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Xiaomi Hybrid IEM Thread (Piston successor)

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  1. thatBeatsguy
    And that, my friends, is why you must always read before posting. (Although then again, this was never mentioned in the first post yet, so I'mma have to call @Weithulu to place this warning up front for all to see.)
  2. jant71
    I'm assuming these are the basis for the new Xiaomi...http://www.1more.com/en/1more-phd.htm
    Nimpo likes this.
  3. Currawong Contributor
    Guys, please do stick to discussing the Pistons, and not the contents of my post. Cheers!
    HiFiChris likes this.
  4. musicphotolife
    I've just ordered mine from GearBest. Can't wait to review it!
  5. mobad
    I've found some impressions of the hybrid http://www.neowin.net/news/review-of-the-xiaomi-hybrid-earphones-xiaomi-have-done-it-again
  6. ezekiel77
    Good that it's available there. Bad that it's, well... price is really jacked up. Might still be worth it.
  7. HiFiChris Contributor
    The price is actually very low for a hybrid IEM.
    Ira Delphic likes this.
  8. ClaudiaRox
    This is unfair! How can a 1+2 hybrids be so cheap?!? T__T
  9. eaglearrow
    I believe its 1+1 Hybrid and not 1+2. 1BA+1DD. But yes, even for a 2 way hybrid $16 is a cut throat pricing. [​IMG] I wonder how xiaomi managed to keep the costs so low.
  10. eaglearrow
    Yep, i'm waiting for flipkart to get these in stock. I remember buying my piston 2's from ebay for a hefty $25 before flipkart started selling them in india them for $15. [​IMG]  A hybrid for $16!! nope, can't pass up on that..[​IMG]
  11. mebaali
    I guess, (like with Piston 3) Xiaomi's official Indian website (http://www.mi.com/in) will sell these for 1000 bucks in a month or two before Flipkart.
  12. thatBeatsguy
    I'm going to speculate it's because many of the components (cable, mic/remote, 3.5mm jack) are identical to the ones also used on the Pistons 3.0. Since they're still manufacturing the same components, it does help to lower costs. That, and they're a massive company with factories all over China, so maybe they could pull the $16 price off without suffering too much financially. I can only wonder what compromises they made in the design, though, as from looking at the images, there deosn't seem to be much of a change in build quality from the 3.0. (EDIT: Apparently they dropped the fancy old case, instead going for a cheap cardboard box as packaging. Pretty sure that's how they managed to cut costs enough to not compromise the IEMs themselves.)
    In other news, apparently someone managed to acquire a unit of the Hybrid long before any of us here on Head-Fi and has written a review about it here: http://www.neowin.net/news/review-of-the-xiaomi-hybrid-earphones-xiaomi-have-done-it-again
    TBH there's nothing too fishy about the review -- it seems pretty legit as far as I can tell. His sound impressions seem to denote a similar sound signature to the 2.0 instead of the 3.0, so from what I'm seeing here, it's a little worrying. However, I'm a little appalled as to why he said that Xiaomi is "discontinuing the Pistons line" or something like that. As far as I know there is absolutely no evidence supporting this fact, especially considering how the 3.0 is still being sold by Xiaomi.
  13. ForgottenSpy
    Extremly poor design and set is another way to reduce the cost.
  14. thatBeatsguy
    Well, luckily for us they didn't F up the design.
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