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post #451 of 1979
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Originally Posted by rickymak View Post

Even ibuygou is NOT official, but they have been known for selling genuine products for some time.
The ONLY official sources of Xiaomi Products are xiaomi.com and xiaomi.tmall.com. Don't get mislead.

Completely false.
post #452 of 1979
Ok, my friend just ordered a new pair of xiaomi pistons 2.0 anf went directly on xiaomi's office at China (where he lives).

And ill be posting actuall photo of them including packaging and all details for everyone.

^__^
post #453 of 1979

this is sold on tmall.com only for 99RMB which is $17, maybe we should buy them as group and ship over here. will be much cheaper if we split the shipping fee.

post #454 of 1979

i just pulled the trigger and bought  from xiaomi tmall. they were sent today and hopefully will arrive to my place tomorrow. reading many good impressions about them makes me feel i've wasted my time and should have bought them long time ago.

post #455 of 1979

Anyway. Even ibuygou does not regard itself as official Xiaomi distributor.

The only two OFFICIAL channels are xiaomi.com (CN,HK,TW and SG) and xiaomi.tmall.com(Taobao)

 

xiaomi.eu has already stated very clearly that they are not OFFICALLY related with Xiaomi.com (You can google it)

 

Anyway, ibuygou has been known as a very reliable source of Xiaomi products even they are not an official partner. Just that they will earn a markup from the original xiaomi goods, which is just a business.

 

FYI, official price of Xiaomi Pistons 2.0 is 99RMB or 129HKD, I got mine one pair as well with 129HKD, which is around 16USD. Some forwarders easily charge 10+ shipping charge on these forwarded items so 27USD from ibuygou could not be too bad.

 

HOWEVER, ibuygou is OFFICIAL partner of xiaomi.eu not eu.xiaomi.com. I hate when people get mislead.

 

LEGIT =/= OFFCIAL

 

The admin of eu.xiaomi.com already stated very clearly that they have no partnership with ibuygou.com

http://en.miui.com/  thread-10319-1-1.html


Edited by rickymak - 2/28/14 at 9:42am
post #456 of 1979

I would like to share my experience with Xiaomi Piston 2.0 ( bought from ibuygou ) from monitoring the recording of a mixed choir  in church

 

As already reported, I did use Pistons for monitoring ( HEAVILY equalized, see my previous posts ) of a large string orchestra in a beautiful sounding hall and a female choir in church. 

 

Yesterday, these IEMS were amazing, direct microphone feed sounded incredibly close to the sound heard live without any technical means - better than anything I used before for this purpose. It allowed for the most relaxed monitoring I ever experienced, giving trough my recording chain ( most probably one of the best sounding in existance ) almost an exact replica of sound heard live. As this church is packed in thickly populated urban area, there are of course noises from the street etc - and so far, it never before happened I could keep up with the producer I usually work with - to each intrusion of any noise, no matter how quiet, from the ouside world, we immediately established an eye contact and trough beforehand agreed signs immediately were able to decide whether the noise is within what can be tolerated on the recording - or an otherwise good take has to be stopped due to traffic etc.

 

As I type this, I am listening to the yesterdasy's recording - trough JVC HA-S500. They do not exactly belong to low resolution phones - yet compared to what Pistons 2 ( HEAVILY equalized ) are capable of, pale almost into non-existance.

 

It has been asked before for me to post the EQ curve. I can not promise anything, as it will require some help from my friend - and his schedule is already overpacked and he is increasingly starting to complain due to lack of sufficient sleep. Patience - I hope it will be in the reasonable future.


Edited by analogsurviver - 2/28/14 at 3:52am
post #457 of 1979
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Originally Posted by analogsurviver View Post
 

I would like to share my experience with Xiaomi Piston 2.0 ( bought from ibuygou ) from monitoring the recording of a mixed choir  in church

 

As already reported, I did use Pistons for monitoring ( HEAVILY equalized, see my previous posts ) of a large string orchestra in a beautiful sounding hall and a female choir in church. 

 

Yesterday, these IEMS were amazing, direct microphone feed sounded incredibly close to the sound heard live without any technical means - better than anything I used before for this purpose. It allowed for the most relaxed monitoring I ever experienced, giving trough my recording chain ( most probably one of the best sounding in existance ) almost an exact replica of sound heard live. As this church is packed in thickly populated urban area, there are of course noises from the street etc - and so far, it never before happened I could keep up with the producer I usually work with - to each intrusion of any noise, no matter how quiet, from the ouside world, we immediately established an eye contact and trough beforehand agreed signs immediately were able to decide whether the noise is within what can be tolerated on the recording - or an otherwise good take has to be stopped due to traffic etc.

