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PM-1 Planar Magnetic Headphones

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PM-1
Planar Magnetic Headphones 

Larger than Life Sound to Hear the Smallest Detail

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The OPPO PM-1 Planar Magnetic headphone offers a different way of thinking about planar magnetic technology. The PM-1 is characterized 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 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-optimized magnet system. 
 

Home Theatre HiFi - OPPO PM-1 Planar Magnetic Over-the-Ear Headphones

"if you are a serious listener, and enjoy the special experience that headphones deliver, the PM-1's would be an important and worthwhile investment. Congratulations to OPPO for getting it right on their first attempt!"
John E. Johnson, Jr., April 21, 2014
 
CNET: Oppo's new headphone, the astonishing PM-1
"With the PM-1, Oppo has joined the big leagues and made a world class, high-end headphone."
CNET, April 19, 2014
 
 
Planar Magnetic Technology

The OPPO PM-1 utilizes 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 optimized 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 favorite 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. OPPO’s 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.
  • 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.
  • Double-Sided Spiraling Coils – The diaphragm utilizes a spiraling pattern of flat aluminum 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.
  • FEM-Optimized Magnet System - An FEM-optimized magnet system with very high energy Neodymium magnets is used to maximize sensitivity and consistency of the applied force over the driver area.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Headphone Specifications
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

 

RETURN POLICY: We offer a **NEWLY EXTENDED** 30-day no hassle return policy without any restocking charges on Oppo Digital products. Because the Oppo units are not widely available, we want to ensure that the element of financial risk is removed when you consider giving an Oppo unit a try in your system. If you are unhappy with the unit in any way, simply return the unit for a 100% refund of the purchase price. Unfortunately, we cannot refund the original shipping charge, and you are responsible for return shipping charges. We guarantee your complete and total satisfaction.

WARRANTY: We offer an EXCLUSIVE 2-YEAR CANADIAN EXCHANGE SERVICE WARRANTY as an ‘upgrade’ to the factory warranty for no additional charge. Local clients can simply have their units exchanged within the 2-year warranty period, and clients across Canada can ship their units back to us at which point another unit will be promptly shipped out.

 

 

 

 


Warranty Information

As Canada's leading OPPO dealer and an OPPO-Authorized Service Center, we offer In-Canada Warranty Service and Support. When purchasing your player from us, you get the complete benefit of the manufacturer's warranty terms with the added convenience of having your warranty (and all associated parts and labour) supported by us - right here in Canada!

For complete information on what is covered under warranty, visit:

https://www.oppodigital.com/headphones-pm-1/headphones-PM-1-Warranty.aspx

We also offer an exclusive direct exchange warranty in addition to the factory warranty at no additional charge. Local clients can simply have their units exchanged within the warranty period and clients across Canada can ship their units back to us (at their cost) at which point another unit will be promptly - shipped out (at out cost). In line with OPPO's warranty terms, it is at our discretion to replace your unit with an open box, reconditioned, or new unit.

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Product Reviews

  1. My music is all new

    Posted by Unknown on 24th May 2017

    I'm very satisfy of this OPPO PM-1,i'm rediscovering my ITunes music now.Nothing less.

  2. Worth the money!

    Posted by Unknown on 26th Jan 2017

    I use it with my Oppo HA-1 Headphone Amplifier
    I am in no way disappointed
    It's worth the money

    The HA-1 is hooked up to my old class A Krell MK-2
    My ancient Threshold Fet 2 preamplifier has no digital interface
    and my CD player is long gone
    A new inexpensive transport from Cambridge works well with the HA-1 DAC
    I have access to my digital music files using the HA-1 asynchronous USB connection to my laptop
    I have been testing some HD files with it through my old Clements reference RT-7 speakers, as well as with the beautiful new headphones
    Solutionsav got them to me quickly and have a great no cost extra warranty that I expect not to need

    Thank you Oppo and SolutionsAv

  3. re-discovering the music

    Posted by deprun on 17th Jun 2015

    I tested several high quality headphones before buying the PM1. It is always difficult to choose the "right" headphones adapted to our listening habits and to the sensibility of our own ears...Another important item is the recording quality MP3 FLAC, etc and the music types. But the most impressing is the sound in low frequencies which is not "technically tamed" but remains natural. For example I hear the presence of music instruments I did not catch with other headphones. Furthermore the presentation, wooden box, of the devices is impressing.

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