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Yesterday and today I received my Xiaomi Piston orders. 

The one from Ibuygou are the originals.

The one from Ebay appears to be fake!

 

Here a short comparison of the real one, and the fake ones.

 

The box in which it came:

 

 

Left side = Original

Right side = Fake

 

 

The fake ones came with a cheap paper manual.

 

Next the rear of the box:

 

Again, Left = Original / Right = Fake
Notice the different specifications, the different colour and the skew way the sticker is applied on the fake one.

 

 


The original xiaomi piston has a more refined pattern and a much finer groove, the fake ones have a messier finish.

This difference is visible over the entire product, the original is made with an higher sense of quality.

 

 

Last one: The nozzle. The Original has a far wider nozzle.

 

Sound wise: The fake ones sound veiled with a all ruling, bloated bass.

The original sound much brighter out of the box, with a nice balance.

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Could it be that the "fake" ones are simply v1? Note how "2" is missing from the name.

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Could it be that the "fake" ones are simply v1? Note how "2" is missing from the name.

Nah, the old version doesn't have that vent at the back of the housings, so obviously someone is trying to fake the new ones. That's why I also chose ibuygou.

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I can confirm this is not the case. In fact, I just learn recently that the fakes in gold and silver sound the same... equally bad. I don't think there is any genuine upgrade in the colors in the case of fakes. They could all be using the same parts except for the color. On the market though, the fake gold ones sell for slightly more than the fake silver ones. You cannot trust the taobao sellers. Many have 100s of review stating great sound quality and yet are fakes. 

 

The fakes come without that origami like outer wrapper box. But the most telling difference without listening to it is that the outward appearance looks very poorly finished and may even have scratches and unpolished patches. They both have the same chocolate scent so that's not a differentiator. 

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Originally Posted by Pastapipo View Post
 

Yesterday and today I received my Xiaomi Piston orders. 

The one from Ibuygou are the originals.

The one from Ebay appears to be fake!

...

What is the eBay link for the fake ones?

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Ah, one of the $15 ones. I was worried jutty might have been one of the $30 listings

How autocorrect turned it into jutty is beyond me
Edited by Saoshyant - 1/28/14 at 8:43am
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Grabbed a Like New pair of IE800's off of the amazon warehouse ($46.70) as a brief replacement for my IM70 until I find something more worthy. My TH-7BB has also shipped and should be here Thursday.
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Thanks for the impressions...still waiting for my Heavens, shipping from Taiwan, so who knows when they'll get here. I have the other 2, I've never been the biggest booster of either one, curious to see how I'll take to HEAVEN
Have been liking Oms, as mentioned earlier, Pistons on kazillion hour break in...
Later..

My Pistons approaching KAZILLION plus one burn in.  will give your report back tonight.  Look forward on report back from Heaven. which heaven did you get into?

Taiwan by the way has some of the best headphone earphone stores in the world...i was super impressed  when i was doing some clinical work there and

got a break to indulge in this wallet emptying hobby in person there...

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Well, for 15$ - what did you expect?

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Well, for 15$ - what did you expect?


He probably took it for the team for all of us. We should be thanking him. Thanks for sharing your information with us Pastapipo.


Edited by kahaluu - 1/28/14 at 10:12am
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Thanks for the impressions...still waiting for my Heavens, shipping from Taiwan, so who knows when they'll get here. I have the other 2, I've never been the biggest booster of either one, curious to see how I'll take to HEAVEN
Have been liking Oms, as mentioned earlier, Pistons on kazillion hour break in...
Later..
Looking forward to another set of ears having a listen and chiming in with impressions doctorjazz.
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Well, for 15$ - what did you expect?

 

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He probably took it for the team for all of us. We should be thanking him. Thanks for sharing your information with us Pastapipo.

 

Honestly, I didn't do my homework and just clicked order on ebay without giving it much thought.

After ordering it, I saw posts on this thread about fake ones, went ahead and ordered originals.

So, thanks for the support kahaluu, but it wasn't entirely voluntary.

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Well, thanks again for sharing your information with us. We all will avoid this particular seller on ebay.

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Taiwan by the way has some of the best headphone earphone stores in the world...i was super impressed  when i was doing some clinical work there and

got a break to indulge in this wallet emptying hobby in person there...

 

I'm following your footsteps and leave for a clinical internship this march.

Could you tell me which stores you visited there?

If you find the time, I would love to hear about your (medical) experiences there. Could you send me a pm?

Thanks!

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