If the Xiaomi Pistons werent affordable enough, here’s something that you might want to look at: In-Ear Headphones Basic, from the same company. And they cost less than 10 dollars!
This version of the popular Xiaomi Pistons is designed to deliver a similar experience at half the cost, as SoyaCincau rightly points out. At just RM25 (US7.82) apiece, these buds are exactly half the price of the Pistons that come with Kevlar protection. Of course, the metal build gets a miss on these as you would expect.
These buds will come with the in-line module that you’re used to seeing on the Pistons. The only other noticeable (or not?) difference would be the lack of gold plating that adorned the Pistons’ 3.5mm connector, understandably so.
With 10,000 units of the Redmi Note, 5,000 units of the Redmi 1S and 2,000 units of the Mi 3 pegged for sale, these affordable buds could make for a good accompaniment if you’re a resident of Malaysia. Are you getting a pair of these? Let us know.