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Oppo PM-3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 198 reviews of Oppo PM-3. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and portability. The design and comfort are also appreciated, but opinions are divided on the soundstage. Many are critical about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Oppo PM-3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Oppo PM-3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of Oppo PM-3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the portability and price. The design and bass quality also get good feedback.

sound, bass quality, design, price, portability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Oppo PM-3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Oppo PM-3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and usability. The durability and comfort are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive reviews about the portability. Comments about the price and treble quality are different.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Vlad Savov (theverge.com)

Oppo PM3 vs. Audeze Sine: battle of the portable planar magnetic headphones

 

Before Dr. Dre and Beats came along, only committed audiophiles cared to spend more than a couple hundred dollars on a pair of headphones. But times have changed, and with smartphones now obviating...

Excellent build quality ; Ergonomically faultless ; Surprisingly good sound isolation ; Technically impressive sound

Unexciting sound ; Pads are not removable

May, 2016

Expert review by : David Carnoy Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com)

Oppo PM-3 review: Groundbreaking $400 planar magnetic headphones

 

Planar magnetic drivers are usually found in high-end, open-back headphones, but the new closed-back Oppo PM-3 is both semi-affordable and the first to be optimized for mobile use.

The Oppo PM-3 is an affordable planar magnetic headphone that's well-built, attractively designed, relatively comfortable, and optimized for use with mobile devices. The headphones deliver high-fidelity sound and come with a nice carrying case as well...

Reveals flaws in poorly recorded or grittier sounding tracks (plays best with lossless/high-resolution files); fits a little snugly.

The Oppo PM-3 is an impressive headphone -- both in terms of build and sound quality -- but just how impressive you think it is will depend on what music you feed it and from what source.

May, 2015

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Oppo PM-3 (White)

 

At $400 (£349 UK, AU$549), the PM-3 is the least expensive model in the line and one of the least expensive headphones that use planar magnetic drivers, which tend to sound very coherent and spacious, with low distortion. What makes the headphone...

The Oppo PM-3 is an affordable planar magnetic headphone that's well-built, attractively designed, relatively comfortable, and optimized for use with mobile devices. The headphones deliver high-fidelity sound and come with a nice carrying case as well...

Reveals flaws in poorly recorded or grittier sounding tracks (plays best with lossless/high-resolution files); fits a little snugly.

The Oppo PM-3 is an impressive headphone -- both in terms of build and sound quality -- but just how impressive you think it is will depend on what music you feed it and from what source.

May, 2015

Expert review by : Wayde Robson (audioholics.com)

OPPO PM-3 Closed Back Headphone Review

 

The PM-3 is Oppo's third planar-magnetic headphone based off the highly acclaimed PM-1 & PM-2. But, the closed-back PM-3 stands apart from its higher-end forefathers in a few key ways discussed here.

Incredibly rich detail as you’d expect from the best planar magnetic headphones you’ve heard ; The closed-back design makes these your go-to headphone while out on walks or in the office ; Flat frequency response, not weighted toward any particular...

A bit of a tight fit, especially as the headphones are being broken in ; It’s a natural trade-off in design but a closed back build means a slightly narrower soundstage than we’d like

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Carlo Lo Raso (hometheaterhifi.com)

OPPO PM-3 Over-the-Ear Headphones Review

 

OPPO, PM-3, Planar Magnetic, Headphones, Over-the-Ear, Closed Back

May, 2015

Expert review by : Sam Vafaei , Marc Henney, Jean-Christophe Lamontag (rtings.com)

Oppo PM-3 HEADPHONES

 

The Oppo PM-3 are well-made critical listening headphones with a good sound. They have a mobile-friendly, planar magnetic design and a stylish yet sturdy build quality. They're also very comfortable headphones. However, their closed-back ear cups and...

Above-average audio reproduction. ; Comfortable ; Sturdy, well-built design.

Poor noise isolation ; Slightly heavy and cumbersome.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Lauren Dragan (thewirecutter.com)

The Best Over-Ear Headphones

 

After testing 20 headphones with a panel of audio professionals, we found that the Oppo PM-3 are the best over-ear headphones for most people.

In a category flush with amazing headphones, the Oppo PM-3 may cost a bit more, but you get so much more too. Better sound, sleek styling, three-button remote, and portable audio that will knock your dang socks off. We love everything about them, and...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by (headfonics.com)

The PM-3 Planar Headphone by Oppo

 

This review has been cooking a while, it is tardy but no less relevant and it's the first out and out PM range planar headphone review I have done despite owning all 3 (thanks to Kyle and Mike for previous reviews).

The PM-3 is the sweet spot for planar for the masses at $399. It’s a consumer pitched headphone with audiophile sensibilities and I like it a lot. I still would gravitate to the HE400i or HE560 upwards if I want to go full blown desktop planar...

Aug, 2015

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Expert review by : Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Oppo PM-3

 

The Oppo PM-3 are highly unusual headphones, much as they might look like a more grown-up take on the Beats Studio. Why? They have a completely different sort of driver – planar magnetic – a type only usually seen in headphones much more expensive than...

Class-leading sound ; Extremely comfortable ; Good isolation ; Smart design

Use synthetic leather, unlike some at price ; Some open-back sets offer greater scale

The Oppo PM-3 are some of the best portable headphones ever made.

May, 2015

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Oppo PM-3 review

 

Good-looking headphones lack the sonic finesse of their rivals.

Solid build ; Rich, punchy, controlled bass ; Smart appearance

Not as dynamic as they could be ; Treble could do with more sparkle

Like a Vitra Eames lounge chair these will pamper you, but rivals have more bite

Jul, 2015

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