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I use an Ak-240 with Sennheiser HD-600 with a balanced cable made by Moon-audio

That is my basis of comparison

 

I went into an audio store on Tuesday and tried with the Ak240 in singled ended mode with 2 headphones

 

The Sennheiser HD-800 and The Audeze LCD-3

 

I found the Senn 800 very open but not warm  (precise but not all that pleasant to listen to)

I found the LCd-3 quite melodic but a little closed ( like being in a very tightly sealed room)

 

With those two alternatives, I decided I preferred my own headphones for now. . They are not perfect but quite open and quite melodic

 

For those who have heard those headphones, do you think I would like the PM-1 ?

 

I love Oppo products. I've bought everyone since the 83

But headphones is a different thing

 

Of course I could order and return them but maybe one of you can give me advice

 

Thanks in advance

post #1457 of 3442
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Originally Posted by ogodei View Post
 


 I presume the balanced cable is 4 pin XLR, will it come with a 3 pin adapter?

 

Sorry for the late reply. Was away from my computer all afternoon. There will be no adapter. Just the 4-pin termination to be used with a balanced headphone connection.

 

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Originally Posted by Jimmyf1312 View Post

Everyone thinking everyone else is a viral marketer these days....


If you are not looking out for them, then you are already one of them.


Edited by HasturTheYellow - 4/29/14 at 11:36pm
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If you are not looking out for them, then you are already one of them.
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Would you like to purchase an oppo pm-1 today sir
post #1459 of 3442
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Originally Posted by HiFiAudio View Post
 

Remember this is a impressions thread, not I formed my opinion on what i read here. Try the PM-1 sometime, then tell your opinion.

 

Check out this review by Andrew Everard

 

I dont get Head-Fi.   

 

He is just stating that based on what he's read here, these headphones are not for him (with possibly an implied desire for feedback/confirmation of his choice).    So fine - that is his decision.   Why are people getting so uptight over this?     Ultimately, the point of impression threads is to provide feedback so that people can decide whether or not they want to buy a particular piece of kit, right?   Or is meant to be a orgy of mutual gratification?

 

Yes, you are correct - he didnt actually post his opinion on the headphone.   But in every impressions thread, 80% of the posts are responses from people to those opinions.    If he had posted "these sound great for me, I'm going to buy one", no one would take him to task for forming an opinion based on what he read.   

 

Lets not start picking fights and arguments over what conclusion people come to, please.  It goes OT again.

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From my understanding, these sound drastically different from different sources.
Depending on source, these seem like they can sound from warm to fairly neutral.
I suspect this is because of their high sensitivity or very proprietary design.
Most orthodynamics sound similar from various sources IMO, unless severaly underpowered.
So I find this a bit strange.

The consensus on treble that it is smooth and fairly detailed (again, based on source you can get a bit more open or closed sound).
But it is non-fatiguing, never bright and is not the best headphone if you want air or openness.
They are apparently always a pleasure to listen to, however.
I think this is a fair summary.
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Originally Posted by HasturTheYellow View Post
 

 

Sorry for the late reply. Was away from my computer all afternoon. There will be no adapter. Just the 4-pin termination to be used with a balanced headphone connection.

 

 

Please could you post a picture ASAP so I can arrange for an XLR to Hirose Adapter to match.

 

Thanks

post #1462 of 3442
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Originally Posted by pfillion View Post


I will buy the cable from Oppo direct. They told me last week that their balanced cable for the PM-1 will be available in 2 weeks.

The cable that you need with the iBasso connector is available at Double Helix Cables. http://www.doublehelixcables.com/store/

 

Cheers for that. Think I will get the cable from Oppo and have an adapter made up....

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Originally Posted by vkalia View Post
I dont get Head-Fi.   

He is just stating that based on what he's read here, these headphones are not for him (with possibly an implied desire for feedback/confirmation of his choice).    So fine - that is his decision.   Why are people getting so uptight over this?     Ultimately, the point of impression threads is to provide feedback so that people can decide whether or not they want to buy a particular piece of kit, right?   Or is meant to be a orgy of mutual gratification?

 

Yes, you are correct - he didnt actually post his opinion on the headphone.   But in every impressions thread, 80% of the posts are responses from people to those opinions.    If he had posted "these sound great for me, I'm going to buy one", no one would take him to task for forming an opinion based on what he read.   

 

Lets not start picking fights and arguments over what conclusion people come to, please.  It goes OT again.

Appreciate the candid feedback, your right.

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Originally Posted by HasturTheYellow View Post
If you are not looking out for them, then you are already one of them.

A similar line is if you aren't the consumer then you are the product being sold to someone else.

