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post #796 of 3446
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People loving the PM-1 is great. I mean people love Audeze too and this little guy seems to give them a good run for their money. Also, it is good that Oppo managed to do very well on their first try!

Then there are us folks who are looking more at a pure neutral rather than warmish neutral. Different ears, different taste.

There are few headphones who do that right and admittedly you can't avoid a teeny bit of fatigue most of the time. But these headphones that manage to go there, from one extreme in the low range to the other extreme in the high range, while still sounding very clear are a treat to behold for my ears.

 

Again, all subjective and all down to the taste. I'd certainly love to see Oppo compared to something other than Audeze, something more neutral or bright and see how they fare. :popcorn: 


Like the Alpha Dogs!

post #797 of 3446
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Like the Alpha Dogs!

I have not heard them but yes, people say they do.
Those would probably be my closed can pick smily_headphones1.gif
post #798 of 3446
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Does it do DSD? and Native DSD I dont see that on their webpage and does it stream Wifi

 

Thanks, I don't really need DSD and Wifi stream.

 

I'd be curious to compare both DAPs with the PM-1 in the future.

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... it is a contradictory thinking to realize its has resolution in range of an hd800 while still being forgiving to music..
Maybe this is a trait the audeze have?

Anyway I just get the impression that my hd800 are clear, detailed and unforgiving...
A visual would be as ice.

While these are clear, detailed, and involving.
A visual would be as honey..
Yet not as thick! Lol
smily_headphones1.gif

 

It's really nice to read someone else using entirely different words to say what I have said - reassuring to know I'm not alone in my thinking.

 

:D

 

Mike

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The PM-1 arrived today....just in time for Easter weekend. Thank you Oppo and Canada Post.

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The PM-1 arrived today....just in time for Easter weekend. Thank you Oppo and Canada Post.

Now we need to know if it's true that they are great ? wink.gif
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The PM-1 arrived today....just in time for Easter weekend. Thank you Oppo and Canada Post.

 

 

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Now we need to know if it's true that they are great ? wink.gif


 Me too. :beerchug: 

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I'm about to pull the trigger wink.gif
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post #805 of 3446
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Originally Posted by pfillion View Post

Now we need to know if it's true that they are great ? wink.gif

 

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 Me too. :beerchug:

 

I need more time with them.....but I think they are going to be great. They look, feel and sound wowie.

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If you really want to hear the bass on the P1 use a DSD recording of Modern Cool(Patricia Barber) and listen to the Companion track. I am mesmerized with the bass and the sound coming form the vocals coming form the P1 and really sizzling with the AK240

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I'm using a Schiit Lyr and Uber Bifrost with them  for two days now and I can say truthfully that, even out of the box they are exceptional headphones.   Yesterday I had them on for almost eight hours without ANY fatigue!   The Lyr and BF combo with the PM-1's are a formidable trio.   Smooth, non taxing high frequencies sing without any harshness.  Massed strings from the symphony  are pure and absolutely accurate.   (DSD recording of Mahler 7th Symphony)    Cassandra Wilsons "Another Country"  album   (96/24) was  holographic.  Terrific!   The PM's took on the Lyr's power stoically and with finesse, never loosing it's cool once.   Superb!   I have a xlr cable for the PM-1 coming on loan so I can use my Mjolnir  again as that is my main rig.  If anyone is interested I will report on that combination as well.   

Hope this is has been helpful.


Thanks to all of you who reported you weren't hearing any amp noise on your PM1's. However, I find it strange that no one is hearing any noise with the high efficiency of the phone. I used to have a Lyr and I heard some background noise and hum with any tubes I tried and low impedance phones like Grado, which aren't as efficient as the Oppo claims to be. And I have read several reports on Head-Fi that people were hearing noise with the Vali, but one responder here said he hears no noise on hisVali?

 

So, my other question is:what is the range you are able to use on the volume control? Are you near the bottom of the range or 9 o'clock or 12 o'clock or what? With the claimed sensitivity of 102 dB I just can't understand how no one hears any noise or has reported that the phones get loud when the volume control is barely turned up. Maybe they aren't really that efficient?

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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post
 

If you really want to hear the bass on the P1 use a DSD recording of Modern Cool(Patricia Barber) and listen to the Companion track. I am mesmerized with the bass and the sound coming form the vocals coming form the P1 and really sizzling with the AK240


Frank,

 

Just wander why you keep referring to these phones as the P1 when they are PM-1?

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Thanks to all of you who reported you weren't hearing any amp noise on your PM1's. However, I find it strange that no one is hearing any noise with the high efficiency of the phone. I used to have a Lyr and I heard some background noise and hum with any tubes I tried and low impedance phones like Grado, which aren't as efficient as the Oppo claims to be. And I have read several reports on Head-Fi that people were hearing noise with the Vali, but one responder here said he hears no noise on hisVali?

 

So, my other question is:what is the range you are able to use on the volume control? Are you near the bottom of the range or 9 o'clock or 12 o'clock or what? With the claimed sensitivity of 102 dB I just can't understand how no one hears any noise or has reported that the phones get loud when the volume control is barely turned up. Maybe they aren't really that efficient?

 

Well, Oppo always made pretty bold claims with their products, and Plannar Magnetics are known to benefit from a good amount of power, good headphones amps do give enough power for the PM-1, they claim the PM-1 can even work from a smartphone, i'm not sos rue about that, but they could make a driver that gives a good volume with not so high power, but yeah, people would have noticed that,  but considering it's first headphone for them, they could be not as efficient as claimed.

post #810 of 3446
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Frank,

 

Just wander why you keep referring to these phones as the P1 when they are PM-1?

 

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Frank,

 

Just wander why you keep referring to these phones as the P1 when they are PM-1?

I  am senile:tongue_smile:

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