Overclock.net › Forums › Consumer Electronics › Home Audio › Hi-Fi Gear › Monster Turbines impressions
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Monster Turbines impressions

post #1 of 2
Thread Starter 
I picked up a set of refurbished Monster Turbines during their Christmas employee/friends and family sale. Their website was open so in reality, anyone could order from it. I got them for a steal of $45 shipped. Granted, all I got was a plastic bag with the leather pouch, headphones, and a large pair of rubber buds, but I still am very pleased with my purchase.

The sound quality is incredible. The bass is strong but not overwhelming. The mids and highs are crisp and detailed. The only caveat is the right earbud is experiencing driver flex. Anytime I move my head wrong or touch the IEM at all, it crackles and sometimes loses sound quality until I mess with it. People on head-fi seem to be reporting the same thing on some sets. It sounds like Monster has major QC issues.

Anyway, it has a 90 day warranty so I'll just send them back and hopefully get a new pair. In the end, I think the trouble will be worth it for getting these for $45.
G36 "Terminus"
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X3440 OC 3.0Ghz EVGA P55 LE XFX Radeon HD 5770 4Gb Ripjaws DDR3 2000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 750Gb Sony Optiarc Windows 7 Pro Sceptre 22'' Widescreen 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 Antec True Power 750 watt CM Storm Scout Microsoft 
  hide details  
Reply
G36 "Terminus"
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X3440 OC 3.0Ghz EVGA P55 LE XFX Radeon HD 5770 4Gb Ripjaws DDR3 2000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 750Gb Sony Optiarc Windows 7 Pro Sceptre 22'' Widescreen 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 Antec True Power 750 watt CM Storm Scout Microsoft 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 2
If you return them in February, you might have a chance of getting the new revision.
Intel Junk
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E4500 @ 2.75GHz GIGABYTE 965P-S3 PNY 8800GT 512MB Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR2 1000MHz 2GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 750GB AALS, Hitachi 160GB laptop none Windows 7 Ulitmate 32bit 22" Acer LCD AL2216W 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech 350 Internet ASUS OEM 300W none Logitech RX300 
Mouse Pad
pads pads pads 
  hide details  
Reply
Intel Junk
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E4500 @ 2.75GHz GIGABYTE 965P-S3 PNY 8800GT 512MB Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR2 1000MHz 2GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 750GB AALS, Hitachi 160GB laptop none Windows 7 Ulitmate 32bit 22" Acer LCD AL2216W 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech 350 Internet ASUS OEM 300W none Logitech RX300 
Mouse Pad
pads pads pads 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hi-Fi Gear
Overclock.net › Forums › Consumer Electronics › Home Audio › Hi-Fi Gear › Monster Turbines impressions