expired Xiaomi Mi IV Hybrid Dual Drivers Earphones AU $17.80/US $13.99 Delivered (DHL) @ GearBest

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Xiaomi Mi IV Hybrid Dual Drivers Earphones AU $17.80/US $13.99 Delivered (DHL) @ GearBestAffiliate
superforever1018

I asked for this from the gearbest thread and they gave me this code with my name. Let see how good is this earphone. BTW, DHL is free.

Original Xiaomi Mi IV Hybrid Dual Drivers Earphones
https://www.gearbest.com/earphones/pp_261864.html
price:AU$17.89/US$13.99
coupon:superforever1018
PS:Limited to first 200 stock,1 times per account,AU,NZ ONLY

Edit 24/10 12pm - Available again with 300 in stock

Remember to select the free DHL Expedited Shipping. Users reporting receiving it in less than a week and verified genuine goods, see here.

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    What are the Xiamomi earphones in this pic called? https://imgur.com/a/24Kzo
    If you zoom in and look closely where the cable connects with the phone, it is woven, and that type of cable doesn't entangle unlike other earphone cables. I bought one of those in the past, but have no idea what it is called.

    • +1 vote

      Looks like this is the one in that picture. There was a video in OP's link and they mentioned the woven cable material.

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        Thanks.

        Edit: I've just watched the video on the link and these ones seem to be slightly different than the old ones I had. Those had entirely woven cables, whereas these ones have half woven and half plastic cable. And the controller was different too.

    • +1 vote

      Same earphones as OP's description.

  • +3 votes

    OMG they make earphones now, whatever next

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    Thanks OP been waiting for a deal on these to come around again.

  • +3 votes

    Genuine?

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    I've had a pair of these for about 9 months now - build and sound quality are excellent. I'd definitely get another pair. My only gripe is with the cable which is protected by a paracord material, and after a while the cable got a kink and ended up bent under the paracord. I had to get scissors out and cut the paracord away to release the kinked cord. YMMV.

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      Paracord? Are they the woven ones or made of another material? https://imgur.com/a/24Kzo

    • +2 votes

      I've had multiple pairs and recently purchased another incase one set dies. of my dozens of iem's, these are the best behind the Sony XB90EX which are no longer made and the few remaining pairs sell for hundreds.

      • +1 vote

        I have to agree with noone025. I am an earphone person and have used countless earphones in my lifetime, but none tops the Sony XB90EX. I am still using the XB90EX, bought it as a Japan import 3 years ago, still using it everyday and still running like new. Sadly, they stopped producing it, and whatever units left in the market are being sold at a premium hundred-of-bucks price.

        If you can get your hands on a Sony XB90EX, get it. I am still looking for one as a backup unit.

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        Was gutted when I left my Sony XB90EX on the train 2 years ago. Can't really justify shelling out another $500+ for another pair. How do the sound quality of these compare?

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    I prefer OnePlus Bullet V2 over these tbh

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      do tell, these have a good amount of bass and midbass for my tastes, albeit not the most controlled.

  • +1 vote

    Wow free DHL? That must be costing them a fortune!

  • +1 vote

    I'd recommend these for anyone that wants a decent, cheap pair of earphones.
    I have 2 pairs, I use one for basic gaming and one for everyday use and they are absolutely perfect for both.

    Music is great, comparable to $50 headphones from JB HIFI.
    Gaming is as good as a pair of $20 earphones can get :P Absolutely fantastic for what they are, I haven't had a proper pair of gaming headphones so can't compare to that, but they work great for a casual gamer.

    The only thing I've had gone wrong is that I put one pair through the wash and the cord frayed a little bit near the jack, but other than that it works perfectly!

    • +1 vote

      same, daily and computer (2 sets).
      pump up your PC audio with a Fiio K1 or similar if you don't have a decent audio card.

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    thanks, got one.

  • +1 vote

    Can someone explain:
    Xiaomi Hybrid Pro vs Xiaomi IV Hybrid
    Ty

    • +1 vote

      same question, but as far as i know the hybrid is dual drivers and the pro is triple drivers? cmiiw

    • +3 votes

      different sound signature. I have both, the pro's are much flatter, not a sound signature I enjoy. these for bassy fun, pro's for a more clinical ear.

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      These have a warmer sound, and a more relaxed sound signature. I personally prefer this sound.

      The Hybrid HD Pro has a brighter sound overall, with much more detail in the highs - but they can almost become fatiguing due to the very active treble - especially if you haven't broken them in yet.

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    Probably clearing fake stock

    • +1 vote

      Would you like to back up your claim?

