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post #19966 of 32866
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Originally Posted by nihontoman View Post

So, the ax 5 is over ear type? That is very interesting. Might grab one when they are available. I don have any over-ears so... would be interesting to see higher end ax series though. Something like ax7 or ax9 even...

Who knows? I'm sure they are testing out the 1/3/5 and may make highers models. They also are bringing more of the higher models over as they have the ES500/700 in the states which might not be a good sign. Also, the Sonicfuel series seems to top out at less than US$99 which may not be a coincidence.

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Originally Posted by vlenbo

 

I agree that these new ax5s, which are going to be in the US :D, look awesome.

 

HOWEVER...if it is the latest 40mm driver, then I got conned...since The ath-re700 also have the latest 40mm driver, as the ms430. THIS MEANS THAT I COULD HAVE SAVED MONEY!!!!

 

also, the pads look pretty comfy, I hoped AT learned its lesson in pad quality..

Those RE700's are still more classy and better looking. Nicer materials and two cables. More pricey but you get more. The AX is 24ohm and the RE is 32 ohm and they talk of an exclusive driver in the RE700 so it seems to be a different version of the 40mm driver and not just a transplant into an American can.

post #19967 of 32866
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

Yup crazy, but that's just the way it is from China with china post. I've had to wait that long for stuff. If it's something that you are really looking forward to, the wait can be excruciating.

This is the way that I, and probably a lot more Europeans as well, have it all the time. A lot of interesting brands are not available in the local market and expensive shipping from the US (if available at all) usually means ordering from Asia and waiting 15-30 days.
post #19968 of 32866
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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

This is the way that I, and probably a lot more Europeans as well, have it all the time. A lot of interesting brands are not available in the local market and expensive shipping from the US (if available at all) usually means ordering from Asia and waiting 15-30 days.

I'm in the US, Peter, and we don't have much in the way of available IEMs that aren't the typical big box, consumer flavored, overpriced and underwhelming name brands we all know about. So even we have to order from abroad, and then wait it out. I don't mind really. I waited a long while, but my DUNU and Piston eventually got here, and I'm enjoying both. B3 on the way. I'm sure I'll love them too? It's the nature of the beast sometimes?
post #19969 of 32866
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Originally Posted by jant71 View Post
 

Who knows? I'm sure they are testing out the 1/3/5 and may make highers models. They also are bringing more of the higher models over as they have the ES500/700 in the states which might not be a good sign. Also, the Sonicfuel series seems to top out at less than US$99 which may not be a coincidence.

Those RE700's are still more classy and better looking. Nicer materials and two cables. More pricey but you get more. The AX is 24ohm and the RE is 32 ohm and they talk of an exclusive driver in the RE700 so it seems to be a different version of the 40mm driver and not just a transplant into an American can.

Thank you for controlling my quick paranoia, I guess I can't wait for those headphones ,lol.

 

Being serious though, it is true that the re's are different as its materials, architecture, and headphone type is different than the AX. I hope the materials they used merit that price, but I trust AT. Thanks bud.

 

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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
 

Those of you willing to spend a little bit more money for a great sounding portable headphone, I suggest these ------>

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/thinksound-on1-natblk-Supra-Aural-Monitor-Headphone/dp/B00GHWZLC2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1390287752&sr=8-1&keywords=thinksound+on1

 

 

Beats the M500 in sound quality clearly (and I love the M500, but have put it up for sale because of the On1's sound). The price has dropped.

 

Listen to this wise man. :)

post #19970 of 32866
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Originally Posted by IEMagnet01 View Post

I'm in the US, Peter, and we don't have much in the way of available IEMs that aren't the typical big box, consumer flavored, overpriced and underwhelming name brands we all know about. So even we have to order from abroad, and then wait it out. I don't mind really. I waited a long while, but my DUNU and Piston eventually got here, and I'm enjoying both. B3 on the way. I'm sure I'll love them too? It's the nature of the beast sometimes?

Yes and no, there's a reason for me filling up my suitcase every time I'm in the US wink.gif Amazon and other online storees has pretty much available but in physical stores I agree with you.

I'm looking forward to your take on the B3's, I know I'm really enjoying mine.
post #19971 of 32866
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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

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Yes and no, there's a reason for me filling up my suitcase every time I'm in the US wink.gif Amazon and other online storees has pretty much available but in physical stores I agree with you.

I'm looking forward to your take on the B3's, I know I'm really enjoying mine.

