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drinksome you could try this site: http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/In-Stock-Top-Quality-100-Original-XIAOMI-Piston-Earphone-Headphone-with-Remote-Mic-For-XIAOMI-Mi3/509100_1026594253.html
Edited by Singleton - 2/6/14 at 3:17pm
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Just buy them on Ibuygou.com, they are cheaper and you can be sure they are not fakes.

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No. It is carefully worded and all the Xiaomi logos are cut out of the pictures. Avoid.

 

Use Ibuygou.com or buy them directly from Xiaomi via a taobao forwarding agency.

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No. It is carefully worded and all the Xiaomi logos are cut out of the pictures. Avoid.

Use Ibuygou.com or buy them directly from Xiaomi via a taobao forwarding agency.

Well there are speculations that fakes being sold at Ibuygou.com on the xiaomi official forum http://xiaomi.eu/community/threads/fake-xiaomi-pistons-bought-at-ibuygou-com.23173/
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Well there are speculations that fakes being sold at Ibuygou.com on the xiaomi official forum http://xiaomi.eu/community/threads/fake-xiaomi-pistons-bought-at-ibuygou-com.23173/

Read further in the thread. The buyer reverses his claim and confirms they are original.

 

I'm buying one directly from Xiaomi to confirm anyway. If you have any doubts, just buy it from them. Instructions are in the OP

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Read further in the thread. The buyer reverses his claim and confirms they are original.

I'm buying one directly from Xiaomi to confirm anyway. If you have any doubts, just buy it from them. Instructions are in the OP

Thanks, also how are the Xiaomi Piston compared to the Sennheiser MX 985 in terms of sound quality since I own the Sennheiser MX 985 and I'm planning on purchasing the Piston.
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I'd say go for it. After even more tip rolling they now present a more natural sound than any other IEM that I own. They even make the fidelio S2's sound clouded in comparison!

 

I really have a hard time to belive the total transformation they've gone through, and I haven't even touched the resistors (yet).

 

I'll try it tonight. Thanks for the impressions mate...

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Opened my Havi B3 Pro in the name of science.

 

I don't see any resistors unless it's the one wrapped in the red sleeve? There is some black soft foam on the other end of the driver shell, but I didn't touch it, since I already love the sound.

 

How does it compare to the rest? I may open my enhanced one now because I'm curious.

 

Pro internals:

 


Edited by bhazard - 2/6/14 at 5:39pm
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Thank you I really appreciate the impression with and without the filters. I could do with wider soundstage but not sure if I'd like more aggressive sound........

Good suggestion with double-sided tape for the glass's as well.

If you don't want to mess with soldering, you can try to connect leads of the resistor using something conductive (a copper wire or something). Just a thought.

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Opened my Havi B3 Pro in the name of science.

 

Thank you, it's very interesting.

 

Drivers are connected in series, in my version they’re connected in parallel. Visually they look identical to mine (or very similar).

 

Can you see if there is something under the red sleeve, or is it just a wire? 

 

You can also lift up the left driver with a knife or something and see what's in front of it. But if you don't want to mess with your pros that's cool, there's probably similar soft foam.

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Thank you, it's very interesting.

 

Drivers are connected in series, in my version they’re connected in parallel. Visually they look identical to mine (or very similar).

 

Can you see if there is something under the red sleeve, or is it just a wire? 

 

You can also lift up the left driver with a knife or something and see what's in front of it. But if you don't want to mess with your pros that's cool, there's probably similar soft foam.

Actually, the entire inner black shell pops out. In the front I saw a black filter/foam. Not sure I want to touch the driver yet.

 

I'm thinking a resistor might be under the red heat shield. Where were your resistors?

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Actually, the entire inner black shell pops out. In the front I saw a black filter/foam. Not sure I want to touch the driver yet.

 

I'm thinking a resistor might be under the red heat shield. Where were your resistors?

Yea it does, you can totally see a portion of the other driver in the opening next to the first driver. Can you see a black foam or something else (white plastic, paper)?

 

So you meant there's foam in the actual shell? I don't have any.

 

Resistor was in series with the drivers (connected in parallel). You can open the other version and see for yourself :).

 

Edit: I don’t think there’s a resistor there. The part on the left of the sleeve - are those strands of a wire or multiple leads, can’t tell from the picture.


Edited by dantete - 2/6/14 at 6:43pm
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

Opened my Havi B3 Pro in the name of science.

I don't see any resistors unless it's the one wrapped in the red sleeve? There is some black soft foam on the other end of the driver shell, but I didn't touch it, since I already love the sound.

How does it compare to the rest? I may open my enhanced one now because I'm curious.

Pro internals:



Is it not a resistor up top left on the left driver or is it just a huge soldering point?

I've added a very thin layer of cotton in front of the bass driver as well (in addition to cotton in the nozzle) and that made the bass fuller and even nicer than before.

Still debating with myself if I should touch the resistors or not since I'm so happy with the sound now.
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I've used one of the taobao agents recomended by bhazrad, thank you.

 

I've ordered 2nd pair of Moxpads, Somic MH415 and decided give Corecool v2 a go. I've also got some 10mm drivers to fix the Moxpads I have. Now waiting game begins.

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I've used one of the taobao agents recomended by bhazrad, thank you.

 

I've ordered 2nd pair of Moxpads, Somic MH415 and decided give Corecool v2 a go. I've also got some 10mm drivers to fix the Moxpads I have. Now waiting game begins.

Ccancel the corecool order. Way too much bass bloat. Kills the sound.

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