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post #706 of 3056
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Originally Posted by Audiolic View Post
 

 

What about the soundstage, pin point 3D imaging compare to hd800/lcd3 and resolution/detail retrieval compared to stats..

 

I can't comment on them for comparison, sorry.

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I may have jumped the gun - ordered these from the states thinking it would be a while before they're available locally.

opposhop.com.au seem to have them now for A$1699 with free Aus shipping!

post #708 of 3056
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Originally Posted by jghead View Post
 

Fedex shipment notification received!!

+1!! :D

post #709 of 3056
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Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post


This is why I DONT believe the previous graph(!) showing such a drop,
It is TOTAL BALONEY (!),
because what I heard had complete clarity, sounding superior to the AlphaDogs and on par at LCD detail level.
 

What about air?

post #710 of 3056
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Originally Posted by keanex View Post
 

 

I'm 26.

 

My quick impressions of the PM-1 have been that the bass feels weighty, controlled, and well-extended. The texture and detail is fantastic on the PM-1 for the bass. The mids are slightly forward with a warm and full natural sound. Listening to Portishead's Glory Box the vocals are incredibly satisfying. Hell, the entire song is perfect for the genre. Highs are nicely controlled in my brief listenings to horns and such. I fired up Steely Dan's Aja album for my first listen and I found nothing glaringly out of balance, even with the bassier velour pads.

 

The background is what really impresses me. Many people called the T50RP background black and I didn't understand what that meant. The PM-1 has the same clean, black background. Instruments feel suspended in the air rather than grounded to one position. Each expanding without running into the next. Good width, though the soundstage seems more on par with the Ad2000 than the Ad900 in width. Depth wise the feeling is that the instruments linger off into the background slowly fading away, when appropriate. I wouldn't call these slow headphones, they simply highlight the lingering decay of a concert.

 

Edit: LCD Soundsystem's Time to Get Away is on now. Boy those drums sound like they're in the room with me on the intro. Incredibly crisp, clean and natural. The PM-1 carry the energy nicely with a very clean and separated sound. It's not as engaging as the Ad2000, to my memory, but I don't think any headphone ever will be to me.

 

Further more listening I think these will excel as EDM cans. This is based on the last two songs sounding excellent on them: Radiohead - Little by Little [Caribou RMX], and Daft Punk - Voyager.


Thanks for the details.

 

What about air?

post #711 of 3056

I'm getting an option to acquire a Bottlehead Crack at a favorable price, but now I'm wondering if it will be any good for the PM-1 or the HE-560. They both seem to be very low-ohm and sensitive, and the BHC seems to be designed for high-gain cans...

 

Any thoughts or impressions?

post #712 of 3056
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Originally Posted by dduck View Post
 

I'm getting an option to acquire a Bottlehead Crack at a favorable price, but now I'm wondering if it will be any good for the PM-1 or the HE-560. They both seem to be very low-ohm and sensitive, and the BHC seems to be designed for high-gain cans...

 

Any thoughts or impressions?

I believe the crack was confirmed not to be a good match for low impedance, lower sensitivity planars.

PM-1 maybe, HE-560 definitely not.

post #713 of 3056
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post
 

I believe the crack was confirmed not to be a good match for low impedance, lower sensitivity planars.

PM-1 maybe, HE-560 definitely not.

 

Thanks!

post #714 of 3056
Many thanks for the kind words SpudHarris, we do like to look after our customers so glad to see our efforts are appreciated.

The headphones are due with us after Easter so should be with you by Friday next week
Edited by RichardSantiago - 4/15/14 at 3:13am
post #715 of 3056
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Originally Posted by dduck View Post

I'm getting an option to acquire a Bottlehead Crack at a favorable price, but now I'm wondering if it will be any good for the PM-1 or the HE-560. They both seem to be very low-ohm and sensitive, and the BHC seems to be designed for high-gain cans...

 

Any thoughts or impressions?

Crack was designed for high impedance headphones but SEX works with any headphones, i thought otherwise but was corrected by designer Doc B. himself
post #716 of 3056

"On FedEx truck for delivery"   Muhahahahahahahaha  :bigsmile_face: 

post #717 of 3056
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Originally Posted by Raptor34 View Post

"On FedEx truck for delivery"   Muhahahahahahahaha  bigsmile_face.gif  

DOA ^_^
post #718 of 3056

Trying to resist...;)

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I've moved some (though not all) discussion of measurements to the original thread: 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/685704/oppo-pm-1-a-new-planar-magnetic-headphone

 

Please keep this thread to impressions and questions for people who have a pair in their possession.

post #720 of 3056
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Originally Posted by audionuta View Post

I may have jumped the gun - ordered these from the states thinking it would be a while before they're available locally.
opposhop.com.au seem to have them now for A$1699 with free Aus shipping!
Wow I thought it would be same price everywhere since it is direct from oppo?


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Originally Posted by Raptor34 View Post

"On FedEx truck for delivery"   Muhahahahahahahaha  bigsmile_face.gif
Oh yeah?.. That's nice wink.gif





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12 hrs away! Ha

Edit:
I have an hd800 to compare soundstage and "air"
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Edited by Maxx134 - 4/16/14 at 5:13am
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