I'm going to wait until people hear them and report back before passing judgment on them. Again, the smaller driver allows Monster to put them in the front of the earphone casing (which is also the reason behind the earphones' distinctive looks). Anyone heard of the Hippo Shroom/EB? They use a similar design. A small dynamic driver may yield faster transients, so I don't think it's all bad. Besides, these seem targeted more towards the same audience as the Turbine Pro series.
Also, LaptopMag reported the Noel Lee finally admitted that half a thousand dollars for the Tributes was highway robbery.