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post #256 of 16803
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Originally Posted by Tsengsta View Post

@joker I currently have the Monster turbine and I was thinking seriously about upgrading to the Monster turbine pro coppers for $280 is it really worth it? can you compare soundstage,isolation,sq etc. thanks

 

What is it that you'd like to improve about your Turbines? Please note that my Turbine Pros are the Golds, not the Coppers. Still, they aren't as bass-heavy as the original Turbines - just something to be aware of. Cleaner and flatter - yes. Bassier - no.

 

Soundstaging is definitely better in the Golds - the regular Turbines tend to compress everything closer to the listener while the Golds have fairly even spacing. Isolation is the same except for the fact that you get a lot of nice tips with the Golds. IMO the tri-flanges are still the most isolating and they are exactly the same on both. I certainly like the Golds better overall but $280 is a bit of a stretch IMO. But of course to you they are worth whatever you're willing to pay for them - at the $200+ level value is a personal thing. Not sure if the Coppers are objectively better or just a different flavor of the same sound but that's my 2c. 
 

post #257 of 16803

I haven't heard the Turbines but all indications points to it being a decent phone at their price level and not at the top of the earphone levels.

 

I have heard the top 3 Monster offerings in the MD,Golds and Coppers. The Coppers are indeed different than the Golds in not only signature but build quality. The cable material on the Coppers are more of a rubbery type material and overall not as good as the Golds. The most noticeable difference between the two are the bass and treble. The Golds have more bass in both quantity and impact. The treble on the Coppers are much better with details being more easily distinguished with the Coppers. The Coppers are the more neutral one but still fall on the fun side of things with the Golds being bass monsters. Isolation on both are the same since the housings are identical except for color.

 

Are they worth $280? That's something only you and your wallet can decide.

post #258 of 16803

Sorry if this has already been answered, but what tips do you have on the Ortos in the picture?

post #259 of 16803
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Sorry if this has already been answered, but what tips do you have on the Ortos in the picture?

 

Sennheiser bi-flanges.
 

post #260 of 16803

@rawrster how is the coppers soundstage compared to the golds?

 

 

post #261 of 16803

Hello guys.. I bumped into this epic thread while I was searching for a brand.. My problem indeed is that I have a pair of in-ear headphones which I can't find the brand of and I wouldn't be so interested if their sound wasn't so nice.. Now since they're so great and I lost one of the triple-flange tips (which are pretty interesting) I seriously want to either get a new pair of them or just pick new tips.. So.. I took some pictures of them and noticed the logo on their back got a little scraped off, I just hope this isn't a big problem.. The jack is gold plated and they're full metal so I wouldn't say they're made by an unknown brand..

Anyways, here are the pictures:

Repairedlogo.jpg

 

Cablenheadphones.JPG

 

Headphones.JPG


Well.. That's it.. I'm in your hands guys.. 

Ps: I also remember to have old pictures with the intact logo on a friend's of mine pc so I'll eventually upload them later, in the meanwhile I tried to quickly repair the first picture (by hand drawing it in photoshop).. 

post #262 of 16803

Hello guys.. I bumped into this epic thread while searching for a brand.. My problem indeed is that I have a pair of earphones which I can't find the brand of.. The jack is gold plated, they're full metal, the cord is 100% cloth and the tips are triple-flanged so I wouldn't say they're made from any "poor" brand.. They sound really great and I've been using them for a good while, the problem is that I lost one of the tips (aka ear buds) and when I tried to find either new ones or just the same headphones to buy I couldn't find them.. So if you could please help me with your experience I'd be extremely happy.. I took some pictures so you can at least take a look at the "weird" logo (which I quickly rebuild in photoshop) and I hope they can help you.. Well, here they are:

Rebuiltlogo.jpg

 

Headphones.JPG

 

Cablenheadphones.JPG

 

Well.. That's all I have for now.. If you need more pictures nor anything else just let me know.. I'm in your hands guys.. 
Thanks in advance..

-Xtreme

Ps: sorry for the huge pictures but I couldn't find any resizement option.. 


Edited by Xtrem - 5/11/10 at 1:45pm
post #263 of 16803
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Not a clue. They certainly are distinctive-looking but I've never seen that logo or design before. Unless there's branding on the y-split or 3.5mm plug I don't know if you'll be able to figure them out 

post #264 of 16803

Eh.. No they're not branded there.. Umm.. Do you think I could find tips for them? They have 3mm holes...

