OPPO has had a lot of success with its lineup of PM headphones, which includes the PM-1 and the PM-2. Why wouldn’t they want to expand on all of that audio goodness? As you may have guessed, the company’s latest is the PM-3 Closed-Back Planar Magnetic Headphones.
The hook on the latest OPPO audiophile headphones is that it just so happens to be the company’s first pair of closed-back planar magnetic headphones. That basically means that it can crank out excellent sound, but because of the closed-back design, it hoards all of the audio for the listener—and all while isolating the sounds of the outside world. (Who wants those?) Of course, it also has the type of sound OPPO headphones are known for, but in a portable package.
Weighing in at just over 10 ounces, the OPPO PM-3 is made for the audiophile on the go. It also features the same style of planar magnetic driver first introduced on OPPO’s PM-1 headphones. That means that it has the 7-layer double-side voice coil diaphragm design and the FEM-optimized neodymium magnet system, which is basically what allows the PM-3 to pack excellent sound into such a small form factor.
In the OPPO PM-3, the planar magnetic driver generates sound using a very thin and light diaphragm that’s driven in a push-pull manner, sort of like a piston. The new 55mm driver was made for the lightweight closed-back design, so it’s small but mighty. Other features include strong metal and plush padding materials, an in-line mic and remote, and more.
“With the PM-3, users can easily recreate the experience of listening to live music or a high quality 2-channel speaker system in an optimized listening room, but in a portable form factor that can be taken anywhere,” the company said in its announcement.
OPPO is shipping the PM-3 headphones with a one long cable for home use and one portable cable. It’s available now, priced at $399.