Originally Posted by SoundMatters12
Monster Cable is looking for Head-Fi community members to take part in their new “Turbine Challenge” exclusively on Head-Fi, and on Facebook! We’ll be giving out 4 pairs of Turbine Pro Gold and 5 pairs of Turbine Pro Copper in-ear headphones to 9 Head-Fi members (selections made with guidance from Head-Fi administrators). Similar to programs in the past, all we ask is that you reply to this thread if you’re interested in receiving and reviewing one of our Turbine models. Let us know your listening preferences, current listening setup and whether or not you already own [or have owned] a Turbine headphone from Monster.
Unlike past Monster Turbine review programs here on Head-Fi, this one doesn’t just end within the forum. We launched the “Turbine Challenge” on Facebook as well to give more listeners the chance to take part. So, while we want you to have an exclusive chance to give us your opinions here on Head-Fi, you can also head over to the Turbine Challenge on Monster’s Facebook page for another way to participate:
All 9 reviewers for the Head-Fi portion of the Turbine Challenge will be contacted by April 8th, however, entries may be submitted via the Monster Turbine Challenge on Facebook until April 30th.
**Please note: The Turbine Pro Copper In-Ear Speakers were designed for critical listening for Serious Audiophiles and Audio Professionals. Specifically, they have been tuned for those who are looking for an in-ear monitor that will reproduce their source music as honestly and accurately as possible. This product will tell the audio story exactly as it is... accurate recordings will sound amazing and lifelike, while poor quality recordings will retain the same low-end quality. Before you apply, please keep this information in mind!
This is cool. I've already reviewed the Gold on earphonesolutions.com, and I posted my comparison with a borrowed pair of Copper in |joker|'s multiple IEM review thread after I had them for a week, so it looks like I might not qualify. Maybe when the next Turbine comes out I'll be qualified (Platinum maybe?).
In a nutshell the Gold were warmer and more euphonic and forgiving sounding, and the Copper were more neutral with better treble extension and detail retrieval. I liked them both, but I only own the Gold. So, if you want to send me another Copper for more comparisons I wont object.
I listen to jazz, classical, pop and hip hop, acoustic and vocal, new age and electronic. I use many different portable DAC/amp combos and amps, like DACport, iBasso D4, Pico Slim, and RS SR-71b. My source is usually a Macbook Pro, an iPhone 4 or HiFiMan HM-801.