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post #1786 of 2548
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post
 

Where were you guys a month ago? Not keeping us updated for sure! :/

 

NDA. I was under the same NDA as the beta testers, so it was not possible to talk about the PM-1 in any detail until the Press Release which officially announced the PM-1.

 

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Originally Posted by wuwhere View Post
 

 

You work for Oppo but you are not an official Oppo spokeperson?

 

 

As for an Official OPPO presence communicating direct with the forum like you have seen with other manufacturers giving status updates and the like, this is not something that we have ever done, and in forums for our primary business, it is usually seen as a negative when a manufacturer is directly interfacing with the public, not a positive. In retrospect, it was a misjudgement of the Head-FI community, and, if possible, I want to "make up" for some of that lost time and opportunity on a personal level.

 

I realize that these discussions are incredibly off topic, so it is it possible that we can move these conversations to my wall or through PM?

post #1787 of 2548

Some beta testers were given units for free. We don't know who they all are.

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To HasturTheYellow:

Thank you for creating an account and posting to the forums concerning the PM-1. Your posts have been informative and helpful in my decision to purchase the PM-1, and in my evaluation of the product. I hope you will continue to post and not be deterred in any way by those who appear to have some kind of unexplained problem with your presence. I am looking forward to Oppo's release of the HA-1 and the PM-2, and hope that Oppo will continue to develop products in this market.

post #1789 of 2548

Claritas: This isn't the place for it. Regardless, as he works for a sponsor, he can post anything he wants about his company or products anywhere and how he likes. He and his company have to take responsibility for anything that comes from that. It is not unusual for a company to become a sponsor then have their members start posting. Many companies are actually reluctant to post or have staff members post on the forum.

 

Something else I should point out: Every member, whether they work for a company or not, should be treated with equal respect. 

 

Back on topic please.


Edited by Currawong - 4/27/14 at 3:33pm
post #1790 of 2548
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Claritas: This isn't the place for it. Regardless, as he works for a sponsor, he can post anything he wants about his company or products anywhere and how he likes. He and his company have to take responsibility for anything that comes from that. It is not unusual for a company to become a sponsor then have their members start posting. Many companies are actually reluctant to post or have staff members post on the forum.

 

Something else I should point out: Every member, whether they work for a company or not, should be treated with equal respect. 

 

Back on topic please.


+1

 

I wish there were some regulation however, that required MOT and Sponsor accounts to fill out at least some portion of the profile before posting.

post #1791 of 2548
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+1

 

I wish there were some regulation however, that required MOT and Sponsor accounts to fill out at least some portion of the profile before posting.

There's a tag underneath their name that everyone can read. Can we please go back to talking about the PM-1's...

post #1792 of 2548
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post
 

Claritas: This isn't the place for it. Regardless, as he works for a sponsor, he can post anything he wants about his company or products anywhere and how he likes. He and his company have to take responsibility for anything that comes from that. It is not unusual for a company to become a sponsor then have their members start posting. Many companies are actually reluctant to post or have staff members post on the forum.

 

Something else I should point out: Every member, whether they work for a company or not, should be treated with equal respect. 

 

Back on topic please.


+1

 

I wish there were some regulation however, that required MOT and Sponsor accounts to fill out at least some portion of the profile before posting.

 

From the Terms of Service:

 

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post #1793 of 2548
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Originally Posted by JeffA View Post
 

To HasturTheYellow:

Thank you for creating an account and posting to the forums concerning the PM-1. Your posts have been informative and helpful in my decision to purchase the PM-1, and in my evaluation of the product. I hope you will continue to post and not be deterred in any way by those who appear to have some kind of unexplained problem with your presence. I am looking forward to Oppo's release of the HA-1 and the PM-2, and hope that Oppo will continue to develop products in this market.

This X2.

post #1794 of 2548
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post
 

 The two pad and bette rcable is apprreciated on the PM-1 as they need no aftermarket cable. Oppo did their homework on the cable and  sound stellar with the headphone.  

 

How did you come to this conclusion exactly? 

post #1795 of 2548
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post
 

How did you come to this conclusion exactly? 

I'm reasonably sure based on the quality of supplied cables with PM-1 most would not bother to substitute cables with aftermarket.  IMHO Oppo probably researched what would suitable, instead of kitting the PM-1 with inferior cables.  Yes the 1 m detachable OFC cable (3.5 mm) is a bit short IMHO, but OK for what it was intended. 

 

 

One thing I notice is the cables shown with my kit vs above image is they come in both black or silver, probably to match which HA-1 color you have.  Here in the states, the HA-1, like most Oppo gear is black, while in the UK its silver.

 

 

If you look the UK demo table you can see both black (close) and silver HA-1's and BDP-105D's (far end).  

post #1796 of 2548
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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post
 

That was a moral "ought."

Gotcha.

Simple misunderstanding.

post #1797 of 2548
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Originally Posted by HiFiAudio View Post
 

I'm reasonably sure based on the quality of supplied cables with PM-1 most would not bother to substitute cables with aftermarket.  IMHO Oppo probably researched what would suitable, instead of kitting the PM-1 with inferior cables.  

 

Out of curiosity, what makes you think Oppo did this, and not, say Audeze or Sennheiser or whoever?    

 

I dont find it hard to believe that Oppo did it, btw - I just find it hard to believe that what they have done is something special, and that companies designing $1500-2000 headphones somehow ignore this or deliberately use cheaper cables.

 

Heck, for that matter, i'd love to hear from *ANY* cable manufacturer what design principles & performance target figures they use to make suitable cables.


Edited by vkalia - 4/28/14 at 9:54am
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HifiAudio: Thanks for the feedback...much appreciated. 

 

I typically don't take an opinion on cables, for a few reasons, so whenever I see someone talking about how a particular headphone sounds "stellar" with a particular cable, I'm interested in their methodology. 

post #1799 of 2548
I ordered my PM-1 within the first ten minutes of it going online and received it quick.
No one has to sell me anything its my choice.
I pretty much had them long enough to settle on my own opinions.

My opinion is I need more cans lol.
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Edit: my way of saying no comment until I get two more items...

Ok if you wanna know.
My last testing is to see if I can elevate performance with increased power and I mean Headroom and current. .
Edited by Maxx134 - 4/28/14 at 11:31am
post #1800 of 2548
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Originally Posted by wuwhere View Post
 

Some beta testers were given units for free. We don't know who they all are.

Yes they/we were..surprised the heck out of me. 

Currently out on loan to Doc B at Bottlhead and then to a HF member in Seattle.

 

I am missing it for sure. 

 

My dBel84 modded Yamaha HP-1s are making do for now. 

 


Edited by sachu - 4/28/14 at 11:32am
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