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Xiaomi Piston 3 (2015)

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  1. AlecR
    If you want the earphones quickly, the cost is £37.50 from Penon Audio. That includes 3-5 day DHL shipping from Hong Kong.
     
  2. BigGearHunter
    Guys, anybody have a link to a legit Ebay seller for these beauties? I tried Penon's store there, but he hasn't yet listed them :frowning2:
     
  3. clee290

    I found this one:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2015-New-Original-Xiaomi-Piston-3-III-In-Ear-Earphones-Headset-Remote-MIC-/161653959455?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item25a353ab1f
     
  4. Shawn71
    penonaudio has them listed......
     
    http://penonaudio.com/Earphones/In-ear-earphone/xiaomi-piston-3.0
     
  5. analogsurviver
    It happens the conductor of "my " choir is presently in Hong Kong. Any physical store where these are already available ?
     
  6. BigGearHunter

    I specifically said on Ebay...
    Thanks!
     
  7. ikarus7
    Just ordered mine from the official site :) can't wait to give these guys a try
     
  8. AlecR
    Has anybody received these yet?
     
  9. thatBeatsguy
    http://www.head-fi.org/t/760847/xiaomi-pistons-3-0-impressions-thread
     
  10. ikarus7
    Just received my pair of 3.0s today! Trying them out right now actually.... I'm currently going by comparisons with the 2.0 so here's just a few initial impressions:
     
    Build
    1. Comfort-wise (based on stock tips) the 3.0s feel a bit than the 2.0s. Although, the stock tips on these feel slightly more flimsy than the 2.0s.
    2. The smoother back design of the 3.0 is much welcomed - didn't feel too comfortable with the sharp edged back of the 2.0s
    3. Purely subjective aesthetic, I do prefer the black over gold - less gaudy and more sensible
     
    Sound
    Impressions so far is 3.0s have better pronounced mids (welcomed improvement over the V-shaped 2.0s). I could almost say the 2.0 is the bass-heads version of the pistons now. I'm currently using the RE400 bi-flange tips to test, but soundstage is about the same which was expected. Personally very happy with these so far and I dare say that the 3.0s may dethrone the 2.0 but will need a bit more time to determine my own opinion of this.
     
    Miscellaneous
    The 3-button control didn't work on my Moto G phone but not a big deal for me given seldom use of those functions. ....and no, my 3.0s did not smell like chocolate, licorice or any other scent [​IMG]
     
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  11. thatBeatsguy
    ^ This is a very good sign. Now, I really want to buy one.
     
  12. Tom22

    nice scent free =) not a fan of licorice, never owned the 2s but i would be interested to smell what kind of chocolate they are like =o
     
  13. DJScope
     
    A neutral Piston? Interesting!
     
  14. ikarus7
     
    I wouldn't say they're totally neutral, but they're definitely sound more well rounded. For example, with stock tips on the 2.0s, I found the bass (i.e. kicks) actually a bit uncomfortable. That's not even inclusive of stock tips not sealing as well, hence I started using the bi-flange tips which helped heaps. With the 3.0s, I found it quite acceptable even with stock tips.
     
    Tried listening to a single electronica, pop and jazz track four times over (2.0 stock/bi-flange, 3.0 stock/bi-flange) to compare and so far I feel like the difference is evident.
     
    Oh, one other thing to note, my 2.0s are unmodded so I can't say how they might fair otherwise compared to the 3.0s.
     
  15. AlecR
     
    Which generation Moto G? Did the Piston 2 volume control work with it?
     
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