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post #19276 of 32904

Nice comments on the H-3, Dsnuts.

post #19277 of 32904
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post
 

Hmmm seems that my KZ Micro Rings were already delivered today. Just popped them into my ears and is sad to report that they sound anything like the ATH CKN70s, the CKN70s has much better resolution, with more micro details, better control of bass and overall better bass quality AND DAT CRAZIER TREBLE EXTENSION!!! LMAO

 

These KZ Micro Rings has surprising big bass quantity, quality is pretty decent but is indeed a bit too boomy so it gets in the way of the rest of the sonic spectrum. They are fun sounding for sure and seems to be pretty technically capable but is not in the same league as the CKN70s sonically.

 

The bass hits harder than the LG QB2s which makes it seem like it has more in quantity, but both seems to be on par. Bass quantity goes to the Micro rings but quality for both is a bit lacking. These sound more basshead than the LG QB2s for sure, but overall clarity goes to the LG QB2. Yeppp these ZK Micro Rings is pretty basshead worthy. LoL

 

For $10 they sounds pretty damn nice but i wouldn't say they blow the LG BQ2s outta' the water though. Oh and they have a regular Y-split cable which is MUCH MUCH better quality/ less rubbery/ springy than the real ATH CKN70s. LMAO Phewwww!!!

 

As of now, which is literally like 20 mins in, the LG QB2s sounds more refined overall, but these Micro Rings ain't that far behind. Not bad not bad.....

 

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.3.w4002-218018788.35.pfBSHO&id=36694031589

thanks for the impressions!:beerchug: really waited for that. maybe they're more like the ckn50?:blink:

post #19278 of 32904
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Originally Posted by Mackem View Post
 

I see. I like the look of the Pistons but wish the cable from the remote to the earbuds themselves was a bit longer. As I said though, I'll just have to find a small extender that actually works.


I bought the UE tips from this shop in 2011:

 

http://www.handheldaudio.co.uk/Earphone-Foams-Tips-Earphones/b/2875067031?ie=UTF8&title=Earphone+Foams+%2FTips&field_brandtextbin=&field_subjectbin=&field_price=&searchRank=salesrank&searchSize=36&searchPage=1&searchBinNameList=brandtextbin%2Csubjectbin%2Cprice

 

They seem to only have the small UE tips left, there's a bunch of Shure and Westone tips on offer as well.


Edited by razorblader - 1/16/14 at 8:10am
post #19279 of 32904

I have to admit, the Pistons have a very nice refined and rich sound quality coming out of the X3. Still not hitting the level of a good pair of burned in CKN70s to me, but don't get me wrong, these are some very nice cheapies. I could get to CKN70 level (or surpass it). We'll see if it keep going on this path. I'm loving what it is doing for my jazz tracks.

post #19280 of 32904
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

I have to admit, the Pistons have a very nice refined and rich sound quality coming out of the X3. Still not hitting the level of a good pair of burned in CKN70s to me, but don't get me wrong, these are some very nice cheapies. I could get to CKN70 level (or surpass it). We'll see if it keep going on this path. I'm loving what it is doing for my jazz tracks.
If it removes that treble spike of the ckn70's then the pistons would be an ideal alternative.
post #19281 of 32904
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post


If it removes that treble spike of the ckn70's then the pistons would be an ideal alternative.

 

 

Ironically, DannyBai, the treble pike smoothed out for me considerably in the CKN70 after a good burn-in (I know you and I both have similar problems with harsh treble). But I would say that the treble in the Pistons is a bit smoother off the back than the CKN70s treble. I cannot stand harsh treble (one of the reasons I don't care for the EX-1000 or EX-600). I think you would be pleasant surprised in hearing the Pistons. I certainly am.

post #19282 of 32904
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
 

I have to admit, the Pistons have a very nice refined and rich sound quality coming out of the X3. Still not hitting the level of a good pair of burned in CKN70s to me, but don't get me wrong, these are some very nice cheapies. I could get to CKN70 level (or surpass it). We'll see if it keep going on this path. I'm loving what it is doing for my jazz tracks.

Huh, I thought IEMagnet mentioned that the Pistons don't sound any good from the X3s. Instead, he said listening from the iPod (or pretty much any smartphone, from my experience) was better, as if they were made for the device itself. Still, I don't have an X3, so I can't really say anything to that. I'll keep listening to ya anyways.

