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post #2626 of 3442
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Originally Posted by Zagfan View Post
 

Has anyone besides Frank heard  the PM-1 with a AK 240?  Also how would compare the  PM-1 and far as leakage goes?

 

Unless you listen fairly loudly...these really don't leak much sound.

 

When I have them at my normal listening volume, I can't really hear them from more than a few feet away.... nothing like the leakage coming out of the HE-560.

post #2627 of 3442
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Originally Posted by Q Mass View Post
 

Thanks to all the owners who have posted impressions.

 

A question to those owners who have tried the PM1 with affordable amps:

What amps ( home ) should I consider getting to maximise the bass experience with the PM2 that I'm planning to get?

 

I'm a borderline bass-head, but quality of bass is as important to me as quantity.

 

I currently own a Vincent HKV-111 and a modified Grant Fidelity Tubedac-11, I don't suppose anyone has listened to the PM-1 through either of these?

I am also considering getting a O2, what's the general consensus regarding this combo?

 

Thanks to any who offer advice or opinion.

 

Personally, I'd suggest also looking onto something like the 400i if you can't get the PM1...  Unless they find a way to get the bass to resonant and have a body like the PM1 in the PM2, I can't really call it a bass-head phone.  It rolls which is the main issue. 

post #2628 of 3442
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Originally Posted by Q Mass View Post
 

Thanks to all the owners who have posted impressions.

 

A question to those owners who have tried the PM1 with affordable amps:

What amps ( home ) should I consider getting to maximise the bass experience with the PM2 that I'm planning to get?

 

I'm a borderline bass-head, but quality of bass is as important to me as quantity.

 

I currently own a Vincent HKV-111 and a modified Grant Fidelity Tubedac-11, I don't suppose anyone has listened to the PM-1 through either of these?

I am also considering getting a O2, what's the general consensus regarding this combo?

 

Thanks to any who offer advice or opinion.

Are you sure you are looking at the right headphone?  PM-1 and -2 by association do have nice bass extension, but this is not the noted strong suit of these headphones.

post #2629 of 3442

Pretty certain ( from others description of the sound obv' )

I really like the midrange that ortho's provide.

I'm not ONLY a borderline basshead, but I'd like to know what owners think is a good solution to maximise the bass experience with these.

 

I've not been keen on proper 'bass heavy' 'phones and speaker systems that i've heard, they sacrifice too much elsewhere.

 

The other thing that attracts me is the return policy, if it turns out I don't like them, no problem!

post #2630 of 3442
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Originally Posted by aamefford View Post
 

Are you sure you are looking at the right headphone?  PM-1 and -2 by association do have nice bass extension, but this is not the noted strong suit of these headphones.

 

I'd say the PM-1 has great bass extension, but the PM-2 that I demoed didn't...  The PM-1 definitely can satisfy bassheads, but there are bassier options out there. 

 

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Originally Posted by Q Mass View Post
 

Pretty certain ( from others description of the sound obv' )

I really like the midrange that ortho's provide.

I'm not ONLY a borderline basshead, but I'd like to know what owners think is a good solution to maximise the bass experience with these.

 

I've not been keen on proper 'bass heavy' 'phones and speaker systems that i've heard, they sacrifice too much elsewhere.

 

The other thing that attracts me is the return policy, if it turns out I don't like them, no problem!

 

The PM-2 has a very energetic and sweet midrange.  One of my favorite parts of it, but the midrange is a little colder in nature. 


Edited by tinyman392 - 6/25/14 at 3:35pm
post #2631 of 3442

Recent find

 

OPPO PM-1 Review (with comparisons to LCD-2, HD600, and HE-560) - TheHeadphoneList - ljokerl - 6/20

post #2632 of 3442

It's really that different to the PM-1?

I was under the impression that Oppo has said that the PM-2 is essentially the same 'phone with a different covering on the pads+other minor differences?

post #2633 of 3442
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Originally Posted by Q Mass View Post
 

It's really that different to the PM-1?

I was under the impression that Oppo has said that the PM-2 is essentially the same 'phone with a different covering on the pads+other minor differences?

You can revisit this recent post.  Discussion of the PM-2 differences is still premature a bit.

post #2634 of 3442
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Originally Posted by HiFiAudio View Post
 

You can revisit this recent postDiscussion of the PM-2 differences is still premature a bit.

