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Originally Posted by aleki View Post

man, I hope they will still honor the lifetime warranty(or atleast a couple of years) for you guys. As for me, my replacement last week turned out to be the tributes, although it was the older retail package..

well they will and should - but that doesn't mean they don't have the right to replace it with the trumpets instead.

 

BTW, I would removed the MDT's from your sig...been a long time since they sold no?

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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

well they will and should - but that doesn't mean they don't have the right to replace it with the trumpets instead.

 

BTW, I would removed the MDT's from your sig...been a long time since they sold no?

wups, my bad biggrin.gif

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Does the difference (being sent tributes versus trumpets) lie in what country the replacements are done?

 

I'd be pissed unexpectedly being sent trumpets, which might color my interpretation of its sound.

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I take it you haven't listened to them side-by-side, or are going by unreliable auditory memory? I actually have both still. The Tributes were designed to sound small and "intimate", like a small jazz club, so it would make sense that their stage would be smallish. Trumpets soundstage is much much larger.

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Same here - received Trumpets as a replacement for my defective Tributes without warning. The trumpets take a little getting use to, and the sound quality does improve after break-in. The Trumpets to me actually sounded like a much narrower soundstage initially and too forward with the highs... however I'm warming up to them, or they may be breaking in at their ~20 hour mark. ControlTalk is a nice feature now that I have it though :)

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Originally Posted by Selenium View Post

I take it you haven't listened to them side-by-side, or are going by unreliable auditory memory? I actually have both still. The Tributes were designed to sound small and "intimate", like a small jazz club, so it would make sense that their stage would be smallish. Trumpets soundstage is much much larger.

 

Isolation difference?

post #2106 of 2250
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Originally Posted by FieldingMellish View Post

 

Grand idea! Will do.

 

Edited 5/3/12: Both sets are on the brown truck!  :)

 

Mystery is over! Vann's blew the description and photo regarding the so-called Tributes with control talk. Arrived is one box of Tributes and one box of Trumpets.

 

Meanwhile, I was all set to do a photo comparison and post it.

 

Since I wanted the tributes, I'll keep and try em. Trumpets are probably somewhere in my future given Tributes eventual breakage at some point. 

 

Edited:

Told Vann's and they're going to correct the site.

 

Took some packaging porn:

P1040020.jpg

 

Front

 

P1040021.jpg

 

How much thicker the Trumpets box is.

 

 

P1040022.jpg

 

Back.


Edited by FieldingMellish - 5/3/12 at 4:48pm
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and there i was thinking the MDT case/packaging was large enough...

is there like a mini nuke in the trumpets' box?

post #2108 of 2250
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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

and there i was thinking the MDT case/packaging was large enough...

is there like a mini nuke in the trumpets' box?

 

LMAO. And I don't know how they stuffed all the MDT gear in the smaller box. It's like the gear expanded somehow after taking it out of the box.

 

These IEMs are dressy-looking. Like I need to wear a zoot suit or something while rockin' them.


Edited by FieldingMellish - 5/3/12 at 6:39pm
post #2109 of 2250
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Originally Posted by FieldingMellish View Post

Isolation difference?

I would have to test it but if I had to guess I'd say the tributes isolate a little better since the trumpets are slightly open.
post #2110 of 2250
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I would have to test it but if I had to guess I'd say the tributes isolate a little better since the trumpets are slightly open.

 

 

Thanks. That seems like a reasonable assumption and you are way more experienced than I.

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I have to mention that there were two round wet marks on the inside box lid that registered with the iem's on the opposite side. I thought it might have been manufacturing grease, but I now think it was gel expelled from the tips. They weren't blown out and flabby, though. Kind'a stomach turning.

