OPPO PM1 Planar Magnetic Headphones
OPPO PM1 Planar Magnetic Headphones OPPO PM1 Planar Magnetic Headphones
OPPO PM1 Planar Magnetic Headphones

Regular Price: $1,699.00

Special Price $1,579.00

Warranty Period: 2 years Sold as: Single Unit

Regular Price: $1,699.00

Special Price $1,579.00

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Overview

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Larger than Life Sound
To Hear the Smallest Detail.

The OPPO PM-1 Planar Magnetic headphone offers a different way of thinking about planar magnetic technology. The PM-1 is characterised by its natural, dynamic, and engaging sound quality with an emphasis on comfort and reduced weight. It is the result of many years of research led by a team comprised of passionate audio and acoustics engineers, chemical and materials scientists, and of course... audiophiles. A number of technological breakthroughs have made their way into the PM-1, including the use of a unique 7-layer diaphragm, double-sided spiraling coils, and an FEM-optimised magnet system.

Features

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Planar Magnetic Technology

The OPPO PM-1 utilises a planar magnetic driver that sets it apart from the majority of headphones on the market. Sound is generated by a very thin and light diaphragm whose entire surface area is evenly driven. The diaphragm is driven in a symmetric pull-push manner, and the magnetic system and conductor patterns have been optimised for maximum sensitivity and consistency. This allows the diaphragm to generate very stable and linear piston-like vibrations, ensuring phase coherence and high resolution performance with minimal distortion.

Unique to the OPPO PM-1 is the use of a double-sided diaphragm, which allows us to place twice as many conductors within the magnetic field and eliminate any passive return zones where the conductors do not work. This results in the use of 100% of our conductor length, which in turn results in greater efficiency. In addition, our flat conductor pattern eliminates inductance-related intermodulation distortion, common with dynamic headphones, and the OPPO PM-1’s purely resistive impedance means that sound quality is unaffected by a headphone amplifier’s output impedance.

The OPPO PM-1 combines high sensitivity with low weight, allowing it to be used freely with portable devices without requiring additional amplification. Its circumaural, open back design provides the best in sound quality and comfort, and the overall rugged construction ensures that the headphones can withstand mechanical and environmental stress.

These aspects of the OPPO PM-1’s design combine to provide a transparent, highly dynamic sound that exhibits well-balanced tonal qualities with very little distortion, resulting in a listening experience that is both free of fatigue and capable of communicating every nuance of your favourite music.

Uniquely Better

Phase Coherence

When sound enters our ear, it has a planar wave front with all spectrum components in phase. A typical dynamic headphone driver disrupts this coherence with its phase irregularity, resulting in less than perfect signal peak reconstructions. Our planar magnetic driver has much better phase coherency since all parts of the diaphragm are vibrating in concert without break up and delayed resonance.

 

Purely Resistive Impedance

OPPO’s planar magnetic driver has a flat conductor pattern that does not have any inductive components. This eliminates inductance related intermodulation distortion, which is especially common in dynamic drivers with high impedance and a high number of voice coil turns.

 

Double-Sided Spiralling Coils

The diaphragm utilises a spiralling pattern of flat aluminium conductors on either side of the driver. The double-sided design allows twice as many conductors to be placed within the magnetic field, which leads to higher sensitivity, better damping, and even drive force.

 

High Sensitivity

Many planar magnetic headphones have a sensitivity far below 100 dB and require very powerful amplifiers to drive. The OPPO PM-1 has a sensitivity of 102 dB, which allows it to pair well with both mobile devices and scale upwards when used with high end headphone amplifiers.

 

FEM-Optimised Magnet System

An FEM-optimised magnet system with very high energy Neodymium magnets is used to maximise sensitivity and consistency of the applied force over the driver area.

 

Easily Replaceable Components

The OPPO PM-1’s earpads are mounted on rubber inserts and can be easily cleaned or replaced. This design also makes switching between the leather and velour earpads nearly effortless. The headphone cable is detachable and uses 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.

 

Stability, Consistency, Reliability

 Many planar magnetic headphones have large balance deviations between the left and right channels, and accurate stereo reproduction is contingent on having a very close match between the left and right channels. During the OPPO PM-1’s manufacturing process, drivers are closely matched to ensure optimum stereo imaging and soundstage.

