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Here's a review:

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Originally Posted by ljokerl
Details: First ever IEM from Monster Cable, which they dubbed an “In-Ear Speaker”
Current Price: $149.95 from Amazon.com (MSRP: $179.95)
Specs: Driver: Dynamic | Imp: N/A | Sens: N/A | Freq: N/A | Cable: 3.8’ I-plug
Nozzle Size: 5.5mm | Preferred tips: Stock Single-flanges
Wear Style: Over-the-ear or straight down

Accessories (4/5) – Silicone single-flange tips (3 sizes), silicone tri-flange tips (2 sizes), and buttoned hard leather case
Build Quality (4/5) – Weighty metal housings exude an air of quality and solidity. Unfortunately the same can’t be said for the cabling, which is only a little thicker than the Klipsch S4s’. I do really like the discrete L/R color markings that are nevertheless very easy to see
Isolation (4/5) – Very good isolation for a dynamic IEM
Microphonics (3.5/5) – Low when worn over-the-ear; bothersome otherwise
Comfort (4/5) – I have no comfort issues with these. They feel heavy but don’t ever break seal and I can forget about them when worn over-the-ear

Sound (8/10) – Right out of the box the sound of the Turbines exceeded my expectations (which, I concede, may have been fairly low). The most striking aspect is the bass – it is deep, smooth, and textured – exactly as advertised by Monster, for once. There’s quite a good amount of it - fast, natural, dynamic bass that doesn’t bleed into the lower mids. While not as tight as some other earphones, the quality of the lows produced by the Turbines is top notch and balances well with the quantity. Moving up, we come to the midrange, which is neither recessed nor forward but quite effortless and very dynamic. The treble is equally natural, with moderate extension and surprising accuracy. On the whole, soundstaging is about average, perhaps a little narrower than the Klipsch S4, but the entire signature is very smooth, extremely dynamic, and surprisingly balanced.

Value (7/10) – I went into this test fearing that the Turbines would end up being Skullcandy’s big brother, offering overblown “subwoofer” bass and little else. I am extremely glad that I was wrong. I feel that these would be great phones at the $99 price point. Don’t get me wrong – they are very competitive IEMs and my first recommendation for something fun and dynamic. What the Turbines excel at is offering a popular signature while at the same time pleasing the audiophile in me with their speed, depth, and texture. However, I still feel that the Turbines would be more comfortable at the $100 price point, especially now that the improved Turbine Pros are pushing the $200 mark.

Pros: Excellent fit and finish, excellent bass, very smooth, fun, and dynamic sound
Cons: Cables don’t inspire confidence, can be too bass heavy for some
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Alright, in my opinion, the Turbines cannot compare with the TripleFi. It's almost better in all way(other than bass quantity). Read reviews on Head-Fi for more info.
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For those asking about the TF10... The sound sig is definitely not for everyone. I came from RE0s and various Grado full-sized headphones which I loved, and I couldn't stand the TF10, traded them in about two days. To me, they honestly sounded mediocre. Maybe they're just uber-balanced, but I couldn't find one thing that they did very well. The RE0 had amazing highs, detail, and clarity. My Grados reproduced guitar like I've never heard. But the TF10 were just... flat. My .02

That said I figure I will like the Monsters as I'm going through a basshead phase now. So are these legit or what?

EDIT: NVM, it is being sold directly thru Amazon.com. Looks great, I'll pull the trigger.
Edited by LingLing1337 - 12/20/10 at 12:14pm
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post #44 of 60
I got some of these like a month ago when they were on sale.


I like them. I think the only reason they are selling them cheap is to get all the old versions out.


The box doesn't have the ones it shows it does.


They have a straight plug not one to the left. And a few other little things.
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I already got the UE TripleFi but still couldn't resist this deal and went for it, will see how it goes against the TripleFi.
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Huh? $59 is cheap.
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Obviously you don't know anything about audio.
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Obviously you don't know anything about audio.
This. Lol.

This was my first high end IEM purchase. Kind of a hard price to pass up. I just hope their isn't too much bass for my liking, but they will be a HUGE step up from my OEM Zune IEM's. Next step is to lose the Zune for perhaps a Cowan J3
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This. Lol.

This was my first high end IEM purchase. Kind of a hard price to pass up. I just hope their isn't too much bass for my liking, but they will be a HUGE step up from my OEM Zune IEM's. Next step is to lose the Zune for perhaps a Cowan J3
Or a real man's DAP like the Fuze That J3 is a sexy piece of kit tho
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Hmm..haven't looked into the Fuze much. Have any links to some thorough reviews?
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