I was looking out for the Xiaomi Piston 2 earphones since a while now and when I finally got my hands on it, I couldn’t help but admire them.
The very first thing that you will notice after unboxing the Xiaomi Piston 2 is the nice little translucent cover which contains the earphone. You get 3 sets of eartips and a shirt clip that’s really nice.
The build quality is fantastic. The earphone is really light even with the large metal housings. I very much liked the 1.2 meter long Kevlar fibre cable that remains un-tangled even if you stuff it in your jeans pocket or a cramped backpack. The cable looks quite tough, at-least till the cylinder that houses the in-line controls. The Cable beyond the cylinder splits into two parts which is made of rubber coating and is attached to the earpieces with a decent strain relief. In short, the look and feel of the Xiaomi Piston 2 is top-notch.
The Xiaomi Piston 2 may not be very comfortable for people with small ears because of its large profile, wide housing and short nozzle. Also, I found out that the noise isolation offered by the Piston 2 is not so great which you will definitely feel in noisy environments. However, considering the cost of the earphone, you should not be very disappointed.
The sound clarity of the Xiaomi Piston 2 is pretty decent. The Mi earphones are really loud and you will notice very little distortion even when the volume is maxed out. The punchy mid-bass is pretty decent but not very boomy. Ardent bass heads may find the Xiaomi Piston 2 less likable but those who prefer mids and highs will definitely be satisfied. The choice of eartip can play a very important role in the amount of bass that you hear. So, try out different ear tips for the best experience. At INR 799, you don’t expect too much but the Xiaomi Piston 2 offers you a great music playback. You may want to check out our guide on headphone burn-in to get the most out of your headphone.
The Xiaomi Piston 2 is a great starting point for amateur enthusiasts. Even though these are budget earphones, they perform really well to justify the price. I rate them as an inexpensive high performance earphones that you must invest in. This is one of the best earphones under INR 1000 in India.
Please note that there are a lot of duplicate products available online and you should be really careful while making an online purchase. I would suggest you to buy the product from Flipkart sold by WS Retail as they offer the genuine product. The Xiaomi Piston 2 earphones are available at a price tag of INR 799.
Xiaomi Piston 2 Specifications:
Impedence: 16 Ohms
Rated Input Power: 5mW
Frequency response: 20Hz – 20KHz
Cable: 1.2 meters, Enamel copper line
In-Line controls: Yes
Compatibility: Android/iOS compatible remote
Model ID: ZBW4122IN