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Originally Posted by IEMagnet01 View Post




Look up Sony hybrid tips on eBay.uk? I know here in the States they sell them in a pack of 4-5.

Tried but they're all fakes >.>

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I've purchased sony hybrids through Amazon. No problem with fakes.

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I'll need to have a Piston vs. VSD1LE A/B session sometime in the near future.

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Originally Posted by IEMagnet01 View Post
 

On little aside for you Piston 2.0 owners or prospective owners, in my experience, the Sony hybrids are the tips that best work sonically with the Piston. I've tried over 15 different tips, and these certainly bring out the best in them from my perspective. 

 

Were these the tips you were talking about?

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-EPEX10A-BLK-Replacement-Earbuds/dp/B001RB24UA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389666212&sr=8-1&keywords=Sony+hybrid+tips

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That price..

gotta pay whatcha gotta pay. 

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funny thing I've noticed. The X3 really doesn't like cheap IEM's. All my cheaper IEM's sound rather dull or congested with the X3, but all my higher end IEm's really shine. They sound better than they ever have with the X3. I think the X3 has a built in snob? lol

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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

I'll need to have a Piston vs. VSD1LE A/B session sometime in the near future.

the VSonic doesn't even come close. Come now. You need to go much further up the VSonic chain to get an IEM that can hold it's own against the Piston. 

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Dangit, this thread goes fast. It's only been, what, ~10 hours? 

 

 

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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

 

The holder is hilarious, it feels like I'm playing with a Rubix cube trying to figure out how to get the thing back in there.

 

No sweet smell like v1.0 though. If you want less sound quality but want to smell pretty, v 1.0 Piston is for you.

   PROTIP: Read the box. You know, the cardboard box. It has pretty much everything you need to know about them. The rest is plug and play.

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So from those who recently received their Piston 2.0, and have given them sufficient break in and tip change, would it be safe to go on record and say these are definitely contenders for living up to the hype???

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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post
 

   PROTIP: Read the box. You know, the cardboard box. It has pretty much everything you need to know about them. The rest is plug and play.

and I thank you for bringing the Xiaomi Piston 2.0 to our attention here on the discovery page. Well done, sir. Well effin done. 

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and I thank you for bringing the Xiaomi Piston 2.0 to our attention here on the discovery page. Well done, sir. Well effin done. 

     No, you should thank bhazard for bringing it to my attention. When I saw that name "Xiaomi," I immediately hunted for those Pistons on the Internet. I love the steadily growing and super-popular-in-China brand which pretty much showed the competence and raw ability of the people of this country that I stand on where almost everything under the sun is made.

     The Xiaomi MI3, equipped with Nvidia's latest Tegra 4 chip, is one of the two phones standing at the pinnacle of smartphone performance (the other being Samsung's Galaxy Note 3). But when it comes to value, there's no denying that The MI3 is the ultimate phone. Now, just wait at least 3 more years and Xiaomi just might be able to release the phone to end all phones, the Xiaomi MI6 (get it?)

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Can you use the phone like an iPod? Where it's just a music player? Wifi? Is it exclusively in Chinese? How much is it?
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Originally Posted by IEMagnet01 View Post

Can you use the phone like an iPod? Where it's just a music player? Wifi? Is it exclusively in Chinese? How much is it?

The problem with Xiaomi phones, is that they are basically useless as phones in the US. The best you'd get is 2G on the WCDMA model, because it is missing GSM bands for 3G and 4G. They also use the same Snapdragon chipset as the Nexus 5, so you wouldn't gain much spending more for the MI3 just for music.

 

http://www.ibuygou.com/p-original_xiaomi_mi3_smart_phone_snapdragon_800_quad_core_android_4_2_5_inch_2_3ghz_2gb_ram_16gb_rom_13_0mp-5517-usd.html

 

It does show you that they are a major company though, and if they ever do release a worldwide model, it will be competitive. They actually just poached Hugo Barra from Google to lead the company (He was one of the top android guys).

 

..and yes, the Piston 2 is outstanding. Not a flagship killer, but outstanding. 

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