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post #31 of 43

@shrimant

You should also look into Fischer Audio Eterna (especially v1), if you can find it online for sale at all.  It's fun, warm, bassy, and over-the-ear so no microphonics.  My favorite IEM.

 

@HeatFan12

Turbine is symmetric (Y-cord), not asymmetrical (J-cord).  For J-cord IEMs, the longer cable should wrap behind your neck so the cable doesn't weight it down - actually quite convenient if you often have to take one off to talk to people.

post #32 of 43

Yup, symmetrical cord for the Turbines and as far as I'm concerned, they don't need to be amped.  I ran them off of my Cowon J3 and my Zune HD without a problem.  They sound fantastic on the Zune which has a pretty weak EQ...so that's ultimately why I decided on them because I prefer it to my Cowon.

post #33 of 43
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I think i'm going to go with the turbines. The Eterna is sold through only 2 places I could find and although it is way closer to my budget, I prefer dealing with large suppliers like amazon. I like the design of the eterna way more (over ear) than the turbines, but hearing the songs of praise that steve guttenberg has been singing for the turbines, I think that is a good logical next step up. After another couple years or so (or when I have an actual job that gives me enough moolah to indulge in my hobbies) I can invest either in a pair of cans or some real IEM's like the 1964's or something.

post #34 of 43
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Originally Posted by shrimants View Post

I think i'm going to go with the turbines. The Eterna is sold through only 2 places I could find and although it is way closer to my budget, I prefer dealing with large suppliers like amazon. I like the design of the eterna way more (over ear) than the turbines, but hearing the songs of praise that steve guttenberg has been singing for the turbines, I think that is a good logical next step up. After another couple years or so (or when I have an actual job that gives me enough moolah to indulge in my hobbies) I can invest either in a pair of cans or some real IEM's like the 1964's or something.


You can wear the turbines over your ear if you wish.  Only downside is no chin slider, but I found a way to just use the shirt clip to keep em secure.  Always ways to modify earphones if you so desire.  :)

 

post #35 of 43

btw, refurbished turbine can be found at Monster outlet

http://www.monstercable.com/outletstore/linelist.asp

But some have claimed receiving only one set of tips.

post #36 of 43

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btw, refurbished turbine can be found at Monster outlet

http://www.monstercable.com/outletstore/linelist.asp

But some have claimed receiving only one set of tips.


And only a 90 day warranty.  I'll pay 20 bucks more for brand new with the 3 year Monster Warranty directly from Amazon every day of the week!  Gotta be sure everyone knows the limitations of the refurbished units.

 

post #37 of 43

You can wear the turbines over your ear.  They are sensitive to how deep you place them in your ears, but when you find the sweet spot, it's nice.

 

Worn over ear, I was able to run with them no problem

post #38 of 43

Thanks jj & db for the info.  Looking forward to their arrival.....

 

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post #39 of 43

OP, are you still looking for good music?  I know you don't like dance music, but have you listened to electronic music outside of the type of music you'd hear playing at a night club?

post #40 of 43
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OP, are you still looking for good music?  I know you don't like dance music, but have you listened to electronic music outside of the type of music you'd hear playing at a night club?



I'm definately still looking. Its not that I dont like dance music, I'll try anything right now. The only kinds of music I can say I dont like 100% of the time is pop, rap, and country. Night club stuff is crappily mixed pop songs with even crappier samples layered into it. I'm trying to find good electronic music right now, actually, but I'm really specific in what it should have. I dont want a 4x4 bass rhythm at one tempo for the entire album with the artist masking his lack of talent with random sound effects thrown in.... I need something imaginative and unpredictable. Basically, if electronic music was the classical music of today, thats what I'm looking for. Perfect example: Pendulum's album Hold Your Color, the single Machine Gun by Noisia.

 

By imaginative and talent, another perfect example would be Maximum the Hormone. They dont play anymore but their songs have like 8 different melodic tunes and different tempo changes. I especially like their mathematical music thing, where all tempos and chord changes can be mathematically related to each other. Sure its j-pop metal but its rather uplifting (though too poorly mixed and even more poorly ripped to actually sound decent)

 

I just downloaded a couple of radiohead's early works (kid a, pablo honey, the bends, amnesiac) and some of Muse's early stuff (dont even know what cd's they were), but so far i've listened to radiohead's stuff and its more or less same old same old. Those cd's have a bit more listening value in them yet, but I dont see myself listening to those albums more than 3 or 4 more times. They amount to just a simple rhythm with random sound effects thrown in for the majority of the album.

post #41 of 43

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th4XpoWJLvE

 

how do you feel about this

edit: noisia is really sick, I'll be seeing them in two weeks.  Have you heard anything from Skrillex?  He does dubstep, but his music is really fast paced, interesting, goes in wild directions. 


Edited by scannon18 - 3/2/11 at 11:35pm
post #42 of 43
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th4XpoWJLvE

 

how do you feel about this

edit: noisia is really sick, I'll be seeing them in two weeks.  Have you heard anything from Skrillex?  He does dubstep, but his music is really fast paced, interesting, goes in wild directions. 


lmao just tried listening to it via my netbook speakers....sounded like an angry chihuahua :D

 

I'll give that a listen later today, but the beat is something I could totally get into. I'll let you know.

 

post #43 of 43
What about getting multiple low priced, good quality IEMs so you can find your preferred sound quality? Maybe brainwavz m1, meelec M6, head direct re2..
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