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monster turbine coppers an upgrade over triplefi's?

post #1 of 33
Thread Starter 

hey folks,

 

so I snapped the cable on my triplefi's which I've been really happy with. UE is out of stock on the vi cables which I've really come to appreciate to answer calls and control the ipod / slacker radio on my iphone. I have a new cable on order but don't know when UE will get cables back in stock so I figured it might be a good time to look at a new pair.

 

would most people that have heard both consider the monster turbine coppers an upgrade over the triplefi's? I noticed that the coppers can be ordered with the "controltalk" feature that I'm looking for like the vi. or are the trips about as good an IEM as I can get with the mic and controls? thanks!!

 

-- berto

post #2 of 33

the cost of a replacement cable is very low in comparison to buying the MTPC with controltalk so if money is an issue and your happy with TF10 I would say get a new cable. If your OK with spending the cash I myself would say the MTPC are an upgrade from the TF10, but that's just my opinion and one that is based partially on comfort issues I had with the TF10. The MTPC also have better midrange in my opinion along with very nice detailed and controlled bass and extended treble.

post #3 of 33

From my perspective the coppers are are a step down from the TF10 sound wise ,but a step up in ergonomics .

post #4 of 33

Different sounds for different folks.  I haven't used the Coppers but I've used the Golds...and the Triple.Fi 10 and a slew of other things.  Really it will come down to what you want in terms of sound.  One option will fit you better.  Is that the Copper?  I don't know.  Is that the Triple.Fi 10?  I don't know.  Should you be looking at something else?  Maybe.

 

Using the Golds, I would say they are a partial step down from the Triple.Fi 10.  The presentation is entirely different though.  There are some limitations the Golds had, like the ability to cleanly portray complex information without blurring stuff together.  The Copper version might be better.  I would still opt for the Triple.Fi 10 over the Golds though.  I feel it does bring more to the table.  Personal preference will still favor one or the other, but the Triple.Fi 10 offers more.

 

I could suggest a slew of other products to look at too if you had a certain sound signature in mind.

post #5 of 33
Thread Starter 
thank you all for your advice. I will continue reading and looking around for a bit. the coppers are still a possibility. I know it may seem trivial to head-fi'ers who value SQ over all else but it really surprises me how limited the offerings are for good quality phones with inline mic's and controls. I even considered portable on ear phones but finding any of those with the inline controls and mic is about impossible.

-- berto
post #6 of 33
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Originally Posted by lucozade View Post

From my perspective the coppers are are a step down from the TF10 sound wise ,but a step up in ergonomics .


id say they were a clear and significant downgrade on both scores

post #7 of 33

I don't have the coppers, just the Golds and Triple fi's. I'm not an expert, but here's my brief summation:

 

The Golds ( I have the control talk model) have a nice full sound, thick, with good bass and decent mid/treble. They do take quite a long time to burn in, as in maybe 50-100 hours. They are very sturdy and well built, and the control talk, which includes volume, is really nice to have.

 

The triple.fi's as you know do not have volume control, just track and mic. And for me, the ergonomics leave much to be desired. They stick out a longs ways, and don't stay put very well.However, IMHO, they sound quite a bit better than the golds. Clean and full, well much more detailed.

 

Just my 2 cents!

 

Good luck.

post #8 of 33

Westone 3, SM3, UM3x, E-Q7 and FX700 are upgrade over TF10Pro but none comes with control talk feature.

post #9 of 33
Thread Starter 

ok, so it looks like most agree that the trips > coppers. I was wondering since the triples have the multiple drivers, I didn't read anything about the coppers having multiple drivers so in my mind I figured the triplefi's were probably at least as good if not better than the coppers. I suppose even that is subjective. I guess I will stay with the triples for now. I may end up getting a backup pair of triplefi's or even move on to some bigger dedicated portable headphones like the hd-25's but that is a whole 'nother topic!

 

-- berto

post #10 of 33

The coppers are single dymanic driver phones
 

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Originally Posted by bertopl View Post

ok, so it looks like most agree that the trips > coppers. I was wondering since the triples have the multiple drivers, I didn't read anything about the coppers having multiple drivers so in my mind I figured the triplefi's were probably at least as good if not better than the coppers. I suppose even that is subjective. I guess I will stay with the triples for now. I may end up getting a backup pair of triplefi's or even move on to some bigger dedicated portable headphones like the hd-25's but that is a whole 'nother topic!

 

-- berto

post #11 of 33
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Originally Posted by ZARIM View Post

Westone 3, SM3, UM3x, E-Q7 and FX700 are upgrade over TF10Pro but none comes with control talk feature.


More of a side grade than an upgrade in my opinion for the eq7

post #12 of 33
Thread Starter 

now do customs exist with the mic / control cable? for example, is it possible to do a UE custom with a triplefi cable? I'm just grasping at straws.

 

-- berto

post #13 of 33

You can use a Griffen smart talk adapter I belive...


Edited by adktitan - 8/18/10 at 5:41pm
post #14 of 33

I love my coppers, i guess that's the upside of not having a golden ear

post #15 of 33

It really depends on what you like, dynamic drivers or armature-based. For me, i prefer the coppers over the triples by a huge margin since i find armature drivers lacking the impact/fun factor dynamic driver gives. But i do find the triple-fi better quality sounding than the coppers maybe because it's more bright but sounding pretty harsh though; I would consider them along the same tier. 

 

However, sometimes i do find that coppers aren't as warm sounding as dynamic earphones should be. To me, they feel like as though they are a hybrid-sounding earphone. 

 

Well, if you don't mind other earphones, i would suggest getting the sennheiser ie8. IMO they are the best sounding earphones i heard to date and might be planning to sell my coppers to get the ie8 [wished the ie8 had a mic...]. 

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