As both are headphones with closed-back design utilizing high-quality Neodymium magnet, it is interesting to compare Shure SRH1540 with Oppo PM-3. One is quite significantly more expensive over the other. There are some factors that we should consider when choosing for the best headphone: audio quality on various frequencies, performance, practicality, comfortability, and additional features if any. Based on those aspects, we will compare Shure SRH1540 against Oppo PM-3.
Audio Quality, Performance
In terms of audio quality, we may say that Shure SRH1540 wins just slightly over Oppo PM-3. It is kind of surprising, though, that the cheaper model is able to narrow the gap very considerably. If we observe their frequency response range, sensitivity, and impedance, Shure SRH1540 can reach deeper down to low frequency while Oppo PM-3 has some higher edge at high frequency. Oppo PM-3 boasts higher sensitivity and lower impedance than Shure SRH1540. The difference causes Oppo PM-3 to be able to work well with various gadgets, because the model requires less power to deliver a loud sound volume. But, on real life usage, Shure SRH1540 sounds more balanced, with somewhat better and stronger bass, and more airy as well.
Oppo PM-3 is optimized as a portable headphone. It can save your gadget’s battery life quite some, compared to most other similar headphones. Both have detachable wire, but Shure SRH1540 has a much longer cable than Oppo PM-3. Both are very lightweight with only slightly over 10 lbs of mass. Both are also circumaural with wide earcups. We can assume that both are very comfortable to be used and will not hurt our ears, as the earcups don’t afflict them.
Shure SRH1540 Vs Oppo PM-3
|Shure SRH1540||Oppo PM-3|
|Key features||- 40 mm neodymium drivers deliver superior acoustic performance for an expansive soundstage with clear, extended highs and warm bass
- Closed-back, circumaural design rests comfortably over the ears and reduces background noise
- Lightweight construction featuring aircraft-grade aluminum alloy yoke and carbon fiber cap for enhanced durability
- Ergonomic dual-frame, padded headband is lightweight and fully adjustable for hours of listening comfort||- Excellent sound quality from planar magnetic drivers
- Closed-back design for privacy and noise isolation
- High sensitivity, light weight and comfortable fit
- Elegant styling and exquisite workmanship
- Bonus: 1.2 meter portable cable for iPhone with mic & controls included. (Contact us for Android or No Mic/Control)|
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For the fullest value per money needed, the answer is Oppo PM-3. With such price, you can get a decent performance already plus better battery life on your gadgets. But, if you are a total audiophile who don’t mind spending some more for the better audio experience, Shure SRH1540 is nice.