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Originally Posted by lukeap69 View Post

Mojo highlights the details especially the highs - you won't miss them. My secondary listening rig is Mojo>Lyr 2>PM-2. If PM-1 sounds like PM-2 as may say, then this is a good combo. I haven't heard PM-2 this good.


Thanks for the feedback. Currently, I'm using the CEntrance Skyn and I'm really enjoying the sound. 

 

So will go and do a proper A-B test with the Mojo to see if it's worth the premium price that they're charging for the Mojo at this part of the world!

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Originally Posted by Martijn W View Post

I just received AKG K712, which most people don't find fatiguing, but something in the mids or highs does cause fatigue to me. frown.gif

The Sennheiser HD650's for example does not fatigue me at all (also not on louder volumes).

Can the Oppo PM-1 be considered more detailed as the HD650 while being just as non-fatiguing?

I consider the PM-1 more detailed than the HD650, I have both.Worth $500+ extra to get that detail? Not sure
post #3378 of 3389

ok thnx!

 

Could you maybe share your findings about further similarities/differences between the two?

 

And, do you consider them equally (non-)fatiguing?

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Just thought I'd drop by with some impressions on the PM-1, from the loaner program:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/oppo-pm-1/reviews/15857

 

TL;DR: I really liked these headphones, though I think they may be just a little bit expensive for the level of sound quality on offer. I'd probably go with the PM-2 if I wanted to buy a pair, which I might do in the future.

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Originally Posted by Sophonax View Post
 

Just thought I'd drop by with some impressions on the PM-1, from the loaner program:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/oppo-pm-1/reviews/15857

 

TL;DR: I really liked these headphones, though I think they may be just a little bit expensive for the level of sound quality on offer. I'd probably go with the PM-2 if I wanted to buy a pair, which I might do in the future.

 

Great review! I really enjoy the Oppo PM-1 and PM-2 (not so the PM-3 :-))

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Originally Posted by crazydeep View Post
 

 

Great review! I really enjoy the Oppo PM-1 and PM-2 (not so the PM-3 :-))

i have the oppo pm1 can tell me what u find different in oppo pm3 although i heard it beofre but totally forgot how it sounded as it was a rush audition, i wanted to get the oppo pm3 for the outdoors

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Originally Posted by hykhleif View Post
 

i have the oppo pm1 can tell me what u find different in oppo pm3 although i heard it beofre but totally forgot how it sounded as it was a rush audition, i wanted to get the oppo pm3 for the outdoors


In my opinion, the PM-3 sound is very clean, but it has virtually no bass compared to the PM1 and PM2. That was a deal breaker for me as I really do enjoy good bass performance. The PM1 and PM2 produces fabulous bass, though not as amazing as say the LCD-3's.

 

For outdoors, I use the Beyerdynamic T51i which is incredible for the price. 

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Originally Posted by Martijn W View Post
 

ok thnx!

 

Could you maybe share your findings about further similarities/differences between the two?

 

And, do you consider them equally (non-)fatiguing?

I would also like to know this, because I want to upgrade my HD650s, as amazing as they are. I just want a touch more detail and bass extension. I would go with the Audeze LCD-2, but people have said they are very similar to the PM-1 and PM-2, and the PM-2 is $300 less. 

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I just got these and I love the velour pads but the soundstage is nothing compared to the alternative leather pads. Such a pity because the velour is so comfortable and looks fabulous
post #3385 of 3389
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Originally Posted by tonyl59 View Post

A couple of weeks now with the PM-1s, and I have to say that I'm really enjoying them. I've just picked up the third (alternative?) set of pads and for me there really is no contest as to which of the three sounds best: the velour pads.

Being used to Fostex TH900s, I'll confess that I found the sound rather subdued initially. Now, whether it's burn in, acclimatisation, velour pads etc, who knows but I certainly have no regrets whatsoever in purchasing these headphones. They are oh-so-smooth and very balanced. Voices sound incredibly real. Bass is all there and provides a satisfying body to music without ever sounding strained or overblown. The mids are very smooth and lifelike. I was worried at first that all I'd read about the rolled-off top-end would be a showstopper for me but I find now with the velour pads that it's really sweet, all there and totally lacking in sibilance.

Overall then, a very balanced and natural sound, full of emotion, involvement, dynamics and detail, and super comfy to boot! I also really like the denim carry case. That's really practical for my uses.

Really happy with these 'phones and may now have to consider parting with the TH900s (have to think about that one). Unlike others I actually find the shorter cable is the perfect length; I can wander round the house with my AK120 tucked into my pocket without excess cable to get caught in drawers, on door handles etc. Then the OCC cable with the Hugo when more stationary. Interestingly I find the sound signature to be very similar to the UM Miracle. This is no bad thing for me, because I've always enjoyed these earphones(and still do).

Sat at my desk now listening and enjoying (this job's not so bad after all ;-). Thanks, OPPO, this may well be my ideal headphone!

Do you find that the velour's soundstage is terribly small compared to the alternative leather?

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Alternative pads have more airy feeling thus making soundstage feel bigger, but at the same time the mids seems sucked out abit, make overall sound a bit more v shapre compare to original leather pads.

 

Personally, I like PM-1 for their midcentric nature, lifelike and sweet vocal, so I don't like alternative pads sound at al, but I understand if other people will like it.

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Does anyone have a spare stock PM-1 cable that they would like to sell? I live in Denmark and Oppo only ships the cables to the US / Canada / Mexico. Thanks.
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Anyone looking for an adapter to use the boompro mic with their Oppos? I am selling mine that I bought from PETEREK a little while back.

 

 

It also works with more traditional single ended 3.5mm cables. Thought I'd let Oppo owners in here know since the cable section in the classifieds often gets overlooked. PM me if interested

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Hi everyone. I'M really indecisive between PM-1 and Ether C. Would anyone be so kind to

give a comparison? is the soundstage of PM-1 REALLY that lacking? please if anyone have

heard or owns both give me some insight. Thanks

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