This IEMagnet guy did. :)
But nevermind, the sound is a personal preference at the end of the day so we all are different. If Pistons are close to VSD1S with just a bit more sub-bass I'll be happy considering the price and build qulity. Oh, and if they are working with my Lumia phone.
^ Sweet diggin' meng. It's obvious he went FULL/ COMPLETE_retard on these Pistons as he seems to do with A LOT of the new gears he gets then later do a complete 180 and starts to rip on them as he did to those Deltas. The dood is a "bit" off if you ask me tbh.
A shame as well cuz he seems to be able to articulate himself pretty well........... but seems to be full of it. haha
The usual suspects iemagnet and I think mochil stated they were even better than gr07 (might be wrong on the latter but I'm too drunk to check). Anyway, the Pistons are definitely better than R1 but nowhere near most of the hype. And yeah, the stock tips are quite sub-par and flimsy but honestly I didn't like them with the sony hybrids too. I did quite a bit of tip swapping and I'm still undecided but it's probably between the R1's stocj single flanges and the brainwavz B2's single flanges. There is definitely some weird tip synergy given that the Pistons sound more congested with some tips with wider bore but for some strange reason sound fine with others that have narrower bore.
Overall, not only is the bass a tad too much but also isn't tight enough and is a bit on the soft side and the highs aren't exactly my cup of tea - a bit dull and artificial and low on sparkle. The pistons do have some things going on for them like above average depth and nice string instrument timbre but aren't exactly giant killers. I wouldn't have said anything if the hype hadn't gone "slightly" overboard with these. I'll personally pick the VSD1S any day over the Pistons - it sounds more natural, has tighter and punchier bass and the treble has more energy and is sweeter and has a lot more sparkle.
^ From what i remember IEM dood said these Pistons bests the VSD1s and many if not all IEMs under $50 or even $100, while Chill said they are on par with the DN1000s initially. LMAO
And yeah i didn't like them with the Sony hybrid tips or the MH1C tips as well. Kinda off sounding to me with those, and i found wide bore tips was the best cuz it made the sound less congested but was still wayyy too warm/ soft for my taste. The UE tips sounded the best on the Pistons but i wasn't really that impressed with them regardless of the tips used. The new mod ideas seems promising though. :)
Ericp seems to really enjoy gears that has a more warm/ mellow sound siggy, hence i can understand his praise for these Pistons and why he loves the KEF M200s so much as well. So i can see why he is such a big JVC fan aslo. But i am kinda a bit dumbfounded by bhazard's praise for these Pistons cuz supposedly he enjoys more of a cleaner/ neutral sound siggy??? but these Pistons are anything but that. I am surprised he liked these Pistons over the Deltas tbh.
Edited by sfwalcer - 2/12/14 at 12:05pm