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^that's something flashy!

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Great news on my Moxpad's, they've reached Norway according to the tracking. Now I only need to wait for custom clearance.......

Good news man L3000.gif finally
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Senicc seems to be an offshoot brand of theirs that focuses on lower priced headphones/earphones. I picked up the MX123 Senicc, and it was very meh. Too much bass bloat, but cheap. The Senicc ST-80 wasn't bad, but the Somic line of headphones are way better.

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The good Moxpad seller also has the Somic Milano M3 on sale for $27 shipped right now. ePacket too.

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Somic-New-Fashion-headphone-with-microphone-Noise-Canceling-portable-Headset-High-Definition-ON-Ear-DJ-studio/639551_1566659047.html

 

That is cheaper than from Somic themselves. Awesome deal for very good 40mm on ears.

 

This seller also has the Maya T3.

 

I received my Somic Milano M3 last week.

Fun, clear, basshead sound that are really comfortable for an on-ear.

Problem was the cheap plastic build, finger print magnet and not foldable.

I sent it back as the left side was buzzing with the bass.

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Good news man L3000.gif finally

Yes, I should have them during next week. I'm also waiting for the Havi b3's and the new pistons so I'll do a comparison with all these when they arrive.
Edited by peter123 - 12/27/13 at 12:30am
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Has anyone ordered any of the Xiaomi Pistons off eBay?  I'm curious to see if anyone has tried the original version, which I assume is without beryllium and see if it really makes that significant of a difference.

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Has anyone ordered any of the Xiaomi Pistons off eBay?  I'm curious to see if anyone has tried the original version, which I assume is without beryllium and see if it really makes that significant of a difference.

Be careful of fakes. I wouldn't trust any seller under $20, and even then unless it is from a respected company, Xiaomi partner, or Xiaomi themselves, I would be very wary. Xiaomi doesn't sell the original anymore, just to give you an indication. The new one is just a much better buy. Same price, better earphone.

 

I got a fake pair of the first version, and they sounded god awful.

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Be careful of fakes indeed. I'd prefer to pay a premium for products from companies that innovate rather than save a few bucks on "borrowed" intellectual property.
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Be careful of fakes indeed. I'd prefer to pay a premium for products from companies that innovate rather than save a few bucks on "borrowed" intellectual property.

The ironic part is the chinese copying a chinese product. I'd say its kind of a compliment to Xiaomi... that a $16 limited run earphone is copied because it is so popular.

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The ironic part is the chinese copying a chinese product. I'd say its kind of a compliment to Xiaomi... that a $16 limited run earphone is copied because it is so popular.

 

If there's money to be made off of counterfeits somebody will make them, this isn't specific to China or anywhere else.

 

The advantage China has is that foreign companies paid for a good bit of their manufacturing tech, taught them manufacturing processes, R+D, quality control, etc.

 

Politics aside, anyone have a legit link for the Xiaoimis?  I'm currently working through the Samsung HS330s (a seriously underappreciated set, BTW) and I'll be ready for something new soon.

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If there's money to be made off of counterfeits somebody will make them, this isn't specific to China or anywhere else.

 

The advantage China has is that foreign companies paid for a good bit of their manufacturing tech, taught them manufacturing processes, R+D, quality control, etc.

 

Politics aside, anyone have a legit link for the Xiaoimis?  I'm currently working through the Samsung HS330s (a seriously underappreciated set, BTW) and I'll be ready for something new soon.

I bought the HS330s to compare as well. Thanks for mentioning them.

 

This is the official Xiaomi Taobao link. Can't get any more authentic.

http://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?spm=p413746989.1.w5003-5243150420.11.er5t5B&id=26522664670&scene=taobao_shop

 

This is where most of us have been buying it. You can use paypal and don't need a Taobao agent for this. We aren't 100% sure if they are legit yet.

http://www.ibuygou.com/p-original_xiaomi_piston_earphone_updated_version_brown-5708-usd.html

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Just make sure you replace the stock eartips for the Samsung, and definitely do some experimenting.  Of all the IEMs I've ever tried the HS-330 probably has the most drastic changes to sound signature from tip rolling I've ever experienced.

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Got a ton of the newest KZ earphones in today.

 

Burning the first one in. KZ CKW Pro. Typical AT house sound. Boosted bass, boosted treble. I've come to realize I'm not a fan of the AT sound unless they put out more balanced sets (like the IM50).

 

Very nice for $30. It easily matches some $100 sets, but the Havi is better and more accurate at $10 more.

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Got a ton of the newest KZ earphones in today.

Burning the first one in. KZ CKW Pro. Typical AT house sound. Boosted bass, boosted treble. I've come to realize I'm not a fan of the AT sound unless they put out more balanced sets (like the IM50).

Very nice for $30. It easily matches some $100 sets, but the Havi is better and more accurate at $10 more.

My kz a1 arrived in Norway yesterday. I should get it next week along with the Moxpad's. Also got the Phrodi Pod201, Havi's and the new Piston's on the way. Will arrange a shootout when I get them all smily_headphones1.gif
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My kz a1 arrived in Norway yesterday. I should get it next week along with the Moxpad's. Also got the Phrodi Pod201, Havi's and the new Piston's on the way. Will arrange a shootout when I get them all smily_headphones1.gif

My guess:  Havi > Piston 2.0 > Moxpad > a1 > Pod201

 

The a1 is only really good for strong bass. Never heard the Pod201.

 

I lost my Moxpad already as well. If it doesn't show up, I may need to order another.

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