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I am in cancer treatment, and the velours get warm and sweaty for me, so I have to limit my listening to about an hour at a time.  I would like to have extra velour pads so I can just change them every hour.  That will be necessary for me to keep these after the 30 days!  The ear pads should have been available already!

To be honest, we anticipated releasing replacement pads and cables as maintenance options, so we did not prepare to have these available for sale immediately as we were anticipating months of use before customers would require replacement parts and accessories.

If you need extra velour pads now, rather than later, you can call during our standard business hours (Monday through Friday from 9:00AM to 5:30PM PST) or E-Mail us and we can arrange you replacement velour pads to be sent to you. We have a very small quantity of "emergency" replacement pads which we can make available to you.

THIS... is one of the reasons why I am such a big fan of Oppo Digital. No further explanation needed.
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if price is lower than hifiman he560 in the 600-700 dollars range, I really think the pm-2 will take the market by storm.


Edited by Audiolic - 5/10/14 at 6:57pm
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if price is lower than hifiman he560 in the 600-700 dollars range, I really think the pm-2 will take the market by storm.

Until 400i comes out, that is ;)

 

Then Oppo needs to release PM3.

 

And the cycle continues, until we get a sub-$100 extremely competent planar magnetic headphone that just dominates the market.

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Until 400i comes out, that is ;)

 

Then Oppo needs to release PM3.

 

And the cycle continues, until we get a sub-$100 extremely competent planar magnetic headphone that just dominates the market.

 

400i will surely have the V shaped fr for them to sell the 560i..

 

if pm-2 has same flat FR as pm-1 and same sound and design, they will challenge the 560 in sound but with better design and price..

 

note that the pm-1 are so sensitive... if they can find a way to remove some magnet for some sensivity but keep the sound quality... we could see a 300g headphone ... and this is the future.. anybody who had a pair of koss ESP-950 on his head understand what a light headphone mean.. =)

 

can you believe that the LCD-X is 600g while the ESP950 are 260g =) nearly 3 time the weight this is insane hehe

 

you can change a dac, you can change an amp.. but you cannot make a pair of headphone lighter =)


Edited by Audiolic - 5/10/14 at 7:10pm
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I'm partial to round transducers, Oppo PM-3 should be round.

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From the gist of several of the reviews I have read so far, it sounds like the PM-1 do not have the treble energy/extension--and attendant "airiness"--that I would like.

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I'm partial to round transducers, Oppo PM-3 should be round.

Have round ears?

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Originally Posted by Audiolic View Post
 

 

400i will surely have the V shaped fr for them to sell the 560i..

 

if pm-2 has same flat FR as pm-1 and same sound and design, they will challenge the 560 in sound but with better design and price..

 

note that the pm-1 are so sensitive... if they can find a way to remove some magnet for some sensivity but keep the sound quality... we could see a 300g headphone ... and this is the future.. anybody who had a pair of koss ESP-950 on his head understand what a light headphone mean.. =)

 

can you believe that the LCD-X is 600g while the ESP950 are 260g =) nearly 3 time the weight this is insane hehe

 

you can change a dac, you can change an amp.. but you cannot make a pair of headphone lighter =)

 

The 400i will have a similar signature to the 500. Hifiman has said this several times. 

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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

Until 400i comes out, that is ;)

 

Then Oppo needs to release PM3.

 

And the cycle continues, until we get a sub-$100 extremely competent planar magnetic headphone that just dominates the market.

 

My intuition says that the Oppo portable player will come before any more headphones --- and quite soon. It says that Oppo isn't going to stop until the "personal audio" section of their site has a whole suite of products for desktop and personal listening.

 

I hope my intuition is right :)

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My intuition says that the Oppo portable player will come before any more headphones --- and quite soon. It says that Oppo isn't going to stop until the "personal audio" section of their site has a whole suite of products for desktop and personal listening.

 

I hope my intuition is right :)

That would be very interesting. They have the knowledge and capabilities to do that and the growth potential in the portable player market is enormous. One thing I know if Oppo does release a hi resolution player it will be done right. Everything Oppo release is always a terrific product and well amde.

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Just a quick couple of lines about Oppo and the pm-1 now that I've spend a few weeks with this hp. 

 

I've been no less than enthusiastically impressed with the design and execution of the pm-1. The engineering and design of everything they produce , especially this hp, take a back seat to no one. I could not be more pleased with how this company produces products. At every turn their products appear "smart" and cleverly designed. The end result with the pm-1 is a wonderful hp that is a pleasure to listen to and own. 

 

The shocking wrinkle to this hp is that it's their first. My hat is off the design team on this one. Well done Oppo...congratulations and thank you!!

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anybody who had a pair of koss ESP-950 on his head understand what a light headphone mean.. =)

I'm not sure that a comparison to the ESP950 is apt, though, since Koss's build quality for that model is appalling. I've considered buying a second pair more than once just to have spare parts around.

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Can anyone actually point me in the direction to find some listening impressions in this thread? Read the first 22 pages of pointless rambling to no avail.

Plus can anyone recommend a seller that will ship worldwide?
Edited by noxa - 5/11/14 at 10:04am
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Oppo PM-1 Planar Magnetic headphones review (Part 3) - DigitalAudioReview 

by Srajan Ebaen - 5/12

More discussion from the UK launch presentation thru a Australian distributor with a 48:06 HD .mp4 video of the event that you can watch.

This is a complete video recording of the presentation, not that abbreviated Youtube release found earlier.

 


Edited by HiFiAudio - 5/11/14 at 10:15am
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Thanks for this. Along with a lot of information I hadn't heard before, it contains an indirect confirmation that the PM-2 has the same drivers as the PM-1:
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The forthcoming more affordable PM-2 model will reduce cost by replacing the lambskin parts with synthetic leather; certain difficult-to-manufacture aluminum parts with plastic; the OCC cable with OFC; and eliminate the wooden presentation box and velour pads.
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