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Old 06-13-2009, 06:36 PM
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Product: Monster Turbine High Performance In-Ear Speakers
Price: $149.99 - $179.99



Pros:
-Excellent Sound
-Very Comfortable
-Solid Build Quality
-Nice Case

Cons:
-None so far...very happy.

Picked up a pair of these headphones today since my Sony In-Ear Buds stopped working and I did previously own a pair of Sennheiser CX300's which also died on me. I'll start off with the way these earbuds were packaged, all I can say is Monster did an amazing job. Very similar to the fancy Zune packaging (cardboard box, letter inside, and a magnetic enclosure) This definitely plays a role in the price of these earbuds. But now onto the important stuff... Whats in the box? How do they sound? Are they worth the price?

Contents:
In the box you recieve the earbuds, 4 different ear inserts, a nice case to store the headphones and the instruction booklet.

Summary:
I've been listening to my music using these headphones for a couple hours now, switching between my Zune and Walkman and all I can say is that I'm very impressed with the way these headphones sound. I previously owned a pair of CX300's and I was very happy with them. I'm a big fan of bass and between the CX300's and the Turbine's I really do prefer the way the Turbines sound. The main reason for this preference is that I can hear the details in the music even better. The bass doesn't over power everything. Everything is extremely clear, every bit of sound. Really recommended these headphones to anyone who likes their music to have deep bass along with crisp sound when it comes to listening to lyrics and such. Even my Zune which personally I think is terrible when it comes to listening to music with heavier bass sounds extremely nice. Overall I highly recommend these headphones, they sound great, are very comfortable and have a very nice build quality. As for the price, I definitely think they were worth the money.

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Old 06-13-2009, 07:04 PM
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Nice review.
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Old 06-13-2009, 07:55 PM
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Nicee : D

They sound awessome eh? ; )
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Btw do you think we were suppose to only get 4 eartips?
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:05 PM
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I'm not too sure, I've been using the medium ones that were on the headphones originally. But they do sound really good, really happy so far!
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Nice review.
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Old 06-13-2009, 11:36 PM
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I'm not too sure, I've been using the medium ones that were on the headphones originally. But they do sound really good, really happy so far!

Same the original already fits well for me and its really comfortable! : ) We're two happy people
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:35 AM
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Here's another review of the Pro version:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13645_3-10...ag=mncol;posts
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:39 AM
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Too bad they sacrificed some functionality for the ostentatious form factor. Those silly diagonal "fins" are only good for catching grime and dirt, and make the IEM housing bigger than it needs to be...
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Old 06-14-2009, 06:15 PM
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Too bad they sacrificed some functionality for the ostentatious form factor. Those silly diagonal "fins" are only good for catching grime and dirt, and make the IEM housing bigger than it needs to be...
The fins look nice in my opinion and they shouldnt catch grime if you clean them once in a while. I always clean my in ear headphones at least once a week.
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Thank you for posting this, ive been looking at these for quite awhile.
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Old 08-22-2009, 12:46 PM
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Hey Mike nice review, though I have one question for you. Do you think these earbuds have a well balanced sound to it? Meaning that they are well worth the price to listen to different types of music genres?
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Old 08-22-2009, 11:20 PM
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$150 canalphones sound better than $20 ones? Should we be surprised? How does it compare to Shure,Sennheiser(other than the CX300) Etymotics, Denon, or Koss models priced at $150 or under?

What are the specs on these? How many ohms? How sensitive?
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:23 PM
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how does this compare to Klipsch S4
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Reading The Audiophiliacs comparison of 3 Monster Turbine iems, I'm struck by how little I learned...how they compare with other iems or anything useful at all really. http://news.cnet.com/8301-13645_3-10...ag=mncol;title
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Reading The Audiophiliacs comparison of 3 Monster Turbine iems, I'm struck by how little I learned...how they compare with other iems or anything useful at all really.
Be careful with Steve. One example: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13645_3-10210164-47.html.
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Old 02-21-2010, 08:54 AM
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Yeah, I've seen that lol..
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I've just bought a pair of Turbines and I'm very pleased with them. (they also came with all 5 eartips) I'm amazed what a nice box and superb pouch they come with at this price (119 http://www.musik-schmidt.de/gb-Monster-Turbine.html ), but I have a question: Did they burned-in with time or is the sound the same ?
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