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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
 

The Doppios are still lonely somewhere (until tomorrow), but ut oh! The Pistons have rolled into my hands! Finally! So now I'm about to find out in a few seconds if an earphone under $20 is really a M200 and IM70 killer. I doubt it, but I'll eat a plate of crow if I'm wrong. Initial impressions in a few.

 

Looking forward to your impressions mate! I look forward to something that could finally beat my $15 on-the-go driver: Sony MH1.

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Originally Posted by pro1137 View Post
 

Ordered a Monster Gratitude last night. Can't wait to try them out!

^ Those has-been??? Dats soooooo last year hype. ;)

 

We in 2014 meng get with dat Piston swag. :cool:

 

j/k congrats btw. :beerchug:

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Originally Posted by quartertone View Post
 

I detect a satirical undertone...

^ Think you meant OVA'!!!tone. :triportsad:

 

Looks like ericp has gone FULL_RETARD on us as well. Was hilarious the 1st tyme but you just killed dat classic post with those 2nd/3rd.... hopefully no more 4th twi-hard attempts meng. Dood you MORE than drove home the message, no need to..... :deadhorse:

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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
 

The Doppios are still lonely somewhere (until tomorrow), but ut oh! The Pistons have rolled into my hands! Finally! So now I'm about to find out in a few seconds if an earphone under $20 is really a M200 and IM70 killer. I doubt it, but I'll eat a plate of crow if I'm wrong. Initial impressions in a few.

^ Anywho can't wait to hear your take on those pistons. :)

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Well damn! Is this a M200 killer (or earphones costing above $150)? I'm not hearing that yet (nowhere close). But does it compete with the likes of the of earphones a $100 or below (or a little higher like the MA750)? Surprisingly - out of the box - HELL YES!! Definitely sounds clearer to me than the MA750 with equal (or more bass), and more extended highs, although not harsh. Mids are full (the whole sound spectrum is full). I happen to have the IM70 with me today. Is it beating the IM70? Not to my ears (the AT is still fuller with a bigger overall sound), but I would be lying if said the Pistons were far behind. They aren't better, but not far behind at this stage.

 

So, with that stated, if you can be sure you don't have fakes, fellas, this is the best sounding bang-for-the-buck I have heard in 2014 (or should I say first). Yes, this is easy hitting a $100 in sound IEM for $25 I paid for it. If you can get a real one for under $20, that's a steal!! Kudos Xiaomi!!!

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Nice impression😊
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Originally Posted by d marc0 View Post
 

 

Looking forward to your impressions mate! I look forward to something that could finally beat my $15 on-the-go driver: Sony MH1.

 I think this clearly beats the MH1. I'm shocked to be typing that bud, but from what I'm hearing (until I can get home and A/B them). It beats them in clarity and transparency. Biggest criticism at this point? The tips are the worst and cheapest I've ever seen (already tore the one large one trying to put it on the nozzle). Im not too sure about the durability of the cable, but won't complain until it's a problem. Then again, for under $30, I probably won't complain at all and would buy another one (the sound is that good). I cannot believe the sound. Surpassing those great sounding cheapo JVCS and ATs easily!

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 Oh, I have UE900 tips on the Pistons (which is what I use for the IM70). And I'm listening through the X3.


Edited by ericp10 - 1/15/14 at 1:50pm
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Now we're talking!
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That is great! :D

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Get some Sony Hybrids on them, and try them through a smartphone. Like others have said before, I think it helps tame the V signature a bit with less power.

 

I use an Amperex Tube on my Aune T1 which pushes the mids a bit forward and tames the bass a bit, and it sounds awesome. Some slight EQ adjustments can do the same.

 

.. and yes, I'll probably put my VSD1LE up for sale. For $19 the Piston is just awesome.

 

Your turn SF. You know you want it.


Edited by bhazard - 1/15/14 at 1:51pm
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Just ordered another pair of pistons...because my first one got burned 😃
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Just ordered another pair of pistons...because my first one got burned 😃

They say they only take up to 30mW. Weren't you feeding them like 500mW+ at all times? lol

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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

Get some Sony Hybrids on them, and try them through a smartphone. Like others have said before, I think it helps tame the V signature a bit with less power.

 

I use an Amperex Tube on my Aune T1 which pushes the mids a bit forward and tames the bass a bit, and it sounds awesome. Some slight EQ adjustments can do the same.

 

.. and yes, I'll probably put my VSD1LE up for sale. For $19 the Piston is just awesome.

 

Your turn SF. You know you want it.

 

Blasphemy lol! Even though I'll never get rid of my LE's (I love their flushness - great for using when sleeping), I'm curious.. how much better do you think the Pistons are over the VSD1LE's? 

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I thought the x3 is 270mw ....lol😃
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

 

Blasphemy lol! Even though I'll never get rid of my LE's (I love their flushness - great for using when sleeping), I'm curious.. how much better do you think the Pistons are over the VSD1LE's? 

It's more as if they compete directly with each other. The Piston makes it redundant in my collection. I don't feel I lose much by not having it around.

 

It is more enjoyable than the RE-400 as well.


Edited by bhazard - 1/15/14 at 1:59pm
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I also ordered the martin Logan mirkos 90
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