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Actually to be exact :D The MD's are not part of the Turbine Pro line.


Not by name, but they share the same development line, accesories and warranty.  I seem to be chasing you around today lol.

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With the triple flanges, cut down flush on the connecting end

 

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Monster Turbine Miles Davis Tribute IEMS

http://www.jr.com/monster-cable/pe/MC_132704/

 

Supposed to be very good Dynamic Driver IEMs. The price they are selling it for right now is a really good deal.


Now that is a great price.

 

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Got the UM3x and I must say packaging is really really small.

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Got the UM3x and I must say packaging is really really small.

 

LOL

Nice review... keep 'em coming!

 

Seriously though... congrats and let's get some impressions / comparisons on the board!

 

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Would amplification do much for these?

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Ok for Shane 10 minute impression. This does for the highs what the 535s didn't, also bass is finally perfect for me, more oomph than the 535s but just as detailed, less oomph than the SM3s, the Mid Range is comparable to the Shures but not as forward. Unless I am imaging things the UM3x cables seem to be thicker than the SM3s.

I am not really a sound stage person, but one thing I do notice is there is sort of a lack of "airiness" that the 535s have which the SM3s also lacked. Right out of the box I can say for sure that these are better than the SM3s for me at least (Dont kill me SM3 fans).

 

UPDATE: Listening to classical music the instrument separation was pretty amazing.


Edited by MKang25 - 8/27/10 at 2:04pm
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Ok for Shane 10 minute impression. This does for the highs what the 535s didn't, also bass is finally perfect for me, more oomph than the 535s but just as detailed, less oomph than the SM3s, the Mid Range is comparable to the Shures but not as forward. Unless I am imaging things the UM3x cables seem to be thicker than the SM3s.

I am not really a sound stage person, but one thing I do notice is there is sort of a lack of "airiness" that the 535s have which the SM3s also lacked. Right out of the box I can say for sure that these are better than the SM3s for me at least (Dont kill me SM3 fans).


LOL!

Well I wasn't expecting a 10 minutes of use review, but thanks!! I'd have given you 15 minutes at least!

 

OK... less bass than the SM3. Less prominent mids than the SE535, but less 'airiness'. So... does that mean rolled-off or recessed highs?

Crispness and detail compared to 535?

 

When you've had them a bit... let me know as the UM3x is probably next for me to try.

 

Cheers!

 

shane
 

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LOL!

Well I wasn't expecting a 10 minutes of use review, but thanks!! I'd have given you 15 minutes at least!

 

OK... less bass than the SM3. Less prominent mids than the SE535, but less 'airiness'. So... does that mean rolled-off or recessed highs?

Crispness and detail compared to 535?

 

When you've had them a bit... let me know as the UM3x is probably next for me to try.

 

Cheers!

 

shane
 

 

By airiness I guess what I was trying to say was in terms of space, things seem a bit closer together but not congested, highs are not recessed or rolled off they extend farther than the 535s. For example I can hear high pitched background vocals more clearly and can distinguish every word they are saying. Detail is on par with the 535s.

 

Mids on the UM3x are still pretty forward.
 

 

Man Monster MDs coming in Monday my ears are going to be busy.

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The UM3x seem a bit warm compared to the 535s.

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Nice instant impressions MKang25. Now you have me interested in the UM3x. I like the 535 just fine except I have to admit my ears about two to three notches more bass impact as you stated the UM3x has. As for soundstage, I have my FX700 and DDM to cover that, so don't require all IEMs to have a wide soundstage. But it's hard to imagine the UM3x having the same build quality as the 535? Now you have put me in a dilemma lol. Do I sell the 535 to try the UM3x? No way I buy the UM3x and still have the SE535 in my possession. I do like the 535 except I wish it had more bass (not saying it is devoid of ball impact like the etys). Hmmmmm? What to do  what to do?? Well, if one of my head-fi buddies is really really interested in the 535s pm me. Maybe we can work out a great deal. Thanks again for your impressions @ MKang25.

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By airiness I guess what I was trying to say was in terms of space, things seem a bit closer together but not congested, highs are not recessed or rolled off they extend farther than the 535s. For example I can hear high pitched background vocals more clearly and can distinguish every word they are saying. Detail is on par with the 535s.

 

Mids on the UM3x are still pretty forward.
 

 

Man Monster MDs coming in Monday my ears are going to be busy.

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Well after a while I have noticed some things. The treble is weird with these... On one hand they are really detailed, but they seem to lack some sparkle that the 535s have, i.e cymbal crashes seem to have no life or energy. And I can't quite put my finger on it but something feels a bit fatiguing.


Edited by MKang25 - 8/27/10 at 5:00pm
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Well after a while I have noticed some things. The treble is weird with these... On one hand they are really detailed, but they seem to lack some sparkle that the 535s have, i.e cymbal crashes seem to have no life or energy. And I can't quite put my finger on it but something feels a bit fatiguing.

Well, keep those reports coming. I don't want to go to an IEM that has less treble impact than the 535. I can deal with the less bass in the 535 if I'm not trading off for worst mids and highs. I do have enough bass-based IEMs too. I may end up staying right where I am. lol.
 

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Well, keep those reports coming. I don't want to go to an IEM that has less treble impact than the 535. I can deal with the less bass in the 535 if I'm not trading off for worst mids and highs. I do have enough bass-based IEMs too. I may end up staying right where I am. lol.
 


I think maybe the closed in feeling is giving me that fatigue feeling. Treble impact is better with the 535s, I personally prefer the Shure Mids, but the High extension, clarity and treble clarity is better with the UM3x.

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I think maybe the closed in feeling is giving me that fatigue feeling. Treble impact is better with the 535s, I personally prefer the Shure Mids, but the High extension, clarity and treble clarity is better with the UM3x.


OK MKang25, I really appreciate your reporting on these, but you're kind of confusing me.... 

A post two up you say the highs are better on the 535, then this one says the seeming opposite. Am I getting it wrong?

Regardless... what you've said so far has been great and valuable. Thanks.

 

Don't rush, my friend. Take your time. No need to get down every little nuance. We're not going anywhere. I am not in a rush to get these... they're not on sale anywhere (unlike the Coppers and D7000), so I'm not sweating it.

And besides, my SE535's haven't sold yet (come on folks, it;s a great deal !). 

 

So I'm sure this weekend you'll be testing with various tips and music and really taking your time to figure out these babies.    

 

cheers

 

shane

 

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