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Xiaomi Piston III

alaTest has collected and analyzed 767 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability and durability. The design and price also get good feedback. There are some less positive reviews about the noise isolation and soundstage. Opinions are divided on the portability.

sound, price, design, durability, usability

soundstage, noise isolation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Xiaomi Piston III is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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I don't know...


I was in need of a decent pair of IEMs to wear on the trail for when I'm cycling, running and what not to use with my phone. Read all the reviews online praising these for the low price. Got them for around 12$ on GearBest so unless GB started shipping...

Cheap, nice packaging, well designed


Apr, 2016

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Your Low Cost Hi-Fi IEM Solution!


Oh man, where do I start with these? TL;DR: For its price, which floats around $20, it's a little hard to beat. Review: While I gave these earbuds a rather positive review, there's definitely more to the story. In terms of sound quality, these little...

Snappy percussion, flavorful bass, crystal highs. Good overall construction.

Unimpressive earbud-level soundstage, mids quite veiled. Metallic finish can scratch if under abuse.

Feb, 2016

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The Best Things In Life Are Close To Free


The Piston 3 IEM Manufactured in China by XiaomiWhen buyers here at Head-Fi get group momentum on a product, the buzz can get away from reality. The Piston headphones have reached a phenomena of size and hype. So let me place another log into that...

Enjoyable sound, amazing build quality, they actually fit well.

At this price?

Dec, 2015

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Absolute King of Budget-Fi


A quick background on my purchase: I have been looking to get a decent pair of earphones for on the go. Since I have some decent full-sized cans at home, I can't exactly deal with crappy-sounding earbuds. I did not have a budget in mind, and was...

Fantastic sound quality for the price. Comfort, materials, and build quality are all top-notch - I wouldn't complain even if these costed $100.

Tonality isn't as balanced and natural as higher-end sets. Instrument timbre can be a tad unnatural due to recessed mids & overly energetic treble.

Dec, 2015

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Sweet budget-fi IEMs.


- Packaging - The Xiaomi Pistons comes with a stylish clear case, encased in your standard Xiaomi box. Inside the case, you'll find the Piston, all neatly placed inside a silicone encasing. Under the silicone encasing, you'll also find three pair of...

Really good sound for a budget.

Microphonics, Horrible standard tips.

Dec, 2015

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Low-fi sound but some people will find these exciting


I wanted to replace the tinny OEM headphones for my Moto G Android phone and several reviews on Head-Fi rave about the Xiaomi Piston 3 headphones. I was aware that there could be fake Xiaomi headphones on ebay and other websites. I bought mine from...

Beautiful design and well made

Too much bass

Dec, 2015

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Can't do better for the price


They have a nice looking design with materials that suit the asking price but they appear to be a step down from previous models. Still, I can't really complain about the build as it's still superior to many earphones in this price range, many of which...

Sound, price

Isolation, poor stock tips

Nov, 2015

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The Successor


Intro The successor to the popular Xiaomi Pistons 2.0, the 3.0 offers a remarkably versatile package that is no less than excellent at its price point. Before I begin I would like to thank George at for providing the review sample of the...

An incredibly versatile package at its price point

None considering the price

Oct, 2015

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Xiaomi Piston 3 Quick Review by mark2410


Xiaomi Piston 3 Quick Review Thanks to GearBest for the sample. Full review here Brief: 3rd times the charm. Price: US$15 or £10 (roughly) Specification: Connectivity : Wired,...

Bass is epically scaled. Mids are luscious. Sound staging is amazing.

Bass moves so much air it wears me out. Treble is kinda so so in comparison.

Jul, 2015

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Great budget IEM, but not for everyone


I bought these on Geekbuying after a considerable price drop to about $16 USD. Having missed out on the hype for the Piston 2, I decided to pick up the Piston 3 instead. The other bang-for-buck IEM I own is the Phillips SHE3590. Design The Piston 3 has...

Great aesthetics and build quality, excellent instrument separation, balanced mids and highs with no sibilance

Poor isolation, soundstage a bit congested, highs and mids are hazy and distant lacking sharpness, poor stock eartips

Jul, 2015

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