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I also ordered the martin Logan mirkos 90

CONGRATULATIONS to you.  be sure to burn them in good.  they  are lovely for

many kinds of music. enjoy.

post #19127 of 32862
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post
 

But since i already got the Deltas, LG QB2 and those KZ Micro Rings a.k.a ATH CKN70 lookalikes bhazard praised so much, i might just have to get these for my HYPE SHOWDOWN WRITE-UP. LoL

Even with tip changes, the rest of those (while good in their own ways) just don't stand up to the Piston. Hype is warranted.

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beerchug.gif

Do I get a space grey Ferrari with the words Head-fi painted on the sides? 
YES! Along with the unreleased foster te-05! You'll get neon lights on the letters of headfi, LED lit and energy efficient! The Ferrari comes with the latest and greatest headphone storage compartments that are conviently placed in the front of the vehicle. many drivers would envy you for this. Hurry and reach that 6000, it's vital!
Edited by vlenbo - 1/15/14 at 2:50pm
post #19129 of 32862
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Well damn! Is this a M200 killer (or earphones costing above $150)? I'm not hearing that yet (nowhere close). But does it compete with the likes of the of earphones a $100 or below (or a little higher like the MA750)? Surprisingly - out of the box - HELL YES!! Definitely sounds clearer to me than the MA750 with equal (or more bass), and more extended highs, although not harsh. Mids are full (the whole sound spectrum is full). I happen to have the IM70 with me today. Is it beating the IM70? Not to my ears (the AT is still fuller with a bigger overall sound), but I would be lying if said the Pistons were far behind. They aren't better, but not far behind at this stage.

That's what I thought would happen. I don't expect them to beat the IM70, but I am surprised that they're so close. How is the comfort compared to the IM70? I have a spot of trouble every time I put them (IM70) in to find a proper seal because the memory wire gets in my way.
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The Piston are the best sub $50 IEM of all time. I go in record to say this. BEST sub $50. As for sub $100, I'm close to saying best..but not quite ready. My DUNU are still in transit, so once they land on my lap, who knows if I'll be using the Piston that often? Same with the B3, but at this moment, they've docked my UE700, IEP, MMDT (ok my fiancé is the one who uses these every day. They don't fit me so good), 770X, and She3580. I can't imagine picking those over the Piston. WHA?! Did I just say that?! Yeeeeppp.
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YES! Along with the unreleased foster te-05! You'll get neon lights on the letters of headfi, LED lit and energy efficient! The Ferrari comes with the latest and greatest headphone storage compartments that are conviently placed in the front of the vehicle. many drivers would envy you for this. Hurry and reach that 6000, it's vital!

 

:beerchug:

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And I don't miss the overhyped and underfitting M200 at all. The Piston more than fills that need, even if they aren't as technically able as the M200, and I think they are, because the treble is better than the sleepy treble on the M200. Regardless of technical merit, they satisfy my need, for $180 less.
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That's what I thought would happen. I don't expect them to beat the IM70, but I am surprised that they're so close. How is the comfort compared to the IM70? I have a spot of trouble every time I put them (IM70) in to find a proper seal because the memory wire gets in my way.

 

They are smaller in body than the IM70, Maybe a little smaller than the DN-1000 in body, so will probably fit you fine.

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People like what they like, Some people like Beats more than the HD800. So when comparing the Pistons to something like the M200, what else do you have but fit and how they compare technically? Now, the M200 fits me like a glove, so fit is no issue, but that will vary person to person. Technically, in my opinion, there's no comparison. But the Pistons are good. I think anyone who is arguing the sound quality of the Pistons is near the M200's is being misleading (just like as much as I love the M200, I would never say it's sound beats the H3, even if I favor the M200's sound signature more). Again, my "elitist" opinions, and the Pistons are good, but no M200. 

post #19135 of 32862
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Originally Posted by IEMagnet01 View Post

And I don't miss the overhyped and underfitting M200 at all. The Piston more than fills that need, even if they aren't as technically able as the M200, and I think they are, because the treble is better than the sleepy treble on the M200. Regardless of technical merit, they satisfy my need, for $180 less.

