Monster Turbine High Performance In-Ear Speakers (127593) - Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Low mass, wide bandwidth driver for precision response
- Black chrome all-metal housing eliminates vibration for pure sound
- Monster sound isolating eartips in multiple sizes provide a perfect fit to seal out noise
- Tangle-resistant cable design
- MicroStrand cable for extended frequency response
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"Looks like Monster is doing more than just diversifying itself: It is serious about being a player in the headphone market." --David Worthington, Technologizer "We got a chance to try them out for ourselves and they are indeed very powerful and with an amazing amount of clarity for in-ear headphones...from the time we've spent so far with them - they're worth every penny." --Helena Stone, Chip Chick "Monster's Turbine in-ear headphone delivers excellent sound quality, with strong bass; robust, all metal construction; handsome carry case." --Steve Guttenberg, CNET.com "Monster hit their mark with the Turbines and listeners, both casual and discerning, will be satisfied with both their quality and value." --Sal Cangeloso, Geek.com "All in all, the Turbines are a nice entry into the in-ear headphone arena by Monster, and fantastic sound quality for the price—just make sure your music lives up to their high standards." --Benny Goldman, Gizmodo.com "…big sound, good bass, and comfort that you’d expect from full size high-end speakers." --Richard M. Sherwin, ElectronicHouse.com "How do they sound? In a word, fantastic." --Aric Annear, End User "At last, killer ear buds!" --Tommy Shaw, Styx "When paired with any of my portable devices (or non-portable ones for that matter) the Turbines sounded great. As promised, they deliver better bass than almost any other product at the price level, balanced out by solid mids and pretty clear highs. If volume is an issue for you, don’t worry, the Turbines can get quite loud without distortion, a feat that many in-ear headphones cannot accomplish." --- Sal Cangeloso, geek.com "... let’s do talk about sound. It’s stellar. Monster calls these “in-ear speakers” instead of “in-ear headphones” because they feel the sound is that good, and it’s not far from that. The audio is clear and full with impressive (but not muddy) bass for both music and games; sometimes annoyingly so, but that’s my own fault. Remember when you thought a 128 kbps bit rate was fine for your MP3s? You’re going to be paying for that with these headphones, because you’ll definitely hear all of the imperfections. It’s a fair trade-off, though, because you’ll also hear bits of your music that are lost on cheaper headphones."- Kirk Hiner, appletell.com The Turbine Pros are surely the best ear-bud-type headphones I've heard and ones I could be happy with for years to come. The Turbines are stylish, perform strongly across the board, are comfortable and built to last.- Todd Whitesel, Audio Video Revolution
From the Manufacturer
Top Customer Reviews
In the past couple of years I have "collected" earphones in my search for the ultimate sound. I have used these to compare to the Monster Turbine and I have categorized them into three groups:
Lower budget earphones($15-40): Koss Sparkplug, Skullcandy Ink'd JVC HAFX66, JVC HAFX33, Sennheiser CX300, Soundmagic PL-30 and 12, Maximo IM-390. Mid budget earphones($50-90): Ultimate Ears Super fi.3, NUFORCE NE-7M, Denon 551, Shure E2c Crossroads mylarone Bijou 3 and Altec Lansing IM716. Upper budget earphones($100-200) Audeo PFE 112, Shure SE310, Q-Jays and Yuin OK2.
The music I have been listening to The Turbines with has been a mix of different artist and genres.
Classical rock (Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Eagles, Neil Young, The Doors, Dire Straits, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, Rush). Electronica (Infected Mushrooms, Daft Punks, Kraftwerk, Aphex Twins )
New wave/eighties music (Spandau Ballet, Lloyd Cole, Talking Heads, The Clash, New Order, Peter Gabriel). Alt.Rock ( Nirvana, REM, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, Smashing Pumkins, The Pixies). New Metal (Nightwish, Dream Theatre, Porcupine Three, Evanescence, Metallica). Female artists within Jazz/folk/opera ( Diana Krall, Kari Bremnes, Joni Mitchell, Sara Brightman) Jazz/fusion (John Mchauglin, Al di Meola, Andy Mckee, Charlie Parker John Coltrane, Pat Metheny) And many more..Read more ›
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When I first received the Fedex package and opened the box I was stunned by the high quality packaging that Monster used to package the Monster Turbine In ear Speakers. It reminded me of the high quality packaging that I get when I open a lot of the Apple products that I own.
What are your impressions of the packaging and presentation?
When I opened up the box it was perfect the Monster Turbine in ear speakers were displayed like a fine piece of Jewelry. The magnetic clasps on the side of the box showed the high attention to detail that you put into every part of the packaging. I really liked the statement on the inside of the box from the Head Monster "Life is too short to listen to bad headphones". This is such a true statement that after people take the time to listen to these in ear speakers they will begin to appreciate how music is meant to be heard.
2. Describe the music you used to compare Turbines and your own headphones
In order to compare the Monster Turbine in ear speakers vs. my Ultimate Ears LE headphones I listened to a variety of different music. I began my test by listening to some of my favorite hard rock bands like Metallica, Disturbed, Trapt, Papa Roach, and Motley Crue. Then I wanted to hear how female vocals sounded so I went to Marion Rave, Pink and Hillary Duff. To really test the quality of the speakers I even listened to some Trans Siberian Orchestra and Metallica when they played with the San Francisco Symphony.
3. Tell us about the music sources you used (portable player, laptop computer, etc.) and how well they each worked with Turbines.
To do my testing I used both 3G IPhone as well as my IPod.Read more ›
All I cay is, these earphones are all looks.
Like some people have said here, Life is to short to listen to delicate earphones, well, mine is, Life is to short to listen to broken earphones.
These are Monster's own In Ear style monitors which use passive noise reduction to block outside sound. Basically they block noise like earplugs. Like many other IEMs, these come with an assortment of tip to ensure a comfortable but tight seal. A tight acoustical seal is necessary for it to sound right, and block out noise. It comes with dome rubber tips as well as two tri-flange "tree" type tips. I found the tri-flange tips worked best with the least effort of inserting them correctly.
You get a leather-like case with magnetic clasp, but the case is flawed in that there is a large gap in the side so lint and dirt can make its way into the case too easily. Too bad because it's one of the nicest storage cases I've seen bundled.
The body of the earphone is metal, with a turbine look that resembles the RCA connectors of other Monster audio/video cables. The cord has a coating/material which seems to resist tangling better than other thin cables of other earphones. Very nice job overall in the looks, apparent quality, and packaging of these earphones
The dome tips didn't work for me at all. I could not get a good seal without really taking a lot of time to insert the earphones, pushing them pretty deeply into my ear, which made it very hard to get out.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Terrible bass. Tiny sound. JVC xplosives for 12 bucks are way better.Published 1 month ago by DanCsank
I had a very bad experience with these headphones. It worked for for one day then one side started to sound crackled. I didn't even blast music loud with it. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Keishaun
im using them for about 3 years. Nice sound quality but bad sound character for me( too much bass and less detail) they are too heavy and not comfortable. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Huseyin