Review: Xiaomi Piston 3 Earphones

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We reviewed the latest version (March, 2015) from the original Xiaomi Piston in-ear headphones. This third version is compatible for mainly all IOS and Android Devices. There is another version the Xiaomi Piston 3 Youth which is a bit cheaper but the quality is somewhat worse. The sound is incredible and this product has an unbeatable price!

The Xiaomi Piston 3 Reddot Earphones is already sold a lot and it get a five star rating from reviews on the China webshops (like Gearbest, Banggood, Geekbuying and Dealextreme).

Upsides Downsides
  • Design
  • Build Quality
  • Amazing Sound
  • Deep Bass
  • Price
  • Comfortable fit
  • Remote Button
  • Volume buttons don’t work with IOS

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Unboxing & Specifications

The Xiaomi Pistons came in a firm black box and contain: The Earphones, 3 pair of ear buds (XS/S/L) and a cable organizer.

The specifications according Gearbest & Banggood:
*Brand: Xiaomi
*Model : Piston 3
*Color : Black
*Wearing type : In-Ear
*Function : Voice control, Microphone, Noise cancelling, Answering phone, Song switching
*Connectivity : Wired
*Connecting interface : 3.5mm
*Application : Computer, Portable Media Player, Mobile Phone
*Plug Type: Full-sized
*Cable length : 1.25m
*Frequency response : 20~20KHz
*Impedance : 32ohms
*Sensitivity : 98 dB
*Output power: 5mW

Usage & Design

Once we opened up the box, the first thing you will see is how great and firm the design of those earphones are. The earplugs are made from plastic and aluminium, and they feel very solid. The wire feels strong and the remote on the wire has three buttons and a microphone. Once plugged into my ears, they never fall out and stayed in whatever I did. The first thing is the quality of the sound, it is perfect! The bass is great, not to much or to less. The microphone works fine and people could hear me clear without background sound, because of the noise canceller. A disadvantage of those earphones is that only the play/pause button work on IOS devices, with my Android Phone all buttons seem to work.


Xiaomi has done it again! The Xiaomi Piston Version 3 has not been an update of the Xiaomi Piston 2 but this is a whole new product. You could compare those earphones with the other high end earphones which are much more expensive. For the current price ($11.89- $20.16), this product is definitely worth the money and we think everybody who wants to buy some earphones should buy those!

Video Review

In the following Youtube review you will more about the quality of those earphones

Where to buy

The Xiaomi Piston 3 Earphones can be bought at:

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