Xiaomi Hybrid IEM Thread (Piston successor)
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  The only way you can make a straight IEM is if you use a dynamic. For SQ wise, angled IEMs allow the driver to bunch up right close to the tip.
That is not true.
The Layla (12 drivers) and Angie (8 drivers) are pretty much straight.
Agreed. To add to that thought, the DUNU DN-1000, 2000, and 2000J are all hybrid IEMs with a completely straight housing.
 
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Following this and the KZ thread closely... itching to pull the trigger on a budget-fi superstar. Does anyone have any experience with KZ here?
 
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  Following this and the KZ thread closely... itching to pull the trigger on a budget-fi superstar. Does anyone have any experience with KZ here?
One one side, you've got me, who hates the brand to no end, and on the other side, youv'e got the KraZy hype thread, each post only adding fuel to the flame. I do have personal experience with KZ, having reviewed the ED9 some time ago, and those IEMs have proved to me that KZ is little more than a quantity-over-quality kind of Chinese brand, having very low quality standards that I know of.
 
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  One one side, you've got me, who hates the brand to no end, and on the other side, youv'e got the KraZy hype thread, each post only adding fuel to the flame. I do have personal experience with KZ, having reviewed the ED9 some time ago, and those IEMs have proved to me that KZ is little more than a quantity-over-quality kind of Chinese brand, having very low quality standards that I know of.
 
Haha dang... in that thread they treat the ED9 like the MVP! I dunno man, I've had little luck when it comes to Chinese brands. Only Havis have not broken down on me before. The GR07, RE-400, and KC06 I had defective units that had to be replaced with new ones.
 
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  Following this and the KZ thread closely... itching to pull the trigger on a budget-fi superstar. Does anyone have any experience with KZ here?
 
Most of the older KZ models aren't anything special, but the newer ones like the ED10, ZS1 and HDS1 perform really well for the $10 or so they go for. They easily surpass the Piston 2 in sound quality now, but the hybrid will more than likely sound better than any KZ as of now.
 
The best part about both brands is the pricing. You can buy both the hybrid and a KZ and not spend much money for better than average quality sound.
 
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  One one side, you've got me, who hates the brand to no end, and on the other side, youv'e got the KraZy hype thread, each post only adding fuel to the flame. I do have personal experience with KZ, having reviewed the ED9 some time ago, and those IEMs have proved to me that KZ is little more than a quantity-over-quality kind of Chinese brand, having very low quality standards that I know of.
 
Haha dang... in that thread they treat the ED9 like the MVP! I dunno man, I've had little luck when it comes to Chinese brands. Only Havis have not broken down on me before. The GR07, RE-400, and KC06 I had defective units that had to be replaced with new ones.
As bad as the ED9's channel imbalance was, though, I did feel like there was some promise to the sound -- even though I really got to hear it through only one channel.
 
However, I mean, KZ IEMs go for under $20 a pop as well -- quite similar to the Pistons. As bhazard has said, though, you can buy two to three of these ultra-cheap Chinese IEMs and get similar sound quality to $50 sets, pretty much. 
 
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you can flame all you want but sony proves you wrong
 
you first had the XBA-1/2/3/4 which were straight shooter IEM´s and the EX600/800/1000 which were side shooting dynamics,
 
Now you have the XBA-300 which is a triple armature side shooter, as well as the XBA-H3 which a combination of straight shooter armature with a side shooter dinamic,
 
Then you have the UE Super.fi 5 / UE600, as well as the phonk 100 and 200 series which did amazing things with side shooting Armatures.
 
you can have it both ways depending on acustic engnieering of the actual channels and chamber inside the IEM.
 
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  yes, im waiting his response
 
according to mi link, the name for this new piston is obviously Quantie and not Hybrid IEM @Weithulu 
Got response from LYN guy, he mention 5 days ETA. any other option for Malaysian? 5 days not that bad actually
 
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Got response from LYN guy, he mention 5 days ETA. any other option for Malaysian? 5 days not that bad actually
ive put in my purchase and lets see how the result will be, cause he remarked rdy stock
 
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  Got response from LYN guy, he mention 5 days ETA. any other option for Malaysian? 5 days not that bad actually


Fastest I've heard so far. If I decide to get this I'm glad I don't have to go through Taobao.
 
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  That is not true.
The Layla (12 drivers) and Angie (8 drivers) are pretty much straight.
 
  The only way you can make a straight IEM is if you use a dynamic. For SQ wise, angled IEMs allow the driver to bunch up right close to the tip.
 
BA's are more linear and easier to tune than dynamic drivers, that's why they are used so much in the current top IEMs. Their only drawback is sensitivity and impedance curve.
 
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I hope to see measurements for these soon. I'm a big fan of iems that fit in the bowl of your ear.
 
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I hope to see measurements for these soon. I'm a big fan of iems that fit in the bowl of your ear.
for less than usd30 item, i will not be too concerned on the freq and stuff, as long as it doesnt sound too shabby
 
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Fastest I've heard so far. If I decide to get this I'm glad I don't have to go through Taobao.
i think he use expedited shipping and add into single item sales cost, thats why it costs slightly higher than average
 
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