Fair enough.

 

My original question was to PM-1 owners anyway.

 

Anyone have any recommendations re' 'budget' amps which support the PM-1 well (especially in the bass region)?

 

If anyone's tried them with:

 

Vincent HKV-111

Grant Fidelity Tubedac-11

O2

 

I'd love to hear from you :o2smile:

post #2635 of 3442
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Originally Posted by Q Mass View Post
 

It's really that different to the PM-1?

I was under the impression that Oppo has said that the PM-2 is essentially the same 'phone with a different covering on the pads+other minor differences?

 

I made a statement about this in my post other post after the Chicago meet...  They are indeed different.  The PM-2 isn't finalized though, but from what I heard at the Chicago meet, it was sweeter than the PM-1 and rolled off more (rolled off the most of the 4 new planars there) in the bass...  Treble didn't extend as far either, but was louder in comparison to the PM-1 (had more treble energy and edgyness). 

 

Edit: my other post was here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/712932/oppo-pm-1-planar-magnetic-headphone-impressions-thread/2580#post_10652857

 

For the basshead, I'd suggest the PM-1, or something like the HiFiMan HE-400i or HE-500.  From what I've read, Audeze seems to be good with bass too :p 


Edited by tinyman392 - 6/25/14 at 6:49pm
post #2636 of 3442
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Originally Posted by Q Mass View Post
 

Fair enough.

 

My original question was to PM-1 owners anyway.

 

Anyone have any recommendations re' 'budget' amps which support the PM-1 well (especially in the bass region)?

 

If anyone's tried them with:

 

Vincent HKV-111

Grant Fidelity Tubedac-11

O2

 

I'd love to hear from you :o2smile:


I am currently listening to mine through a Asus Xonar Essence one Muses edition - and I am very happy with the bass quantity/impact. If it isn't quite enough for you, you could always EQ in a bit more bass. I have adjusted mine for some songs, and they take it well.

post #2637 of 3442
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Originally Posted by Q Mass View Post

Fair enough.

My original question was to PM-1 owners anyway.

Anyone have any recommendations re' 'budget' amps which support the PM-1 well (especially in the bass region)?

If anyone's tried them with:

Vincent HKV-111
Grant Fidelity Tubedac-11
O2

I'd love to hear from you o2smile.gif

I haven't heard the PM-1, or the Vincent HKV-111, or the Grant Fidelity Tubedac-11, but are you sure you are considering the O2?

The signature for the O2 is transparency and I don't think it will add much in the bass department for you.
post #2638 of 3442

The images I previously saw from the UK PM-1 introduction video, were found recently on OppoDigital.jp web site.

 

 

This is a simultaneous 10 tone FFT test to illustrate the low distortion levels from a PM-1.

 

 

PM-1 Frequency Response (blue)

other plots were competitors frequency responses

 

 

PM-1 frequency response for both left/right, notice how close the left and right ear track each other (blue)

other plots were competitors tracking responses


Edited by HiFiAudio - 6/25/14 at 9:40pm
post #2639 of 3442
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Originally Posted by x RELIC x View Post

I haven't heard the PM-1, or the Vincent HKV-111, or the Grant Fidelity Tubedac-11, but are you sure you are considering the O2?

The signature for the O2 is transparency and I don't think it will add much in the bass department for you.

Yeah, that's what I kinda suspect too, I'm kinda hoping someone can suggest another affordable 'punches above it's weight' amp which can offer good bass performance.

I'm not discounting neutral amps like the O2 though, as I only want a slight bass lift, and might be happy to EQ what I'm after.

I really hope the PM2 doesn't turn out to be bass light, we'll see.
post #2640 of 3442
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Originally Posted by Q Mass View Post

Yeah, that's what I kinda suspect too, I'm kinda hoping someone can suggest another affordable 'punches above it's weight' amp which can offer good bass performance.

I'm not discounting neutral amps like the O2 though, as I only want a slight bass lift, and might be happy to EQ what I'm after.

I really hope the PM2 doesn't turn out to be bass light, we'll see.

I see.

Does anyone have any thoughts of the Fiio e12 paired with the PM-1? I like the bass boost on this little portable superstar (for the price) and curious if anyone has tried this combo. I'm thinking it may be a great portable setup (with the X5 DAP as well).
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