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have a lot people been having QC issues with their MDT? (a quick search yields relatively few complaints, though some are similar to mine)

 

my first pair developed a tendency to produce static and even shock my ear. now my second pair is having some contact issues with the headphone plug - the sound gets an echo and is all distorted. both pairs have had a slight clicking noise in the right earpiece. this is a real shame since they are such a fine sounding earphone. i have done 2 RMAs now with monster's customer service and i will say that they are impeccable, but it is still disappointing that such fine headphones will have these kinds of issues. the warranty is great though.

post #2113 of 2250
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Originally Posted by TheAnomaly View Post

have a lot people been having QC issues with their MDT? (a quick search yields relatively few complaints, though some are similar to mine)

 

my first pair developed a tendency to produce static and even shock my ear. now my second pair is having some contact issues with the headphone plug - the sound gets an echo and is all distorted. both pairs have had a slight clicking noise in the right earpiece. this is a real shame since they are such a fine sounding earphone. i have done 2 RMAs now with monster's customer service and i will say that they are impeccable, but it is still disappointing that such fine headphones will have these kinds of issues. the warranty is great though.

 

Perhaps it's an anomaly. ;)

 

Complaints I have heard about looked to be during 2010. The MDT appreciation thread is where I saw the cluster. Is yours recent? And the IEM's authentic?

post #2114 of 2250
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Originally Posted by TheAnomaly View Post

have a lot people been having QC issues with their MDT? (a quick search yields relatively few complaints, though some are similar to mine)

 

my first pair developed a tendency to produce static and even shock my ear. now my second pair is having some contact issues with the headphone plug - the sound gets an echo and is all distorted. both pairs have had a slight clicking noise in the right earpiece. this is a real shame since they are such a fine sounding earphone. i have done 2 RMAs now with monster's customer service and i will say that they are impeccable, but it is still disappointing that such fine headphones will have these kinds of issues. the warranty is great though.

I had the static problem develop(although I was never shocked). These IEM's seem to not like microfiber bed lining too much; If I get up relatively quickly from my bed while listening to them, the left earpiece would sometimes develop a hiss that wouldnt go away until I unplugged the headphones from the player. It definitely wasnt the player either, no other pair of headphones would do this..

As for QC issues.. The drivers are very fragile, and are prone to breaking from the seal causing excessive driver flex. The MMDT's should be babied..


Edited by aleki - 5/7/12 at 10:51am
post #2115 of 2250
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Originally Posted by FieldingMellish View Post

 

Perhaps it's an anomaly. ;)

 

Complaints I have heard about looked to be during 2010. The MDT appreciation thread is where I saw the cluster. Is yours recent? And the IEM's authentic?

 

yes they were both from Monster themselves, sealed retail packaging and all of that. Monster's service is so great that i was actually upgraded to the MDT after my previous MTPGs failed. again, not too impressive on the QC side, but very impressive on the service side.

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Originally Posted by aleki View Post

I had the static problem develop(although I was never shocked). These IEM's seem to not like microfiber bed lining too much; If I get up relatively quickly from my bed while listening to them, the left earpiece would sometimes develop a hiss that wouldnt go away until I unplugged the headphones from the player. It definitely wasnt the player either, no other pair of headphones would do this..

As for QC issues.. The drivers are very fragile, and are prone to breaking from the seal causing excessive driver flex. The MMDT's should be babied..

 

i do treat them very carefully, i always carefully store them in one of the carry cases when they're not being used. what is odd is that the driver flex you're talking about, which i think is the same thing as i've been experiencing, was present from the moment i took both pairs out of the packaging. somewhat unusual i guess. oh well, it doesn't seem to effect the performance at all, so if that was the only issue i could easily get over it!

 

part of me is just getting fed up with IEMs though. i previously had some Phonak PFEs a few years ago...such great earphones. again, QC issues with that one too. very good customer service, however, as with Monster. maybe i'm just unlucky and keep picking the wrong IEMs. i wouldn't mind trying a higher end closed can though, since i often listen at school/work environments and can't be bothering others. but the reason i keep coming back to IEMs is the convenience/portability and the great isolation. when i use the MDT with the triple flange eartip i'm off in my own world...


Edited by TheAnomaly - 5/7/12 at 6:11pm
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