Thursday, December 11, 2014

Mi In-ear Headphone : Extremely Good and Surprisingly Inexpensive

Contents in the box:

1 Headset
3 extra Headset cushions
1 Headset holding clip
1 Headset Winder

Build Quality

The packaging is very nice and it is good to see companies taking a step in this direction

The build quality is top notch with a gold and brown color scheme

The kevlar  braiding is a nice touch and it prevents the wire from getting tangled a lot

The Metallic finish for the microphone causes disturbances easily if grazed during calls

3 sizes of ear buds are included and they're quite comfortable

Sound Quality

The sound signature is pleasant and fun sounding
The Bass and treble are well extended... With bass notes sounding clear and articulate...

There is a lot of detail in the music and you'll definitely hear nuances in the music which you would have not heard in other earphones at this price point... The earphones have been tuned really well... and the bass is neither overpowering or weak....

The treble is not harsh and doesnt hurt your ear during long sessions.. Mids are slightly recessed but its something that didnt bother me much...

It has noise isolation is good, though the earphones leak some sound due there being small opening in the back of the housing...

Most audio equipment( good ones) need a burn in period. That doesn't mean you take a burn-in tool and burn it for a full day or longer. That would definitely damage the earphones drivers as they are delicate in the beginning. burn it for ~4 hours (You could use the tekfusion burn in tool) and after some 1 hour listen to some songs from various genres ( its necessary).

The 3 eartips provided have varying properties...

small one: heavy bass, low treble
medium one: balanced sound
large one: low bass, high on treble.

These earphones give you the feel of a premium headset. Even though they cost 799, they sound like earphones 3-4x their price. To get the best results, first burn them for 10-12 hours at 50-75% volume, then their soundstage will open up tremendously and they will sound amazing.

I love its button controls too....

In music player mode:

Center button:
single click - play / pause
double click - next song
triple click - previous song
up button - volume up
down button - volume down

Incoming call
Center button:
single click - attend / end
click twice - mute / unmute
click and hold - decline
up button - volume up
down button - volume down

When it is not in music or call mode, you can click and hold the center button to open google now voice control.



Pressing the correct button is difficult since the center button and the other two buttons are on the opposite sides. While we try to press the center button, we accidentally press some other buttons. I hope this will come by practice.

Buy : Mi Piston

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