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They run a great marketing program. This company knows how to market and manufacture really good products. A modern day success story.

And they haven't released the HA-1 in April. confused.gif
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Regarding build quality I remember this paragraph in the overly gushing TechRadarAV review, but its right on point.

 

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The clamping pressure is measured for each and every pair using what Oppo creepily calls a "head and torso simulator" to ensure it's exactly right every time. A clamping pressure of precisely 5N (that's N for newtons) is guaranteed for every pair. Fans of 6N will be gutted.

What's more, every headband is stretched and flexed in the factory 20,000 times, twisted 5,000 times and fully extended and closed 20,000 times, while the earcups are rotated 20,000 times - all to ensure consistency of build and a robust construction.

 

Makes me wonder how long it takes to produce each headphone?  

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Great summary of the PRs on Digital Audio Reviews (part 2)!
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Originally Posted by HiFiAudio View Post
 

Regarding build quality I remember this paragraph in the overly gushing TechRadarAV review, but its right on point.

 

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The clamping pressure is measured for each and every pair using what Oppo creepily calls a "head and torso simulator" to ensure it's exactly right every time. A clamping pressure of precisely 5N (that's N for newtons) is guaranteed for every pair. Fans of 6N will be gutted.

What's more, every headband is stretched and flexed in the factory 20,000 times, twisted 5,000 times and fully extended and closed 20,000 times, while the earcups are rotated 20,000 times - all to ensure consistency of build and a robust construction.

 

Makes me wonder how long it takes to produce each headphone?  

That makes me wonder how they actually tighten them to speck, and if they can be altered by the consumer to make them a little less or more tight based on any given persons comfort zone. I mean some people do have pretty fat heads. Not me, but some people...
I'm sure there will be 'proposed mods' at some point in time.

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I admit that I'm quite impressed. For a company that has not made a hp before, it seems an impressive product.

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Just put my pre-order in for the HA-1. Supplier thinks they should be available same time as balanced cables. Just wish I knew how much it is going to cost me, anyone have any info?
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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post

Great summary of the PRs on Digital Audio Reviews (part 2)!


Here's the link

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I used to read Head-Fi all the time and posted frequently, but I have stayed away for several years.  Coming back now, and reading the reviews of the Oppo PM-1 and some other headphones, I was reminded me of why I left.  Things have gotten even worse, people.  It it truly amazing how many forum members feel compelled to hijack threads or offer opinions based on nothing other than conjecture based on second- or third-hand information.  Perhaps some of this phenomenon is related to the age of the people posting (although maturity is not always age-related), and perhaps it is exacerbated by the high price of equipment people already own (and the possibility of competition to owned equipment), but it is truly off-putting.  

 

I do appreciate the moderators' willingness to step in and try and keep things focused.  I also appreciate those persons who have posted about their actual experience with the PM-1, which I have just ordered from Oppo.

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Now right you are. It's really sad. I never make comments about how something sounds, whether good or bad, about a product I've never listened to. But another thing that's equally off putting for me is the fanboyism some people display. And some people who in one thread loves to point out how one have never listened to a headphone, and then post negative things in another thread about a headphone they haven't listened to. Yes, that does happen. Some also points how great their headphone is, and rip anyone who disagrees even if they had listened to them. And why should that matter if you loved them. It should be about how much you love them. Not how much everyone else love them. With that said, it's an exciting time to be headphone shopping. There seem to be so many great choices out there.
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Now right you are. It's really sad. I never make comments about how something sounds, whether good or bad, about a product I've never listened to. But another thing that's equally off putting for me is the fanboyism some people display. And some people who in one thread loves to point out how one have never listened to a headphone, and then post negative things in another thread about a headphone they haven't listened to. Yes, that does happen. Some also points how great their headphone is, and rip anyone who disagrees even if they had listened to them. And why should that matter if you loved them. It should be about how much you love them. Not how much everyone else love them. With that said, it's an exciting time to be headphone shopping. There seem to be so many great choices out there.

Basically, this.

I admit that I am sometimes guilty of making comments about headphones I have not heard [sometimes because there's simply no choice for me to] but they're always based on something tangible others around here have said and a little bit of one's own assessment of course.

But since I've already been booed off by fanbois from this thread I no longer comment on the PM-1 in here... so, there ;)

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Basically, this.
I admit that I am sometimes guilty of making comments about headphones I have not heard [sometimes because there's simply no choice for me to] but they're always based on something tangible others around here have said and a little bit of one's own assessment of course.
But since I've already been booed off by fanbois from this thread I no longer comment on the PM-1 in here... so, there wink.gif

You were booed off by people have heard the PM-1's that's all.
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You were booed off by people have heard the PM-1's that's all.

That does not contradict one another but I won't argue about anything.

You heard the headphone and I did not, that is correct.

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Originally Posted by SpudHarris View Post

Just put my pre-order in for the HA-1. Supplier thinks they should be available same time as balanced cables. Just wish I knew how much it is going to cost me, anyone have any info?

 

Can't talk about the European pricing, but the US pricing will be $1,199.00. Release date still to be determined.

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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

That does not contradict one another but I won't argue about anything.
You heard the headphone and I did not, that is correct.

Fair enough. Why don't you hold out and get the PM-2 if the PM-1 is a stretch, I doubt you would dislike them and you are obviously interested as you are still here...
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Originally Posted by HasturTheYellow View Post

Can't talk about the European pricing, but the US pricing will be $1,199.00. Release date still to be determined.

Thanks, that certainly gives me a loose idea. I am waiting with bated breath...
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