An exceptionally smooth, even-toned timbral presentation throughout the entire frequency spectrum with a tidy, pinpoint bass response is the signature sound of the Oppo PM3. The proprietary ultra low-distortion Oppo planar magnetic drivers present a pleasantly spry dynamic quickness with great clarity in the mids and upper highs that's hard for traditional dynamic-driver closed-back headphones to match at this relatively affordable price.
The PM3 bass response stays laid-back and its sense of relaxed, easy pacing extends to the silky upper treble extension which rings clear and mellow without any sharp timbral edges. We think the rounded sonic warmth of the Oppo PM-3 remains one of its most engaging audio performance strengths.
Tipping the scale at just over a skinny 10 oz., the Oppo PM-3 is certainly among the world's lightest closed-back planar magnetic headphones. Its elegant styling and exquisite high-end workmanship give the headphones a lovely cosmetic appeal, and its good wearing comfort allows listening for hours on end.
The headband clamping force on the ears can feel a bit squeeze-y after all-day listening sessions but the tight seal of the earpads contributes to the strong isolation from the loud ambient world. So the PM-3 blocks out quite a bit of environmental noise while also effectively preventing sound 'leakage' from the headphones. This nice plus makes the affordable Oppo PM-3 a superb headphone choice for commuting, travel or office cubicle jams.
The Oppo PM-3 package includes a 3 meter detachable headphone cable and a very good quality zippered storage/travel case. The PM3 can be purchased with either Apple or Android-compatible smartphone cables featuring an inline mic and 3-button controllers. Please remember to select your PM-3 smartphone cable type above!
A shorter 1.2M non-mic 'audio-only' cable is also available as an Oppo accessory ( sold separately).
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