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post #556 of 2166

WOW, received my Xiaomi Pistons 2 today and couldn't believe my ears!!!  Is that even possible that headphones under $25 have such an amazing sound quality (bass!!!) and eye candy design?!?  Need a few days for a burn in and to write a full review.  Btw, play and volume controls work PERFECT with my Galaxy Note 2!!!!!!!!!

 

Btw, for those in US - be very careful from whom you're willing to buy.  Too many fakes ones, and hard to distinguish since fake ones are a few dollars cheaper than a real ones.  Again, a tip for US buyers, especially those like myself who can't  rely on taobao or aliexpress sellers - the one I got was from Zhengnan'shop seller on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HUNUOJW) for $24.90 + $3.99 shipping.  I can confirm its a REAL one, v2 of Pistons.  Here is a guidance picture (actually provided to me by Zhengnan'shop):

 

 

So, stay tuned for a full review!!!

 

Also, can anybody recommend eartips for these one?  I found from 4 that was provided with these to work great (isolation and bass), but was wondering if anybody can recommend a good quality replacement eartips?

post #557 of 2166
I'm using the Comply tsx-500s and they're so much better than stock tips
post #558 of 2166

Try silicone tips with large bore, such as V-Moda, Heir, JVC tips.

I'm using V-Moda M-size tips as I can't get good seal with any of the stock tips.

 

The Sony hybrid has a small bore and can be a PITA to fix it to the Pistons2.

post #559 of 2166
I use UE TF10 tips on my pair.
post #560 of 2166

Where i can buy these ORIGINAL with the best price?

post #561 of 2166
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Originally Posted by reydj24 View Post
 

Where i can buy these ORIGINAL with the best price?

Xiaomi themselves. Newest version, $16 (before Taobao forwarding fees)

 

xiaomi.tmall.com

 

You'll need to use a forwarding service like Mistertao.com to purchase from taobao, but there is no better seller than the source themselves. It'll come out to about $22 or so.

post #562 of 2166

Or if you are in US and want the simplest way to order, use that Amazon link above - $28 and it arrived in less than 10 days.  Plus, you will know for sure those are real... and smell like chocolate :)  Yep, that rubber insert where you store these buds and wrap the wire around has a chocolate color and chocolate SMELL!!!!!  The whole package presentation is really amazing, something you would expect to come from iProducts.  It even has a little metal shirt clip with a neat design, and actually very functional too.

 

Regarding eartips, I will definitely try my TSX500, but also will check to see if my V-Moda faders will fit.  Though earplugs only, those are build/designed like their regular in-ear headphones so hopefully eartips will fit.

 

Btw, do these Pistons 2 really have a port opening on the back, covered in mesh, or is that just for decoration?  I also noticed a small pinhole at the base of the nozzle, assume it's a working port for sound shaping as well (typically to control bass)?

post #563 of 2166
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Originally Posted by twister6 View Post
 

Or if you are in US and want the simplest way to order, use that Amazon link above - $28 and it arrived in less than 10 days.

That is the older version.

 

If it does not have L and R markings on them (along with the ring on the right side), a metal shirt clip. and has music notes instead of S, M, and L on the inside, it is not the newest version Xiaomi is selling themselves.

post #564 of 2166
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

That is the older version.

 

If it does not have L and R markings on them (along with the ring on the right side), a metal shirt clip. and has music notes instead of S, M, and L on the inside, it is not the newest version Xiaomi is selling themselves.

 

The one I got from that Amazon link has L/R marking and S/M/L on the inside!!!  It's their new 2nd version :)

 

... it took me a few minutes trying to figure out what did you mean by "ring on the right side", until I found it :)  Yep, it has that little ring at the bottom of strain relief, and I also notice it has two dots above letter "R".

 

Furthermore, the back port is functional and enhances the bass (pumps the air).  I also tried it with Comply TSX500 - great seal, enhanced lows, but it rolled off treble significantly.  But with V-Moda faders eartips it worked the best!  Their core opening is smaller in comparison to original Xiaomi eartips, and it results in even better lows (richer and deeper bass with sub-bass you can feel, though still clean and under control) and a slight roll off of highs.  Actually, a good improvement IMHO because i found original wide-opening eartips revealing a bit too much of grainy top.  Now with sound going through a narrower eartip opening, it balances out with more emphasis on low end.  Bottom line, these are fantastic in-ears, but you have to be very careful with eartip selection which can make or break the sound, especially if you are craving a low end.

 

Btw, though I can't read Chinese, was able to find some good pictures on their original website here: http://www.xiaomi.com/huosai


Edited by twister6 - 3/5/14 at 10:08am
post #565 of 2166

I live in Italy but there are problems if order from amazon.com?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HUNUOJW

Confirm that these are originals?

post #566 of 2166
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Originally Posted by reydj24 View Post
 

I live in Italy but there are problems if order from amazon.com?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HUNUOJW

Confirm that these are originals?

 

I'm not really sure how does it work when you are ordering from outside of US.  I would suggest to contact the seller on amazon to ask about it?  Or maybe try to add it to your cart to see if it works?

 

The link and the seller (Zhengnan'shop) has original Pistons 2.  I received it yesterday and can confirm it is a real thing.

post #567 of 2166
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Originally Posted by twister6 View Post
 

 

I'm not really sure how does it work when you are ordering from outside of US.  I would suggest to contact the seller on amazon to ask about it?  Or maybe try to add it to your cart to see if it works?

 

The link and the seller (Zhengnan'shop) has original Pistons 2.  I received it yesterday and can confirm it is a real thing.

Ok, thanks! I added to cart and all work, i can order. Tomorrow i will order :)

post #568 of 2166

i received my piston 2.0 yesterday.  a couple weeks sooner than i was expecting.  they were ordered from ibuygou on 02/13/14 and were shipped Washington State USA.  mine are the "older" version as they are not marked L/R or come with a shirt clip and also don't have SML size indicators.  i do believe them to be authentic however, as the build quality, sound quality and package presentation is excellent.   i am very happy with my $25 total cost.  hopefully they last

 

 

 

 

 

post #569 of 2166
@reydj24 penonaudio.com are also confirmed to sell the latest version. Their price is $30 shipped and they're a trusted seller from me and many others here. They ship with HK airmail and usually use 1-2 weeks to me in Norway. Might be an alternative if shipping gets expensive/problematic from Amazon.
post #570 of 2166

With amazon i get a 28-29$ shipped (21€), and shipping is 10-20 days(extimate). Where i can order? Penon is faster?

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