      • +5 votes

        Did you completely miss yesterdays / 2-days ago gearbest deal or something?

        And extra comment thread to complement the complaints raised in that deal: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/comment/5166527/redir

        • +11 votes

          Through looking at the reddit threads and the ozbargain comments, the case appears to be like this (correct me if I'm wrong):

          1. The only product that seems to be affected by fakes are the Xiaomi Hybrid Pros (not the Hybrid IV in this deal)
          2. Gearbest/Banggood were both affected (seems to be a supplier issue)
          3. Only Hybrid Pros from after a certain period were fake (when the bad batch were received), people confirming that they have received Genuine Hybrid Pros previously from gearbest

          I wouldn't claim that they sell fake Hybrid IV (or any item apart from Hybrid Pros), as gearbest have a history of selling genuine Xiaomi items. Just counted gearbest deals out of boredom, and between Aug-Sep, there was a total of 51 Front-Page Gearbest Xiaomi deals here (23 in August, 28 in September) of other earphones, powerbanks, lights, fans, cameras, fitness trackers etc. You'd think there'd be outrage on ozbargain if those who bought from these deals has received fakes of a range of Xiaomi products, but so far there have only been reports of fake Hybrid Pros.

        • +3 votes

          @lyl:
          It just shows both don't have any sort of supplier quality verification or testing / guarantee. Who's to say they check whether these will be genuine or not? Or if consumers here know they're getting conned. I mean, sound quality might be somewhat close but you're not getting what you paid for.

          Doesn't help that there's too many complaints about shipping and refund issues.

          I have my own complaints about their service, but that's for another day since it doesn't have anything to do with fakes.

        • +2 votes

          @Blitzfx:

          Or if consumers here know they're getting conned. I mean, sound quality might be somewhat close but you're not getting what you paid for.

          Most Xiaomi products come with a QR code or a verification code that you scratch off and verify on Xiaomi's official website. So a fake seller would easily get caught.
          A few images from a quick google:
          http://gdetail.image-gmkt.com/729/716053024/2014/7/420eafc2-...
          http://i.imgur.com/fi6XfTW.jpg

          I think 51 front page deals in the last two months (and an insane amount of deals before that as well) of a whole range of Xiaomi products which all turned out genuine (except only one case recently on one product, the Hybrid Pros) is a good indication that Gearbest has a history of selling genuine Xiaomi.

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          @lyl:
          When you buy ANY product anywhere, what signs do you look for that tell you it's fake? Most people don't go out of their way to verify what they bought is fake.
          You go out and buy wagyu beef for dinner, your expectation is that it's actually wagyu beef, not angus or any other. You aren't about to go and start taking photos and entering the back kitchen to trace the source of the beef to confirm it's actually what you're getting.
          Most people don't know the difference, and because they don't, their experience is essentially of the restaurant telling them "yes, what you put in your mouth is wagyu". This is gearbest telling you "yes your shitty hearing experience is actually genuine Xiami IV Hybrids".
          The first thought isn't "did i just buy a fake", it's "Xiaomi sell crap headphones".

          With electronics it's easy to go google "how to tell if [product] is fake", but that's just not what people go and do for a cheap pair of headphones.

          An even better example is people selling 'brand new' phones that are actually refurbished. Unless you go out of your way and check, you're never going to know that the performance of the phone is already degraded. It's like rolling back the odometer of your car 50,000 km

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          @Blitzfx:

          The average Ozbargainer is a bit smarter than the average consumer, I've seen a lot of cases where a Xiaomi deal from a questionable seller was posted, and the first comments were 'are these genuine? has anyone bought from them before?', followed by a 'yeah they are I've bought from them before and verified on Xiaomi website'. It also helped that alot of store reps posting Xiaomi deals going tired of people asking that question, and started mentioning in the description of their deals that the product will come with a verification code.

          I knew about the authentication code since last year, not from ozbargain, but from the fact that it's really hard to miss it on the packaging, for powerbanks at least as the entire packaging is white except for the gold verification section with the grey part to scratch.

          So far many people have reported that their hybrid pros are fake, but we have yet to see one report of another product. You'd think everyone on ozbargain/Reddit who saw these threads would not only check their Hybrid Pros, but every single Xiaomi product they own? Yet only some of the hybrid pros are affected. Even if 1% of buyers know about the verification methods, it will be enough considering the volume of sales gearbest receives, as one report will start a chain reaction of people checking their products.

  • +2 votes

    I don't recommend these headphones. After a while the cord becomes this. Be warned.