I'm looking forward to mine for sure. The issue with amazon is they tend to be more expensive for things , and they don't take paypal. But I will jump on IEMs when they do a deep discount or a seller has it used for. 50% off . wink.gif
post #19972 of 32866
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Originally Posted by IEMagnet01 View Post

Btw..for the not so funny comment that some found funny, but didn't make me chuckle even one second, the Piston are VERY worthy of their hype, recommendation, ect or whatever you want to call it, and only those who are obviously not regular contributors hyped these great IEMs as being on a level with $300+ TOTL earphones. Those of us with more refined ears and saner minds commented that the Piston are anything for a great value to the BEST value to the best sub $100 IEM, but the consensus being they can compete with some mid-fi IEM, but start falling short thereafter. I believe this is true. They are great, but fall short when compared to most $150 and above gear. So the snarky comment that we're all somehow under some enchantment to give false impressions of a great IEM is lame and not funny, and might give someone on the fence a sense the Piston are undeserving the hype. Thanks. I'm done. Things to do. Piston to listen with.

 

Wish you quoted it, because I don't know what the heck you're talking about (or why you are so worked up over it - whatever it is).

post #19973 of 32866
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Originally Posted by IEMagnet01 View Post

Btw..for the not so funny comment that some found funny, but didn't make me chuckle even one second, the Piston are VERY worthy of their hype, recommendation, ect or whatever you want to call it, and only those who are obviously not regular contributors hyped these great IEMs as being on a level with $300+ TOTL earphones. Those of us with more refined ears and saner minds commented that the Piston are anything for a great value to the BEST value to the best sub $100 IEM, but the consensus being they can compete with some mid-fi IEM, but start falling short thereafter. I believe this is true. They are great, but fall short when compared to most $150 and above gear. So the snarky comment that we're all somehow under some enchantment to give false impressions of a great IEM is lame and not funny, and might give someone on the fence a sense the Piston are undeserving the hype. Thanks. I'm done. Things to do. Piston to listen with.

lol im new here and still know that every good quality budget iem gets way overhyped in here. people constantly make unreasonable comments and get everyone to buy up a product due to the recommendation coming from a high rep member. im sure the pistons are great but highly doubt they can compete with phones over 100$ however the price sometimes messes with the perception in the brain to think that they are better phones than they actually are.


Edited by chillen - 1/21/14 at 2:26pm
post #19974 of 32866
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Originally Posted by chillen View Post
 

bought pistons and jvc fx3x this morning. pistons came from the inshoes ebay member and i got the jvc fx3x from ebay as well (UK seller that has sold hundreds of pairs). inshoes seems reputable and is shipping much much faster than ibuyguo at 3 dollars more so easy choice for me

 

Congrats! Done deal.

post #19975 of 32866
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Originally Posted by IEMagnet01 View Post

One other trait I find invaluable about the Piston is that I have a lot of RARE thrash metal albums ripped at 192. The rarity of then being that I won't be running into 320 files any time soon, but the Piston are so forgiving of lower bit rate files, that those 192 files sound freakin ' awesome with the Piston. Clear and sharp. Another plus.

You can find the most obscure stuff in LOSSLESS on a certain russian tracker. Just sayin'. Listening to Deception Ignored by Deathrow in lossless, best thrash album ever.

post #19976 of 32866

Very underrated album! Crazy technical.

post #19977 of 32866
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Originally Posted by chillen View Post

bought pistons and jvc fx3x this morning. pistons came from the inshoes ebay member and i got the jvc fx3x from ebay as well (UK seller that has sold hundreds of pairs). inshoes seems reputable and is shipping much much faster than ibuyguo at 3 dollars more so easy choice for me. Hope that the fx3xs carry the bass that people say they do, need that kind of bump at the gym at a good price

Inshoes was apparently selling fakes of the originals or something to that fact, according to bhazard I believe, but let's hope yours are real. Just make sure when you open it, smell the box and cord wrap to see if it has a sweet chocolate like smell, and that L & R does not appear on the rubber stems. If so, then you should have authentic Piston 2.0?
post #19978 of 32866
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Originally Posted by dantete View Post

You can find the most obscure stuff in LOSSLESS on a certain russian tracker. Just sayin'. Listening to Deception Ignored by Deathrow in lossless, best thrash album ever.

I'm taking your word for it, and searching this album out. I'm always game for a great old school thrash album.
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It's not old school thrash like 80s Kreator or Destruction - it's more technical, like Coroner plus Watchtower or something.

post #19980 of 32866
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

 

Wish you quoted it, because I don't know what the heck you're talking about (or why you are so worked up over it - whatever it is).

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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.
 

 

 

Edited by vlenbo - 1/21/14 at 3:22pm
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