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post #61 of 74
LOL --- OK @ Epi: My source is an iPod Touch (2nd or 3rd gen), 16GB. By the way, Epi have you ever heard the bass response of the Sennheiser CX500. . .and if so, what did you think (compared to either or both editions of the Turbine models)?

@ the search never ends: Maybe you have a point. . .maybe I just need to find someone on eBay who is selling just the tips, and buy them ridiculously cheap. Maybe if I do, I'll find the bas of the Pro's to be much more pronounced.

Thanks!
post #62 of 74
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LOL --- OK @ Epi: My source is an iPod Touch (2nd or 3rd gen), 16GB. By the way, Epi have you ever heard the bass response of the Sennheiser CX500. . .and if so, what did you think (compared to either or both editions of the Turbine models)?

@ the search never ends: Maybe you have a point. . .maybe I just need to find someone on eBay who is selling just the tips, and buy them ridiculously cheap. Maybe if I do, I'll find the bas of the Pro's to be much more pronounced.

Thanks!
Only 1 size is of use to me.........the large single flange, any other tip you are welcome to for free, by the way.......senn tips work great on the pro's
post #63 of 74
Well, I'm kind of in the same boat as far as the Senn's go. The CX500's used to be mine, but somewhere along the line I seem to have either lost or misplaced those other tips as well. Now the Senn's belong to my wife, and although I have tried switching them to see which ones give the best fit and seal, I am kind of stuck because I now no longer know which pair of tips is supposed to go with which pair of IE's. But nevertheless, as it stands though, I do presently have the pair of tips which seems to work best for the Pros on them right now. Both pairs of tips I (we) have are about the same size, and are most likely the medium sized round (ie --- mushroom-shaped, not Christmas Tree shaped).

I might just take you up on that. . .how much are you willing to take to part with the tips you are no longer using?

But. . .even still. . .I would kind of like to get to at least take a listen to those original Turbines. I have read so many great things about them. I supposed there is nothing inherently wrong with owning more than one pair of IE's. . .its just trying to explain or rationalize it to someone like my wife, who couldn't tell the difference between the sound of the original stock apple earbuds, and a 500 dollar pair of Shures --- J/K --- LOL!!!!

Thanks!
post #64 of 74
message me an addy to mail the tips to, I will mail them via us mail, probably monday or tuesday, all the tips i can round up, I have spare large tips for the senns also, I bought the large single flange in bulk from a seller on ebay. I would be happy to throw a pair of the large senn tips as well, very close to the large single flange for the pro's. I find they don't seal quite as well as the pro tips though. I guess it's the weight. I do have both sizes of the perfect fit tips (i think that's what they call them) and that's my beef with monster's tips, they only have two size of each instead of three. and the triple flange are useless. Anyway, if you want the two perfct tips (slightly firmer like a springy silicone tip) and a set of the large senn tips....they are yours. I don't want any money, I got tips everywhere as it is. I could not accept money for something that has no value to me. And lucky me...my wife literally drags me around pointing out new iem's I think you'd love the original turbines, I stayed clear only because I thought the build of the wires was a little poor (not much in the way of stress relief) but monster has extended the warranty on them to 3 years I believe. Considering your taste, I think you would love the sound, The few that own both the original and the pro's say that the original has more midbass, I think they are going for 100 dollars on mazon. And as far as rationalizing it to your wife.......do I really need to tell you all you need to do to make it ok? lmao
post #65 of 74
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@ Epi: My source is an iPod Touch (2nd or 3rd gen), 16GB. By the way, Epi have you ever heard the bass response of the Sennheiser CX500. . .and if so, what did you think (compared to either or both editions of the Turbine models)?
I wish I you could give you a comparison, but I've listened to neither an iPod Touch nor the CX500s. I did have the bass-heavy CX300s at one point, but that was too long ago for me to really remember how they would compare. My gut says the Turbines' and CX300s' amounts of bass are similar, with the Turbines having less bloat intruding on the rest of the frequencies (and being smoother and more detailed in the mids and highs).

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Both pairs of tips I (we) have are about the same size, and are most likely the medium sized round (ie --- mushroom-shaped, not Christmas Tree shaped).
Yes, the Monster tips are the rounder ones with the slightly smaller exiting hole.