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      depends how you store your them I know cause thats what happened to my old Piston 3s when i just shoved it into my pocket all the time. If you do loop it try not to do small loops the same thing will happen.

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      I've used a pair as my daily commuters for over a year and have links, but not that bad. worth it if you like the sound.

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      Can confirm. Love these headphones but had the same issue with mine.

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    I also don't recommend these. Sound quality is actually not bad, but it doesn't provide a great seal around the ear. Bass is not strong enough for my preference.

    And it is not ideal for sport, the seal and the design means it will easily drop out of your ear.

  • +3 votes

    I remember some guy was posting about how he received fake xiaomi stuff from gearbest and then heaps of other people posted under his about it too. I'm not saying that they are 100 percent fakes but it's just a warning!

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    love mine, took the plunge and just bought another pair

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    I have a pair and after a couple months it became semi-broken (still works but sometimes you have to twist the jack if it's at the wrong angle). Pretty good, but wouldn't recommend for people like me who break headphones easily.

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    Expired? Price is increasing after applying the code.

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    Bought! Thx op. Let's see if it really arrives within 3-7 days haha

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    Anyone know if the DHL option delivers to AusPost Parcel Lockers?

  • +4 votes

    Code has expired. I'm logged in and it's not working. Actually jumps to $57

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    I have got one of their earphone from gearbest around $25.

    It did not last long and the earphone lost one side of the function.

    I am from China and a huge fun of cheap xiaomi stuff. However, this earphone is an exception.

    • +1 vote

      If you haven't thrown them away yet, try clearing the wax from the wire gauze.
      I had the same issue, but searched it and found the fix.
      Take the mesh out with a needle or just your fingers and clean it - you might need to take the rubber slip behind the mesh out to clean in there too.

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    Do note the entirety of the remote functions work on Android and not iOS.

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    Code expired….no point getting it now

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    Quite a deal you negotiated with them,LOL - this is my cart after adding the code

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      Code expired

      Limited to 200 stock.

      I am not sure whether they aware DHL is free XDD

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        Just checked now, without applying the code:

        Flash Sale Price AU$23.01
        107 Pieces left

        The code doubles the price to $57, so not quite expired : )

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    I want to get more because discount code, but I already have 3 pairs of backup earphones. Including these headphones that went through the washing machune and dryer and still work well. I decided to make them one of my backup pairs though, figured I might as well use the brand new ones.

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    My order shipped by DHL see how long it will take to get here.

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    Received it today.

    Fastest Gearbest delivery.

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    Received mine today as well, thanks OP!

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    Ordered Friday, delivered Monday! Thanks OP

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    Available again with same code superforever1018 (300 more uses). Thanks to rep

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    I see that it has volume control. Does it also have a pause and skip button?

    • +1 vote

      Yep, middle button, hit twice.
      Hit 3 times and it goes back.

    • +1 vote

      On my Android device, if you double press the middle (pause button) it skips. On Spotify it goes to next song, on Pocketcasts it fast forwards. Also if you hold the middle (pause button) it launches google assistant.

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    Got mine yesterday. Very happy with the product and the QR code scans as legit (not sure if its easy to fake though)

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    Great earphones punching above its price.
    After almost a year, I would just upgrade/replace the earbuds (silicon or comply foam)

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    Bought as a present for a cousin, loved it. Ordered on the day the deal came out and received yesterday.

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    Does anyone know how these perform in comparison to these?

    https://www.brainwavzaudio.com/collections/earphones/product...

    As they are both dual driver earphones im unsure :(

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    Can we get this in Golden as well please.

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    Awesome, thanks man these headphones are great

  • +1 vote

    Received today, can also confirm that they are genuine. QR code takes me to a unique link of the Xiaomi website saying that it's genuine, which made me wonder what if fakes can just copy the QR code and pass it off as genuine. Refreshed the page a few more times and now it's giving me 'authentical failed', so I guess Xiaomi limits the amount of times the link can be accessed, to prevent fakes from copying genuine QR codes.

    Thanks OP and gearbest for the great deal

  • +2 votes

    On the box it said "Mi In-Ear Headphones Pro" No where it said Mi IV?

    How to tell what I have received?

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    Great delivery this time. Ordered on 24th, and received on 27th.

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    Mine's taken over 1 week to deliver but hopefully get them soon

  1. superforever on 18/10/2017 - 23:45
  2. LoopyLou on 19/10/2017 - 00:30
  3. lyl on 19/10/2017 - 01:40
  4. Stix on 19/10/2017 - 08:22
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