Xiaomi Mi Piston Fresh Edition
| Dynamic Driver |
? The Xiaomi Mi Piston Fresh Edition are part of the latest generation of Xiaomi Mi Piston earphones family, among which you can find the great Xiaomi Mi Pro HD, the very famous Xiaomi Mi Quantie Pro Hybrid (usually known as Mi In-Ear Headphones Pro), the acclaimed Xiaomi Mi Piston 3, the budget Xiaomi Mi Piston Basic Edition and the originally designed Xiaomi Mi Piston Air Capsule. With so many Xiaomi Mi Piston earphones models being sold their naming becomes quite confusing and the fact that the brand designs them very aesthetically similar many people feel overwhelmed or totally lost regarding to which model they are actually buying.
The Xiaomi Mi Piston Fresh Edition are actually the most budget friendly earphone of the line even more low-cost than the Xiaomi Mi Piston Basic Edition.
The curvier and more rounded design of the Xiaomi Mi Piston Fresh Edition is nearer in resemblance to the design of the Xiaomi Mi Pro HD than to the Xiaomi Mi Piston 3 or the the Xiaomi Mi Quantie Pro Hybrid. In comparison, the Xiaomi Mi Piston Fresh Edition vs Xiaomi Mi Pro HD vs Xiaomi Mi Quantie Pro Hybrid, the Fresh Edition has a single dynamic driver and is not an hybrid earphone like the other two, also the price of the Fresh Edition is usually at least 4 to 5 times less.
Despite the budget price, the Xiaomi Mi Piston Fresh Edition have very solidly constructed aluminum housings with a very nice finish and a front plastic section, cable is more on the basic side if doing a Xiaomi Mi Piston 3 vs Xiaomi Mi Piston Fresh Edition comparison, but once again the price of the Fresh Ed. is much lower than the Piston 3. Cable is rounded and rubberized to help with tangling issues and there is also an inline microphone with a 1-button control that lets you play/pause, skip tracks, answer/reject calls.
When looking the Xiaomi Mi Piston Fresh Edition vs Xiaomi Mi Piston Basic Edition, regarding cable, it can be seen that the cable of the Basic Edition is actually flat and not rounded and the mic/control is differently shaped too. You can buy the Xiaomi Mi Piston Fresh Edition in a large variety of colors: black, blue, pink, purple or silver (as the unit that we own and are reviewing now).
If you were wondering if the Xiaomi Mi Piston Fresh Edition have a full official/internal name like what happens with the Xiaomi Mi In-Ear Headphone Pro which are actually fully named Xiaomi Mi Quantie Pro Hybrid, we have done the homework and research for you and found that the official name of the Xiaomi Mi Piston Fresh Edition is actually Xiaomi Mi Piston Huosai 3.
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Accessories & Packaging
Clearly Xiaomi has reduced costs by cutting on packaging and accessories as only 2 pair of eartips are provided with the Xiaomi Mi Piston Fresh Edition, packaging though is the classic Xiaomi’s minimalist white small square packaging.
Bass & Sub Bass
Bass coming from the Xiaomi Mi Piston Fresh Edition is powerfully punchy and very deep. Fun and energy do not lack with these earphones, bass will cover even the more demanding music genres without any issues.
Applying an EQ, sub-bass depth obtains a huge increment and becomes much punchier too.
Running the Xiaomi Mi Piston Fresh Edition through our extreme bass tests they were able to manage up to 50% of a Fiio E12 portable amplifier maximum power while setting it to high gain and bass boost turned on (a custom basshead EQ was applied too). Results were an insane enhancement of sub-bass and mid-bass achieving even a basshead impact and rumble above the Xiaomi Mi Pro HD, slightly above the KZ ATE and below the Best Basshead Earphones such as the Xiaomi Mi Quantie Pro Hybrid, KZ ZST, KZ ZS2, Senfer 4in1, Elecom EHP-CA3580, Plextone X41M, Puma Bulldogs or the amazing Sony MDR-7550/800st and the unique Pioneer SE-CX8.
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Mids & Vocals
Mids are warm and recessed on lower vocals, mid bass bleeds somewhat overshadows mids, still they do not sound muffled and offer warm and cozy mids. Higher mids do not sound harsh. With an EQ, lower mids sound clearer, less recessed but still midbass takes a lot of space.
Highs & Treble
Highs of the Xiaomi Mi Piston Fresh Edition are able to resolve slight detail and have a darkish signature but still some brightness is perceived and is not horrendous; overall they result in pleasant non fatiguing highs that are not piercing but it is important to notice that a bit of sibilance may appear at times. Using an EQ there was a great increase of brightness and some more detail was revealed, piercing highs were still not a problem nor strong sibilance.
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The sound that leaks out of the Xiaomi Mi Piston Fresh Edition is among an acceptable level and on par with most average earphones, sound leaking will blend in normally noisy situation.
The Xiaomi’s sound isolation is excellent, able of reducing ambient noise extraordinarily even while using moderate volume levels. They will totally isolate from surrounding noises if you crank up the volume.
Comfort, fit and worry-free usage are aspects that the Xiaomi Mi Fresh Edition succeed with perfection, they can be fit in the ears with ease and quickness and at the same time they can be used for very long listening sessions without any type of pain or discomfort.
Response to Equalization
Applying custom EQs, the Xiaomi’s showed remarkable response; bass importantly increased its sub-bass and mid-bass response; mids were able to clear up noticeably on the lower section but still mid-bass bleed was stepping over; highs gained significant more detail and mostly brightness while conserving under control piercing and sibilant highs.
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BUY IT AT:
- Accessories - 6/106/10
- Design - 9.25/109.3/10
- Bass - 8/108/10
- Mids - 7.25/107.3/10
- Highs - 7/107/10
- Sound Leak - 7/107/10
- Sound Isolation - 8.75/108.8/10
- Comfort - 9/109/10
- Response to EQ - 8.25/108.3/10
- Value for Money - 10/1010/10
- Great fun and energetic bass with excellent punch and depth
- Value for money is outstanding and super budget friendly
- Comfort, housings construction quality and design are great
- Very effective noise isolation
- Lower vocals could be felt somewhat distant
- Highs may sound dark and lack brightness for some unless an EQ is used
- The Xiaomi Mi Piston Fresh Edition are ultra budget earphones that despite the very low price were able to provide an outstanding bass and good to acceptable mids and highs (will depend on how demanding each listener is), they are not audiophile earphones and makes sense as these are the most budget earphones from Xiaomi and they have specific products in their catalog that are more premium/audiophile orientated. Despite the fact of being ultra affordable they offer amazing comfort, response to EQ, sound isolation, housings construction quality and most of all very good and fun sound quality. All these reasons are positioning them among one of our selection of Best Bang for Buck Earphones Chart.
They can be easily recommended to anyone looking for an extremely affordable earphone that still sounds very good and have a fun and bass strong sound signature with nice looking design and colors and are remarkably comfortable.
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Xiaomi Mi Piston Fresh Edition Frequency Response
Xiaomi Mi Piston Fresh Edition
|Driver Unit||Unknown Sized Dynamic Drivers|
|Cord||Y-type, round cord|
|Plug||Stereo mini plug|
|Weight (Without Cord)||Approx. 14g|
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