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Dynamic Duo: The OPPO PM-3 Headphones and HA-2 Amp Review

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UPDATE: Both devices have had a minor price revision, the OPPO PM-3 now retails for RM 1,399 and the OPPO HA-2 at RM 1,699.

It might seem a little odd seeing one of the Chinese smartphone brands that we know and love suddenly out some high end audioware, but believe it or not OPPO had its roots in audio way before they started producing phones.

Here we have the OPPO PM-3 Planar Magnetic Headphones, the cheapest option of their high end series of headphones alongside their headphone amplifier-slash-battery pack the OPPO HA-2.

In case you’re not sure what a “Planar Magnetic Driver” is, it’s basically a sound driver that generates sound via a thin diaphragm using a magnetic system. It’s generally pretty stable and produces minimal distortion.

Its same kind of driver that resides on OPPO’s PM-1 headphones that features a FEM-optimized neodymium magnet system as well as seven-layer double side voice coil diaphragm to make it lightweight but still maintains sound quality. The drive also comes in at a rather large 55mm diameter which OPPO claims is tuned to deep, tight bass with a smooth sound signature. That essentially means you’re going to be getting some really good sound reproduction.

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