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post #481 of 1116
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Originally Posted by ten7ryder View Post
I'm interested in hearing your comparison of the Turbine vs IE7 once you have the Turbines burnt in.
Yeah for sure, I'm about 3.5 hours in already since I've been pretty much listening nonstop. I suspect these won't take as long of a burn in as the IE7s did (which was an eternity ).

Just a few quick general comparisons not regarding sound:
1. Size/Fit. The Turbines are much larger than the IE7 in relation to the fit in your ear. The IE7 for me fits flush in my ear, almost fitting like a custom. The Turbines stick out a lot and are much heavier. The Turbines do have the ability to be worn straight down, but for me, wearing it straight down gives a weird fit on my left ear, so I am kinda forced to wear it over my ear.
2. Cables. IE7: Much more flexible without feeling flimsy, virtually no microphonics. Turbine: Stiff in comparison to IE7, but also easier to keep behind my ears for a longer period of time. The IE7 cable seems to be of better built quality, since they are coated with kevlar. For the Turbine, what I'm scared will happen is the same as the PFE I used to have, the cable will start to harden around the ear area and eventually crack, but the cable on the Turbine seems to be nicely made, so it shouldn't have a problem.
3. Isolation. I'm gonna use just the stock silicon tips to make this comparison. The Turbine's tips provide a thicker seal compared to the IE7, so the isolation is better, especially at lower volumes. For me, the Turbines are a better movie watching or strict music listening phone, where the IE7 is a better allrounder because it kinda lets in some outside noise so you at least know what's going on.

That should do for now, at least until I can get a better judgment on the sound.
post #482 of 1116
How are the turbines when it comes to noise isolation?
post #483 of 1116
Read point #3 above.
post #484 of 1116
I heard these at CanJam (And won a pair in the raffle) I sold my portable rig months ago (RWA Imod, VCaps, IQube, Triple Fis). I bought both the SE530's and Triple Fis and tested both and ended up selling the Shures. Anyways i sold to concentrate on a desktop rig. When i won the turbines i was going to sell them on but i stopped by the vendor and gave them a try out, i was seriously impressed. They were running a Nano into a rack amp (Multiple outputs so many people can test at the same time) The sound was amazing, never heard bass like that in an iem before. I asked to try them unamped and wasnt impressed at all, the amp made a massive difference. Im now considering buying a portble amp just because of these earphones
post #485 of 1116
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Originally Posted by 03029174 View Post
I heard these at CanJam (And won a pair in the raffle) I sold my portable rig months ago (RWA Imod, VCaps, IQube, Triple Fis). I bought both the SE530's and Triple Fis and tested both and ended up selling the Shures. Anyways i sold to concentrate on a desktop rig. When i won the turbines i was going to sell them on but i stopped by the vendor and gave them a try out, i was seriously impressed. They were running a Nano into a rack amp (Multiple outputs so many people can test at the same time) The sound was amazing, never heard bass like that in an iem before. I asked to try them unamped and wasnt impressed at all, the amp made a massive difference. Im now considering buying a portble amp just because of these earphones
I am using the Turbines with a Ipod touch 2nd gen, and recently purchased the NuForce Icon Mobile, attached to the ipod via a IBasso 3.5 interconnect cable. The difference is night and day over just Turbine to Ipod connection. The sound stage expands dramatically and the detail in the instrumentation is much clearer. The amp creates much more air in the spacing of the instruments. I am using the Comply T-400s for tips.
post #486 of 1116
I'm having a real problem getting a lasting seal on these. I've only had them for a day now, so it might just be time and practice, but I seem to have to put them back in my ears every 30 seconds. I've tried putting them over the back of my ear, but that just made it worse. Is there some trick?

Anyway, when I do get a seal, I really enjoy the sound. I'm looking forward to seeing how they sound after they burn in some more!
post #487 of 1116
Here are my first impression

I can get a great seal with the Sony double flange that i bought on ebay. the seal is there as long as i want and i takes 1 sec to get it right. For the sound, i think that these are super bass heavy compared to all my other iems. The high and mids are overruled by the strong bass by it will hopefully settle with burn in.
post #488 of 1116
I ended up contacting Monster's tech support. With the modded small sleeves, I couldn't hear people talk to me 5 feet away w/o any music playing. Good seal? Very. But bass overpowering the frequency range? Heck no. I must have a defective pair or something is leaking from these past the sleeves, I don't know!

I usually just go "meh" when stuff like this happens and sell them back (*cough* Custom 3 *cough*) but I love the rest of the sound very much. We'll see what Monster says...
post #489 of 1116
hey, my friend had the exact same problem with his turbines i helped buy him, ****ty bass. I did an A/B between his and mine, massive difference, his bass was weak and bloaty as opposed to mine which was tight and impactful. A bit of burn in helped, but still I'm gonna help him exchange them at futureshop when they get back into stock. I believe you bought yours from futureshop too so you could do the same thing. 30 days! Btw, do your turbines crackle a lot when you put them in your ear? Cause that was another issue my friend had.
post #490 of 1116
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Originally Posted by insanesanctum View Post
hey, my friend had the exact same problem with his turbines i helped buy him, ****ty bass. I did an A/B between his and mine, massive difference, his bass was weak and bloaty as opposed to mine which was tight and impactful. A bit of burn in helped, but still I'm gonna help him exchange them at futureshop when they get back into stock. I believe you bought yours from futureshop too so you could do the same thing. 30 days! Btw, do your turbines crackle a lot when you put them in your ear? Cause that was another issue my friend had.
They do crackle a lot, yes, I thought that was just a sign that I got the seal (other than not hearing anything around... ).

Thanks for the info, I'll wait for Monster's assessment and will probably end up exchanging them at FS. If Monster backs up the claim that they are indeed defective, it'll be easier
post #491 of 1116
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Originally Posted by cyberidd View Post
I'm having a real problem getting a lasting seal on these. I've only had them for a day now, so it might just be time and practice, but I seem to have to put them back in my ears every 30 seconds. I've tried putting them over the back of my ear, but that just made it worse. Is there some trick?

Anyway, when I do get a seal, I really enjoy the sound. I'm looking forward to seeing how they sound after they burn in some more!
The only tips that work for me when I do my morning commute is the Comply T-400s.
post #492 of 1116
I don't get any crackling when I put them in my ear and my bass is good.. I wonder if they had some QA issues and some phones went out with this cracking/bloated bass symptom.
post #493 of 1116
Has anyone done a direct comparison between the Monster Turbine and Westone UM1?

I'm pleased with the sound quality of the UM1s, but I'm always struggling to secure a proper fit (weird left ear canal). I'm tempted to give the Turbines a try given the FS discount (I need a 2nd pair of IEMs, not a replacement).

I would be using them with either an iPod or Sansa clip, listening primarily to blues, folk, and rock. These would also be used during a very noisy commute.

Any thoughts?
post #494 of 1116
I've got a weird left canal and I'm going to be going with customs.. the weight of the turbines makes it less ideal for people with weird canals.. I can't seem to get a great seal that doesn't make everything muffled AND stays in.

But futureshop will give you a return I think, so buy it, try it, if not like, return.
post #495 of 1116
Thread Starter 
i have troublesome canals too and ended up with sleek customs! they are simply phenomenal. i have used universals that cost much more and these are really the bees knees!
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