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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post
 

Just put my thoughts up: http://www.head-fi.org/products/oppo-pm-1/reviews/12525

 

I'm glad you reviewed the PM-1's.  Good read.

 

Mike

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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post
 

Just put my thoughts up: http://www.head-fi.org/products/oppo-pm-1/reviews/12525

Nice write up!

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I've been giving my PM-1 considerable head-time recently because 2 things stand out to me: great vocals, very meaty with lots of texture, and deep, pretty detailed non-spongy bass without overhang.

Although I sold them a while back, the PM-1 seems similar to the AT W3000-ANV, with equally fine (and similar sonically) vocals.

I sold the W3000ANV because I did not like the strange fit of them on my head, like they were always about to fall off. I did like the sound though, but, from memory, I like the PM-1 sound more overall.

The W3000 did have a little more extension in the upper highs as I recall, though.

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Just got my alternative leather pad today. Not sure whether I like the change or not.Slight leaner tonality, feel better extension (both ways), and more spacious soundstage. Tonality wise I like the original pad more, but I really like the soundstage in alternate pad.

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I like the additional high frequency energy of the alternative pads.  They have become my "go-to" pads for the PM-1.

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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
 

I like the additional high frequency energy of the alternative pads.  They have become my "go-to" pads for the PM-1.

Me too.

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I felt the alternative pads gave just a bit more upper end and a more balanced sound. Technically the velours felt even better balanced to my ears, but contrarily felt more etched yet cleaner at the same time.

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So now I decide to stick to the original leather pads, they just sound meatier and closer to realism from my perspective. But I can see myself changing the pads in the future just for fun and enjoy the different sound character

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Can someone please let me know if the HD700 connectors work with the PM-1/PM-2s.

 

I know the Oppo's have a groove in the connecter that helps them "lock" into the the headphone, but the HD700 connectors don't have this groove.  Does this cause them to unplug easily?

 

 

Thanks

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In my experience unplugging has not been an issue. However getting the plug all the way in was. I recently bought a Forza cable with HD700 connectors for my PM-2's. I ended up needing to "modify" my cans to get the cable to fit. I haven't had any problems since.
Edited by Jorge Luna - Yesterday at 3:20 pm
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http://www.norneaudio.com/litzheim/Eidolic-headphone-connector-diy-oppo-pm-1-oppo-pm-2-sennheiser-h700-2-5-mono-audio-hi-fi
You can see the connector here and they are supposed to be the same
My connectors from Norne work fine
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Thanks for the responses.  

 

I wanted to purchase a balanced Black dragon cable but moon-audio only makes blue and sliver dragons for the Oppos since they already have a bit of rolled off treble.  No plans to make black dragons either.

 

My ears are extremely sensitive to highs so I did want the black dragon even if it meant sacrificing more air/treble.   They make Black dragon for HD700.  I talked to Drew but he didn't have any Oppo's to test if the BD for HD700 will fit the Oppos

 

Jorge Luna, may I ask what sort of modification you did.  Any pics you can share.  Thanks.  

 

Looks like I might just settle for the Blue Dragon or buy the black dragon for HD700 and pay the restocking fee if it doesn't fit. 


Edited by onlychild - Today at 7:31 am
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Originally Posted by onlychild View Post

Thanks for the responses.  

I wanted to purchase a balanced Black dragon cable but moon-audio only makes blue and sliver dragons for the Oppos since they already have a bit of rolled off treble.  No plans to make black dragons either.

My ears are extremely sensitive to highs so I did want the black dragon even if it meant sacrificing more air/treble.   They make Black dragon for HD700.  I talked to Drew but he didn't have any Oppo's to test if the BD for HD700 will fit the Oppos

Jorge Luna, may I ask what sort of modification you did.  Any pics you can share.  Thanks.  

Looks like I might just settle for the Blue Dragon or buy the black dragon for HD700 and pay the restocking fee if it doesn't fit. 
I just order the silver dragon V3 for the pm-1,through Moon Audio,for my Astell & Kern AK100II, ,I let you know my impression once I get it.
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I would go for the Silver Dragon, too.

Am curious to hear your reports on the Oppo's performance with the silver conductors.

IMHO, a good silver cable--done right--is about as good as it gets.

:wink:

Am debating whether to get a cable upgrade for the K812 or the PM-1 . . .  

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