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post #18361 of 26198
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Originally Posted by IEMagnet01 View Post


Thanks Quartertone. I was intensely interested until the description of the upper treble as "metallic", which was the great turn off for me for both the XBA 30 and XBA 4. That unnatural metallic tinge in the highs. Yuck.

xba30 didnt have any metallic-ness like the xba3 did. they sound much closer to the xba40 to my ears - smooth

post #18362 of 26198
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Originally Posted by IEMagnet01 View Post
 

Here's my in depth review of the OM Audio InEarPeace

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/698277/om-audio-inearpeace-hybrid-iem-the-single-ba-single-dynamic-driver-iem-done-right

 

PEACE!!!

Great review, thanks for your time

post #18363 of 26198
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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post
 

I have the same problem...only because I like wearing them around-the-ear instead of straight-down like it was designed for. Just wish they had a shirt clip of some sort...

seems like around the ear is better for comfort as well for these Pistons. the cables are not microphonic, which is good. 

post #18364 of 26198
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Originally Posted by osiris1 View Post
 

seems like around the ear is better for comfort as well for these Pistons. the cables are not microphonic, which is good. 

I agree with you there.

 

The first link is suspicious, for a couple of reasons:

  •    You're not so sure whether you're getting the gold ones or the silver ones. The seller shows both, so ulness you could talk to him, you have a good chance of getting the old ones (which were, in fact, sold at the same price as the new Pistons until they were discontinued).
  •    The pictures of the gold Pistons give away that it is a fake. Check this out:

       The picture might be small, but you obviouslysee the letter R there, right? In a real MK301 (the gold Pistons, if you will) are they there? NO! The original Pistons have a bump of sorts only on the right, as I will show you here:

       Hopefully the encircled parts will enlighten you. You might wanna zoom it in just to make sure tho. As for the eBay seller, he looks pretty legit with his supplied pictures, provided they weren't sourced from anywhere else. Also, the Aliexpress seller's photo on the earpieces (the same one above) seems to have some damage on them or something. I'm unsure, really. But that's my opinion. Go for the eBay seller -- he seems pretty legit.

post #18365 of 26198
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Originally Posted by daveyostrow View Post
 

xba30 didnt have any metallic-ness like the xba3 did. they sound much closer to the xba40 to my ears - smooth

Not with me. The XBA 30 metallic highs were actually worse than the XBA 4. This was confirmed by the head'fier who bought my XBA 30. 

post #18366 of 26198
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Originally Posted by Don Lehrer View Post
 

Great review, thanks for your time

you're welcome, don. Thank you for taking the time to look it over. 

post #18367 of 26198
quote name="Grayson73" url="/t/586909/the-discovery-thread-new-zero-audio-doppios-pg1197-kef-m200-pg835-philips-fidelio-s2-pg-724/18360#post_10137251"]Are these legit?  They are gold Xiaomi Pistons.

$15:
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-Radiation-Protection-Phone-Handset-Microphone-Telephone-Receiver-3-5mm-for-Mp3-4-iphone-Drop-shipping/549116832.html

$27:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Design-Xiaomi-Piston-Earphones-Gold-Headset-3-buttons-wire-control-SG-POST-/181294614168
[/quote]

Chatted with the seller on Aliexpress... Ask him 100% Xiaomi original or 1.1 high quality copy?

He replied 50% .... Why don't u buy from ibuygou... There was a member who bought it for USD20... cheaper.
post #18368 of 26198

www.Head-Direct.com has a deal on the FiiO X3 for US customers only. $160 for the X3. The cheapest I've been able to find it is $189.00 on ebay, and $200 on mp4nation. 

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^WOW
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Originally Posted by Wokei View Post

quote name="Grayson73" url="/t/586909/the-discovery-thread-new-zero-audio-doppios-pg1197-kef-m200-pg835-philips-fidelio-s2-pg-724/18360#post_10137251"]Are these legit?  They are gold Xiaomi Pistons.

$15:
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-Radiation-Protection-Phone-Handset-Microphone-Telephone-Receiver-3-5mm-for-Mp3-4-iphone-Drop-shipping/549116832.html

$27:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Design-Xiaomi-Piston-Earphones-Gold-Headset-3-buttons-wire-control-SG-POST-/181294614168
[/quote]

Chatted with the seller on Aliexpress... Ask him 100% Xiaomi original or 1.1 high quality copy?

He replied 50% .... Why don't u buy from ibuygou... There was a member who bought it for USD20... cheaper.

I bought mine from the second seller on ebay. high feedback percentage, AND they provided me with a tracking number. A tracking number that's working. So at $24.00, I think that's the best way to go. We'll see when they arrive eh?

post #18371 of 26198
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Originally Posted by IEMagnet01 View Post
 

Not with me. The XBA 30 metallic highs were actually worse than the XBA 4. This was confirmed by the head'fier who bought my XBA 30. 

i find that hard to beleive from my experience. sony may have had less quality control for the xba series and have different sounding phones. some said they heard no issues with the xba3, which i thought was crazy...

post #18372 of 26198
Universally, a slight raised bump on cable always mean it is the left side driver.
post #18373 of 26198
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Originally Posted by daveyostrow View Post
 

i find that hard to beleive from my experience. sony may have had less quality control for the xba series and have different sounding phones. some said they heard no issues with the xba3, which i thought was crazy...

Well...two ears are better than one. Also, go through the XBA 3/30 thread, and we're not the only ones talking about the metallic treble. 

post #18374 of 26198
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

Universally, a slight raised bump on cable always mean it is the left side driver.

for the Pistons, the raised ring/bump indeed is for the right driver.

post #18375 of 26198
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Originally Posted by osiris1 View Post

for the Pistons, the raised ring/bump indeed is for the right driver.

Hey I m from KL Malaysia too... Might pull the trigger on this from Ibuygou....... Free shipping with no tracking no right.?

That good eh..... Mmmmmm
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