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post #226 of 1118
Thanks to Tsarn06, I was able to find Average_Joe's posts on the foam under silicone tip mod which made me realize that I could probably do even more to improve my earlier foam under silicone tip mod (http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f103/m...ml#post5593857) by adding another round of harder foam. However, this time I decided to differ from Average_Joe's method by incorporating Dosley01's suggestion to put the foam backwards.

So first start out by turning the silicone tips inside out and then threading the rubber tube through the soft foam (I used some foams that came with my UE 5Pros), compressing the soft foam into a ring and then putting some harder foam after that (I used the ones that came with my Soundmagic PL30s).


Turn the silicone back and wrap the foams.


Put them them back on Turbines and enjoy.



They now isolate a lot more and the bass has an even stronger punch to it. I also tried it with just the harder foam, but found that the bass wasn't as strong. However, it does mean that you could try the mod with different amounts and types of foam in order to find a sound signature that you prefer.
post #227 of 1118
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Originally Posted by SchneiderStudios View Post
wow thats bad, i tried pulling on my 2 turbines and they where strong and did not rip like that. how did that happen?
No idea, I always thought the cabling was strong, and out of the blue, here's his defect. I got ahold of someone at Macmall within 24 hours of sending my request and I'm resending them the pictures as we speak. If I don't get a replacement through MacMall, I'm heading off to the Monster HQ.
post #228 of 1118
Thread Starter 
foe-hammer: that is too bad. universals are problematic as they don't fit everyone's ears but try to fit as many as they can while still looking okay. i had problems with the pfe's hard edges but most did not.

monster do need to fix the strain relief on their products. but then again, so do just about every company. no strain relief on just about every single y-splot in the market. it is sad that you can pay over 300$ and find nothing at all but a bit of plastic biting into a cable with some glue.

great looking modded tips mate! very very nice!
post #229 of 1118
Strange, I just looked at a recent purchase of my Turbines (purchased last week) and I have the same issue as dC0m. Will call MacMall and see what can be done.
post #230 of 1118
MacMall sent me to Monster (errrrrr!!!!), but Monster gave me an RMA number in a few minutes and is emailing a prepaid return label to me. No issues from Monster, very smooth transaction.

Let's see what happens...
post #231 of 1118
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Originally Posted by Dobber65 View Post
MacMall sent me to Monster (errrrrr!!!!), but Monster gave me an RMA number in a few minutes and is emailing a prepaid return label to me. No issues from Monster, very smooth transaction.

Let's see what happens...
Interesting. How long ago was your purchase. I know MacMall told me they have a 15 day Limited Return Policy but I'm not returning so idk. My purchase was under 2 weeks ago (4/2/09) so I think they have to accept me.They sent me a prepaid UPS label back to their warehouse in Memphis, TN and I think I was told that they'll ship me a new pair once they get me old one back. So far, customer service-wise, MacMall has been pretty good to me. SO FAR.

Is there any solution to this cable strain? Heatshrink? Krazy Glue? I really don't want to go through all this again.
post #232 of 1118
I got my pair last Wednesday, so only one week ago. I didn't like MacMall sending me to Monster, but then again maybe Monster's stock won't run the risk of being identical (it appears to me to be a manufacturing problem with the cable lining not being secured to the Y-connector). MacMall really let me down on this, but Monster seems to be doing OK (again, as you said, we'll see).

If this happens again (and it has not happened to my review pair, which are over two months old), I will repair it myself with heatshrink to act as a cable relief. I know I really really like these, but Senn's cables seem to be so well made that the price difference may be worth it.
post #233 of 1118
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Originally Posted by dC0m View Post
No idea, I always thought the cabling was strong, and out of the blue, here's his defect. I got ahold of someone at Macmall within 24 hours of sending my request and I'm resending them the pictures as we speak. If I don't get a replacement through MacMall, I'm heading off to the Monster HQ.
thats why i paid $50 more on amazon, i dont need to talk to anyone just click on defective retun and i get a label and a replacement..
Amazon FTW!
post #234 of 1118
Yeah, isn't MacMall the place with the great pricing. Maybe there is a reason. Odd that these problems seem to all be from the same etailer. If Monster makes good on them, no matter.
post #235 of 1118
MacMall was good on pricing and Customer Support for me. They were fast to respond and easy to communicate with.

I would have went straight to the Monster HQ if MacMall wasn't helping me. I've always wanted to meet the Head Monster - Noel Lee and tour the HQ anyways.. one of these days. Maybe I might talk him into letting me get a review sample of the Beats for comparison.

First day without the Monsters and I'm already missing them. My Denon C551K has bass but it's not the same as Monsters... Hopefully I'll get my replacement quick.

As for some cable relief, is there a guide or certain way to apply some heatshrink to the cabling? I'm considering it but not sure if I'll do it right.
post #236 of 1118
what are heat shrink cables? where can i find them? thanks
post #237 of 1118
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Originally Posted by SchneiderStudios View Post
what are heat shrink cables? where can i find them? thanks
Heat shrink tubing...



Cut the appropriate length, put it around the joint, then heat it up. Works great.
post #238 of 1118
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Originally Posted by Foe-hammer View Post
Heat shrink tubing...

Cut the appropriate length, put it around the joint, then heat it up. Works great.
This might be a stupid question but what would you suggest for heating the tubing? I assume that using a lighter is a no-no?
post #239 of 1118
^ hair blower

wow awesome thanks! what size do you think i need for the turbines??
post #240 of 1118
^ D'oh! Thanks. Can't believe I didn't think of that.
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