and another yes.
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?
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.
I also notice the velour pads create a wider more open soundstage with the PM-1.
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.
In will be finishing the rev ie wand submitting it early next week and yes will let everyone know when it sup and thanks,
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!
What headphone best defines your preference in the treble region?