An exceptionally smooth, even-toned sonic presentation throughout the entire audio spectrum with a tightly focused, controlled bass response is the signature sound of the PM-3. The proprietary Oppo planar magnetic drivers create a pleasantly spry musical quickness with a satisfying clarity in the mids and upper highs that's hard for traditional 'dynamic driver' headphones to match at this nice price. Bass response is punchy but laid-back and the sense of relaxed pacing extends to the silky upper treble extension which rings clear and mellow without any sharp timbral edges. We think the engaging warmth of the Oppo PM-3 remains among its most attractive features.
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 workmanship give the headphones a lovely cosmetic appeal, and its decent wearing comfort allows you to listen 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 outside world. So the PM-3 blocks out quite a bit of environmental ambient noise while also effectively preventing sound leakage from the headphones. This nice plus makes the affordable Oppo PM-3 a great headphone choice for commuting, travel or office cubicle listening.
The Oppo PM-3 package includes a 3 meter detachable headphone cable and a nice zippered storage/travel case. The PM-3 can be purchased with either Apple or Android-compatible smartphone cables featuring a mic and 3-button controllers. Please select your PM-3 cable type above!
A shorter 1.2M non-mic 'audio-only' cable is also available (sold separately).
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