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Recently I bought the Xiaomi Pistons en the new Brainwavz Delta headsets. I tought it would be a good idea to compare them.
I paid for the Pistons 24.78 USD and the Deltas are currently priced at 22.50 USD. However, the Xiaomi pistons price dropped since I bought them.
Packaging: in this department the Pistons are the winner, they are packed in a very nice box that can be used for storage. The cable winds around the rubberish chocolate brown block, the earbuds, volume controller and 3.5mm plug fit nice inside the block.
The Piston earbud adapters have their own place in the bottom of the small box. The Delta adapters come in a small plastic bag, but they come with foam plugs.
The actual earbuds look completely different for both headsets, the Pistons are simple and made out of aluminum. The Delta earbuds have a more complicated shape and have red details.
The Delta cables are off white and made out of silicone, the Pistons cables are claimed to be made out of carbon but actually it is chocolate brown cotton.
I have to mention something that usually nobody mentions about headsets: the way they smell!!
The Deltas are odourless, but the Pistons have a nice coffee/chocolate smell. It´s a good idea in my opinion.
Finally, the most important, the sound quality. Both headsets deliver good sound quality for the price, the Deltas are balanced and for those who like bass they will prefer the Pistons. It´s all about personal preference, and this concerns the looks, feel, odour and sound quality.