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LOL, you are really pushing me off the cliff. How many IEMs can a man want? 

post #782 of 11303
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Originally Posted by cowculator View Post
 

LOL, you are really pushing me off the cliff. How many IEMs can a man want? 

The new Piston 2.0 has a Beryllium driver, has the smoothest, clearest sound, and just helped me sell my KEF M200. At the going price of $24.00, they are the biggest steals since amazon had the UE TF10 for $99.00, The HiFiMan RE0 for $40.00, and now this for $24.00.

post #783 of 11303
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Originally Posted by IEMagnet01 View Post
 

The new Piston 2.0 has a Beryllium driver, has the smoothest, clearest sound, and just helped me sell my KEF M200. At the going price of $24.00, they are the biggest steals since amazon had the UE TF10 for $99.00, The HiFiMan RE0 for $40.00, and now this for $24.00.

Would you say they are on par with the OM Audio IEP?

post #784 of 11303
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Originally Posted by destrozer View Post
 

Would you say they are on par with the OM Audio IEP?

No. The OM Audio has a BA driver, so the highs extend further with longer decay times, and since it has a dynamic  driver for bass, doesn't lack for bass like a BA IEM, so though the Piston is sonically superior to most IEM's in the $20-80 range, they don't quite make it to the sonic ability of the GR07, OM Audio, or Monster Miles Davis, but they sound very similar to the Monster Turbines, give them a run for their money, and are a superb buy. 

post #785 of 11303
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Originally Posted by IEMagnet01 View Post
 

The new Piston 2.0 has a Beryllium driver, has the smoothest, clearest sound, and just helped me sell my KEF M200. At the going price of $24.00, they are the biggest steals since amazon had the UE TF10 for $99.00, The HiFiMan RE0 for $40.00, and now this for $24.00.

 

Cheapest I can find them on Ebay is over $50. It seems we Europe peeps have a hard time picking one up on the cheap. :(

post #786 of 11303
Check out this seller:
http://www.ibuygou.com/p-original_xiaomi_piston_earphone_updated_version_brown-5708-usd.html

$19 shipped should be cheap enough. They're also an official Xiaomi partner.

Edit: They also accept PayPal.
post #787 of 11303
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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

Check out this seller:
http://www.ibuygou.com/p-original_xiaomi_piston_earphone_updated_version_brown-5708-usd.html

$19 shipped should be cheap enough. They're also an official Xiaomi partner.

Edit: They also accept PayPal.

 

Fantastic, cheers! :)

post #788 of 11303
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Originally Posted by Negakinu View Post
 

 

Fantastic, cheers! :)

:beerchug:

post #789 of 11303
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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

Check out this seller:
http://www.ibuygou.com/p-original_xiaomi_piston_earphone_updated_version_brown-5708-usd.html

$19 shipped should be cheap enough. They're also an official Xiaomi partner.

Edit: They also accept PayPal.

Hey peter123, never used ibuygou before. Is this a safe and legit website to use? Also did you order from this seller to, if so I might wait just to see if you get sent the right version and if they are real.


Edited by koreanzombie - 1/12/14 at 10:09am
post #790 of 11303
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Originally Posted by koreanzombie View Post
 

Hey peter123, never used ibuygou before. Is this a safe and legit website to use? Also did you order from this seller to, if so I might wait just to see if you get sent the right version and if they are real.

I've only odered this once from ibuygou and mine has not been delivered yet. Some of the guys in the discovery thread that have used ibuygou and allready recieved the Piston's has confirmed that they are legit and ship the right version so it should be safe. Also as long as I can pay with PayPal I feel pretty safe since they have a great buyer protecting program that I've used a couple of times without any problem.

 

Mine should be here any day now and I'll report on this thread as soon as I get them.

post #791 of 11303
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by SibeiKnowHow View Post
 

UPDATE: Havi B3s & other stuff

 

So yeah i'm pretty sure that the left terminal has one driver that is malfunctioning, probably the one tuned for bass and lower mids. As much as i would like to, i feel that giving a review on it would be highly inaccurate. Perhaps i'm just really unlucky, but you might want to watch out for this issue future buyers. 

 

Anyways i'm not particularly depressed, as i have just found out that i will be getting 3 more IEMs tomorrow morning, the Fidue A63, ISK SEM6 and the Xiaomi Pistons v2. I will probably only have 20 minutes or less to play around with them before class and since i have actual stuff to do tomorrow i will probably only get pics or impressions of all 3 up during the night. Naturally i thought that id devote the first 20 minutes to the Fidue given Joker's hype for it, so i guess you guys got that to look forward to.

 

Anyways, loved reading you guy's impressions of the B3, i felt that i could agree with most of them, no comment on the soundstage for obvious reasons, but definitely despite this little hitch, a solid buy.

See what options you have from the buyer you used. One major con of forwarding services, is that it may be very tough to get warranty service on an item. Most Chinese companies I've worked with DO offer warranties, so make sure to try to get a replacement. Havi itself may replace it for you.

post #792 of 11303
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Originally Posted by cowculator View Post
 

LOL, you are really pushing me off the cliff. How many IEMs can a man want? 

Oh you have no idea... lol. Start creating a budget now.

 

I thought I was done with just having the Piston and Havi, but I just placed an order for like 5 more, plus the new Astrotec AX35 hybrid and Somic MH415.

post #793 of 11303
Thread Starter 

I used the KZ-A1 while on the train to NYC last night, and I must say they were a pleasure to listen to off my Nexus. Makes a great "go to the city and not worry about losing them" pair.

 

It was able to keep the annoying conversation of the college kids next to me completely isolated. I would have wanted to kill myself if it wasn't for the KZ-A1 saving me from an hours worth of that convo. Thanks KZ! lol

post #794 of 11303
Thread Starter 

It looks like the "professional tuned" Havi B3 that I have is no longer being offered it seems. Bummer.

 

They have a new version though, which may be what people will be getting.

 

From their Taobao page:

 

Buyers Please Note: B3 is four dynamic headphones, which is double-sided dynamic headphones. The latest version of the B3 combines ie80 in low and loud sound field and layering tf10, the overall sense of hearing powerful bass, tenor vocals solid, mellow treble, the overall sound of the sound field broad, rich in detail, strong sense of hierarchy, dynamic and strong shake!

 

It looks like they boosted the bass a bit, upped the mids, and rolled off the treble extension, a la RE-400 style. It is probably still great, but now I need to find out the differences.

post #795 of 11303
Noooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!

All I needed was one more week to buy those bad boys.....one more week.
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