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Just wanted to say - those buying a Piston 2 should really be careful to avoid counterfeits. Just got a message from someone who got one and is disappointed with the sound. Turned out it cost $12 and is fake. The Piston 2 costs $15-16 in China, so it shouldn't be less than $20 stateside. Also, it only comes in one color - gold - despite what Amazon's mess of a product listing seems to indicate.

 

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Originally Posted by zibra View Post
 

What would be natural upgrade to quite old Hifiman RE ZERO? I love that quality, extended highs, resolution, crisp sound, clarity, upfront vocals without added thickness etc.

I would like even better dynamics and little more bass ( must be great quality, dont like midbass bloat)

I bet many users had RE ZERO - where to search something similiar but better? Im thinking only about universal iems. Cant tell price but it would be up to 250-300 USD and I could buy used ones.

My Dac is LG G2 and Im waiting for Cayin C5.

 

Aside from the RE-400 already mentioned, in that price range the TDK BA200 might be a good option for a hair more bass (if you can find one). I briefly compared it to the RE-400 here: http://theheadphonelist.com/headphone_review/tdk-ba200/ . Has a touch more low end and treble compared to HiFiMan sets, but not enough to throw off the tonality or sacrifice midrange quality. 

 

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Originally Posted by d marc0 View Post
 

Hi Joker,

 

Do you have a written comparison between the Inear SD2 and Noble 4s? I was wondering which of the two has better sub bass extension, treble extension, and more neutral presentation overall.

I have a feeling that I should've opted for the SD2 as my reference IEM... 

 

Cheers mate!

 

I don't have a full comparison anywhere, but the SD-2 is actually warmer than what I consider neutral while the Noble 4 is pretty close. The StageDiver has very linear bass, no way to improve on the extension there, or up top for that matter. It just has a bit less treble energy than the Noble or an Ety or something. The Noble dips down a little in the subbass, but not significantly. 

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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

Just wanted to say - those buying a Piston 2 should really be careful to avoid counterfeits. Just got a message from someone who got one and is disappointed with the sound. Turned out it cost $12 and is fake. The Piston 2 costs $15-16 in China, so it shouldn't be less than $20 stateside. Also, it only comes in one color - gold - despite what Amazon's mess of a product listing seems to indicate.

Original Xiaomi Piston 2 for $19,99

http://www.ibuygou.com/p-original_xiaomi_piston_earphone_updated_version_brown-5708.html

Valid until: 22 September 2014

Otherwise $25, but 100% legit.
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Originally Posted by ozkan View Post

Havi B3 Pro I has a wide soundstage and quite analytical but needs an amp to shine. If you can still find one, PFE 11X with grey filters is also a very good option.

Yes the PFE are just amazingly natural sounding and very comfortable. I love my 132's more so than just about every other phone I've heard. Why can't anyone else seem to make a single BA that sounds as good?
post #14614 of 16849
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Originally Posted by Pastapipo View Post


Original Xiaomi Piston 2 for $19,99

http://www.ibuygou.com/p-original_xiaomi_piston_earphone_updated_version_brown-5708.html

Valid until: 22 September 2014

Otherwise $25, but 100% legit.

 

Good deal

post #14615 of 16849
Joker, you ever hear any on ear cans that sound like the audio PFE's?
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Originally Posted by ThickT View Post


Yes the PFE are just amazingly natural sounding and very comfortable. I love my 132's more so than just about every other phone I've heard. Why can't anyone else seem to make a single BA that sounds as good?

 There is Ultimate Ears Super Fi5 (aka new UE600) which sounds as good as PFEs and in some areas better especially midrange detail.

post #14617 of 16849
Ultimate ears you say?! Well well....looks like I must investigate those claims, sir...let's hope your not a silly goose.
post #14618 of 16849
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Originally Posted by ThickT View Post

Joker, you ever hear any on ear cans that sound like the audio PFE's?

 

No, not really. I haven't heard a good balanced/neutral on-ear on a long time.

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Well, rat-****! Man consider me on a mission. Anyone else know of any?
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Originally Posted by ThickT View Post

Well, rat-****! Man consider me on a mission. Anyone else know of any?


 i would say the same , ue600 are that good . and these were selling for something under $50 , i dont know their prices now .

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Originally Posted by ThickT View Post

Well, rat-****! Man consider me on a mission. Anyone else know of any?

Havent heard the pfe's but if you want something neutral check the:
Havi B3 Pro1
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Originally Posted by Baycode View Post

Havent heard the pfe's but if you want something neutral check the:
Havi B3 Pro1
Looking for on ears boys, not in ears. I appreciate the help
post #14623 of 16849
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 

No, not really. I haven't heard a good balanced/neutral on-ear on a long time.

Try KEF M500 for on-ear, or V-Moda XS for slightly warmer/bassier. Stepping up to over-ear, B&O H6 is amazingly neutral and still portable.

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Thank you blue angel
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

Just wanted to say - those buying a Piston 2 should really be careful to avoid counterfeits. Just got a message from someone who got one and is disappointed with the sound. Turned out it cost $12 and is fake. The Piston 2 costs $15-16 in China, so it shouldn't be less than $20 stateside. Also, it only comes in one color - gold - despite what Amazon's mess of a product listing seems to indicate.


I do think the pistons 2 are also available in silver since a few days with a white cable from penonaudio. A few members here already have ordered
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