Xiaomi Piston 3
One of the best built and best sounding budget earphones on the market right now. Only it has one important problem: it needs at least a portable amplifier to reach its full potential.
Package & Accessories
Paperboard + plastic
Ear Tips - Single-Flange:
XS+S+M+L, extra-soft, black, Ø5mm bores
Rubber mold for storage
Build & Design
Plastic (matte) + metal, Ø5mm nozzles, no strain reliefs
Metal, soft strain relief
Fabric + TPE, extra-soft, super-straight
Metal, straight, short, soft strain relief
Comfort & Fit
Just find the tips that fit your ears best and enjoy one of the most comfortable earphones on the market. They remain in your ear and keep a perfect seal.
Lows / Bass
The bass is weak, but the earphones are quite capable of producing a better bass response, you just need a well-amplified source. Your PC's on-board sound card or your mobile phone are not enough.
Mids / Vocals
The vocals are clear and precise, a pleasure to listen to. The problem remains the volume. You need more 'juice' to power them up.
Highs / Treble
Even when not amplified, the highs are very clear and detailed. No distortions at all.
Reviewed on 2015-04-15 13:24:33 (UTC)
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