Quake your earth with Oppo PM-3 planar magneto!
Oppo Digital brings the new addition to their Oppo PM series after the market blaster Oppo PM 2, which is the new Oppo PM3. The new PM-3 can deliver excellent & Crystal clear sound quality by using the power of the revolutionary planar magnetic drivers. Comparing to the Oppo PM-2, this version is a little bit different from the fact that it has a closed- back design for privacy and noise isolation which the PM2 doesn’t have. Oppo Pm3 will make you feel completely out of this world when putting this on. Considering the recent Oppo PM 3 review, It has been seen that this headphone is running at a significant speed in the market due to its completely unique planar magnetic technology, which was supposed to be a higher price like other brands, but PM3 price is much lesser comparing to the previous versions in this industry.
Oppo PM3 has a sensitivity ratio of 102 dB which allows it to be easily driven with the mobile devices. It is made in keeping the considerations of smartphones in the market. Being a big one, where it was supposed to be much heavy one, it only weighs 320 g. it allows the listener to have a stress free comfortable wearing. The package is provided with a selvage denim carrying case which is produced using traditional shuttle looms which enable this special headphone to have its desirable wear. The slim design of the case enables the Oppo PM3 to fit in perfectly to carry anywhere, anytime. If you ever lose or damage the pads of the sound drivers, you can always buy the replacement pads from anywhere or amazon store.
What is planar magnetic headphones?
The traditional neodymium magnetic headphones uses a coil over a powerful magnet field and the frequency and electric signal passes through those magnets and thus making the sound by a thin layer of plastic layer. But the planar magnetic drivers are made by 2 powerful neodymium magnetic series field divided by a plain and thin diaphragm by which the electric signal passes through. So, when the electric signal passes through the different parts of the diaphragm, the thin diaphragm makes sound. The magnetic coils are made by a series of neodymium magnets placed parallel in the oval shaped frame. So, the difference is, these headphones have a greater refresh rate as well as high frequency response. The voice doesn’t come from a single location, in PM headphones, the voice comes from all the magnets and a virtualization of real sound is felt.
Figure: Planar Magnetic Vs Dynamic headphones Driver
Specifications & Comparisons:
|General specifications||Oppo PM3||Oppo PM2|
|Type||Closed-back, Circumaural (Over Ear)||Open-back, Circumaural (Over Ear)|
|Frequency Response||10 Hz – 50 kHz||10 Hz – 50 kHz|
|Sensitivity (SPL)||102dB/mW||102 dB/mW|
|Maximum Input Power||500 mW according to IEC 60268-7||500 mW according to IEC 60268-7|
|Impedance||26 Ω (at 1kHz)||32 Ω (at 1kHz)|
|Driver Unit||Planar magnetic driver with symmetric push-pull Neodymium magnets, Oval shaped 55 mm.||Planar magnetic driver with symmetric push-pull Neodymium magnets, Oval shaped (85×69) mm.|
|Cable||3 m detachable cable (3.5 mm with 6.35 mm adapter)
1.2 m detachable cable (3.5 mm)
|3 m detachable OFC cable (6.35 mm)
1 m detachable OFC cable (3.5 mm)
|Connector||Output: 3.5 mm stereo jack
Input: 6.35 mm stereo jack, 3.5 mm stereo jack
|Output: 2.5 mm mono mini jacks
Input: 6.35 mm stereo jack, 3.5 mm stereo jack
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||161 x 214 x 89 mm (6.3″ x 8.4″ x 3.5″) (Without cable & plug)||170 x 195 x 98 mm (6.7″ x 7.7″ x 3.9″) (Without cable & plug)|
|Weight||320 g (Black/White), 310 g (Cherry Red/Steel Blue)||385g (Without cable & plug)|
6.35 mm and 3.5 mm cables
|Price||$ 399+- (May Vary based on country)||$ 699+- (May vary based on country)|
Why you should buy it?
The price is half
The foremost reason that why you should buy the PM3 is the price! If you compare other brands with PM3 you will find out that PM3 has almost half price comparing with other headphones. It costs almost $399 where other headphones costs not less than $800. Being the latest and updated series of Oppo PM Series, It is much lower and that’s why you should buy it! Why wouldn’t you buy this headphone when you are getting one in nearly half price?
Planar Magnetic Sound
Another reason most important for buying PM headphone is its unique Planar Magnetic driver. Utilizing planar magnetic drivers derived from the award-winning PM-1 headphones, the PM-3 features deep bass, smooth mid-range, and clear treble. The sound signature can be described as very natural and balanced, with plenty of emotions and impact. After you buy it you will have a privilege in mind that, yeah I am using a planar Dude!
Highly qualified 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.
Lightweight and Truly Portable
With a weight of just 320 g, the OPPO PM-3 is the world’s first truly portable closed-back planar magnetic headphone. It folds flat and comes with a selvage denim carrying case. When folded and protected in the carrying case, the PM-3 takes very little space in a briefcase or backpack.
Optimized for Mobile Use
Many planar magnetic headphones have a sensitivity far below 100 dB and require very powerful amplifiers to drive. The OPPO PM-3 has a sensitivity of 102 dB, which allows it to be easily driven with mobile devices. Its low impedance works well with smartphones that ship with low impedance ear buds. This headphone is also designed to have the wired connection as well for any mobile with 3.5mm audio jack.
Hi-fi products do not need to look ugly, and stylish products do not need to sound mediocre. The PM-3 sounds excellent, looks beautiful, and is equally at home in the fast-paced urban jungle as in the warmth of a dedicated listening room. It has a rotatable arm pivot allowing the listeners to listen to the audio from any directions.
Material and Build Quality
The OPPO PM-3 is ruggedly constructed with strong metal and plush padding materials. The headphones have been tested to very high standards to withstand mechanical and environmental stress in order to guarantee exceptional performance throughout its lifespan.