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Originally Posted by leng jai View Post

Just saw in a review that someone here said the PM-3 has a similar bass output to the AKG K7xx series? I sincerely hope not, I sold my old K702s because their bass quantity was close to non-existent (although it went deep).
I demoed the 712 and 702 alongside the pm-3 and the pm-3 definitely has more bass. I noticed a slight lack of bass with the 702/712 but felt there was enough with the pm-3.
The k550 also has less bass than pm-3.
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Originally Posted by chailee80 View Post

I demoed the 712 and 702 alongside the pm-3 and the pm-3 definitely has more bass. I noticed a slight lack of bass with the 702/712 but felt there was enough with the pm-3.
The k550 also has less bass than pm-3.

I had some 550s at one time. A very challenging headphone to get good bass out of. Bass was very dependent on placement over the ear and seal, which were a chalky ge with the 550 since the cup is so large and the headband so loose. Once placed properly, the 550 has pretty tight bass.

I guess it's all a trade off between loose headband and too much clamp, smaller cups for better seal or larger and more comfort. If only we all had the same size and shape of head and ears!
post #558 of 4804

Anyone know if these are available to audition anywhere in NYC? How about just anywhere to buy in person?

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Just got the pm-3 and loving it already. I was worried a bit as the bass might not be enough for me given that I'm a ie80 lover.

 

Somehow, for me, this headphone sounds slightly more like a dynamic rather than a ortho. 

 

Anyway, I'm really satisfied with the sound quality, especially paired with CEntrance M8, it has those clarity and enough bass, great on female voice.

 

Can't wait to use it with Skyn on the go. 

 

By the way, what's up with all these cables, looks like forcing me not to buy the custom ones. 

 

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Great to hear, I am also waiting on my HifiSkyn, glad they sound great with the M8, so they should be a good match for the skyn. Cant wait!!!!
post #561 of 4804

Hey Yuri

 

I see you are in the UK, where did you get the PM3s?

 

They are a lot more expensive than in the US.

 

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Originally Posted by yuri001 View Post
 

Just got the pm-3 and loving it already. I was worried a bit as the bass might not be enough for me given that I'm a ie80 lover.

 

Somehow, for me, this headphone sounds slightly more like a dynamic rather than a ortho. 

 

Anyway, I'm really satisfied with the sound quality, especially paired with CEntrance M8, it has those clarity and enough bass, great on female voice.

 

Can't wait to use it with Skyn on the go. 

 

By the way, what's up with all these cables, looks like forcing me not to buy the custom ones. 

 

post #562 of 4804
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Originally Posted by markgreville View Post
 

well, i had to buy it through the local dealer. 

 

i know, especially, oppo is insanely more expensive than us but with the import tax, it becomes quite similar price.

 

i miss old days when i had several friends in nj so i could avoid both sales and import tax. 

post #563 of 4804
Thus oppo accept international order?i only find us and canada on there website.
post #564 of 4804
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Originally Posted by yuri001 View Post
Somehow, for me, this headphone sounds slightly more like a dynamic rather than a ortho. 

What exactly do you mean? More details please

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Originally Posted by Max Choiral View Post
 

What exactly do you mean? More details please

Oh, nothing really, i mean probably it is just me thing.

 

Remind you that I do not know of any fancy words to decorate my impression. 

 

 

My first ortho phone was 400i but didn't really use it so I have no impression and current headphone is lcd2. 

 

Compare to T51p I have and wife's H6, I was thinking, maybe ortho has this very tight bass that holds whole spectrum of sound a bit higher than dynamic's, meaning rather ortho try to regenerates the deep deep bass down there, it focuses on clarity and be more balanced. I mean I feel like this tight bass is resisting the whole sound from collapsing.

 

But then, in some part of some songs, PM3 loses this unique feeling and feel like it has general dynamic sound. Don't get me wrong, it sounds really good as it is but just feels little different. 

 

Wish I could be more helpful and better at expressing this sounds. 

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What exactly do you mean? More details please
Oh, nothing really, i mean probably it is just me thing.

Remind you that I do not know of any fancy words to decorate my impression. 


My first ortho phone was 400i but didn't really use it so I have no impression and current headphone is lcd2. 

Compare to T51p I have and wife's H6, I was thinking, maybe ortho has this very tight bass that holds whole spectrum of sound a bit higher than dynamic's, meaning rather ortho try to regenerates the deep deep bass down there, it focuses on clarity and be more balanced. I mean I feel like this tight bass is resisting the whole sound from collapsing.

But then, in some part of some songs, PM3 loses this unique feeling and feel like it has general dynamic sound. Don't get me wrong, it sounds really good as it is but just feels little different. 

Wish I could be more helpful and better at expressing this sounds. 
I think I know what you mean, at least with the beta PM-3 units I've heard.

Typical planar magnetic headphones are known for their super tight bass response with great texture and slam and/or punch (e.g. LCD-2, HE-500, etc.). The PM-3's bass still has great texture, but it seems a bit softer on the slam and/or punch, more like a dynamic headphone. The only other closed-back planar magnetic headphone I've heard is the Fostex T50RP and its infinite amounts of modded versions. I find those units to have a little more punch than the PM-3 (again these are my impressions with the beta units, so it might be a little different from the production one). That's not to say the PM-3's bass is bad, just that it's different from what I'm used to hearing with a planar magnetic headphone.
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Maybe this has to do with the relative small driver of the pm-3. All the other planars have big drivers compared to dynamics.
post #568 of 4804
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he PM-3's bass still has great texture, but it seems a bit softer on the slam and/or punch, more like a dynamic headphone.

There are headphones which have great punch but that feels like big pillow. What I mean is that the punch shouldn't be really that massive but precise

What about comparing Oppo with Shure 940 & AKG K701 in terms of bass quality?;)

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Originally Posted by Max Choiral View Post

There are headphones which have great punch but that feels like big pillow. What I mean is that the punch shouldn't be really that massive but precise
What about comparing Oppo with Shure 940 & AKG K701 in terms of bass quality?wink.gif

more bass quantity than the k701. never heard the shure
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more bass quantity than the k701. never heard the shure


I asked about quality. Don't care about quantity:tongue_smile:

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