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post #1936 of 3442
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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post


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:

They did not mention if the drivers will be matched as closely as with the PM-1, though.

According to them, careful matching plays an important role in coherence and imaging. I could see an effective cost-saving measure by being less strict in the matching of the PM-2.

post #1937 of 3442
This is really useful information and definitely worth knowing, BUT I sincerely hope that European audiophiles boycott this headphone until OPPO stop ripping us off. There is no way that we should pay the dollar/euro price parity that OPPO have implemented, as the USA price is $1,099 which equates to £652 GBP, yet we are expected to pay £1,099 GBP or $1,851 USD, which is utterly nonsensical.

OPPO this is utterly scandalous and blatant profiteering! Please readjust your European pricing to a fairer level.

Thank you,
Andy.

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Originally Posted by HiFiAudio View Post

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 smial1966 - 5/11/14 at 1:16pm
post #1938 of 3442

Complaining here is not going to change anything about pricing, contact your regional distributor.   Here are the links for Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, UK,  France, Germany, Poland, Spain.

post #1939 of 3442
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Originally Posted by smial1966 View Post

I feel your pain. Spread the word and boycott the PM-1 until OPPO introduce fairer worldwide pricing.

Just ordered PM-1. I think $1099 is introductory price. Comparing the competition pricing in US, PM-1 package is at great discount! "BUYAA"

post #1940 of 3442
Thanks for this, such a nice read. I really like that they care so much about comfort (mostly weight thats is bothersome for me) and QC.
Edited by .Sup - 5/11/14 at 2:28pm
post #1941 of 3442
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Thanks for this, such a nice read. I really like that they care so much about comfort (mostly weight thats is bothersome for me) and QC.

Welcome, I like that I can stream or download the 1.4 GB .MP4 video of the UK launch finally.  That short YouTube video left out a lot of the technical specifics.  Take a look at the frequency plots at about 18:15 as Igor shows them, some really useful discussion. :smile: 

post #1942 of 3442
Has it been discussed before; what kind of connectors are used where the headphone cable enters the headphone? Is the cable easy to detach? Is the cable heavy and stiff?
post #1943 of 3442

It is a 2.5mm connection, so it is very easy to remove and connect.

 

The cable is flat and netted, so it won't get tangled, bent or easily destroyed. Personally I do not find the cable to feel heavy, but I will let someone else comment on its perceived weight.

post #1944 of 3442
We do allow for any customer to order direct from us. Although our website shopping system is restricting sales for North America, we allow for any customer to order direct using our Offline Order Form. The main reason we do not sell internationally direct on our website is that, traditionally, the warranty of our products did not extend outside of North America. The order restriction was not done to milk international customers, as you have so proclaimed.


With that said, all new product have an explicit international sale moratorium on them. This is primarily done to ensure that any initial manufacturing problems (if they exist) are identified and isolated to units which can easily be replaced at our expense. Once we feel comfortable with the customer and manufacturing feedback, we will be able to allow for selling the PM-1 and HA-1 to international customers, just like we do with our Blu-ray players.

post #1945 of 3442
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Originally Posted by HasturTheYellow View Post
 

It is a 2.5mm connection, so it is very easy to remove and connect.

 

The cable is flat and netted, so it won't get tangled, bent or easily destroyed. Personally I do not find the cable to feel heavy, but I will let someone else comment on its perceived weight.

I don't find the cable stiff or heavy and the netting provides a second level of protection.  I wish the stock cable with my HiFiman HE-6's was protected in such a fashion.

post #1946 of 3442

^+1

 

I'll read about it if/when it becomes available for direct order via the US site and if interested I'll import one myself. Or pick one up whenever I'm in the US.  No way I'm  going to pay the full EUR price on this.  Sure, this is an impressions thread but price/value is an important consideration when deciding which cans to purchase.

post #1947 of 3442

I want to make one point about the alleged lack of extreme high frequencies.  Watch the video of the UK introduction, and the designer's talk about the work on the planar driver.  There is an explanation about the PM-1's low levels of IM distortion, and how high levels of IM distortion can lead to a perception of a heightened response at high frequencies.  That perceived "air" and extension can lead to listener fatigue.  Virtually all the posts from long-term beta testers and those who have recently bought the headphones agree about how they can wear the PM-1 for a long time without fatigue or discomfort.  

 

Worth thinking about.  It matches what I've experienced with some headphones and speakers.

 

Regardless, there's something quite magical about listening to music on the PM-1.  And the build quality and materials are unparalleled; worth every penny.  


Edited by JML - 5/11/14 at 7:10pm
post #1948 of 3442
^nice!
I'm gonna watch the longer one just recently posted tonight.
Should be neat to see the presentation in it's entirety.
http://s3.amazonaws.com/LondonEvent/Oppo%20con%20%28%20Modify%20%29.mp4
post #1949 of 3442
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^nice!
I'm gonna watch the longer one just recently posted tonight.
Should be neat to see the presentation in it's entirety.
http://s3.amazonaws.com/LondonEvent/Oppo%20con%20%28%20Modify%20%29.mp4

Glad you are finally catching up to what I posted earlier:tongue: 

post #1950 of 3442
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Originally Posted by Smarty-pants View Post

^nice!

I'm gonna watch the longer one just recently posted tonight.

Should be neat to see the presentation in it's entirety.
http://s3.amazonaws.com/LondonEvent/Oppo%20con%20%28%20Modify%20%29.mp4
Glad you are finally catching up to what I posted earliertongue.gif  

I did say "just recently posted".
I would have quoted you, but didn't feel like tracking down the post. wink_face.gif
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