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post #841 of 17297
Wow you are quick, thanx 😀 So oval opened drivers exist already and i am no a genius. Sad to know 😉 But what Opened headphones are made like this ? (And by the way, what is PM 1-2 ? It is a problem with this forum a lot of jargon for experts...)
Edited by Rudiger - 4/4/14 at 1:20pm
post #842 of 17297
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Originally Posted by Rudiger View Post

Wow you are quick, thanx 😀 So oval opened drivers exist already and i am no a genius. Sad to know 😉 But what Opened headphones are made like this ? (And by the way, what is PM 1-2 ? It is a problem with this forum a lot of jargon for experts...)

You're welcome -_^

The Oppo PM-1 and PM-2, is an oval planarmagnetic headphone soon to be released.

There are oval shaped drivers in other headphones but as said, they're not that common/

post #843 of 17297
Thanx. But WHAT other headphones have ovale shapped driver ? I want their names 😊 (and ok, after we should stop this of topic i guess)
Edit : maybe we misanderstood. Said ovoïd (3d), rounded / domed opened headphones, not simply FLAT oval form like momentum for exemple.
Edited by Rudiger - 4/4/14 at 1:52pm
post #844 of 17297

The Oppo PM-1 is looking interesting but if the PM-2 sounds similar and is $700... Paying 400 bucks just for materials is still a bit bizarre to me...

A 560 vs PM1/2 would be very interesting... I mean it will be :D

post #845 of 17297
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The Oppo PM-1 is looking interesting but if the PM-2 sounds similar and is $700... Paying 400 bucks just for materials is still a bit bizarre to me...

A 560 vs PM1/2 would be very interesting... I mean it will be :D

This almost sounds like you're promoting a wrestling match. :deadhorse: 

post #846 of 17297

A question to any [and all] 560 owners - how's the soundstage width/depth?

Some people say the width is great but the depth not so much, others say that depth is great but width is not..

So which one it is?

post #847 of 17297
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I have some reservation about the Oppo design, mainly why is the driver (or at least the open portion of the driver) so tiny?

 

 

It looks very unorthodox and certainly completely different from the other current planars (HFM/audeze/abyss/fostex).

post #848 of 17297
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I have some reservation about the Oppo design, mainly why is the driver (or at least the open portion of the driver) so tiny?

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

It looks very unorthodox and certainly completely different from the other current planars (HFM/audeze/abyss/fostex).

Interesting observation. This may not be a good sign for extended sub bass.

post #849 of 17297
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Interesting observation. This may not be a good sign for extended sub bass.

Sarcasm or serious? :D

post #850 of 17297
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Interesting observation. This may not be a good sign for extended sub bass.

 

 

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Sarcasm or serious? :D

Serious. We'll know after the wrestling match, Oppo vs. Hifiman, etc.

post #851 of 17297
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Serious. We'll know after the wrestling match, Oppo vs. Hifiman, etc.

We will... Does Oppo have any dealers in Europe? They hardly have any in the States...

post #852 of 17297
Fwiw the guys at that meet thing ces I believe we're more impressed with the oppo than the Hifiman.

700 sounds great! I have a feeling it will be the more balanced. But feelings mean nothing. Just a hunch.
post #853 of 17297
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Fwiw the guys at that meet thing ces I believe we're more impressed with the oppo than the Hifiman.

700 sounds great! I have a feeling it will be the more balanced. But feelings mean nothing. Just a hunch.

That were the hi/fi guys me thinks... It's entirely possible but that'd be something... Stealing the show with their first headphone... Not exactly easy to do.

Besides, the HiFiMAN at CES were prototypes too.

post #854 of 17297
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Fwiw the guys at that meet thing ces I believe we're more impressed with the oppo than the Hifiman.

700 sounds great! I have a feeling it will be the more balanced. But feelings mean nothing. Just a hunch.

The thing is the Oppo planar driver is so proprietary that we literally know or understand nothing about it (other than that it uses magnets and tensioned membrane with metallic tracings) and its capabilities. Also we have no idea about its tuning yet as the people who received the PM1 demo units are apparently all under NDA and can't say anything.

post #855 of 17297
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post
 

A question to any [and all] 560 owners - how's the soundstage width/depth?

Some people say the width is great but the depth not so much, others say that depth is great but width is not..

So which one it is?

Possibly, please?

That's like the only area where I am having my doubts so far. 2 sentences would suffice!

I'll never quote myself again -_-

It's embarrassing :o 

Apologies and thanks :]

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