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I've said they make a good compliment to the HD800 for more relaxed listening, so I wouldn't completely discount them just because they don't resolve to the same extent.

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Looking at the graph, it looks like PM-1 mirrors that of Beyerdynamic T1 but just slightly recessed from low - sub high then has a similar roll off in the highs but at a lower level. Could this mean the PM-1 resembles the T1's signature but with tamed highs?

 

Good God no.....the PM-1 sounds great. Please stop trying to guess the sound of a headphone by looking at graphs.

 

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I concur, though the resolution isn't at the level of a T1 or HD800, and even an ESP950 is more exciting to listen to.

 

I find the PM-1 much more resolving as far as bass, midrange and treble are concerned. Treble spikes do not mean "more resolving", just bright and spot-lit.....not the same thing at all.

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If you want treble sparkle it's not here unfortunately

The spike at 9khz is all that's needed for me. I generally want a smooth treble, with just a HINT of sparkle. I loved the LCD2, and people thought it was treble deficient. I didn't think so.
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I find the PM-1 much more resolving as far as bass, midrange and treble are concerned. Treble spikes do not mean "more resolving", just bright and spot-lit.....not the same thing at all.


That's another point where we disagree. Though I find the presentation of the PM-1 more natural for a wider variety of music, there's absolutely no competition to me ears when it comes to detail/resolution. It might edge out the T1 a bit in the bass area, but both the T1 and HD800 beat it otherwise in terms of pure detail.

 

It's true that at time the PM-1 has a little more "hit" because it's a planar, but I wouldn't confuse that for resolution. It's just a different sonic presentation.

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Good God no.....the PM-1 sounds great. Please stop trying to guess the sound of a headphone by looking at graphs.

 

 

I find the PM-1 much more resolving as far as bass, midrange and treble are concerned. Treble spikes do not mean "more resolving", just bright and spot-lit.....not the same thing at all.

 

You find the PM-1 treble more resolving than an HD800?

 

I'm pretty certain that won't be the consensus.

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I've said they make a good compliment to the HD800 for more relaxed listening, so I wouldn't completely discount them just because they don't resolve to the same extent.

I am looking for deeper extended bass I heard at NYC meet when driven by WA7 with tube power supply
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post
 

 

Good God no.....the PM-1 sounds great. Please stop trying to guess the sound of a headphone by looking at graphs.

 

 

I find the PM-1 much more resolving as far as bass, midrange and treble are concerned. Treble spikes do not mean "more resolving", just bright and spot-lit.....not the same thing at all.

 

You find the PM-1 treble more resolving than an HD800?

 

I'm pretty certain that won't be the consensus.

+1
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I am looking for deeper extended bass I heard at NYC meet when driven by WA7 with tube power supply

 

Since you're in Brooklyn, you might be able to arrange to meet up with Woo and demo whatever you like, WA7 included.

I've been very happy with the WA6-SE/596/6DF7 combo with planars and suspect that the PM-1 would do well with this setup as well.

 

Of course there's always the WA5...

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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post
 


That's another point where we disagree. Though I find the presentation of the PM-1 more natural for a wider variety of music, there's absolutely no competition to me ears when it comes to detail/resolution. It might edge out the T1 a bit in the bass area, but both the T1 and HD800 beat it otherwise in terms of pure detail.

 

It's true that at time the PM-1 has a little more "hit" because it's a planar, but I wouldn't confuse that for resolution. It's just a different sonic presentation.

 

 

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You find the PM-1 treble more resolving than an HD800?

 

I'm pretty certain that won't be the consensus.

 

I can hear everything on recordings (including things I never heard before) that I've been listening to for 30+ years. Cymbals sound like the brass instruments that they are, not the hissing of a trucks air brakes. I think they are "resolving" enough for me. If others want more "detail" and parts of the FR to be enhanced, then so be it. To each their own.

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Has anyone tried these with one of the portable AMP/DACs like THE ISLAND, HERUS or HP-A4. I bought these to take to work and am looking for a nice AMP/DAC out of my Macbook Air. Any insight appreciated! So far just loving these out of my Ipad and Air headphone out.

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I can hear everything on recordings (including things I never heard before) that I've been listening to for 30+ years. Cymbals sound like the brass instruments that they are, not the hissing of a trucks air brakes. I think they are "resolving" enough for me. If others want more "detail" and parts of the FR to be enhanced, then so be it. To each their own.

 

No problem - that's great that they are "resolving enough for me (you)".  You obviously like the PM-1s a lot.

 

That's a far different statement than saying the PM-1 is more resolving than the HD800


Edited by bfreedma - 4/22/14 at 7:45am
post #1032 of 3459

has somebody tried EQ the treble up to the quantity of the HD800 and compare then how resolving it is?

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has somebody tried EQ the treble up to the quantity of the HD800 and compare then how resolving it is?

That exactly what i'm planning to do when i will have them hopefully tomorrow
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Good God no.....the PM-1 sounds great. Please stop trying to guess the sound of a headphone by looking at graphs.

 

 

I'm not guessing, I am asking for a comparison of course for those who have heard the 2 phones.

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That exactly what i'm planning to do when i will have them hopefully tomorrow

Don't forget to adjust for the upper treble roll-off.

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