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post #16 of 156

How would this go against TPEOS D-202? 

on par? better? different but both good?

post #17 of 156
I got mine from friend who came visit from China. The build quality is not that great as it looks in picture if you take a closer look at the product, but i have to admit for a $15 product, i cannot complain.
post #18 of 156

So the first thing I see when I ebay Xiaomi Piston is version '1.0'.  Are the differences large?  The housings look identical from the stock photos

A US seller is selling for $10, thought I might grab a few as gift fillers haha

post #19 of 156
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Don't have the 1.0 myself, but supposedly there's no comparison. the 1.0 sounds like a $10 or so, while the 2.0+ are a real gem

post #20 of 156
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Originally Posted by Yazen View Post
 

So the first thing I see when I ebay Xiaomi Piston is version '1.0'.  Are the differences large?  The housings look identical from the stock photos

A US seller is selling for $10, thought I might grab a few as gift fillers haha

If you look at some promo graphics:

 

  • The first version tried to emulate the Apple earpod sound.

 

  • The second version Sennheiser CX 300 and AKG K374.
post #21 of 156
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Originally Posted by knives View Post
 

If you look at some promo graphics:

 

  • The first version tried to emulate the Apple earpod sound.

 

  • The second version Sennheiser CX 300 and AKG K374.

Guess they would not make a big difference then, considering that they would be replacing earpods :D

post #22 of 156
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Thanks for the review. There is a simple solution to the veil in the mids. If you remove the foam inside and put RE0/400 filters on the nozzle, you will almost get rid of that veil and gain some detail and clarity. Of course the bass will be tighter and faster than unmoded Pİstons and will become more balanced. :) 


Please excuse my ignorance about this topic in advance.  Does the mod you suggest imply that you have to buy both the Pistons and HiFiMAN RE-400?  This would seem to negate the "budget" aspect of the Pistons.

post #23 of 156
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Originally Posted by freemind View Post

I got mine from friend who came visit from China. The build quality is not that great as it looks in picture if you take a closer look at the product, but i have to admit for a $15 product, i cannot complain.

Are You sure You got legit version?

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Originally Posted by CoiL View Post

 

Btw, be aware! There are also fake versions on sale! 

Legit vs. fake pics (Click to show)

 

 

 

Just got mine today from ibuygou.com for 22$ and they look very quality made product, just like on the pics. Sound impressions - later. Letting them burn littlebit.


Edited by CoiL - 5/8/14 at 10:13am
post #24 of 156
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Originally Posted by talleyrand890 View Post
 


Please excuse my ignorance about this topic in advance.  Does the mod you suggest imply that you have to buy both the Pistons and HiFiMAN RE-400?  This would seem to negate the "budget" aspect of the Pistons.


you can buy HiFiMAN RE-400 Flanges & Filters for $15

http://www.head-direct.com/Products/?act=detail&id=144

post #25 of 156
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you can buy HiFiMAN RE-400 Flanges & Filters for $15

http://www.head-direct.com/Products/?act=detail&id=144


Thanks much for the added information!

post #26 of 156
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Originally Posted by Yazen View Post

So the first thing I see when I ebay Xiaomi Piston is version '1.0'.  Are the differences large?  The housings look identical from the stock photos
A US seller is selling for $10, thought I might grab a few as gift fillers haha

User bhazard (or the guy who prompted me to buy the Pistons in the first place) said that the Pistons 2.0 is significantly clearer than that of its predecessor.
post #27 of 156

For people new to the Piston, there is a dedicated Piston thread with 1400+ posts:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/703651/the-xiaomi-pistons-thread

post #28 of 156
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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post
 

For people new to the Piston, there is a dedicated Piston thread with 1400+ posts:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/703651/the-xiaomi-pistons-thread

Wow, I only just noticed something. The frontpage said "Piston 2" and not "Pistons 2.0" which they are officially called. I was wondering if someone could change this, since if a lot of people start catching onto the Pistons, they might end up calling it as the Piston...and that don't sound right. :D 

post #29 of 156
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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post
 

Wow, I only just noticed something. The frontpage said "Piston 2" and not "Pistons 2.0" which they are officially called. I was wondering if someone could change this, since if a lot of people start catching onto the Pistons, they might end up calling it as the Piston...and that don't sound right. :D 

Yeah, was a bit difficult finding the genuine model when including '2' and not '2.0' haha

post #30 of 156
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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post
 

Wow, I only just noticed something. The frontpage said "Piston 2" and not "Pistons 2.0" which they are officially called. I was wondering if someone could change this, since if a lot of people start catching onto the Pistons, they might end up calling it as the Piston...and that don't sound right. :D 

Penon Audio calls them Piston, not Pistons.

 

http://penonaudio.com/Xiaomi-Piston-2.0-Earphones%20

 

http://penonaudio.com/Xiaomi-Piston-IF-Commemorative-Edition

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