Originally Posted by BenF
Burning won't make a huge difference. They are mediocre until modded.
I have both a modded and non-modded Piston, both gives up something significant.
I like the rolled off treble with the non-modded Piston, but the downside the bass bleeds into the mids way too much.
The modded Piston significantly brings down the bass bloat, but adds way too much sibilance to the treble.
Neither made the somwhat V-shaped signature go away regardless, but I'm pretty sure this was Xiaomi's aim in the first place.
So in the end, I've decided that the Pistons aren't my cup of tea as much as I want to love them. No denying the fact that at $25, there aren't that many IEMs that can achieve what the Pistons do but too bad, it's just how it is.