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Originally Posted by Kbman View Post
 

Alright so I need some help from all of you. I am stuck between a bunch of headphones. I really have looking into all the Beyers including the 770, 880 and 990. I am leaning more towards the 880 and 990 for the open style. I am also looking at the HD 600 and HE-400. The decisions in purchasing a nice headphones $200 and more is so difficult especially when you can't even try them for yourself... For all of these I will be using a Modi/Magni combination. Anyone wana help out here?

Orthodynamics ( aka planar /isodynamics ) will more often than not trump a dynamic. Just simply the way the driver is designed and a few other reasons ( voice coil wobble and uneven cone throw,, orthos throw a flat wavefront vs , well yeah..un-flat lol- ,screwy impedance curves depending on equipment=ortho is totally flat impedance curve so no odd behaviour at certain frequencies because of that=ortho does not react like that ). not to mention the general characteristics of the sound which is generally between dynamics and stats, best of both worlds at times. If it were me I would not even consider a dynamic for many reasons, but I am biased as a member of the ortho mafia ( yeah have over 30 * cries silently *) If they are all similar or close in price I say He-400 no question.:beerchug: Pretty sure there are some easy pad mods for you on those.

4 billion posts in the HE-400 threads can''t be wrong.

As well there should be plenty of firsthand opinions on your exact combo with those.

 

sorry for blabbing guys figured I would get that all out in one sort-of concise post


Edited by nick n - 2/26/14 at 10:55pm
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Originally Posted by Ghostfit View Post
 

Hiya guys,

 

Just dropped by to say hello after digging myself outta the boxes and boxes of shifting house madness !

 

Say, is the master troll still trolling ? :D   


^ OMG OMG OMG!!! I DON"T BELIEVE!!! O.O

 

post #22518 of 31811

Where have you been fool, you missing out on all the hype action. Welp not really but still...................... great to have you resurrected from dat audio graveyard.  : P

 

Was thinkin' you were finna gonna' be a goner like dat Doc that never even bothered to say good bye. haha

 

WOOO!!! Great to have you back, so have you heard about the latest and greatest JVC??? LMAO..... you know what he has in that filthy mind of his............damn right dat JVC woodie. :tongue_smile:

post #22519 of 31811
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Originally Posted by nehcrow View Post

Aww, you sold your SM64?

I want! lol
Heard they were beastly IEM's

The fact that I still need a tablet had a lot to do with me selling them. They really are beastly... but from what I've read about the H3... something had to shake.
Edited by Change is Good - 2/26/14 at 11:56pm
post #22520 of 31811
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Originally Posted by kl500 View Post


I already offered to him brand new sealed H3 for $280 with included shipping and paypal fees. But seems, that he isnt interested in this deal.

Nothing personal, buddy... but you have ZERO feedback. Plus, I really haven't made a definite choice, yet, of what I'm getting next. I just know I want something new to match my 1540.
Edited by Change is Good - 2/26/14 at 11:57pm
post #22521 of 31811
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Originally Posted by NightAngelz View Post
 

Almost everyone in this thread already has that headphone lol :D

 

dude theres a deal in jaben kuching selling this headphone (demo unit) for only MYR 270.00 ! its only used for 300 hours. but it only have 1 unit so i think its already been sold. Wait , it is sold, TO MEEE :evil: 

post #22522 of 31811
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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post


The fact that I still need a tablet had a lot to do with me selling them. They really are beastly... but from what I've read about the H3... something had to shake.

Heh at the price you sold them, not a huge price diff between the SM64 and H3

But yeah, change is good :P

post #22523 of 31811
H3 ordered on the way at some point, Fostex ordered, on the way at some point, JVC???????????? redface.gif
post #22524 of 31811
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Originally Posted by audiohurric4ne View Post
 

 

dude theres a deal in jaben kuching selling this headphone (demo unit) for only MYR 270.00 ! its only used for 300 hours. but it only have 1 unit so i think its already been sold. Wait , it is sold, TO MEEE :evil: 

What wait. Yamaha hph 200? Since when did Jaben sell yamaha products. They didn't even update on their page they were selling that. ~!@#$%^&

post #22525 of 31811
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

What if I said that everyone who has the Piston who didn't buy from Xiaomi directly (or Penon Audio it seems), does not have the official Piston?

 

The chocolate smell is greater

The box internals are a raised S, M and L instead of music notes.

L and R are marked on the strain reliefs

..and last but not least, the Xiaomi one is louder, with treble that extends further.

 

The ibuygou one does sound really, really close, but warmer overall, even after I modded them. They may be an authorized version or so, but I think the Xiaomi one is a little better already. This is without burn in or modding, while the ibuygou one has had 60+ hours.

 

I thinks we got trolled, even though the ibuygou one sounds great. At $27 (5 day shipping + taobao), these are an even better value now.

 

These have the music notes in the box.  If you look here:

http://www.xiaomiworld.com/xiaomi-brand-new-earphone-plunger-music-partner.html

 

The R is marked on strain relief as a line/rib, not R/L as you mentioned:

http://www.xiaomiworld.com/original-xiaomi-piston-earphone-updated-version-brown.html

 

I think it's just possible that they since upgraded the packaging and that it's the same. 

 

Except for the part where you talk about the trebles.  That intrigues me and makes me somewhat willing to buy a second pair.  Are you amped?  Please send me the link where you bought these "better" real Pistons.

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Originally Posted by ebrian View Post
 

 

These have the music notes in the box.  If you look here:

http://www.xiaomiworld.com/xiaomi-brand-new-earphone-plunger-music-partner.html

 

The R is marked on strain relief as a line/rib, not R/L as you mentioned:

http://www.xiaomiworld.com/original-xiaomi-piston-earphone-updated-version-brown.html

 

I think it's just possible that they since upgraded the packaging and that it's the same. 

 

Except for the part where you talk about the trebles.  That intrigues me and makes me somewhat willing to buy a second pair.  Are you amped?  Please send me the link where you bought these "better" real Pistons.

Xiaomi's official Taobao store:

 

xiaomi.tmall.com

 

The rib is also on the strain relief, but L and R are clearly marked. New version maybe?

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My guess would be that the "new" Piston 2.0 are a revision of the first one. It's not unusual that companies makes changes in accessories or design. I would guess that Xiaomi's volumes are huge and it wouldn't be a problem for them to do minor changes between batches.

But still it's just a guess.......
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They sound alot more efficient than before and that treble I love 😁
post #22529 of 31811
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

Just got mine too. Excellent sound for $30. In no way does the build or lack of accessories justify a $100+ price tag however. Great find.

Which has more bass and which is better, Havi B3 Pro or ZE-1000?

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Yes I think it is a repackaging or aesthetic upgrade.. however bhazard is also saying the treble on his real pistons are better.  Wouldn't that require an actual upgrade to the buds themselves?  Makes me think that the ones selling at taobao are Pistons v2.1.

 

mochill -- you're comparing yours with inshoes fakes though right? 

 

So we have:

 

Fake Pistons 2.0

from: inshoes

details: somewhat obvious differences once you look carefully

verdict: sound like ****

 

Real Pistons 2.0

from: ibuygou, itzikd15, possibly amazon

details: music notes on tips case, ribbed R on strain relief

verdict: hard hitting bass, recessed treble

 

Real Pistons 2.1

from: xiaomi.. taobao only?  what about xiaomiworld?

details: S/M/L on tips case, L/R clearly noted along with the ribbed R

verdict: hard hitting bass, extended treble

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