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post #556 of 11266
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Originally Posted by jwong View Post
 

Just got my Pistons from ibuygou. Too early to say much, but my first impressions are very positive! The only thing is... how are you supposed to tell left from right on these things?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlL7FGRr4zw

post #557 of 11266

Ha!  Well, um yes... but that doesn't tell me after I pull them out and need to put them in again.

post #558 of 11266
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Originally Posted by jwong View Post
 

Ha!  Well, um yes... but that doesn't tell me after I pull them out and need to put them in again.

An o-ring on right side?

 

A red o-ring on right, black on left side ?

 

A knot on cable on one side only - per your preference ?

 

Seriously, it is the sound impression on Pistons I am after ...

post #559 of 11266

Well, the only IEM I have to compare the Pistons to are the Monster Gratitudes. And surprisingly, the Pistons are in the same ballpark.

 

When I first plugged them in they were bass heavy, but that cleared up in a very short time. They have a good amount of bass, but now they aren't bass-heavy. They do sound a bit warmer than the Gratitudes to me and have just slightly less detail. That's probably from missing the slight edge that the Gratitudes have to their trebles. The new Pistons are smoother.

 

I like them quite a bit. They're far better than the Deltas, which are the last inexpensive Chinese IEMs I had. For the cash, these are tremendously good IEMs.

post #560 of 11266
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Originally Posted by jwong View Post
 

Well, the only IEM I have to compare the Pistons to are the Monster Gratitudes. And surprisingly, the Pistons are in the same ballpark.

 

When I first plugged them in they were bass heavy, but that cleared up in a very short time. They have a good amount of bass, but now they aren't bass-heavy. They do sound a bit warmer than the Gratitudes to me and have just slightly less detail. That's probably from missing the slight edge that the Gratitudes have to their trebles. The new Pistons are smoother.

 

I like them quite a bit. They're far better than the Deltas, which are the last inexpensive Chinese IEMs I had. For the cash, these are tremendously good IEMs.

Thank you - smoothness is a rare virtue in IEMs.

 

Slow to notice - you have JVC HA-S400/500 in your avatar - after you have given Pistons at least a 24 hour burn-in, I would like to ask you how JVCs and Pistons compare. Thank you in advance !

post #561 of 11266

I should change my avatar. The S500 has been gone a while. My current main squeeze are the AKG K545, and I have a set of the Takstar HD5500 too.

post #562 of 11266
After further listen my silver KZ-A1 are just awful I don't know what us wrong but I am happy everyone else likes there's.
post #563 of 11266
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Originally Posted by jwong View Post
 

Well, the only IEM I have to compare the Pistons to are the Monster Gratitudes. And surprisingly, the Pistons are in the same ballpark.

 

When I first plugged them in they were bass heavy, but that cleared up in a very short time. They have a good amount of bass, but now they aren't bass-heavy. They do sound a bit warmer than the Gratitudes to me and have just slightly less detail. That's probably from missing the slight edge that the Gratitudes have to their trebles. The new Pistons are smoother.

 

I like them quite a bit. They're far better than the Deltas, which are the last inexpensive Chinese IEMs I had. For the cash, these are tremendously good IEMs.

     I will second that. Listening to the Pistons for at least 50 hours now, I noticed that the bass seems to be smoothening out now. I was kinda worried that the dirves may have been affected after accidentally yanking on it several times, and potentially shocking them because of my own static electricity (very technical, but very common). I guess I was wrong.

     Burn-in (or what others call break-in) on these things are real. Acoustic and jazz tracks have more airiness to them, and I was quite astonished. And at $16, its performance is 10x its price.

post #564 of 11266

^ Hyped!!!...... for those pistons. Keep em' impressions coming ya'll!!! :beerchug:

post #565 of 11266
Thread Starter 

More KZ goodness:

 

Foldable M-100 type headset with a silver wire!

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=2013.1.0.0.zVqc5R&id=36863068987

 

GK Spartacus (The pic is epic)

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=36786796789

 

GK Piston (with "Crear-bass")

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=36862844772

 

KZ Zirconium Ceramic (First of it's kind)

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=17736547290

 

I'm hyped for the Piston. I'm anti coloration on my audio, so we'll see how they do.

 

I do not like the DS or GK1 KZ models. Treble is too harsh.


Edited by bhazard - 1/2/14 at 8:00pm
post #566 of 11266
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

More KZ goodness:

 

Foldable M-100 type headset with a silver wire!

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=2013.1.0.0.zVqc5R&id=36863068987

 

GK Spartacus (The pic is epic)

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=36786796789

 

GK Piston (with "Crear-bass")

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=36862844772

 

KZ Zirconium Ceramic (First of it's kind)

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=17736547290

 

I'm hyped for the Piston. I'm anti coloration on my audio, so we'll see how they do.

 

I do not like the DS or GK1 KZ models. Treble is too harsh.


^ Oh wow dat m100 knockoff looks pretty sweet, if someone got the skittles to transplant a great sounding set of drivers in there it just might make a great portable.  Wonder how they sound stock though...... :rolleyes:

post #567 of 11266
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^ Oh wow dat m100 knockoff looks pretty sweet, if someone got the skittles to transplant a great sounding set of drivers in there it just might make a great portable.  Wonder how they sound stock though...... :rolleyes:

They do use their own drivers. It's in the pics.

 

They say it's more accurate and sounds better than the AKG's in the pic with them. We'll see. The case and wire are worth $50 alone to me.

post #568 of 11266
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

They do use their own drivers. It's in the pics.

 

They say it's more accurate and sounds better than the AKG's in the pic with them. We'll see. The case and wire are worth $50 alone to me.


Yeppp but not sure about built and comfort cuz even the original m100s gave a lot of people comfort issues, but yeah it is crazy cheap for the entire package you are getting that's for sure.  Any Chinese reviews on them or anything like that???

post #569 of 11266
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post
 


Yeppp but not sure about built and comfort cuz even the original m100s gave a lot of people comfort issues, but yeah it is crazy cheap for the entire package you are getting that's for sure.  Any Chinese reviews on them or anything like that???

Nope, it's a pre-order releasing next week :)

 

It's the newer version of this one, which isn't foldable, and doesn't have the cool new case and wire:

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.3.w4002-218018788.69.wCLJG3&id=35093677298

 

Some reviews in the evaluation section on this model:

"listen to the low frequency effect is indeed very prominent,  it is well worth the price, workmanship materials are good. Far exceeded my expectations headphones,  I did not expect to burn after the hand headphones After the 11 hours, this headset surprised me, the sound field is very wide indeed, heard a lot of detail, I like the sound.

 

"Packaging was very good, the appearance of domineering, tried it works well, the sound quality sounds very good, very clear treble, treble particularly crisp, without breaking the tone, tenor and vigorous, excellent vocals, bass full and powerful, not stuffy; low frequency flexibility and clarity is good."

post #570 of 11266
Looks like kz iems are epic
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