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Xiaomi announces Piston 3 Pro in-ear headphones for $22
Xiaomi is known for selling its hardware at aggressive prices and its new Piston 3 Pro in-ear headphones are no exception. The wired headphones will be available for CNY 149, the equivalent of around $22, from November 11.
The headphones feature a diamond-cut aluminium sound chamber and anodised surface, as well as a Graphene diaphragm, said to produce more natural sounds. The Piston 3 Pros are also curved at a 45-degree angle to help maintain in-ear grip and house an in-line mic plus controls to play, pause or skip tracks.
The Piston 3 (non-pro version) went on sale at in April 2015 for the equivalent of around $16. Android Authority‘s sister site SoundGuys featured them on its Best headphones under $50 list for several months.
Xiaomi has introduced a number of new products recently including the Xiaomi Mi Note 2, Xiaomi Mi MIX, and will release its new Mi Sports Bluetooth fitness headset on November 11 alongside the Pistons.
The Piston 3 Pros weigh 17 grams and have 20-40KHz frequency range with 32 Ohm impedance. The headphones will ship with four different sized silicon ear plugs but there’s no news as to whether they’ll see a release outside of China.