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There seems to be some significant polarization regarding the reception of the pm-1. Maybe as much as I've seen on headfi for a first run hp. As a lover of darker hp's, hd650 and lcd, I could not resist the temptation to try it despite the price and first attempt by Oppo.

 

 I've always wanted to keep the lcd2, or lcd3 for that matter, but they are simply too heavy for me. Regardless, the return policy from Oppo is generous and if you can front the money you can get a 30 days trial for the cost of shipping. Not bad. 

 

I'm comfortable enough with the early reviews regarding sound signature and comfort to have gone ahead and made the purchase. Also there seems to be no evident reason for recall which is impressive in itself given that this is Oppo's first hp. I certainly respect them for that fact alone. 

 

Friday, I'll have the pm-1 in hand and will dispel any myths or rumors regarding the pm-1 and lay down my definitive review. (lol :p)

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

There seems to be some significant polarization regarding the reception of the pm-1. Maybe as much as I've seen on headfi for a first run hp. As a lover of darker hp's, hd650 and lcd, I could not resist the temptation to try it despite the price and first attempt by Oppo.

 I've always wanted to keep the lcd2, or lcd3 for that matter, but they are simply too heavy for me. Regardless, the return policy from Oppo is generous and if you can front the money you can get a 30 days trial for the cost of shipping. Not bad. 

I'm comfortable enough with the early reviews regarding sound signature and comfort to have gone ahead and made the purchase. Also there seems to be no evident reason for recall which is impressive in itself given that this is Oppo's first hp. I certainly respect them for that fact alone. 

Friday, I'll have the pm-1 in hand and will dispel any myths or rumors regarding the pm-1 and lay down my definitive review. (lol tongue.gif )

Prepare yourself to be blown away! But don't forget that they need to be burn in first. (I have around 80 hours on my pair and the SQ is still improving)
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I've planned to send the kids to the movies. Mrs. TCG will drop said kids by the movies and get herself beautified. I will then have the house to myself for critical auditioning. :veryevil:

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

I've planned to send the kids to the movies. Mrs. TCG will drop said kids by the movies and get herself beautified. I will then have the house to myself for critical auditioning. :veryevil:

got to admire a man with a plan......

post #1469 of 3442
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Originally Posted by pfillion View Post


Prepare yourself to be blown away! But don't forget that they need to be burn in first. (I have around 80 hours on my pair and the SQ is still improving)

They really do need some burn in. On first listen I wasn't that impressed... but now that I have had them for a while...I am loving them.  These do have some very nice bass "slam" .. very LCD-2 like... Much better than most other dynamic HPs I have tried.

 

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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

From my understanding, these sound drastically different from different sources.
Depending on source, these seem like they can sound from warm to fairly neutral.
I suspect this is because of their high sensitivity or very proprietary design.
Most orthodynamics sound similar from various sources IMO, unless severaly underpowered.
So I find this a bit strange.

The consensus on treble that it is smooth and fairly detailed (again, based on source you can get a bit more open or closed sound).
But it is non-fatiguing, never bright and is not the best headphone if you want air or openness.
They are apparently always a pleasure to listen to, however.
I think this is a fair summary.

I have 2 different amps that I tried with the PM-1.  A Questyle CMA 800R, and a Asus Xonar Essence One Muses. Both sound very similar to me with the PM-1.

 

I agree with you summary on the sound. I do find them to be very detailed, and not overly bright. I can listen to them all day. Very comfortable with the velour pads! 

 

For reference, I usually listen at medium low to medium volume. Artists currently on my playlist: Norah Jones, Erin McCarley, Alpha Rev, Ingrid Michaelson, Jillette Johnson, ZZ Ward, Sara Bareilles. 

 

As I stated in previous posts, I have tried the LCD-2;LCD-3. I found the LCD-2/3 both to be a bit too dark for me. I also could not wear them for more than about an hour (comfort issues). To me, the PM-1 don't sound as dark as the LCD-2/3... they just sound "natural" to me. Not too bright, not too dark...just right.

 

I bought these half expecting that I wouldn't really like them, as the other ortho's I have tried all have comfort problems. But I have been pleasantly surprised. I am really enjoying these, and my HD-800s have gone back in the box (and I don't miss them at all!). I bought these initially to try (knowing they had a 30 day return policy), but I am happy to say that I will be keeping mine.


Edited by jh7000 - 4/30/14 at 5:15am
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Originally Posted by podeschi View Post


The reason for my post. I am mere leu restating everything I have read. Not one person has described it as open and airy. No need to listen if consensus is it is rolled off. Again, citing what I read.

 

Not one person has described what they mean by open and airy...:rolleyes:

 

They sound open and airy on open and airy recordings. If you want everything to sound open and airy? Go buy a headphone that is colored that way.

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