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So, should I buy these?

 

 

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Yes wink.gif

and another yes.

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Okay, I caved. PM-1 ordered. redface.gif   30 day return with no restocking...couldn't resist. Bring it on Oppo, let's hear it. 

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Looking forward to your impressions most. Both leather and velour pad sonic impressions. Not many have reviewed each differently, which is disappointing.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 4/26/14 at 2:43am
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^^ Should have them by Friday. :biggrin:

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^^ Should have them by Friday. :biggrin:

You cave in Matt? My review is being completed  and sent in early this week and my impressions on the PM-1 have been very favorable. I think Oppo  did a masterful job in bringing this product to market

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

^^ Should have them by Friday. :biggrin:

You cave in Matt? My review is being completed  and sent in early this week and my impressions on the PM-1 have been very favorable. I think Oppo  did a masterful job in bringing this product to market


Can't wait to read your review Frank!  Can you give us a link to the review when ready?

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post


eek.gif

Looking forward to your impressions most. Both leather and velour pad sonic impressions. Not many have reviewed each differently, which is disappointing.

 

I thought about it. My review was even set-up for that. I then decided that the differences were so minute that it wasn't worth it. Overall the velours feel a bit bigger in the low-end and a tad more closed off. I imagine that as the velours break in more this will become a bit bigger in the low end, but not too drastically. 

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

eek.gif

Looking forward to your impressions most. Both leather and velour pad sonic impressions. Not many have reviewed each differently, which is disappointing.

To me they sounded pretty much the same. I couldn't find repeatable differences enough to be sure it wasn't all in my head.
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Sigh, still no luck with anyone having both 560 and PM1 retail versions?
I'd hope we get a comparison before the 560 is out.
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The velour pads are so comfortable. But I cannot use them at the office because they leak more than the leather pads.
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Originally Posted by pfillion View Post

The velour pads are so comfortable. But I cannot use them at the office because they leak more than the leather pads.

I also notice the velour pads create a wider more open soundstage with the PM-1. 


Edited by Frank I - 4/26/14 at 8:25am
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Okay, I caved. PM-1 ordered. :o  30 day return with no restocking...couldn't resist. Bring it on Oppo, let's hear it. 

In the infamous words of the bully kid on the Simpsons - "ha-ha!"  My true hope is that in some small way, I had something to do with separating you from your money on this one!

 

I'll expect a Lyr impression.  I had a deal set up to buy a used Lyr, and backed out based on the impedance and efficiency of the PM-1.  From other's reports, maybe I shouldn't have.  I ended up with an Asgard 2 paired with a Bifrost Uber (trying some Schiit gear out).  I am pleasantly surprised with the pairing.  I didn't expect the Asgard 2 to be as good as it seems to be.  I was prepared for the Bifrost Uber to be really good, and was not disappointed.

 

I hope you like the PM-1 as much as I do.

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Can't wait to read your review Frank!  Can you give us a link to the review when ready?

In will be finishing the rev ie wand submitting it early next week and yes will let everyone know when it sup and thanks,

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Oh my!  I started out with the velour pads yesterday and since, until this morning, changed to the leather pads.  I seem to have lost some bass, gained some treble and clarity!  Isn't that supposed to work the other way around?  Leather is very very comfortable, soft, and not hot like I expected.....hmmmm, something else to like about the PM-1, two very high quality pairs of earpads!  Any one else have impressions about the velour pads vs the leather pads!

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Guess I'm one of the few that doesn't like them that much frown.gif Got mine a couple days ago and I think they went a bit overboard with the treble roll-off...they sound too closed and dark for me.

That said, I think they are a way better package than the LCD2...it's just that at this price I'm not willing to live with its flaws..got plenty of warm headphones already (at much lower prices).

Eagerly awaiting the HE-560 smily_headphones1.gif

edit: the whole package, build quality, comfort is awesome though...also cool they included a 1\8 cable..even though as some said its stupid short...

 

 

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I've auditioned most highend stuff but ownership only LCD3, HD800. I'd say my favorite headphone is the LCD3, comfort being the deal breaker (I wear headphones 8-10 hours a day).

I got rid of both BTW.

 

What headphone best defines your preference in the treble region?

 

Thanks!

 

Mike

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What headphone best defines your preference in the treble region?

Thanks!

Mike

LCD3
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