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The Xiaomi Pistons Thread 2.0

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  1. encoreAC
     
    Thank god, I am not the only one, who doesn't like the Pistons. Good for their price-tag, but nothing more. 
     
  2. thatBeatsguy
  3. encoreAC
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  5. kova4a
    LOL I also don't like the Pistons - sue me! [​IMG]
     
  6. encoreAC
     
    I don't think the Pistons are bad at all, but they do have some weaknesses. I think it's good to point them out for people to get an different perspective.
     
    Nevertheless too much praising do more harm than good imo and there was no blind hate about them when the critics were said. The poster just described what he heard.
     
    For 20$ they are well worth their money for sure, but we should encourage people, who have negative experiences to also voice their opinion.
    Headfi should be an open discussion forum and not an marketing tool. If we disallow negative opinions it becomes to that.
     
  7. thatBeatsguy
    You make a good point. All I could say really. Sorry about the little scuffle back there.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. encoreAC
    [​IMG]   no problem. I often get in conflicts with people,because I like to voice critics more than praise since I think it's more useful. ;D
     
  9. Farad
    I got my pistons today from Amazon. Its nice that Xiaomi put so much thought in the packaging. The build quality is stellar. I've spent a few hours with them, but I'm still undecided. I'm coming from full sized headphones and my experience with IEMs is limited. I always mess around with the equalizer, however the pistons seem very resistant to any changes in the higher ranges. They appear to be pretty well tuned out of the box but I was hoping the soundstage was wider. Will see after I've given them time to break in.  
     
  10. SymphonyX7
    Well, I've decided to keep them since I still need a pair with an in-line microphone from time to time. The flat and asymmetrical cable on the MH1C is rather dreadful on the go.
     
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    This is my main gripe with the Pistons 2. They're excellent out of the box, but leave much to be desired if you like to tweak with the equalizer. The Pistons aren't as receptive to EQing compared to something like the 3580. Without equalization, the Pistons do trump the 3580, even if my 3580 already have well over 1000 hours on them (I've owned it for 2 1/2 years already). With my equalizer settings, the 3580 pretty much beats it at everything except bass texturization. You can achieve a wider soundstage, better crispness and clarity, more natural mids and more tamed highs on the 3580 (the 3580 is known for its sparkly, fatiguing highs, even after some burn in, but the same goes for the Pistons to a lesser degree).
     
  11. arcwindz
    We have someone on the old thread that equalize the piston for live recording. And i believe someone has equaliZation settings in viper4android for piston too. Though it's burried deep in there lol
     
  12. HawkEye0701
    Amazing work TBG. I still can't get my hands on one of them. Have posted on FB hoping someone to help me out. Anyways back to the thread...One thing I would like to see here is Pictures of fake vs Real.Here is the perfect one- https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2UrPKfKwCmsUnFuRmlHMnFZaWs/edit (You need to get the things right by editing O.o (Sorry LOL). Also I have a question regarding the pistons themselves- I really need EQing on my Philips SHP1900 and did need it on my now DEAD Skull Candy Ink'D 2.0 (R.I.P.) So now what? If these just mess up everything by EQing then what? If these don't suit what I'd rather prefer...Hmm some opinions would help. Thanks oh and if you can think of any others that mght replace them,they are welcome. :)

    EDIT: Found one more link to help out: http://www.pandawillforum.com/showthread.php?25739-How-to-know-your-XIAOMI-Piston-Earphone-is-genuine-one Hope that helps :)
     
  13. DJScope
    If anyone is interested, I'm considering of selling my Pistons 2.1, they're filter nodded. If anyone is interested. Give me a price + shipping from Australia.
     
  14. YamaVega
    Admittedly, the pistons are only great IEMs for their price, and please note this is coming from a $15 purchase.  I only bought mine as backup while my downtowns are under repair.  I know I may get an upgrade itch with these, but with impressions comparing these to other IEMs worth $30 and above, I will have a hard time looking for better IEMs.  I am shy spending >$50 on IEMs, coz I prefer more comfortable headphones, but if i do find worthy IEMs that can spare me from sweaty cups on hot days, I am wiling tol spend more.
     
  15. HawkEye0701
    Hmm...I can buy the Philips SHE 3580/3590 for less than 8$ and they are available right now. It is really in my budget. (Meaning I don't even have to beg from my parents for this one,oh I am 13 lol) So what say? I might just wait for the pistons but if these are worth a shot I might just go for the pistons next time around. Thanks!
     
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