The Xiaomi Pistons Thread 2.0
Jul 20, 2015 at 7:54 PM Post #1,145 of 1,243

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Have you guys read this article? Wired say this 15 bucks headphones are worth 10 times more as well http://www.wired.com/2015/06/mrice-e300/?mbid=social_fb

How do they compare to the Pistons?


I have them here and maybe listened 10hrs over Galaxy S5 and my tube amp. They have a decent bass and detail is very good. I had nothing bad to say about them but they didn't throw me off the carpet. They sure are worth their price and even perform above that range. As my most expensive IEM was a Senheiser for 80€ i can't compare to high price IEM.
Should you buy the Mrice E300 or the Piston 2? I find the Mrice has more linear frequency response and the Pistons just shine on their highs which are very detailed. Also i find the Piston 2 Bass sometimes a bit over exagerated.
They are both very good IEMs but the Mrice won't give you a "WOW!" effect as the Pistons did when i first heard them.
 

 
Heres a pic. A seethrough satchet was also included. The fit of the earpieces wasn't that satisfying. Maybe you should get something better and the sound could also change to the better i guess.
 
Jul 23, 2015 at 8:24 AM Post #1,147 of 1,243

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  If I were to want to buy one right now in the US, where can I buy a legit pair under $25 USD?

I purchased mine on Amazon from zhengnan for about $24...no issue's
 
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Have you guys read this article? Wired say this 15 bucks headphones are worth 10 times more as well http://www.wired.com/2015/06/mrice-e300/?mbid=social_fb

How do they compare to the Pistons?

I ordered both and have had them for awhile now and can say the Piston 2 won me over right away. It has clear highs with tons of bass, sometimes an overwhelming amount but all in all still very good for the price you pay. The E300 initially didn't do it for me...it had great detail and clean & clear highs but lacked a bit of low end grunt. I played around with some different tips and found a pair that worked great on the E300. It's just a standard thin rubber set I had saved in the plastic bag from a previous hp I'd bought but they really changed the sound in a positive way. Highs stayed clean and detailed but the low end came in and filled the bottom end out nicely. Tips are critical with IEM's!
So I would say both are good inexpensive IEM's but with a bit of experimenting the E300 can become very impressive while the Pistons seem good right out of the box. I think either would be fine for most, if you love bass go with the Piston, detail go with the E300.
 
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Does anyone know if the crystal pink ones from merimobiles.com are legit?
 
http://merimobiles.com/xiaomi-piston-crystal-edition-rose-carmine-pink-headphones-limited-edition-p-meri10563.htm
 
I was thinking of ordering a pair for my sister but not sure because it's pretty inexpensive and even 2 dollars cheaper than the silver ones.
 
Jul 28, 2015 at 8:59 AM Post #1,150 of 1,243

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Where's the cheapest place to buy legit Piston 2 nowadays?
 
Jul 28, 2015 at 9:04 AM Post #1,151 of 1,243

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  Where's the cheapest place to buy legit Piston 2 nowadays?

I purchased mine on Amazon from zhengnan for about $24...no issue's
 
Jul 28, 2015 at 9:08 AM Post #1,152 of 1,243

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  I purchased mine on Amazon from zhengnan for about $24...no issue's

I only found that zhengnan sold the silver for $21.50:
http://www.amazon.com/Original-Earphone-Headphone-Headset-Smartphone/dp/B00O9SK860/ref=aag_m_pw_dp?ie=UTF8&m=A3340J7DF9JN6G
 
Is the gold $24?  If so, do you have a link?
 
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  I only found that zhengnan sold the silver for $21.50:
http://www.amazon.com/Original-Earphone-Headphone-Headset-Smartphone/dp/B00O9SK860/ref=aag_m_pw_dp?ie=UTF8&m=A3340J7DF9JN6G
 
Is the gold $24?  If so, do you have a link?

Just checked and i don't see them either...must have sold out.
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here is a link to his Amazon store maybe he will get more stock ~
 
http://www.amazon.com/s?marketplaceID=ATVPDKIKX0DER&me=A3340J7DF9JN6G&merchant=A3340J7DF9JN6G&redirect=true
 
Jul 31, 2015 at 8:25 AM Post #1,155 of 1,243

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  Where's the cheapest place to buy legit Piston 2 nowadays?

Looking at the OP, it seems like Pandawill is the cheapest at 18.99:
 
http://www.pandawill.com/original-xiaomi-brand-new-version-inear-earphone-35mm-stereo-earphone-with-mic-control-talk-p84667.html
 

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