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I agree! I should have made it more clear: all changes from removing the foam are small but I find the change I soundstage to be the most apparent of them smily_headphones1.gif

I found the soundstage to not only be smaller, but a bit wonky with the foam in place. There were a few EDM songs (very few) that I listened to with a lot of panning movement to the very edges of the soundstage and back where instead of smooth panning motions, the sound would cut off and jump across the soundstage. Not surprising since that acoustical foam and then that thicker foam tape is effectively cutting off treble and much of mids from coming out of half of the driver and maybe (not sure) reflecting some frequencies back into the driver.

I guess it's possible the foam/tape might eliminate some cabinet resonance, but I doubt it would otherwise effect the bass quality much--just the quantity since without it, the frequency response is changed to emphasis some of the mids and the treble more.
post #3797 of 5350
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8 hrs into Tangmai F1 and it seems to grow on me, for me it outshines Piston 2.1 in bass heavy tracks. Cant wait for Peter's impression.

Me too wink.gif

How's the quality of the bass, boomy and loose or hard and controlled? Also do you find them to have more midbass or subbass?
post #3798 of 5350
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8 hrs into Tangmai F1 and it seems to grow on me, for me it outshines Piston 2.1 in bass heavy tracks. Cant wait for Peter's impression.

Really, I'm not doubting you just surprised. I like my Pistons. I too will wait for Peter because they are on my wish list. I'm glad you like them.

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Me too wink.gif

How's the quality of the bass, boomy and loose or hard and controlled? Also do you find them to have more midbass or subbass?

:confused_face(1): i can't describe it.

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confused_face(1).gif i can't describe it.

No problem smily_headphones1.gif
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I have recieved KZ ED3 and want to say that they are not so great as Xiaomi Piston 2.1 with mod and tea bag. Scene of KZ ED3 is average, treble a bit sharp. But bass and treble are near to be perfect. As for quality, it is really cool, better that a lot of headphones that I had (UE600, Sennheiser IE8, Sunrise Xcape). Sound is incredible for price, but Pistons are better. In my opinion with mod and tea bag they are so great as Sennheiser IE8 or Audio-Technica M50.

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Just curious what kinda tracks you guys use for a/b?

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Hmm i suspect i have seal issue with my pistons and i think i'm correct. I used Tangmai's stock tips on my pistons and bass improved. Anyway i'll refrain myself from giving further impression =)


Edited by Purple07 - 6/14/14 at 8:57am
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Hmm i suspect i have seal issue with my pistons and i think i'm correct. I used Tangmai's stock tips on my pistons and bass improved. Anyway i'll refrain myself from giving further impression =)

The stock tips for the pistons aren't firm at all. I usually wear between a small and medium but had to wear the large to get a good seal with those. The flimsy nature still made them comfortable.
Different tips do provide a significantly better seal, IMO.
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Just curious what kinda tracks you guys use for a/b?

 

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The stock tips for the pistons aren't firm at all. I usually wear between a small and medium but had to wear the large to get a good seal with those. The flimsy nature still made them comfortable.
Different tips do provide a significantly better seal, IMO.
Actually, the new ones (especially the iF ones) are a lot firmer than the original 2.0. The 2.1 might also have similar tips, but you can never be sure what you're getting as Xiaomi never said that there would be a redesign. As a result, they get mixed up.

Edited by thatBeatsguy - 6/14/14 at 9:24am
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The Album and Artist titles are reverse. Just a heads up.
post #3807 of 5350
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Actually, the new ones (especially the iF ones) are a lot firmer than the original 2.0. The 2.1 might also have similar tips, but you can never be sure what you're getting as Xiaomi never said that there would be a redesign. As a result, they get mixed up.

 

I was talking about the tips that come with the iF version. Never owned the 2.0 so I cannot comment on those. The tips with the iF are by far the least structured, most flimsy tips that I've owned. 

The less-than-perfect seal from those tips helped to tame the bass a little, and I almost preferred the sound that way. It's possible that they still include old tip stocks with the iF, but it would be too hard to tell without owning both. Regardless, there are better tip options if getting a good seal is the goal. 

post #3808 of 5350

anyone tried Earmax ER600 before?

only $40 and you get an IEM with Knowles dual balanced armature driver (IMO it's driver of UE700 and DBA-02)

is this a good bargain? 

link: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=35553050272

post #3809 of 5350
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Originally Posted by Kamakahah View Post

I was talking about the tips that come with the iF version. Never owned the 2.0 so I cannot comment on those. The tips with the iF are by far the least structured, most flimsy tips that I've owned. 
The less-than-perfect seal from those tips helped to tame the bass a little, and I almost preferred the sound that way. It's possible that they still include old tip stocks with the iF, but it would be too hard to tell without owning both. Regardless, there are better tip options if getting a good seal is the goal. 
I can't get good seal out of all piston 2.1 stock tips. Re400 bi - flanges are better but still not good enough, at least for me.
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The Album and Artist titles are reverse. Just a heads up.

HORY SHIET LOL

 

Thanks XD

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