 

As I type this, I am listening to the yesterdasy's recording - trough JVC HA-S500. They do not exactly belong to low resolution phones - yet compared to what Pistons 2 ( HEAVILY equalized ) are capable of, pale almost into non-existance.

 

It has been asked before for me to post the EQ curve. I can not promise anything, as it will require some help from my friend - and his schedule is already overpacked and he is increasingly starting to complain due to lack of sufficient sleep. Patience - I hope it will be in the reasonable future.

The crazy thing is, the Pistons sold by ibuygou are not the same as the Pistons being sold by Xiaomi themselves (xiaomi.tmall.com). The ones direct from Xiaomi are even better, and do not require as much EQ, as they are louder and more extended in treble.

post #458 of 1979
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

The crazy thing is, the Pistons sold by ibuygou are not the same as the Pistons being sold by Xiaomi themselves (xiaomi.tmall.com). The ones direct from Xiaomi are even better, and do not require as much EQ, as they are louder and more extended in treble.

:veryevil::angry_face:.

 

My Havi B3 Pro (Old Version) is on its way to me - if it proves that equalized Ibuygou Pistons are match or even better than Havis unequalized, you can *guess* where next 30-ish ( Pistons 2.0are steadily gaining in price ) will be going...

post #459 of 1979
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Originally Posted by analogsurviver View Post
 

:veryevil::angry_face:.

 

My Havi B3 Pro (Old Version) is on its way to me - if it proves that equalized Ibuygou Pistons are match or even better than Havis unequalized, you can *guess* where next 30-ish ( Pistons 2.0are steadily gaining in price ) will be going...

The official Pistons are only 99RMB, $16, and always have been. It's just harder to buy, as they don't ship internationally, and you need to use a Taobao forwarding service.

post #460 of 1979
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

The official Pistons are only 99RMB, $16, and always have been. It's just harder to buy, as they don't ship internationally, and you need to use a Taobao forwarding service.

Well, in any case, I will first check out what Havi B3 Pro (old version) can do - and then see if Taobao forwarding service etc will prove indespensable.

 

I certainly DO NOT wish my IEM collection to even start to challenge the collection of phono cartridges in size...- THAT would be a suicide.

post #461 of 1979

How do you know those are the *only* official Pistons?  Have you spoken to a Xiaomi representative?

post #462 of 1979
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Originally Posted by ebrian View Post
 

How do you know those are the *only* official Pistons?  Have you spoken to a Xiaomi representative?

Official or not, I have both ibuygou's and Xiaomi's, and they are different. Unless someone finds out officially if they are a newer version or so, the Xiaomi direct Pistons sound a bit different, and they sound better.

post #463 of 1979

Btw, I do not mean to sound antagonistic. 

 

Unfortunately I don't know if I have either one of yours.  I have itzikd15's version.  The only discernable difference is the L/R markings and SML, but those are aesthetics. 

 

Sound wise I can't say -- I mean reading some of the different opinions of M90s I'm starting to question if there are variations of those as well, you know?  The one plus is that you have both and you're able to compare, but I bought it from another guy.  However unlikely, we could be talking about 3 different versions of Pistons.  That is, unfortunately, the reality of the knock-off industry in China.


Edited by ebrian - 2/28/14 at 12:30pm
post #464 of 1979

http://www.xiaomi.com/huosai

 

http://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?spm=p413746989.1.w5003-4162207637.7.Zc0hGZ&id=26522664670&scene=taobao_shop

 

Well, according the the pics on xiaomi's website and taobao account.  It doesn't have L and R marking but the ring bump.  So maybe its an update but IBUYGOU is official. I don't see how people keep saying they're not.  

 

I'd trust IBUYGOU, official partner for Xiaomi and MIUI, more than some 3rd party agent sending you random stuff.  

post #465 of 1979
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Originally Posted by TekeRugburn View Post
 

http://www.xiaomi.com/huosai

 

http://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?spm=p413746989.1.w5003-4162207637.7.Zc0hGZ&id=26522664670&scene=taobao_shop

 

Well, according the the pics on xiaomi's website and taobao account.  It doesn't have L and R marking but the ring bump.  So maybe its an update but IBUYGOU is official. I don't see how people keep saying they're not.  

 

I'd trust IBUYGOU, official partner for Xiaomi and MIUI, more than some 3rd party agent sending you random stuff.  

The ring bump is present on both.

 

I trust both, but there are definitely two different versions which sound different. I can take a pic later.

 

It's misleading to say the agent is sending you random stuff. There's always a possibility, but it's highly unlikely. The agent would immediately be called out by us for it, such as ugomark for failing to ship items and getting their Paypal suspended.

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