks much more affordable, and they'd sell more. Or maybe they feel the price over $1000 adds a sort of sophistication to it.

Maybe it's carefully calculated to give them a comfortable profit margin...or maybe, like you implied, they think the seemingly higher price tag will attract more audiophiles to their products:D

post #1344 of 2545
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Originally Posted by Errymoose View Post
 

Just got an email from Oppo saying the PM-1 will be available mid april for $1,099...

 

Mid April? This will be interesting. 

post #1345 of 2545

Just saw the news flash , exciting times ..dB

 

http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/OPPO-Introduces-Planar-Magnetic-Headphones-1895549.htm

 

SOURCE: OPPO Digital, Inc.

OPPO Digital, Inc.

April 02, 2014 19:00 ET

OPPO Introduces Planar Magnetic Headphones

 

PM-1 Delivers Audiophile Performance and Luxurious Comfort

 

..dB

post #1346 of 2545
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Originally Posted by dBel84 View Post
 

Just saw the news flash , exciting times ..dB

 

http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/OPPO-Introduces-Planar-Magnetic-Headphones-1895549.htm

 

SOURCE: OPPO Digital, Inc.

OPPO Digital, Inc.

April 02, 2014 19:00 ET

OPPO Introduces Planar Magnetic Headphones

 

PM-1 Delivers Audiophile Performance and Luxurious Comfort

 

..dB


The better times come with the PM-2 at $699.00..... mid June perhaps!

post #1347 of 2545
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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post



".Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post
...
the T50RP probably sounds real nice even stock..."



OMG Haha that pic is hilarious!
I need save that pic!..



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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post

Nice, but why couldn't they do it at $995....looks much more affordable, and they'd sell more. Or maybe they feel the price over $1000 adds a sort of sophistication to it.
That measly $100 over a thousand really urks the schiit out a me..
WTF they can't even be competitive with the he560?
Just for that I am not buying.
Edited by Maxx134 - 4/2/14 at 5:09pm
post #1348 of 2545

PM-2:

 

It utilizes the same planar magnetic driver, the same acoustic design principles and tuning techniques, the same tight tolerances for quality control, and its lower price is achieved without sacrificing acoustic performance.

 

 

Then why have the PM-1?  Sounds like the same headphone - just with a higher price tag?!?!

 

Am I the only one that doesn't get it?

post #1349 of 2545
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Originally Posted by sm31 View Post

 

"Similar performance ... without sacrificing acoustic performance" seems rather contradictory. "Reducing costs" how?

 

 

Reading is fundamental. From the same Press Release you quoted:

 

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Certain metal parts that require many hours of machining time and have relatively low yields in the PM-1 have been replaced by materials and processes that are more suitable for quantity production, and the luxurious hand-picked lambskin found on the headband and ear pads of the PM-1 has been replaced with synthetic leather that offers similar comfort and durability at a much lower cost.

 

By reducing the costs of the components around the driver, OPPO is able to delivery pretty much PM-1 quality sound at a "more reasonable" prince point.

post #1350 of 2545
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Originally Posted by HasturTheYellow View Post

Reading is fundamental. From the same Press Release you quoted:


By reducing the costs of the components around the driver, OPPO is able to delivery pretty much PM-1 quality sound at a "more reasonable" prince point.
Lambskin leather does not justify the price difference..
Anyway it is very interesting
Edited by Maxx134 - 4/2/14 at 5:11pm
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