Be careful when buying Xiaomi Pistons earphones

Discussion in 'Mi General' started by haimthel90, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. haimthel90

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    Hi,
    I registered here because Xiaomi does not have any representative for English speakers to answer my issue, which is a shame by itself. (Didn't Hugo Barra go to Xiaomi?)
    So I wanted to warn you guys from buying these Xiaomi Pistons.
    I bought these earphones, and as soon as I opened them I noticed a very strong smell coming from them.
    The smell is really bad, it caused me quite a headache and nausea after I tried to figure out the source of the smell and sniffed a bit too hard.
    I think this smell is dangerous , seriously.
    Ofcourse, there is not any official person from Xiaomi to answer what causes this horrible smell.
    Just think twice before purchasing them, really.
    Have a good day.
     
  2. radarcontact

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    Hi,

    Can you please tell from where did you buy your Xiaomi Pistons? I understand there are a lot of fakes in the market...

    I got mine from *******, the pistons are really a quality product, I cannot fault them. Yes there is a distinguishable chocolate/cinnamon type of smell but it is not that bad as you describe it. I think the smell will go out with time or if it persist it will be very faint (speaking from experience with my vanilla scented watch strap)

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  3. haimthel90

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    Edit:Sorry, I got mine genuine from Xiaomi website (from a friend who lives in China)
    And the smell is not chocolate or cinnamon, it smells like some sort of chemical with pungent smell
     
  4. ingbrzy

    ingbrzyXiaomi.eu Multilang leader
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    Are you sure he bought them directly from xiaomi.com and not in any street store? Did you compare them to fake ones?

    ~Tapatalk~
     
  5. haimthel90

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    #5haimthel90,Mar 27, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2014
    I'm pretty sure they are genuine,
    anyway to check ? (I have the golden version of the pistons)
    As I'm writing this post, I opened the box to check for suspicious signs but I just couldnt stand the smell, it's really painful, and I'm not kidding, something tells me to avoid smelling this.
    I can upload pics if you'd like
     
  6. ChummyDays

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    Mine smelled pretty bad too....I can see why people say it smells like chocolate though.

    Good thing I don't sit around sniffing my earbuds very often. ;)

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  7. Tiltowait

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    Some supplier's middle manager substituted noxious materials instead of the good materials the client paid for and pocketed the difference. Happens in China all the time.
     
  8. Lavoie

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    #8Lavoie,Apr 2, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2014
    The taste of rubber and plastic may be, a new creation, the factory may have just taste.
    Generally do not have a pungent smell disgusting fishes.My friend also use Xiaomi mobile phones, headsets are not smell



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