Oppo PM-3 Closed-Back Planar Magnetic Headphones review

Superb sounds for your smartphone

  • £349
  • $399

MusicRadar Verdict

If you want solid sound quality from your smartphone, these will serve you well.


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    Little sound leakage. Excellent sound from mobile devices.


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Oppo's PM-3s offer the fairly unusual combination of planar magnetic drivers housed in closed-back headphones and optimised for use with mobile devices.

Sonically they perform admirably, offering plenty of detail throughout the frequency spectrum.

They're surprisingly 'honest' too - not overly flattering certain frequencies and letting the quality of the music speak for itself, which makes them a solid choice for casual music making duties.

They suit day-to-day use too though, pumping out plenty of volume even when connected to a smartphone, with the closed backs limiting leakage. Combined with their classy look and comfortable design, this adds up to an impressive set of 'all-rounder' headphones.

Si Truss

I'm Editor-in-Chief of Music Technology, working with Future Music, Computer Music, Electronic Musician and MusicRadar. I've been messing around with music tech in various forms for over two decades. I've also spent the last 10 years forgetting how to play guitar. Find me in the chillout room at raves complaining that it's past my bedtime.