I think they sound great... I did the mod and it didn't do much except making them less pretty, maybe I should do burn in
Xiaomi Pistons iF Commemorative Edition Quick Review - Page 2
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I hate to go out of my way to write unflattering thoughts about a product, but the hype train threads need a little sense.
Music listened to
Beethoven, Symphony 6
Holst, The Planets
Ali Farka Toure
Miles Davis, Bitches Brew
Miles Davis, A Tribute to Jack Johnson
Wayne Shorter, The All Seeing Eye
Here is what I own
Audio Technica ATH-CKM500
Fischer Audio Silver Bullet
Sunrise SW-Xcape v1
Zero Audio Tenore (shipping)
For all that I own, each IEM has a distinct quality that I can pick out, love, and makes me want to return using them.
Not the Pistons.
At $30 the build quality is a beauty - I can even use the metal clip as a tie bar - but for all my time spent at Head-Fi, build quality and appearance has never been a strong selling point.
I was expecting a bass oriented signature that I could live with. The Pistons are also rather V-shaped sounding.
Here are my impressions
- bass quantity that bleeds into the mids
- no bass quality
- recessed mids (I gave my Sony player a bump in the 0.4 khz, which didn't help much)
- because the bass bleeds into the mids, the Pistons sound more recessed than they should be
- poor treble extension
- uninvolving lacking energy
- couldn't find that special quality to love
In my view, I'm a fairly objective listener. I was surprised they didn't excel with any genre I listened to and, how uninvolving they were in presentation. Overall, I'm disappointed in them. They are in no way Hi-Fi sounding. If joker were to review a pair, I believe he would score them a low 7
The midrange can be bump up by the 1khz and 2.5khz simultaneously. Try that instead of the muddy .4khz.
After trying that please compare to the ba200 for me (as I have those).
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.. but as i have heard there are many fake ones available online..so please anyone of you who have bought the real ones please send me the link and tell me more about its build quality. I also want to know if they durable enough to be used for running and workouts and whats are your thoughts on sound quality.