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Oppo PM-3 Review Roundup

The Oppo PM-3 are the best sounding portable headphones you can buy for under $400.


Well built, stylish over-ear headphones that use planar magnetic technology for stellar, audiophile sound quality at a relatively affordable price.

4.53 out of 5

Average Overall Rating


4.53 out of 5 stars (3 reviews)

Critics Reviews (Around the Web)

★★★★★★★★★★ 5 out of 5 stars

There’s no other way to say it – if you want to spend £350/$400 on a pair of headphones, look no further than the Oppo PM-3. They’re the best headphones we’ve ever tested at this price point. They deliver everything you’d expect from headphones that cost this much, and make many inferior rivals look amateurish and overpriced. Read full review →

★★★★★★★★★★ 4.5 out of 5 stars

In the PM-3 you get a solid-performing planar-magnetic headphone with all the best that it entails. Just because it’s not a thousand-dollar headphone doesn’t make it a compromise. Read full review →
Sound quality, styling, comfort, build quality, isolation, and accessorization are all very well executed for this price. The Oppo PM-3 may be the most well rounded headphone offering I’ve seen to date. Read full review →

★★★★★★★★★★ 4.1 out of 5 stars

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. Read full review →
The Oppo PM-3 is a true audiophile closed-back headphone offering amazing clarity, performance and build quality. It’s comfortable, relatively lightweight, but most importantly uncovers a tremendous amount of musical detail. Read full review →
If you’re going to spend $400 on a pair of headphones, then you’re probably serious about sound quality and style. The PM-3 deliver both in spades, and challenge headphones costing twice as much Read full review →
OPPO PM-3 Closed-Back Planar Magnetic Headphones Side
OPPO PM-3 Closed-Back Planar Magnetic Headphones Side


  • Stunning sound quality
  • Great isolation
  • Attractive design
  • Best in class
  • 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 area of the spectrum.


  • Faux leather earpads
  • Less precision than open-back cans
  • 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.
OPPO PM-3 Closed-Back Planar Magnetic Headphones White
OPPO PM-3 Closed-Back Planar Magnetic Headphones White

Our Final Conclusion

The Oppo PM-3 are the best sounding portable headphones you can buy for under $400.

OPPO PM-3 Closed-Back Planar Magnetic Headphones
OPPO PM-3 Closed-Back Planar Magnetic Headphones

Product Overview

March 10, 2015OPPO Digital just released the PM-3 closed-back planar magnetic headphones for $399, which combine true audiophile performance, elegant styling, noise isolation and portability. The company says PM-3 delivers a very natural and balanced sound with plenty of emotion and impact. Further adding, you’ll get deep bass, smooth midrange, and clear treble. 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…

OPPO Digital
Over-Ear Headphones
Mar 2, 2015
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