Weird, I don't hear the treble of the m200's like that at all. Laid back yes, but to say they are dark is not how I hear them. Glad you found something to fill the void, the m200s do wonders for me, and until they die, I will not buy the pistons. Even if they were pretty dark, there are people who like that, which makes kef pretty good in its own right.

 

The fit issue of the kef's is something I can completely agree.

 

It's not because I'm afraid to sell off my expensive iems, i just want to treasure what I bought, especially for the ones I've bought now. I want to spend half a year with the m200s, im-02s, and the h-3s, as I've been blessed to get them. Once those months pass, I will buy whatever hyped iem is being reported (unless the pistons still win this), and I will be one happy sunnava guy :)

 

Though I feel hypocritical since I basically destroyed the im-02's wall of defense. The foam that was in it had me intrigued to remove it to hear some differences.

 

 

SILILBANT, CRUNCHY MIDS, And AWESOME BASS

 

However, I did reinsert the foam (despite the filter being utterly destroyed)

 

I'd rather have bright earphones with smooth and sharp mids with that awesome bass. 

 

So enjoy your iems fellas, and be as unbiased as possible, which is happening so far.


Edited by vlenbo - 1/15/14 at 3:04pm
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Will burn in the mirkos 90... All review of the are positive 😊
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^ yeppp agreed the treble of the M200s is pretty well extended and is not "sleepy" sounding to me whatsoever, BUT what made me sold them was that their smooth bass quantity gets in the way of the overall clarity for me esp. with the stock tips.

 

i personally like my bass more punchy, hard hitting with great impact, so the smoother bass of these M200s weren't for me. 

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^ yeppp agreed the treble of the M200s is pretty well extended and is not "sleepy" sounding to me whatsoever, BUT what made me sold them was that their smooth bass quantity gets in the way of the overall clarity for me esp. with the stock tips.

 

i personally like my bass more punchy, hard hitting with great impact, so the smoother bass of these M200s weren't for me. 

You might not like the h-3s, :(

 

You'll LOVE the doppios however! 

(Don't have the doppios obviously, but I trust dsnut's description of them, and soon, eric will probably wallow in the sound that is the doppios. even the im-02s come similar to those in SQ. The drums and bass on these things are astounding, and the doppios should be just as amazing. The bass and drums is another reason why I sometimes switch im-02 with the h-3s).

 

But the pistons should do the job quite well.


Edited by vlenbo - 1/15/14 at 3:14pm
post #19139 of 32862
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Originally Posted by IEMagnet01 View Post

And I don't miss the overhyped and underfitting M200 at all. The Piston more than fills that need, even if they aren't as technically able as the M200, and I think they are, because the treble is better than the sleepy treble on the M200. Regardless of technical merit, they satisfy my need, for $180 less.

     I think you're going a little (read: a tad) overboard on them Pistons, meng. I may not have been able to get to hear that many IEMs (no try, just buy except for on-ear and over-ear), but hey, your opinion is yours, and those who like dark treble (a basshead?) is theirs. But anyway, at least we know one thing: The Pistons' hype is warranted, and that it could be one of the GOATs for $20 IEMs.

 

     Wait...I guess that's two things now. :p 

post #19140 of 32862
Yeah, I tried that foam mod thing with one of my spendier IEM's, and it actually didn't really do much for it except make the sound sharper and less engaging, so I made the choice never to make those kinds of modifications again. As for the M200, I'm sure some of you have a romantic view of them , and that's quite alright, because we all have those types of sentiments towards one IEM or another. Even I do with my UE 700. But in my opinion, the KEF M200 was a decent to excellent sounding IEM, that I was able to sell off without hesitation, due to the excellence of the Piston.
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