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I think they are better than the VSD1 and VSD1LE honestly, and I loved my VSD1LE. Sounds awesome modded through my Bravo Ocean, and easily competes/complements with iems in the $99 and under range.

 

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post #21707 of 32864
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But for under $30 I haven't heard anything that sounds better than the Pistons. I think it sounds better than the R1 (and I really like the R1).
I think they are better than the VSD1 and VSD1LE honestly, and I loved my VSD1LE. Sounds awesome modded through my Bravo Ocean, and easily competes/complements with iems in the $99 and under range.
In what way are they modded? I've got a Bravo Audio Ocean and would be keen to know this mod. 😃
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In what way are they modded? I've got a Bravo Audio Ocean and would be keen to know this mod. 😃

Punch in the filter nozzle on the Piston with a paper clip, piece of plastic, etc.. and remove the grey foam inside. Tightens bass a bit and allows more treble extension. You can push the filter back in when finished, or just throw it away.


Edited by bhazard - 2/12/14 at 8:22am
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In what way are they modded? I've got a Bravo Audio Ocean and would be keen to know this mod. 😃
Punch in the filter nozzle on the Piston with a paper clip, piece of plastic, etc.. and remove the grey foam inside. Tightens bass a bit and allows more treble extension. You can push the filter back in when finished, or just throw it away.
Thank you for the info. Something needs to be done with the bass on these things!
post #21710 of 32864
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Thank you for the info. Something needs to be done with the bass on these things!

Change to wide opening tips or Sony Hybrid type tips. A lot of small opening tips boost the bass on them, which makes them sound sloppy. The stock tips are sloppy with bass too.

post #21711 of 32864
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Punch in the filter nozzle on the Piston with a paper clip, piece of plastic, etc.. and remove the grey foam inside. Tightens bass a bit and allows more treble extension. You can push the filter back in when finished, or just throw it away.


If someone could post a video of doing this mod... :wink_face:

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But for under $30 I haven't heard anything that sounds better than the Pistons. I think it sounds better than the R1 (and I really like the R1).

Are you going to put MA750 and BA200 in your sig, or do they not stack up?

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If someone could post a video of doing this mod... :wink_face:


Nevermind, I tore off the nozzle filter with my pocket knife and removed the foam too.

Great improvement in clarity and the bass is tighter - highly recommend it.

I'll put in later a piece of a tea bag to prevent dust from getting in.


Edited by BenF - 2/12/14 at 10:46am
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Are you going to put MA750 and BA200 in your sig, or do they not stack up?

 

They were in the sig, but got pushed down and maybe pushed out. I only get so much space for the sig.


Edited by ericp10 - 2/12/14 at 11:06am
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I'm wondering who stated the Pistons were as good as the GR07? I must have missed that. Or who state the Pistons beat all sub-$100 iems? Then again, it does beat some. And I fend 90 percent of the iems I own are tips dependent and rarely sound the best with its stock tips.


This IEMagnet guy did. :)

http://www.head-fi.org/t/663709/vsonic-vsd1-vsd1s-reviews-impression-thread/1695#post_10174260

http://www.head-fi.org/t/663709/vsonic-vsd1-vsd1s-reviews-impression-thread/1665#post_10156611

http://www.head-fi.org/t/586909/the-discovery-thread-new-zero-audio-doppios-pg1197-kef-m200-pg835-philips-fidelio-s2-pg-724/19905#post_10187687

But nevermind, the sound is a personal preference at the end of the day so we all are different. If Pistons are close to VSD1S with just a bit more sub-bass I'll be happy considering the price and build qulity. Oh, and if they are working with my Lumia phone.

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I would put the MA750 somewhere between the FXZ100 and ASG-1.  After the FI-BA-SS,  I would drop in the Doppios and then BA200 (they're different sound signatures but about even to my ears - favoring the Doppios just a little bit more though).

post #21718 of 32864
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http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/multi-iem-review-310-iems-compared-dunu-dn-1000-added-02-12-14-p-862/12915#post_10262459

Joker's review of the Dunu DN1k. Looks very favorable.

 

Thanks. Interesting read. I wish he had the H200's to compare (although @d marc0 and others have done a fine job).

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This IEMagnet guy did. :)

http://www.head-fi.org/t/663709/vsonic-vsd1-vsd1s-reviews-impression-thread/1695#post_10174260

http://www.head-fi.org/t/663709/vsonic-vsd1-vsd1s-reviews-impression-thread/1665#post_10156611

http://www.head-fi.org/t/586909/the-discovery-thread-new-zero-audio-doppios-pg1197-kef-m200-pg835-philips-fidelio-s2-pg-724/19905#post_10187687

But nevermind, the sound is a personal preference at the end of the day so we all are different. If Pistons are close to VSD1S with just a bit more sub-bass I'll be happy considering the price and build qulity. Oh, and if they are working with my Lumia phone.

 Okay, two things here:

-  I've never heard  vsd1s, so I don't know if that is true or not.

 

- Second, the guy you're quoting mostly from is Banned!! He was giving his opinion on SOME earphones and telling head-fi members to buy them after admitting he hadn't heard the earphones he was suggesting. I brought this up and some of you called me an elitist (lol). Go figure? 

My point is: consider the source, and when in doubt always try to hear for yourself. Happy listening.

post #21720 of 32864
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
 

But for under $30 I haven't heard anything that sounds better than the Pistons. I think it sounds better than the R1 (and I really like the R1).

 

 

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I'm wondering who stated the Pistons were as good as the GR07? I must have missed that. Or who state the Pistons beat all sub-$100 iems? Then again, it does beat some. And I fend 90 percent of the iems I own are tips dependent and rarely sound the best with its stock tips.

The usual suspects iemagnet and I think mochil stated they were even better than gr07 (might be wrong on the latter but I'm too drunk to check). Anyway, the Pistons are definitely better than R1 but nowhere near most of the hype. And yeah, the stock tips are quite sub-par and flimsy but honestly I didn't like them with the sony hybrids too. I did quite a bit of tip swapping and I'm still undecided but it's probably between the R1's stocj single flanges and the brainwavz B2's single flanges. There is definitely some weird tip synergy given that the Pistons sound more congested with some tips with wider bore but for some strange reason sound fine with others that have narrower bore.

Overall, not only is the bass a tad too much but also isn't tight enough and is a bit on the soft side and the highs aren't exactly my cup of tea - a bit dull and artificial and low on sparkle. The pistons do have some things going on for them like above average depth and nice string instrument timbre but aren't exactly giant killers. I wouldn't have said anything if the hype hadn't gone "slightly" overboard with these. I'll personally pick the VSD1S any day over the Pistons - it sounds more natural, has tighter and punchier bass and the treble has more energy and is sweeter and has a lot more sparkle.


Edited by kova4a - 2/12/14 at 11:32am
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