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post #19576 of 32875
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Originally Posted by nihontoman View Post
 

 

 

well, I need extension on both ends but I can live with very little quantity, as long as it is extended to sub-base levels. I don't need bassy, I need technically proficient :) I want to try something different compared to sony,  something not as bass-heavy with more natural response throughout the frequency range. something not as laid back in upper range with more detail and comparable or bigger (if not, t least not overly small) sound stage.

fit style - any, as long as they are comfortable. over ear is aplus though...

detachable cables are welcomed. at least sturdy build quality.

 

budget is about 150$ (I'll be very hesitant to go higher).

 

am considering: Audio Technica IM70, IM02(but they are a little out of the budget); astrotec AX35; Dunu DN1000 (saw someone saying it was about 140$); Doppios (can't figure out how to order from japan), final audio Heaven II (where can I get those from? ) 

 

any suggestions?

i don't know where you will find the DNK for $140?? It's $180 on the cheap side. I'd think about the Piston 2.0, At im70, and those AX35's might be great too?

post #19577 of 32875
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Originally Posted by nihontoman View Post

I have xb90ex and doubt the pistons will be an upgrade.... thanks for the suggestion though smily_headphones1.gif


I've heard the xb90ex, and although some people irritate me in this group, if they are giving the right information I have to agree with them. The lowly cheap pistons clearly beats the xb90ex (no, I'm not high on something..lol). The pistons are the biggest surprise so far this year. Not the best sounding iem I've heard this year, but the most surprising!
post #19578 of 32875
Have Pistons in my ears now after listening to the exquisite Doppios. Pistons aren't on Doppios level at all, but just as enjoyable. By the way, the bass has shown up nicely in the Doppios.

Back to Pistons. It beats the Ma750 and stands up handily against S2. I'm only talking about SQ.
post #19579 of 32875
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

Have Pistons in my ears now after listening to the exquisite Doppios. Pistons aren't on Doppios level at all, but just as enjoyable. By the way, the bass has shown up nicely in the Doppios.

Back to Pistons. It beats the Ma750 and stands up handily against S2. I'm only talking about SQ.

I've never heard the MA750, but I agree with the S2 comparison. They actually remind me a lot of the S2 sound. You agree?

post #19580 of 32875
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

Have Pistons in my ears now after listening to the exquisite Doppios. Pistons aren't on Doppios level at all, but just as enjoyable. By the way, the bass has shown up nicely in the Doppios.

Back to Pistons. It beats the Ma750 and stands up handily against S2. I'm only talking about SQ.

I forgot to ask this...

 

Does the bass have good impact and rumble when you get music like daft punk, eminem, acehood, or anything you know that's bass heavy?

post #19581 of 32875
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Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post
 

I forgot to ask this...

 

Does the bass have good impact and rumble when you get music like daft punk, eminem, acehood, or anything you know that's bass heavy?

Yes. The bass is deep, impactful, and remains articulate even when ou're pumping heavy beats. mochill and bhazard mentioned this too. Even at high volumes, theykeep their composure, which for me is rare in an IEM this cheap. 

post #19582 of 32875
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by nihontoman View Post
 

 

 

well, I need extension on both ends but I can live with very little quantity, as long as it is extended to sub-base levels. I don't need bassy, I need technically proficient :) I want to try something different compared to sony,  something not as bass-heavy with more natural response throughout the frequency range. something not as laid back in upper range with more detail and comparable or bigger (if not, t least not overly small) sound stage.

fit style - any, as long as they are comfortable. over ear is aplus though...

detachable cables are welcomed. at least sturdy build quality.

 

budget is about 150$ (I'll be very hesitant to go higher).

 

am considering: Audio Technica IM70, IM02(but they are a little out of the budget); astrotec AX35; Dunu DN1000 (saw someone saying it was about 140$); Doppios (can't figure out how to order from japan), final audio Heaven II (where can I get those from? ) 

 

any suggestions?


These guys are comparing the Pistons to a much more expensive S2 and MA750. I trust Ericps and everyone elses assessment on these, there are just too many guys that bought them that love them to think otherwise,  I will also have my pair very soon.. You should try a pair.. Not only are they cheap enough to try out for a different sound,  but this way you can save up the rest of your hard earned cash for something even better...

 

 

Oh and GO B.R.O.N.C.O.S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Edited by Dsnuts - 1/19/14 at 11:58am
post #19583 of 32875

@IEMagnet01 

Thanks for that man

 

@ericp10 

since he answered the pistons, how about the doppio's?

 

@ninhotoman

 

What ds said, and also, you can purchase it from ebay for only $28

 

If not, you can use sfw's link and pay only $22

 

As for me, I already have what I want, the pistons may be good, but I'm not going to spend the money just yet, :p saving up for those heavens.


Edited by vlenbo - 1/19/14 at 11:58am
post #19584 of 32875

well, thanks guys. I guys I'll get me some pistons... what is a legitimate ebay or aliexpress seller? for about 20-30$ I guess I can't go wrong... 

post #19585 of 32875
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Originally Posted by nihontoman View Post
 

well, thanks guys. I guys I'll get me some pistons... what is a legitimate ebay or aliexpress seller? for about 20-30$ I guess I can't go wrong... 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-design-Xiaomi-PISTON-Earphones-pink-ROSE-GOLD-Headset-3-buttons-wire-control-/141157769953?pt=Bluetooth_Wireless_Products&hash=item20dda8a2e1

 

safest link

 

http://www.ibuygou.com/p-original_xiaomi_piston_earphone_updated_version_brown-5708-usd.html


Edited by vlenbo - 1/19/14 at 12:02pm
post #19586 of 32875

It's annoying; I have my Pistons but all of my tips are complete Schiit so I'm waiting on new tips before I can actually use them..

post #19587 of 32875
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

Have Pistons in my ears now after listening to the exquisite Doppios. Pistons aren't on Doppios level at all, but just as enjoyable. By the way, the bass has shown up nicely in the Doppios.

Back to Pistons. It beats the Ma750 and stands up handily against S2. I'm only talking about SQ.

 

 

Quote:
Best Dynamic IEMs (SQ-only): XBA-H3 = Cardas EM5813 = Aurisonics AS-2 (hybrid) > KEF M200 > ATH-IM70 > RE-400 > ATH-CKS1000 > JVC FXZ-100 > Aurisonics ASG-1.2 > TDK IE800  
Best Armature IEMs (SQ-only): 1964 EARS V6 > 1964-Q >Dunu DN-1000 (hybrid) > T-PEOS H-200 (hybrid) = W4 = FI-BA-SS > TDK...

 

 

If you had to put the Doppios and Pistons in your footnote (signature?), where would it fit in the list?

post #19588 of 32875
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Originally Posted by IEMagnet01 View Post

I've never heard the MA750, but I agree with the S2 comparison. They actually remind me a lot of the S2 sound. You agree?

Some similarities, but I have to a/b to say definitively.
post #19589 of 32875
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Originally Posted by Pastapipo View Post


Don't know yet, it's too early and not enough burn in. But Doppios would be near DN1000 (Sans the bass).


If you had to put the Doppios and Pistons in your footnote (signature?), where would it fit in the list?
post #19590 of 32875
I've said Pistons not on Doppios level.
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