AXPONA 2015 Oppo Digital PM3 Planar Magnetic Headphones
I recently got a pair of PM3s for measurement and review consideration, and I've got to say this is a dandy portable planar magnetic headphonethe doubly good news is that it's only $399. I actually brought the PM3 I had along for the trip to give it a workout on the move. It's no Bose noise canceler, but it is a sealed design and does isolate surprisingly well. Yup, quiet and plenty comfortable for the long, boring seat time of air travel.
The PM3 has the same magnet configuration and similar circuit traces as it's big brothers, the PM1 and PM2, but its diaphragm is somewhat smaller and more circular. The smaller diaphragm is also more efficient making this a dandy can for use with a smartphone. Both a short cable for portable use and a long cable for home are included.
Jason Liao, Oppo Digital’s Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Product Development, was showing off a pair of prototype PM3s in red and blue. Ear pieces are aluminum and the color is anodize...man, they looked like ear candy. Yes please, Jason, I'd love to see the colors available.
PM3 product page here, and Jason does a really fine job highlighting the PM3 in the video.
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