Pros: Fantastic sound quality for the price. Comfort, materials, and build quality are all top-notch - I wouldn't complain even if these costed $100.
Cons: Tonality isn't as balanced and natural as higher-end sets. Instrument timbre can be a tad unnatural due to recessed mids & overly energetic treble.
A quick background on my purchase: I have been looking to get a decent pair of earphones for on the go. Since I have some decent full-sized cans at home, I can't exactly deal with crappy-sounding earbuds.
I did not have a budget in mind, and was willing to spend upward to $200 for a nice pair of in-ears. However, I do not believe expensive = good sound, and was willing to try out a bunch of well-reviewed earphones in different price tiers. After reading an extensive number of reviews, I narrowed down my choices to the following: Xiaomi Piston 3, Yamaha EPH-100, and the Dunu DN-1000
Now, the Xiaomi Piston sets (both the Piston 2 and Piston 3) have popped up again and... (read more)