My hunt for perfect earphone under Rs 3000 ends to Piston 3. I have tried many types of earphones.
I remember the sound of Sennheiser CX 300 II, Xiaomi Piston 2, HiFiMan and JBL T100A. Sennheiser CX 300 II definitely has a different level because I also tried other earphones of Sennheiser but CX 300 II is amazing among them.
Normally I don’t like earphone with mic, but I liked the Xiaomi Piston 2 which has an inbuilt mic. I have read some reviews about Xiaomi Piston 3 and I have already experienced the Piston 2. Thus it was easy for me to render it a try.
The piston 3.0 is yet to release officially in the Indian market, but I managed to buy it from eBay seller. The official price of Piston 3 is around 1000 INR since it’s not available in India I got it in 1700 INR, but it still seems a good deal for me.
In the beginning, I was a bit scared as to what if it was a duplicate, but thank god I got a genuine one. I’m using it on OnePlus One whose audio output is magnificent. In fact, I should say the best audio output 🙂 So OnePlus One is a perfect device to test the potential of any earphones.
Now let’s talk about sound quality and design, first I wanted to mention the design, the design is very elegant, the finishing is very impressive. It gives a truly premium feel when you touch it or utilize it. For cable, Xiaomi followed their Piston 2.0 design with silicon wrapped cables followed by Kevlar wrapping after the left and right earbuds branch. It holds three buttons and a mic like they have used in Piston 2 buttons will help you control audio e.g. Volume up – down, play – pause and next – previous.
The sound clarity of the mic is actually surprisingly good, The remote and mic are positioned right next to the mouth which makes it more natural and comfortable to speak into. Speaking of comfort, it’s worth noting that the earphones are extremely easy to break for extended listening sessions. No shirt clip is included in the box.
I should suppose the clip is not that necessary in this version because the mic is close Earbud it will be almost near your mouth so I don’t believe you will be needing a clip to tag it.
Sound quality improved in the base, mid and high sound ranges. In summation, the sound balance is also amended. The audio is more detailed and genuinely deep bass. It gives the really high-quality audio output. You will be capable to take heed to all tiny music clearly. Unfortunately, these headphones do not provide strong noise cancellation, but I can’t make any negative scores for this.
The design of the 3.0 over the previous generation is more “open” which means that the sound leaks a little more and the noise isolation isn’t as great. Both of these are on the very low-end, however, as you could still use them at work without annoying anyone next to you.
Final Verdict: – If you managed to set up proper bass & all you will be amazed by its audio output. So this is a kind of product for which you can stretch your budget a bit if it’s not fitting in your wallet.
(It would be incomplete without you Neeraj thanks for convincing & gifting this awesome product…..)