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monster pro turbine coppers: alternatives

post #1 of 20
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well, my less than two day old monster pro turbine coppers have already broken in half (copper colored shell splitting from the chrome piece) anywho, I called onecall.com asking for a refund and they agreed, yes, I could send it to monster, but they haven't responded to my previous email regarding the foam and gel ear tips having a defect. anywho, also, the monsters sound amazing compared to my CX300 IIs and PX100, but they fall out of my ears far more than the 300IIs (because of the overall heftyness of the ear pieces) and also, the sound signature never really warmed up to me, the detail is great, but compared to either phones, they seem to be lacking something, mid range? bass? sub bass? if anybody has owned the monsters and the CX300IIs or the PX100s, could you please help me pick out that difference between them? and also, could anybody recommend an alternative set of IEMs? I like the detail, the clarity, the smoothness of the monsters. hope that gives a bit of insight

 

James

post #2 of 20
Well, if you send them in to Monster (call them), then you'll get a new, perfect set of coppers with a full set of tips including a full set of the foam hybrid supertips and you can let them burn-in (it will take longer than two days, you haven't really heard their true sound yet). They really don't lack anything.
 
Otherwise, pick something else. I think you should buy the new sleek audio sa7. Listen to it for at least three weeks and then tell people at head-fi what they're like.
post #3 of 20
Thread Starter 

the sleek audio sure looks tempting....

 

post #4 of 20
Thread Starter 

well, I guess the Monsters weren't lacking anything, but they sure didn't have enough of that elusive "something" that made the CX300 IIs fun, strange as it may be, I just never really warmed up to them, the detail, the clarity, the treble, the smoothness, they were all present at the party, but something didn't show up

post #5 of 20

If your Copper's were less than 2 days old, then they had not even really began to be broken in which would means you never had a chance to hear them as they would have ultimately sounded.

post #6 of 20
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I'm sure with burn in, they would have sounded much better, but another fault would be the overall heftyness of the ear pieces, it felt as if the earbuds were pressing against the top of my ear canals as a counterpoint due to the weight dragging the pieces downwards. and without constant adjustment, the pieces were always close to falling out of my ears. I've decided to look into the IE8s because the stock eartips happen to be my favorite ones (in fact, I used the same ones taken from my CX300IIs)

post #7 of 20

IE7, IE8, FX700, DDM and SM3.........

post #8 of 20

If your looking at the IE8 (another IEM I have owned) I would seriously look at the SM3. I have to say for me they are by far the best sounding IEM I have owned, better than the IE8 and MTPC. They also have been very comfortable for me (I am using them with sensorcom dual flange tips).

post #9 of 20
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well, the Sm3's are a bit out of my price range, $300 is about the max I'm willing to go

post #10 of 20

Try the FS forums. I've seen SM3 go less than $300 but not by much.

post #11 of 20
Isn't there a US distributor now that has the SM3 for a good price? Also I believe schwallman has his up for sale in the FS forum for $300
Edited by dweaver - 9/16/10 at 9:08pm
post #12 of 20
Thread Starter 

ddwaver, is this the one you're talking about? http://www.soundearphones.com/brands/earsonics/earsonics-sm3-earphones

post #13 of 20
Yes and that site often has discount codes for 10-15% off bringing the price down. Do a search on the site name and disount to find the codes mentioned in the forum and then see if any are still active.
post #14 of 20
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well for the deal of the day, they have it at 329.99, good deal?

post #15 of 20

Only if there's no discount code available. I have no idea if there are any however. I would just buy used however.

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