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post #31 of 74
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Originally Posted by the search never ends View Post
It may have for some ears with the newer tips...but I have that same problem with the pro's....I must be still to enjoy them, the weight of the buds seems to be the problem, I have emailed monster over and over abput this, and no reply, and I have yet to find a tip that will allow me to be active while wearing them. I may well sell my pro's as a result.
Monster has a new foam/silicone hybrid SuperTip coming that I have some sample pieces of, and I absolutely love them. In fact, for my preferences, they're the best universal-fit eartips I've used so far, with Monster's gel-filled silicone eartips second. The foam/silicone hybrids might be more suitable for a firmer hold. (I can't say enough how much I love these foam/silicone hybrid eartips.)
post #32 of 74
When are they due out? The Monster website mentions new "Super Tips" but no accessory page, just lists the tips with their Turbine phones. In fact, I don't see any accessory buying option. Guess I will hunt around, but for me, large sound tube phones are a problem, as the only tips I can use successfully are Sony hybrids (foams cause too much pressure with the larger sound tube canal phoners and silicones do not seal well).

Sooner or later, someone has to come up with better tips. Klipsch did it for their phones with the gels, but those are only good on thin sound tube phones (and I don't find them SQ-wise to be great).

Any help with your Monster connections would be appreciated as to how to buy the tips, if in fact Monster will sell them separately. It took Klipsch awhile to realize their tips were in demand before they began to sell them separately.
post #33 of 74
schneller, the key difference between the TFPs and the TPs are:

1) The TFPs have a U-shaped sound signature, with a recessed midrange compared to the bass and treble. The TPs have a slightly elevated bass, but an even midrange and treble, resulting in a smoother sound that is incredibly detailed. The TFPs treble is incredible, but I am finding the evenness of the TPs provides a more detailed overall sound. I also believe that the single dynamic driver in the TPs provides a more accurate phase response (and therefore more detail) than the two-way crossover in the BA-based TFP.

2) the replaceable cable on the UEs vs. the fixed cable on the TPs. I like replaceable cables a lot, but have to admit that the Monster cable on the Pro is pretty good.

The TFPs are really good, the TPs are an improvement to my ears.
post #34 of 74
Just as an FYI, if you transform the TF10s to a custom shell, which many have done recently, the mids do come forward somewhat and the custom design creates a more balanced overall sig, which is very nice and much different than the stock TF10. Also, I moved to a Westone ES cable on the customs and that could also impact the overall sound. For an $80 plus cable cost, not a bad move. And comfort-wise, the customs are unbeatable. Sorry for the OT, but you mentioned the Trips.
post #35 of 74
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Originally Posted by jude View Post
Monster has a new foam/silicone hybrid SuperTip coming that I have some sample pieces of, and I absolutely love them. In fact, for my preferences, they're the best universal-fit eartips I've used so far, with Monster's gel-filled silicone eartips second. The foam/silicone hybrids might be more suitable for a firmer hold. (I can't say enough how much I love these foam/silicone hybrid eartips.)
I would totally buy some of those supertips (both foam and gel) if they are for sale separately from Turbine Pro.
post #36 of 74
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post #37 of 74
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I've never found a seal better than the Turbine's tri-flange tips; very intrusive, but unparalleled isolation and hold!

EDIT: I just checked Monster's website and apparently they have a new line of Monster Jamz and Lil' Jamz. I wonder how those stack up to the Turbines! I'll have to do some review searching soon enough.
post #38 of 74

Turbine Comparison Please. . .

Hey All,

I was wondering if someone out there wouldn't mind running a comprehensive comparison of the Monster Turbines vs. Turbine Pros vs. Sennheiser CX500's.

It would be much appreciated. I'm really most interested in a comparison between the original Turbines vs the CX500's. But all 3 would be great.

Thanks!
post #39 of 74
I have compared the originals to the Pros on some of the Pro threads here. Basically, the Pros have a better build quality, tighter bass, cleaner midrange, and extended treble, and are well worth their price. They also deserve to be considered with the other top tier universal IEMs.
post #40 of 74
Yes, you're right. . .I own my own pair as well. The sound is phenomenal, you're right about that.

Thanks for you in-depth review of them!
post #41 of 74
Very, very nice review man. After reading this I would consider picking these up but I don't have any money in my account right now :/
post #42 of 74
Thread Starter 
They are definitely worth picking up for the street price. The warmth in the sound and even sound spectrum are a pleasure to listen to. Dynamic drivers approach music very uniquely compared to the dice and slice of balanced armatures dedicated for different frequencies. The natural coherency of a single driver demands certain respect and merit.
post #43 of 74
^ Nicely stated
post #44 of 74
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Originally Posted by Dobber65 View Post
^ Nicely stated
Thanks!

See, I have a bunch of IEMs to compare to and so that difference is very obvious. My main speakers are single driver, crossoverless as well and I just see that quality in these Turbine Pros as well. Definitely worth mentioning because of the different sonic window you get to observe through.

In the end, I really think a person should experience BOTH single driver, dynamic transducers AS WELL AS balanced armatures. Then if you like both keep 'em or sell the one you don't use as much etc. However, the experience should definitely be personal as we value different attributes and presentations.

I tend to keep many headphones as I enjoy changing "presentations" every now and then. However NONE of the headphones I have ever heard or own compare to a well setup speaker rig in a dedicated listening room. I believe all this equipment should be enjoyed for what it is.
post #45 of 74
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post
They can stay in pretty well with foams (not comply) but the stiffer, low density ones from ETY and Shure. But the problem still is that they are not the best earphone for active use: heavy.
You are right.....combine the weight with my fairly large canals, not a good match. Kind of a shame because I really like the soft flanges from monster for comfort. You're one of my favorite headfiers.......so many cool people on headfi!
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