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post #496 of 2442
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

It's a fully open design though (fully leaking / non-isolating), in case you don't know.

 

 

dammmmmmm.............izzit............that should save me a bundle $$$ :D

post #497 of 2442
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

It's a fully open design though (fully leaking / non-isolating), in case you don't know.

 

I think the "fully open" in the quote is referring to sound not form factor, no? 

post #498 of 2442
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Originally Posted by robm321 View Post
 

 

I think the "fully open" in the quote is referring to sound not form factor, no? 

Yes about the product description, but I was clarifying to Lorspeaker about the open construction of the headphones, he thought these are "closed-back headphones with open sound", while in actuality they are open headphones with (not surprisingly) open sound.

post #499 of 2442

admittedly, I haven't read much about these, but I didn't know they were an open design. The pictures of them are deceiving. 

post #500 of 2442
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

It's a fully open design though (fully leaking / non-isolating), in case you don't know.

 

Not really conducive to portable applications then, right?

post #501 of 2442
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post
 

 

Not really conducive to portable applications then, right?

Eh not necessarily. I mean tons of people use Grados for portables, those leak like maniacs.

post #502 of 2442
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Originally Posted by robm321 View Post
 

admittedly, I haven't read much about these, but I didn't know they were an open design. The pictures of them are deceiving. 

The metal grill is the dead giveaway. There's very few closed cans out there with grill backing.

post #503 of 2442
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

Oppo's own description of the PM-1, webpage is out:


http://www.oppodigital.com/future/PM-1_Planar_Magnetic_Headphones.aspx




Note how much they mention R&D and breakthroughs. R.I.P. affordable price.
I can read thru all that bunch of babbling hype...

Nothing extraordinarily special,
except that their "more modern" implementation,
and use of the neyoduim magnets to hopefully be able to yield a higher magnetic flux, which older designs had difficulty achieving at this size.
It certainly looks the case as it is a lighter looking design.
So, Woopee better usage of stronger magnets...
But that's to be expected, duh..

So All the fluff of how they made the driver,
and the "layers", and extra explanation of how it all should work,
is all superfluous banter to hype the can.

I see no major technological breakthrough at all :0 (!)

What they should have told me is that it has the thinnest/strongest diaphram ever, with a special magnet composition..
Then it would be a "breakthrough" (!)

Like what audio technica does to create highest saturation and yeild of magnetism with their permendur magnet in their limited edition models.

So I say again, its nice and all...Love the looks..
Just give it to me at a price most consumers can afford or I buy it later used tongue.gif
Edited by Maxx134 - 10/24/13 at 3:42pm
post #504 of 2442
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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post
 

The metal grill is the dead giveaway. There's very few closed cans out there with grill backing.

 

Had to look at the close up pics. From a distance they look like the M500s. Still could be used as a portable. Most closed backs don't isolate that great anyway. Just depends on where you're at. Sometimes its noisier in the house than outside. 

post #505 of 2442

I signed up for the updates on the Oppo site. Very interested in the amp and the cans. Why? Because, the 105 is a game-changer in my world. It's the first time I've listed a CD player of any kind as a part of my system, rather than just the analog gear. It's that good! If the upcoming products follow suit, I'm buying. Seriously.

post #506 of 2442
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Originally Posted by Shaffer View Post
 

I signed up for the updates on the Oppo site. Very interested in the amp and the cans. Why? Because, the 105 is a game-changer in my world. It's the first time I've listed a CD player of any kind as a part of my system, rather than just the analog gear. It's that good! If the upcoming products follow suit, I'm buying. Seriously.

My sentiment exactly, the BDP-105 is the best CD/SACD/Blu-Ray player I've owned, and the earlier BDP-80 is not too shabby either, they bring quality, design and affordability to the A/V spectrum.  I'm expecting something special with this HP.  I'll be disappointed if they are anything less than that.

post #507 of 2442
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Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post


I can read thru all that bunch of babbling hype...

Nothing extraordinarily special,
except that their "more modern" implementation,
and use of the neyoduim magnets to hopefully be able to yield a higher magnetic flux, which older designs had difficulty achieving at this size.
It certainly looks the case as it is a lighter looking design.
So, Woopee better usage of stronger magnets...
But that's to be expected, duh..

So All the fluff of how they made the driver,
and the "layers", and extra explanation of how it all should work,
is all superfluous banter to hype the can.

I see no major technological breakthrough at all :0 (!)

What they should have told me is that it has the thinnest/strongest diaphram ever, with a special magnet composition..
Then it would be a "breakthrough" (!)

Like what audio technica does to create highest saturation and yeild of magnetism with their permendur magnet in their limited edition models.

So I say again, its nice and all...Love the looks..
Just give it to me at a price most consumers can afford or I buy it later used tongue.gif

 

Depends on how it sounds. It will be yet another headphone sound to go along with the others. There will be people who will like them initially, then lose interest when the novelty wears off.

 

I have a suggestion to multiple headphone owners who are interested in the Oppo....keep one headphone for usage, pack up all the others in their original boxes and store them in the attic or wherever. Wait for the Oppo to be released, buy it, listen exclusively to that for three months. Then, go back and unpack the others, listen to them.....if they all now suck, sell them. If they sound just as good or better than the Oppo, then you purchased just another headphone sound. This is where I am immersed on a general basis....

post #508 of 2442

Interesting take ^^.  I'm not sure I have the emotional fortitude to part with my favorite HP's for any length of time.:beyersmile:

post #509 of 2442

i cant live without the pro900...each nite the tv is ONNNNNN..its a battle ..zzz

post #510 of 2442
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Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jerg View Post

Oppo's own description of the PM-1, webpage is out:


http://www.oppodigital.com/future/PM-1_Planar_Magnetic_Headphones.aspx




Note how much they mention R&D and breakthroughs. R.I.P. affordable price.
I can read thru all that bunch of babbling hype...

Nothing extraordinarily special,
except that their "more modern" implementation,
and use of the neyoduim magnets to hopefully be able to yield a higher magnetic flux, which older designs had difficulty achieving at this size.
It certainly looks the case as it is a lighter looking design.
So, Woopee better usage of stronger magnets...
But that's to be expected, duh..

So All the fluff of how they made the driver,
and the "layers", and extra explanation of how it all should work,
is all superfluous banter to hype the can.

I see no major technological breakthrough at all :0 (!)

What they should have told me is that it has the thinnest/strongest diaphram ever, with a special magnet composition..
Then it would be a "breakthrough" (!)

Like what audio technica does to create highest saturation and yeild of magnetism with their permendur magnet in their limited edition models.

So I say again, its nice and all...Love the looks..
Just give it to me at a price most consumers can afford or I buy it later used tongue.gif

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