Classic Headphone/Amp Combo at a Great Price
HA-2 WhatHiFi Review:
Measuring the HA-2 against some competitors in this price bracket, you can find options that deliver more weight and space, but they won't capture so well the life of the music they’re playing.
It’s a combination of dynamics, timing and detail regardless of the genre to which you’re listening that makes the Oppo so adept.
Partner that with the portability, compatibility and creativity of the design, and we’d struggle to recommend anything else.
Winner Best DAC Under $500 Award
PM-3 Steve Guttenberg Review:
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 as a bonus cable for cell-phone use (you choose between an Android or iOS inline remote). For a closed-back headphone, sound is spacious.
Reveals flaws in poorly recorded or grittier sounding tracks (plays best with lossless/high-resolution files); fits a little snugly.
The Bottom Line
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.