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Cheapest I see for actual Sony hybrid tips is $7.99 shipped from either B&H or Adorama. Funny that two camera vendors have the best price. I used to have some knockoffs, but I suppose I'll buy a set of the actual deal and see how they work on my Pistons.

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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

Unless you need the absolute, best at the time sound all the time, I also don't see much in spending above $200 for an IEM either. The diminishing returns is too great. Something will ALWAYS come along and dethrone it, and will do it cheaper.

Piston hype is warranted though. I really like them so far.

They need some EQ adjustment in the bass and midrange for refinement, but for $20 they kick a serious amount of ass. Enough so to use as a daily driver, because it works great with smartphones too, having controls and a mic.

Yeah, about the $200 mark is where the price of diminishing returns hits but you still need to know the right ones to choose, thankfully to the community we can dig through them and sift out the duds, because there's some real crap out there. Take the Dunu DN -1000 for example, which to me sounds so much better then Westone 4 costing almost double. Or H-200 another good value for money.
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Would like to read a comparison between Nuforce NE700X/M and Piston.
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Damnit, you guys in the US always get the best deals! :confused::(

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Damnit, you guys in the US always get the best deals! :confused::(

yea, but their wallets suffer the most :wink:

 

i'm not in the US either...:o

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Originally Posted by Lifted Andreas View Post

Damnit, you guys in the US always get the best deals! confused.giffrown.gif

S2 on Amazon JP are only 6153 JPY

http://www.amazon.co.jp/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_9?__mk_ja_JP=カタカナ&url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=fidelio+s2&sprefix=Fidelio+s%2Caps%2C412
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Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post
 

Just a heads up. 

 

This is a brief comparison of my three favorite iems.

 

The ath-im02 is my second favorite out of the three iems, it has resolving vocals with impactful drums and bass, while having a crispy and tender treble

 

The h-3s have become my personal first favorite, and eric was right about it above the m200s, not exponentially, but enough to warrant an additional $100 purchase (I bought it with additional $150, right now amazon japan has them for 300 or so, so you can save 30 dollars with the cost in japan than the us). 

 

the m200s score the third favorite iem that I own.

 

and the ck10s are pretty much the fourth if I had to include a fourth one.

 

Sony H-3s

The mids are pretty smooth, smoother than the im02 while still sounding full and timbre accurate. The ck10s fail in this regard as they cannot keep a full sound with at least some crispness to the instruments and vocals, and totally messes up the timbre altogether. The m200s sounds fuller and has great timbre in its own right, but due to the lushness of the mids, the timbre falls short when compared to the h-3s. The h-3s do have an emotional upbringing to my music collection, just as the im-02 and m200s do. 

 

In fact, I Sometimes I pick the im-02 above the h-3s for more clarity and cleanness, sometimes I switch with the h-3s for that smooth bass, awesome balanced highs (not silibant or dark), and those nice creamy mids. The m200s have that wonderful bass that I will explain a few lines below, and the fact that the mids are lush as heck, while having the highs still detailed while sounding somewhat dark.

 

This means something, doesn't it?!

 

I will have these three iems as my companions for years to come (or until dsnuts hypes another unknown iem)

 

M200's bass vs the rest

 

It has a different bass than the h-3s, as the h-3s have a different bass sound and texture as the im-02s. The ck10s have similar bass to the im-02s, but I prefer the im-02s for its profound rumbling, which is something the ck10s lack. The h-3s rumble is stupendous, enough to satiate a basshead. Unfortunately, the bass is a bit too smooth at times, and makes me lose the full tone of the bass sound, so the im-02s and m200s fix that regard, only the m200s does it the best imo. However, the bass in each is different sounding, and cannot be compared, it is all about preference.

 

Basically, these three earphones have different sigs that should warrant someone's attention in the best iemi for them based on their SQ preference. 

 

M200s mids vs the rest

 

m200's mids are lusher, while the highs are pretty laid back, followed by a nice defined and warm, tight bass.

 

H-3s mids vs the rest

 

the h-3s mids are slightly less lush than the m200s, but has more clarity than the m200s and makes the instruments sound more natural (as well as vocals) imo. Unfortunately, the volume, like the m200s, have to be high in order for the vocals to be heard.

 

IM-02s mids vs the rest

 

The im-02s mids are euphonic and pretty smooth in its own right. It has this trait of the ck10s, but adds additional detail that the ck10s lacked. The highs have a good crisp, and at times, hot bite that people may enjoy. The h-3s highs are usually between bright and dark, just the perfect balance imo. It has that nice and refined detail that the im-02s slightly lack, but the h-3s lack the crispness, yet still smooth, sound of the im-02s. 

 

 

Nice write up vlenbo!  :beerchug:

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Originally Posted by BenF View Post
 


This means anyone can have them for 90$-100$ shipped:

https://www.buysmartjapan.com/index.php/en-us/product-index-K0000502292-f27b3c0a8003b3d890c1f7ee2e50986c.html

 

True that!

 

Still those aren't really a discovery anymore lol

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The ATH-IM series is really tempting. So is the H3.

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Originally Posted by IEMagnet01 View Post
 

So from those who recently received their Piston 2.0, and have given them sufficient break in and tip change, would it be safe to go on record and say these are definitely contenders for living up to the hype???


They are absolutely awesome imho, almost as good as the Brainwavz Delta. :beyersmile:

Sorry couldn't resist...

 

Seriously though, anybody who has been plagued by GAS (gear acquisiton syndrome) for a long time owes it to him/herself to purchase the Pistons 2.0 asap for instant relief.

 

HYPED!!

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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

The ATH-IM series is really tempting. So is the H3.

I agree. I had decided to get the IM70 but then the DN1000 caught my attention and I couldn't decide so instead I got the Havi B3, Piston 2.0 and a bunch of other chinese cheapos :confused_face(1):

 

Can't say that I regret but I still fancy both the IM70 and the DN1000........................

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For the Xiaomi Pistons, I offered 20.20 from this Ebay seller and he accepted, so total $23 shipped.  I guess I'm joining this hype train.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-design-Xiaomi-PISTON-Earphones-pink-ROSE-GOLD-Headset-3-buttons-wire-control-/141157769953

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