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post #751 of 3442

Thanks Frank. Since there really isn't any DSD content I'm interested in, I guess I'm set with the AK120...SWMBO will be happy about that! 

 

Thanks too for the brief comparison,  it is helpful and I'm looking forward to your full reviews. Also enjoyed your GSX-mk2 review. I'm biased,  but I agree, it's a great product.

 

The Oppos are at the house as I type and I have pre-ordered the 560s, so I'll do a shootout of my own with the HD800s included for good measure. 

 

Now if this six hour flight would just come to an end so I can try out the new gear, I'd be a happy boy. Oh well,  there's always wine... 

post #752 of 3442

Thanks and thats always the best way is to compare all the headphones and your impression I will look forward to reading.  Hopefully I get the P1 review done next week and send it to the publisher. Glad you enjoyed the Mk review. I agree thta the AK240 is very expensive and not sure how it would stack up to the AK120 without DSD files but would be interesting to find out for sure. I know a buddy of mine sokld his AK120 for the AK240 and told me it was much more extended and airy than the AK120 but I have not done a comparison.


Edited by Frank I - 4/16/14 at 5:20pm
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post #754 of 3442
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Bit of an odd one (no comparisons drawn to other headphones) but it's something I guess.

 

So midrange is again "sitting slightly forward with a warm and full natural sound", and treble "nicely controlled". That seems to be the recurring theme with regards to the descriptors of PM1's tonal balance.


Edited by jerg - 4/16/14 at 6:27pm
post #755 of 3442

Thanks, everybody, for ballparking the Oppo® PM-1 for me.  Looks as though I'd better get me an Asus® XONAR® Essence™ One™ or STU™ as a take-with to the July meet at the DoubleTree Airport Hotel, San Francisco, CA, USA, as I haven't read a single review (as of 16 April 2014) involving any orthodynamic headphone through a XONAR® Essence™ product.... :blink:

post #756 of 3442
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Originally Posted by bcschmerker4 View Post
 

Thanks, everybody, for ballparking the Oppo® PM-1 for me.  Looks as though I'd better get me an Asus® XONAR® Essence™ One™ or STU™ as a take-with to the July meet at the DoubleTree Airport Hotel, San Francisco, CA, USA, as I haven't read a single review (as of 16 April 2014) involving any orthodynamic headphone through a XONAR® Essence™ product.... :blink:


I have a Xonar Essence One muses... and my PM-1 will be here on Friday...

post #757 of 3442
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post
 

Jose you need a AK240 to go with it now.:L3000:

I looks very nice but I am not really a portable guy. If I am going to spend $2,500 I would probably spend it in something else in my home systems but I can see if somebody is into music on the go this player seems to be the best.

post #758 of 3442
$2500 for a DAP is crazy. I have received my iBasso DX90 today and honestly I don't know what the AK240 could do better versus the DX90 ?

After reading all the impressions about the PM-1, I'm pretty sure that the DX90 will be a very good match with the Oppo headphones.
post #759 of 3442
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Originally Posted by pfillion View Post

$2500 for a DAP is crazy. I have received my iBasso DX90 today and honestly I don't know what the AK240 could do better versus the DX90 ?

After reading all the impressions about the PM-1, I'm pretty sure that the DX90 will be a very good match with the Oppo headphones.

Does it do DSD? and Native DSD I dont see that on their webpage and does it stream Wifi


Edited by Frank I - 4/17/14 at 4:56am
post #760 of 3442
Ok, I've had mine running in for 24 hours now and I spent approximately 3 hours today listening to them - both critically and casually. I'm bald, with a big head and large ears. Generally speaking, I'm very sensitive to issues of comfort and fit. I have found the Audeze line utterly unwearable - for more reasons than I care to describe. The PM-1 is, in a word, sumptuous. It's absolutely a delight to look at and it vanishes when on my head. The sound? Good.....maybe great. At least very enjoyable. But ironically, all I can think of after 3 hours on my head is how good they make my HD-650s sound and feel. That is NOT what I expected.
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post #762 of 3442
My finger has been hovering over the +buy button for a few days now. It's between the PM-1 or the LCD-XC. I want a high end closed back, but I'm a sucker for Oppo products for their price performance ratio, and the sound seems to be just what I'm looking for (not to mention the comfort). Any impressions/comparisons with these two? My trigger finger is itchy!

Price is not the deciding factor.
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^ common please give this man a reason to buy smily_headphones1.gif
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^ common please give this man a reason to buy smily_headphones1.gif

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post #765 of 3442

I approve of it.  That's your reason why.  There's a lot of cans I don't like, a select few I do like, and I really really like PM-1.

 

AK240 you're paying for the build quality, user interface, large built in memory, true native DSD, balanced output, and Wifi streaming (and eventually online purchasing of music).  iBasso has terrific SQ with their DX100, but it's a nightmare to use.  

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