 

Diaphragm

 OPPO’s planar magnetic driver diaphragm has 7 layers of thin materials that provide excellent performance, reliability, and longevity. The construction of the diaphragm ensures that it is very stable under thermal stress and vibration. 

 

Build Quality

The OPPO PM-1 is ruggedly constructed with an emphasis on long term use and maximum consistency from unit to unit. The headphones have been tested to very high standards to withstand mechanical and environmental stress in order to guarantee exceptional performance throughout its lifespan.

 

Comfort

 Many planar magnetic headphones weigh over 500 g and are often viewed as being uncomfortable. With a weight of 395 g, the OPPO PM-1 strikes a delicate balance between weight, comfort, and elegant industrial design.

 

Luxury Materials

 The OPPO PM-1’s ear cushions are made out of the highest quality natural latex, which is superior and longer lasting to any chemically formulated foam. It is naturally hypoallergenic, retains its mechanical spring-like properties for much longer periods, and resists moisture build up from sweating. The headband and earpads are made of hand selected lambskin that provides a luxurious look and feel.

 

Premium Accessories

 The 6.35 mm terminated headphone cable features Ohno Continuous Casting (OCC) construction wrapped in a black fabric sleeve. The selvedge denim carrying case transports and protects the headphones in style, and the alternative set of velour pads provides a slightly different sound signature.

 

Specifications

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Acoustic Principle Open back
Ear Coupling Circumaural
Nominal Impedance 32 Ohm
Sensitivity 102 dB in 1 mW
Clamping Pressure 5 N
Cables 3 m detachable OCC cable (6.35 mm)
1 m detachable OFC cable (3.5 mm)
Cable Connectors Output: 2.5 mm mono mini jacks
Input: 6.35 mm stereo jack, 3.5 mm stereo jack
Weight 395 g (without cable)
Included Accessories Wooden Box
Carrying Case
6.35 mm and 3.5 mm cables
Alternative set of velour ear pads
User Manual
Driver Specifications
Driver Type Planar Magnetic
Driver Size (Oval) 85 x 69 mm
Magnet System Symmetric push-pull neodymium
Frequency Response
In Free-Field
10 - 50,000 Hz
Long-Term
Max Input Power
500 mW according to IEC 60268-7
Pulse Max Input Power 2 W
Reviews/Awards

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The Audio Beat

"Once again, OPPO has shown that when they enter a field, they don’t come just to play, but to lead. In the field of planar-magnetic headphones, they’ve started off right near the top. The PM-1s are one of the finest headphones of any technology I’ve heard."

March, 2015

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Pocketnow

"The biggest problem, however, is when you have to switch back to your previous headphones, regardless of how well you regarded them, or how good you deemed them before. They’re just mediocre now, and you’ll never want to listen to them again."

February, 2015

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Audioholics PM-1

"The OPPO PM-1s surprised me on so many levels. I expected them to sound great with high quality music, and they did. I expected them to be clearer and crisper than other headphones with traditional drivers, and they were. What I didn't expect was phenomenal bass response, a midrange that was absolutely pristine, and the ability to be driven by nearly any device."

January, 2015

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TONEAudio "Product of the Year" - PM-1 & HA-1

"OPPO is the winner of TONEAudio's Product of the Year award!!!"

December, 2014

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Audioholics - PM-1

“The sound was clear and crisp, with phenomenal bass response and an absolutely pristine midrange.”

December, 2014

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SPECIAL HEADPHONE AWARD - PM-1

"To listen is to love, with the OPPO PM-1s."

October, 2014

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StereoNet - PM-1

"Great sound in context, seems to carry more weight in the mind, and I found myself actually listening to whole albums rather than only selected tracks. Overall, the HA-1 and PM-1 Headphone and Amplifier combination far exceeded my expectations in sound quality and features for headphones, and anyone who invests in this headphone set should not be disappointed."

September, 2014

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TONE Audio - PM-1

"The PM-1s combine everything we find of high virtue at TONEAudio: high performance, aesthetic purity, and careful attention to detail. All at a reasonable price. This is the new benchmark for premium headphones."