 

Btw could you ask some audiophile friends? I am ****ing desperate with these little bitches, I think it has been 7 months since I first tried to see what brand they are from...

Ps: I've read you're a gamer.. What games do you play?

post #265 of 16803

odd looking things those

post #266 of 16803

Their performance is godlike though..

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Empire Brands Wicked Little buds. About $15-$17 bucks. Really cool buds with a strong metal housing and well done Litz cabling(not Klipsch like). SQ with stock buds is fairly poor and with better tips almost Coby CVE79(stock tips) level. I gave them to someone.

 

 I like the ergonomics and the size may be the smallest out there still. The pics he posted with the tips on are funny since the tips run quite small and they look big on the earphone.

 

 I have heard some people say they were the worst they ever heard. Godlike performance would seem to be an unusually good pair. Again, my pair ranged from(on the Joker scale)MD51 performance to almost Coby CVE79. So, I rate them in between worst ever and Godlike. Cheap buds and I suspect variance in production quality accounting for some differences in opinion.


Edited by jant71 - 5/11/10 at 7:54pm
post #268 of 16803

Well first let me.. THANK YOU MAAAAAAAAN!  ..I was seriously starting to lose any hope in finding them.. Secondly I believe your theory on the different quality is quite right even though you should never judge a product from the price*.. I also suppose that my thoughts on their performance could be influenced from my musical tastes (I mostly listen to metal) and I don't really like earphones that give you headaches.. Not to mention that they never gave me any distortion.. Anyways, I'll be forever grateful man.. Thank you again.. 

*I've got something to tell about prices over products.. One year ago I bought a headset for 20$, its name is Siberia and the brand is Icemat, the materials are very weak (I had to repair the right ear pad by melting its own plastic a couple times) and the microphone performance is barely acceptable; that same headset is now sold by Steelseries for 70$.. Not to mention Skullcandy's overpricing..

post #269 of 16803
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Originally Posted by Xtrem View Post

Their performance is godlike though..

 

I think that really depends on what you're coming from. If Jant is right about them being around Coby CVEM79 level, and I'm quite inclined to believe him, that's not bad at all and can definitely impress those who've never ventured into high-end IEMs.

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Ps: I've read you're a gamer.. What games do you play?


I'm a very casual gamer since my primary computer is a netbook and I generally have very little spare time. When I do fire up the gaming rig, I can do a few hours of an FPS or action game. I don't keep up with the latest releases but FO3 is still fun and I've just started playing Just Cause 2. My current netbook runs oldies like GTA:SA and HL2 well so that's what I play more often.

 

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Originally Posted by jant71 View Post

Empire Brands Wicked Little buds. About $15-$17 bucks. Really cool buds with a strong metal housing and well done Litz cabling(not Klipsch like). SQ with stock buds is fairly poor and with better tips almost Coby CVE79(stock tips) level. I gave them to someone.

 

 I like the ergonomics and the size may be the smallest out there still. The pics he posted with the tips on are funny since the tips run quite small and they look big on the earphone.


Nice save . Might be decent value for money if they're built/isolate well and sound close to the CVEM79.

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I think that really depends on what you're coming from. If Jant is right about them being around Coby CVEM79 level, and I'm quite inclined to believe him, that's not bad at all and can definitely impress those who've never ventured into high-end 


Nice save . Might be decent value for money if they're built/isolate well and sound close to the CVEM79.


Well I did some researches yesterday to see if I could get them for cheap, you can get them for about 10$ on many sites and that's obviously an invitant price.. But.. If you take a close look at them you can find that they've changed.. They no more have triple flanged tips and the driver's tube (IDK how to call it.. xD) is twice as big as mine... I just hope I can find the same ones cause all the bad reviews are recent and I believe that to be the reason why mine perform decently.. 



 

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I'm a very casual gamer since my primary computer is a netbook and I generally have very little spare time. When I do fire up the gaming rig, I can do a few hours of an FPS or action game. I don't keep up with the latest releases but FO3 is still fun and I've just started playing Just Cause 2. My current netbook runs oldies like GTA:SA and HL2 well so that's what I play more often.


Nice! ^^ ..I play CS:S in ESL and I occasionally mod FO3.. A friend of mine also used to have a SAMP (San Andreas Multi Player) stunt server called Stuntlandia, search it up on youtube, he might have it still.. ;)

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