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post #19921 of 33019
One thing..when I was reading some Xiaomi forums, the topic came up a few times about authentic Piston 2.0 smelling like chocolate. When I dug up my Piston canister, sure as shinola, the canister and wrap smells sweet like chocolate. Why is that? WHAT is that?!?
post #19922 of 33019

Hi there guys!

I was thinking about buying the Audio-Technica ATH-IM50, but I have read great things about the Xiaomi Piston.

Are they comparable?

Any suggestion up to 50€ (with shipping) ?

The thing that puts me back about the Xiaomi Pistons, is the time they take arrive to Europe.

Thanks (and sorry if this is the wrong place to ask) :) !!

post #19923 of 33019
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Originally Posted by IEMagnet01 View Post

One thing..when I was reading some Xiaomi forums, the topic came up a few times about authentic Piston 2.0 smelling like chocolate. When I dug up my Piston canister, sure as shinola, the canister and wrap smells sweet like chocolate. Why is that? WHAT is that?!?

i remember that it smelt like that as well when it was new. the smell is very faint now. 

post #19924 of 33019
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Originally Posted by IEMagnet01 View Post

One thing..when I was reading some Xiaomi forums, the topic came up a few times about authentic Piston 2.0 smelling like chocolate. When I dug up my Piston canister, sure as shinola, the canister and wrap smells sweet like chocolate. Why is that? WHAT is that?!?

That smell is an ancient Chinese drug used to make people give better reviews than the target object actually is or deserves. They have been used in such instances when families want to marry their porcine like daughter away even though she looks worse than the neighbor's sow.

It seems like there are a few who have become intoxicated by that same poison. Piston's are good iems and the pricing is fair value up to twice their selling price, not x10 or 20 that some indicated.

Note: I wore an N95 mask when unboxing those and had surgeon's gloves on as well.
post #19925 of 33019
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FYI I'm younger than you think.

Or older. tongue.gif

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That smell is an ancient Chinese drug used to make people give better reviews than the target object actually is or deserves. They have been used in such instances when families want to marry their porcine like daughter away even though she looks worse than the neighbor's sow.

It seems like there are a few who have become intoxicated by that same poison. Piston's are good iems and the pricing is fair value up to twice their selling price, not x10 or 20 that some indicated.

Note: I wore an N95 mask when unboxing those and had surgeon's gloves on as well.

You need to post more often.
post #19926 of 33019
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You need to post more often.

+1

post #19927 of 33019
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Originally Posted by cowculator View Post


That smell is an ancient Chinese drug used to make people give better reviews than the target object actually is or deserves. They have been used in such instances when families want to marry their porcine like daughter away even though she looks worse than the neighbor's sow.

It seems like there are a few who have become intoxicated by that same poison. Piston's are good iems and the pricing is fair value up to twice their selling price, not x10 or 20 that some indicated.

Note: I wore an N95 mask when unboxing those and had surgeon's gloves on as well.

LOL that would explain a lot actually

post #19928 of 33019

As funny as that is, the Piston is a more enjoyable IEM than the RE-400, which is a $99 benchmark. If you don't want to agree, that's your call.

post #19929 of 33019
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

As funny as that is, the Piston is a more enjoyable IEM than the RE-400, which is a $99 benchmark. If you don't want to agree, that's your call.

 

Might have to get hold of some of these Pistons 2.0 if that statement is confirmed by others.

post #19930 of 33019

damnit i finally think im caving in to the piston hype. where is the cheapest place i can get a legit pair?

post #19931 of 33019
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Originally Posted by chillen View Post
 

damnit i finally think im caving in to the piston hype. where is the cheapest place i can get a legit pair?

 

Interested in this as well!

 

Also, which is the best model and what are the differences between normal Pistons and Pistons 2.0?

 

I wonder if they're are better in value than the Brainwavz Deltas too, as they seem to be in a similar price-range.


Edited by Lifted Andreas - 1/21/14 at 7:51am
post #19932 of 33019
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Wow, 25 days from ibuygou?? Thats ridiculous lol, I feel like I've just lost all my interest.

 

Do you have a link to the eBay listing mate? The only one I could find is for £19.99 and the seller is in the UK.

 

 

It's 25 -30 days if you got for their free shipping. Pay the shipping ($4 or whatever it is) and get it faster. But I would say www.ibuygou.com is the most legit place to get them (where I got mine from, and yes it took 30 days, but the sound is worth it if you don't want to pay for shipping).

post #19933 of 33019
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Originally Posted by Lifted Andreas View Post
 

 

Interested in this as well!

 

Also, which is the best model and what are the differences between normal Pistons and Pistons 2.0?

 

I wonder if they're are better in value than the Brainwavz Deltas too, as they seem to be in a similar price-range.

Piston 2 is much better. Differences are shown somewhere, but the driver is the main difference.

 

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Originally Posted by Lifted Andreas View Post
 

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Wow, 25 days from ibuygou?? Thats ridiculous lol, I feel like I've just lost all my interest.

 

Do you have a link to the eBay listing mate? The only one I could find is for £19.99 and the seller is in the UK.

 

Anything using standard China Post from ANY seller will take 25-40 days. You would need to find a legit seller from China who sends via ePacket, or a legit reseller in your country to get it any quicker. 

post #19934 of 33019
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Originally Posted by Lifted Andreas View Post
 

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Wow, 25 days from ibuygou?? Thats ridiculous lol, I feel like I've just lost all my interest.

 

Do you have a link to the eBay listing mate? The only one I could find is for £19.99 and the seller is in the UK.

 

 

edit here you go says free shipping worldwide so you should be good no matter where you are : http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Design-Xiaomi-Piston-Earphones-Pink-ROSE-Gold-Headset-3-buttons-wire-control-/131095112933?pt=Bluetooth_Wireless_Products&hash=item1e85e0ace5


Edited by chillen - 1/21/14 at 8:18am
post #19935 of 33019
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

 

 

It's 25 -30 days if you got for their free shipping. Pay the shipping ($4 or whatever it is) and get it faster. But I would say www.ibuygou.com is the most legit place to get them (where I got mine from, and yes it took 30 days, but the sound is worth it if you don't want to pay for shipping).

 



Yeah sucks though.

Wonder if this seller is genuine:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Xiaomi-PISTON-Earphones-Headset-Headphones-w-wire-control-m2s-mi2s-/121256775481

Its a bit more expensive but 2-3 days delivery makes it appealing.
Edited by Lifted Andreas - 1/21/14 at 8:27am
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