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I might just take you up on that. . .how much are you willing to take to part with the tips you are no longer using?
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Only 1 size is of use to me.........the large single flange, any other tip you are welcome to for free


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But. . .even still. . .I would kind of like to get to at least take a listen to those original Turbines. I have read so many great things about them. I supposed there is nothing inherently wrong with owning more than one pair of IE's. . .
Nothing wrong with that at all...

...I hope!
post #66 of 74
@Search --- You're absolutely right about convincing my wife about something like this --- LOL ---

As far as the tips go, I would appreciate that very much. I'll have to get back with you, as I am at work right now (have been all night tonight), and am getting ready for my shift to end).

I'll talk later. . .

Thanks again to everyone for their comments and advice
post #67 of 74
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I appreciate that, Ephitless. I have owned and listened to a few other IE's in the very recent past, including Bose IE's, Sennheiser CX500's and Creative EP630's. The Bose provide absolutely NO seal whatsoever, so I will never own another pair of them (sold them on eBay about a year ago). The CX500's and EP630's both offer phenomenal sound (the bass that the CX500's offer has remained pretty much unsurpassed until now, IMHO, but I gave the CX500's to my wife recently --- LOL, and besides she does NOT understand my obsession or appreciation for great audio equipment

I was lucky, found the Turbine Pros from someone who had only used them once, and sold them to me for about $150. I burned them in for about a hundred hours, and found that they do indeed have a very balanced sound, but somewhat of a recessed bass, unfortunately.

Anyway, thanks again for the advice!
Sounds to me that you are more interested in bass quantity rather than bass quality (or bass extension?). Coming from ep630 and skullcandy FMJ, I did find some of my high-end IEMs to be less lively as well simply because of the bass quantity difference. But then I also slowly learned to appreciate the finer subtleties in the other frequencies. Keep in mind that the opinions here at head-fi are very subjective - one man's bass monster may be another's balanced IEM. Most reviews i've read suggest Turbine Pro to have less bass quantity than Turbine, though Pro has better controls and extensions. Maybe Pro is just not your cup of tea....
post #68 of 74
Well, jjmai, funny thing is, is I don't consider myself to be a "basshead". The music I listen to does not always have a lot of bass in it to begin with. I have a wide variety of musical interests, but a lot of what I've been listening to lately has been a lot of classic rock from the 60's, 70's, and 80's (Bob Dylan, Bruce Spingsteen, Boston, Journey, REO Speedwagon, The Who, The Moody Blues, Tom Petty, The Cars, Creedence Clearwater Revival. . .I'm sure you get the point).

But I just really like a good balanced sound spectrum. I don't need to have the bass thumping in my head. . but I DO want to be able to hear it though. Like I say, the Pros are almost nearly perfect in this respect. . .it would just be nice for them to put the bass slightly more forward, that's all. This may be something that having a better seal and fit might fix. Other than that I am pretty happy with the Pros. . .well, except that I really don't need all that bling though . . . I just can't see myself with 24 karat gold plated IE's sticking out of my head, say on an airplane for example --- LOL!!!
post #69 of 74
Reading all your comments, the regular Turbines seem to be a good recommendation for you. Their bass is more forward than the Pros (not in an unpleasant way, but definitely less neutral than the Pros), while retaining all the other great sound characteristics and none of the bling. Then again, so far, no strange looks or muggings when I wear the Pros on planes.

The cable on the Pros is definitely much better, but I have been fortunate to have no issues with the regular Turbines' cable after a year of heavy (but well-cared for) use.
post #70 of 74
LOL --- That's good to hear, Dobber (about not being mugged yet)

Thanks again for all of the comments and advice!
post #71 of 74
I'm interested in what you choose. Good luck.
post #72 of 74
FYI, I called Monster sales yesterday about purchasing the new supertips separately. They stated that they will be available for purchase in about a month. I'm curious to see if these tips will improve the sound of the original Turbines (assuming they will work with them). Has anyone tried this yet?
post #73 of 74
Jude apparently has tried the new SuperTips, and likes them. They should fit the original Turbines (I've swapped other tips between my Turbines and Pros).
post #74 of 74

Just got MTPG's and the supertips are awesome. I just think they're a bit stiff and if the gel was more like a foam material it would be great. The outer silicone makes it easy to clean.

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