 

...OMG. Never noticed that it was 1 AM already. Gotta get some sleep...but not after I send this report that dad wants translated into Chinese...

G'night folks, thatBeatsguy is signing off!

post #19283 of 32904
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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post
 

Huh, I thought IEMagnet mentioned that the Pistons don't sound any good from the X3s. Instead, he said listening from the iPod (or pretty much any smartphone, from my experience) was better, as if they were made for the device itself. Still, I don't have an X3, so I can't really say anything to that. I'll keep listening to ya anyways.

 

...OMG. Never noticed that it was 1 AM already. Gotta get some sleep...but not after I send this report that dad wants translated into Chinese...

G'night folks, thatBeatsguy is signing off!

Well, clearly IEMagnet and I don't hear things the same way (or see too many things the same way either). Yet, he and I seem to agree that the Pistons have a pretty good sound. Do I place it on the same level he seems to place it on SQ-wise? No, we differ there. And that's okay.

post #19284 of 32904
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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post
 

Huh, I thought IEMagnet mentioned that the Pistons don't sound any good from the X3s.


That's not what I and a few others are hearing, the Pistons sound great from the X3.

I agree that the Pistons do sound very good from weaker devices like smartphones but they definitely scale with better sources without getting too harsh or v-shaped.

post #19285 of 32904
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
 

Well, clearly IEMagnet and I don't hear things the same way (or see too many things the same way either). Yet, he and I seem to agree that the Pistons have a pretty good sound. Do I place it on the same level he seems to place it on SQ-wise? No, we differ there. And that's okay.

     Exactly. I don't think I want to trust IEMagnet (or anyone for that matter), since everything here is a matter of opinion. Can't trust anyone without trying them for yourself, I guess. Sadly, I don't have the money to buy the means to experience what you're experiencing. But I guess, for now, I'll trust the man who sits up all night comparing IEMs.

     But why do you sit up all night comparing IEMs? Do they have an impact on one's perception on sound or something? Or do you not have that much time during the day?

 

Wait, why am I still awake? But anyway, who needs sleep? I know I don't, especially since I found this on my desk:

I'm looking to give them a shot with them Pistons, despite knowing that the Pistons trump these no matter how you put it. But even so, I'm just gonna give it a shot, since my sis won't let me put them in my ears for longer than 30 seconds.


Edited by thatBeatsguy - 1/16/14 at 9:25am
post #19286 of 32904
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Originally Posted by razorblader View Post
 


That's not what I and a few others are hearing, the Pistons sound great from the X3.

I agree that the Pistons do sound very good from weaker devices like smartphones but they definitely scale with better sources without getting too harsh or v-shaped.

Huh, so FiiO's DAPs really are great. I'm now looking forward to getting their future X1 DAP.

If they have good DAP scaling, what about amps? I recall peter123 saying that they get a little uncontrolled when powered up, and a little testing on my end shows that their soundstage gets all messed up, and sounds a little congested in the process.

post #19287 of 32904
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
 

Well, clearly IEMagnet and I don't hear things the same way (or see too many things the same way either). Yet, he and I seem to agree that the Pistons have a pretty good sound. Do I place it on the same level he seems to place it on SQ-wise? No, we differ there. And that's okay.


Enjoyed your comparisons with the Pistons compared to some other IEM's. Thank you.

post #19288 of 32904
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post


Ironically, DannyBai, the treble pike smoothed out for me considerably in the CKN70 after a good burn-in (I know you and I both have similar problems with harsh treble). But I would say that the treble in the Pistons is a bit smoother off the back than the CKN70s treble. I cannot stand harsh treble (one of the reasons I don't care for the EX-1000 or EX-600). I think you would be pleasant surprised in hearing the Pistons. I certainly am.

Man, I burned in the ckn70's for over 300 hours. I think I was nearing 500 by the time I got rid of them. I didn't have the same issues with the ckn50's however. Maybe I had a bad pair. I'd pick up the pistons but no need at this point and I'm sure I'll hear it eventually. Nice work on finding a budget king fellas.
post #19289 of 32904
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Originally Posted by IEMagnet01 View Post

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.

 

Can't wait for mine to arrive.  I'll be surprised if I like them more than my Carbo Tenore (and maybe Gratitude), but am excited to find out!

post #19290 of 32904
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Originally Posted by kahaluu View Post
 


Enjoyed your comparisons with the Pistons compared to some other IEM's. Thank you.

 

 

No problem. :beerchug:

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