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Xiaomi Piston 2 - Review

  1. vidz
    Honeycomb Oct 15, 2014


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  2. murshid11
    Honeycomb Oct 15, 2014

    murshid11 , Oct 15, 2014 :
    From where did u buy it bro.
     

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  3. Maxl
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 15, 2014


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  4. jimberkas
    KitKat Oct 15, 2014


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  5. jimberkas
    KitKat Oct 15, 2014

    jimberkas , Oct 15, 2014 :
    I am actually not generally a fan of earphones. I would love for Xiaomi or OP to come out with some decent low priced headphones. Anybody have suggestions for something in the $20-40 range. I'm no audiophile but want decent build quality and comfort.
     

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  6. r00str
    Cupcake Oct 15, 2014

    r00str , Oct 15, 2014 :
    After the latest cyanogenmod update the long press volume features don't seem to work anymore? Does anyone know of a way to fix this? This was obviously the best feature of these headphones..
     

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  7. amartens181
    KitKat Oct 15, 2014


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  8. manosome
    Jelly Bean Oct 15, 2014

  9. echew010
    Honeycomb Oct 15, 2014


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  10. Kromo
    Gingerbread Oct 16, 2014


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  11. simon28
    Honeycomb Oct 16, 2014

    simon28 , Oct 16, 2014 :
    There's two versions of this. The one with the red R and L letters perform better.
     

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  12. Maxl
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 16, 2014


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  13. Maxl
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 16, 2014

    Maxl , Oct 16, 2014 :
    Mine are pink/red. Does that mean those are the "red" ones?
     

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  14. jimberkas
    KitKat Oct 16, 2014

    jimberkas , Oct 16, 2014 :
    cool. i wasn't sure how long it would take. i ordered mine almost two weeks ago, so hopefully i'll get them soon.
     

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  15. Singhbaba
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 16, 2014


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  16. Singhbaba
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 16, 2014

    Singhbaba , Oct 16, 2014 :
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    I have used these earphones for about a week now, and I got to tell you.. Its pretty amazing.
    It not only sounds incredible, it looks really premium and it "smells nice".

    And yes, it smells like chocolate!


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    The packaging is very minimalistic, and only comes with a chinese user manual inside.


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    Accessories

    It comes with a compact acrylic box that includes caps in other sizes: small, medium and large. It also includes a shirt clip.

    As you can see on the picture above, the earphones are in a rubber tray.. so you take it safely wherever you want.


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    Specifications

    The Xiaomi Piston 2 has a remote control with a mic for smartphones and a volume control that only works on Android.
    • Speaker impedance 16 ohms
    • Weight 12 grams
    • Cable length 1.2 m
    • Wire core material enamelled copper wire
    • Headphone sensitivity 93dB
    • Plug Type - 3.5mm gold-plated
    • The maximum practical power - 5mW
    • Maximum acceptable power - 20mW

    Sound


    The Piston 2 sounds incredible, the extent of sound quality improvement made in part by opening up a large rear vent and tightening up the bass response is quite amazing. The new tuning results in significantly less bloated bass, clear mids, and a more energetic and natural.

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    Its low end is well-extended and plenty impactful. It is still somewhat boomy compared to many higher-end sets.

    The Piston 2 has a full-bodied sound with a warm tonal character. Although its sound signature follows a common "v-shape" profile with raised bass and treble, the midrange does not appear overly recessed. Clarity is good considering the bass quantity, in this price range.


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    Design

    The Xiaomi Piston 2 doesn't look or feel like a cheap product. The design is extremely well thought-out. The compact acrylic box, for example, can double as a storage case while its paper sleeve unfolds into a user manual. The rubber tray is also a cable winder. The tray and earphones have a faint chocolate aroma.

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    The earphone itself is also impressive, with the finely ridged machined aluminum body showcasing nice attention to detail and solid construction.

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    Microphone test

    I also did a little microphone test by putting the Xiaomi Piston 2 earphones inside my OnePlus One and recorded music with screencast. (Macbook Pro speakers)




    Wrap-up

    The Xiaomi Piston 2 is a fantastic earphone, with an incredible amount of detail on the design, including a 3-button Android remote and a great mic, is nearly impossible for the price.[/QUOTE]
     

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  17. Maxl
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 16, 2014

    Maxl , Oct 16, 2014 :
    Fixed ;)
     

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  18. Singhbaba
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 16, 2014

    Singhbaba , Oct 16, 2014 :
    Thank you.


    Please pm me the website where u bought the originals..n price!!
     

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  19. daenex
    Honeycomb Oct 16, 2014


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  20. Maxl
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 16, 2014

    Maxl , Oct 16, 2014 :
    Sorry, forgot to change that to public ;)
    Its fixed now.
     

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