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post #76 of 3070
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lol@waiting six months to see what Oppo comes up with, and then when people get the headphone nobody wants to say anything about it....:rolleyes:

Consider this an opportunity snag one and and have the say yourself. I'm not sure that your wallet would agree. :D

post #77 of 3070
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Well here is another manufacturer that had to go with proprietary connectors on the cable cup entry input.  2.5 mm mono plugs with a recessed fit.  Anyone wanting to DIY a cable to fit has got another headache.  No modding allowed?  Oppo must be afraid that no other cables will work with their little gem.....stock all the way.  I don't think they will make the connectors available, such as Alpha Dog, Audeze, Hifiman, Sennheiser......dare to be different yet again!  Hopefully some cable manufacturer with figure it out.  But it is enough to steer me clear of the PM-1/2 at least initially.


What's proprietary about 2.5mm Mono connectors? :rolleyes:

 

Can you give me a link to where I can purchase these?  Notice the recessed fit as I noted above!  Oppo did call them proprietary on their website!

post #78 of 3070

the unboxing was promising.

construction wise this looks way better than what hifiman and audeze

are offering.

post #79 of 3070
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post
 

lol@waiting six months to see what Oppo comes up with, and then when people get the headphone nobody wants to say anything about it....:rolleyes:

 

Considering how the Beta Test units are different from the final retail product:

 

Originally Posted by aamefford View Post
 

The final release headphones are improved (different) than the last round of beta units that some of us have experience with.

 

it seems like the prudent course of action is to hold off on making grand statements which may or may not be applicable to the headphones which everyone will eventually be able to purchase.

post #80 of 3070
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Can you give me a link to where I can purchase these?  Notice the recessed fit as I noted above!  Oppo did call them proprietary on their website!

"The headphone cable is detachable and uses non-proprietary, 2.5 mm mono mini jacks to connect to the earcups, making it easy to switch between the longer, 6.35 mm terminated cable for home use, and a shorter, 3.5 mm terminated cable for portable use."

 

https://oppodigital.com/headphones-pm-1/

post #81 of 3070
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Can you give me a link to where I can purchase these?  Notice the recessed fit as I noted above!  Oppo did call them proprietary on their website!

"The headphone cable is detachable and uses non-proprietary, 2.5 mm mono mini jacks to connect to the earcups, making it easy to switch between the longer, 6.35 mm terminated cable for home use, and a shorter, 3.5 mm terminated cable for portable use."

 

 

Read again, please.

post #82 of 3070

Looks like CNN Junkie beat me to my post.

post #83 of 3070
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Can you give me a link to where I can purchase these?  Notice the recessed fit as I noted above!  Oppo did call them proprietary on their website!


Also, I'm sure you can bulk buy these connectors if you are a manufacturer. A search on alibaba yielded a couple examples, though not sure how good they are.

post #84 of 3070
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Looks like CNN Junkie beat me to my post.


I am lurker no more :)

post #85 of 3070
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the unboxing was promising.

construction wise this looks way better than what hifiman and audeze

are offering.

 

Being better than hifiman and audeze construction wise is like being the best hockey team in Peru. 

 

Faint praise. 

post #86 of 3070
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Fair enough.
I am particularly interested in air [treble/midrange] quantity, PRaT and soundstage width/depth but I am staying tuned for anything popcorn.gif

Well, I am a denizen of the much despised Sound Science forum, so from me you're going to get frequency response, distortion level, dynamics, fit and build quality. You'll have to get the subjective impressions from other folks.
post #87 of 3070
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Being better than hifiman and audeze construction wise is like being the best hockey team in Peru. 

 

Faint praise. 


Audeze uses high quality materials and has an excellent build quality. The weight is another matter.

post #88 of 3070
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Can you give me a link to where I can purchase these?  Notice the recessed fit as I noted above!  Oppo did call them proprietary on their website!


Also, I'm sure you can bulk buy these connectors if you are a manufacturer. A search on alibaba yielded a couple examples, though not sure how good they are.

 

Link, or picture please, don't you see the recessed area in the cup?  Standard 2.5 mm plugs are flat on the end, the Oppo plug shows a stepped notch!  Have you tried using a standard 2.5 mm plug on a Sennheiser HD700, doesn't work their either.

 

Like I said look closely at the video that Mike posted, it will show you the recessed area in the cup, and the notch on the plug!

 

Give me a picture or a link, I have lots of cables I'd like to try on the PM-1, if I had that plug in my hands!

post #89 of 3070
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Link, or picture please, don't you see the recessed area in the cup?  Standard 2.5 mm plugs are flat on the end, the Oppo plug shows a stepped notch!  Have you tried using a standard 2.5 mm plug on a Sennheiser HD700, doesn't work their either.

 

Like I said look closely at the video that Mike posted, it will show you the recessed area in the cup, and the notch on the plug!

 

Give me a picture or a link, I have lots of cables I'd like to try on the PM-1, if I had that plug in my hands!


I'm simply saying that if aftermarket companies wanted to make a cable, they could. I don't see any reason a company couldn't copy the shape of that, and since 2.5mm mono connectors are nothing special, make aftermarket cables.

 

Now what you own now may not work, but that's not to say it can't happen for non OEM cables.

 

Why recess the male connector? Only Oppo can comment on that. My guess would be to protect the male connector, since if it terminated flat there, without the notch, it would be easy to bend the little 2.5mm male part.

 

But that's just a guess.

post #90 of 3070
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Considering how the Beta Test units are different from the final retail product:

 

 

it seems like the prudent course of action is to hold off on making grand statements which may or may not be applicable to the headphones which everyone will eventually be able to purchase.

 

I think in the hifiguy video he said he's got the production version (?)

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