July, 2014

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MacEditionRadio - PM-1

"At $1,699 these are aimed at the serious audiophile, and even at that lofty price point are actually a bargain compared to their competition. I’ve been working with them for over a month, listening to just about every variety of music, with differing DACs and amplifiers and in all cases, the PM-1 surpassed my expectations, revealing nuances to music that I felt I already knew well"

June, 2014

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Home Theatre Forum - PM-1

"In terms of value, the PM-1 has almost every competitor beat. The build quality of the PM-1 puts the competitors to shame while still costing less, and the overall sonic presentation represents a wonderful compromise between no-holds barred high fidelity critical listening and actual listenability – my word for how much fun you can have with a headphone for hours on end. Oppo seems to understand that as much as we toss around big words and bigger opinions in this industry, it all comes back to enjoying the music, and the PM-1 seems purpose built just for that. Highly recommended."

June, 2014

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Inner fidelity - PM-1

"So after much consideration, I'll be knocking the LCD-2 off the WoF, and replacing it with the PM-1 for its slightly better sound, to my ears, and significantly superior ergonomics and styling."

June, 2014

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MacEditionRadio - PM-1

"At $1,699 these are aimed at the serious audiophile, and even at that lofty price point are actually a bargain compared to their competition. I’ve been working with them for over a month, listening to just about every variety of music, with differing DACs and amplifiers and in all cases, the PM-1 surpassed my expectations, revealing nuances to music that I felt I already knew well"

June, 2014

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Home Theatre Forum - PM-1

"In terms of value, the PM-1 has almost every competitor beat. The build quality of the PM-1 puts the competitors to shame while still costing less, and the overall sonic presentation represents a wonderful compromise between no-holds barred high fidelity critical listening and actual listenability – my word for how much fun you can have with a headphone for hours on end. Oppo seems to understand that as much as we toss around big words and bigger opinions in this industry, it all comes back to enjoying the music, and the PM-1 seems purpose built just for that. Highly recommended."

June, 2014

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WHAT HiFi - PM-1

"The Oppo PM-1s offer tremendously good sound in a gorgeous package, and we’re surprised they don’t cost more."

May, 2014

 

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The Manual - PM-1

"Sometimes you just need to splurge on a badass piece of audio gear. If that time has come around for you, we highly recommend checking out OPPO's PM-1 headphones, a set of cans as beautiful and luxurious in design as they are in performance."

May, 2014

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Headfonics - PM-1

"Oppo’s PM-1 is a fantastic first step for this company into the headphone world. Oppo set out to achieve something specifically setup for a consumer grade-hifi sound signature. They nailed it. There is a new Titan on the block and the Old Gods need to pay heed and tribute."

May, 2014

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Digital Audio Review - PM-1

"Handling the PM-1 rubs in how despite being a maiden product in its category, its maker had both the resources and required diligence to cover the lot with such aplomb."

May, 2014

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The High Fidelity Report - PM-1

"The PM-1 delivered all the goods for me and is probably the best-built planar headphone currently offered... It has musicality and is an exciting, well-designed debut headphone. The company really listened to what people were looking for in a reference headphone and delivered the goods."

May, 2014

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Audioholics - PM-1

"I expected them to be clearer and crisper than other headphones with traditional drivers, and they were. What I didn't expect was phenomenal bass response, a midrange that was absolutely pristine, and the ability to be driven by nearly any device."

May, 2014

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The Absolute Sound - PM-1

"...Oppo has a runaway winner on its hands with its PM-1 headphone. Give a pair a listen and see what you think. One final thought: Did I mention that the build quality and all-around fit and finish of this headphone are simply superb?"

April, 2014

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Forbes - PM-1

"...the PM-1s are a fantastic headphone. They’re comfortable, and have the flexibility of playback with just an iPod/mobilewhatever (though they deserve an amp). They also sound great... In their first outing in the category, Oppo nailed it."

April, 2014

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CNET - PM-1

"With the PM-1, Oppo has joined the big leagues and made a world class, high-end headphone."

April, 2014

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Tech Radar - PM-1

"The Oppo PM-1 headphones are brilliant, mesmerising and spellbinding. They're magical and captivating and wondrous and amazing. I love them."

April, 2014

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Trusted Reviews - PM-1

"One of the main benefits of planar magnetic headphones is that – like electrostatic headphones – they generally provide very low-distortion sound. ...lighter than most rival models."

April, 2014

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Softpedia - PM-1 and HA-1 coverage

"Essentially, the PM-1 should be perfect for an audiophile hi-fi system or paired with high resolution portable devices."

October, 2013

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