It would be almost an understatement to say that Xiaomi has launched a new in-ear every quarter so far, but the very successful "Piston" series is now being continued with the Xiaomi Piston Basic. The Xiaomi Piston Basic Edition is based heavily on the Xiaomi Piston 3 and is based on these extremely successful in-ear headphones, especially when it comes to the design of the sound body.
Nevertheless, the Basic Edition is a heavily slimmed-down version of the 3-series model, which is already clear from the greatly reduced price. The new Xiaomi in-ear costs just half the price of the Piston 3. You won't find any reviews of the Piston Basic Edition since the in-ear was only recently released. Nevertheless, I am trying to list some information here and make a comparison to the Xiaomi Piston 3.
Information about the Xiaomi Piston Basic Edition
The sound body of the in-ear is made of high-quality aluminum and has a similar shape to the Xiaomi Piston 3. The ear tips were also placed at a slight angle, which guarantees improved comfort and prevents the in-ear from falling out unintentionally. With a weight of only 14g, the Basic Edition is barely noticeable in the ear. The different color variants that replace the simple, black design are also new. Color variants include metallic blue, silver, purple and pink.
The cable of the Piston Basic is 1.25m long and is a so-called flat ribbon cable. In contrast to the Piston 3, which has a textile-coated cable, this is rubber-coated. This prevents friction noises, but at the same time the durability of a rubber-sheathed cable is lower. The centrally located remote control including microphone has been replaced by a simple one-button remote control. The microphone is retained, but volume control via the remote control is no longer possible. The Piston Basic can only be used to pause and start music playback, and to accept and reject calls.
The driver of the Xiaomi Piston Basic has a power consumption of 5mW. The frequency range is 20-20.000KHz, the impedance is 32 ohms. Thus, this in-ear has similar values on the data sheet as its big brother, but the membrane that characterizes the Piston 3, made up of two outer PET layers and an inner metal layer, has been omitted. Instead, this in-ear has a simple membrane made of metal and plastic.
Despite minor changes to the larger model, one can assume that Xiaomi has also done a good job on the Piston Basic Edition and that the sound is commensurate with the price. So far there are no reviews for the Xiaomi Piston Basic, which is why we can not yet judge the sound. As soon as the in-ear has arrived, the test of the Xiaomi Piston Basic follows!