I would definitely be interested in this "Turbine Challenge". Yes I am an extreme audiophile. Music is very important to what i do each and every day. I already have music with my iPod, so the only thing that stands in my between the music and me is the quality that these headphones give out. The headphones are a great necessity when listening to music no matter where you are. My main point in that is that the quality in those headphones of what they can do is what you hear.
I have not had any sort of Turbines, but I am familiar with the Monster Cable products. I have had Beats by Dre Tours- they were exceptionally great also since they lasted the longest out of all my headphones and had great highs as well as bass with balance everywhere too, Monster: Lil' Jams-They were fine with the lower prices than the other headphones but with these "indestructible" headphones, the right ear bud did give out, also the bass wasn't as expected with little rattling and unclear highs as the last pair had, and my last ones were Beats by Dre: iBeats, known to be Monster's cheapest yet high music quality headphones they have on the market at the moment and were also great headphones with above average quality in sound, but again, the buds gave out all at once after two months.
Just to note, I do take great care of everything i buy or own, especially paying so much for these headphones just to satisfy my high quality-educated ears. Now after the Beats by Dre: Tours, I can't really have any ordinary headphones with hearing every little defect. I do feel that i can give a great review in detail of what people need to know before paying some money on headphones that may not be the best or worth the money. With reviewing these headphones, I can tell people with or without an educated ear on what the pros and cons are.
Knowing just how much effort Monster puts in their headphones, it seems I would like to try some other ones out to see if the more money you pay, the more you get out of it. I would like to buy these headphones, or even some Monster: Miles Davis Tributes, but the problem is however, the money to buy these high quality headphones.
Yes I do favor in-ear headphones since they are much more concealable and unnoticeable than over ears such as Beats by Dre: Studios. They are also great headphones, but then again, the amount of money stops me at that cart before clicking "Check Out".
I listen to a variety of music: Dubstep, Techno, Trance, Country, Classical, Jazz, Rock, R&B. Rap, Hip Hop, Pop, Soft Rock, and Acoustics.
When listening to some Jack Johnson to Basshunter, or even Black Eyed Peas to Red Hot Chili Peppers, the quality that the headphones can give make the music that much better.
As a musician I do enjoy hearing music with the highs of the flutes in classical to the heavy bass in Techno. It's just nice to hear all the things that the artist want you to hear. When an artist makes a song, they add so much detail into the song that makes it sounds great. But with some average headphones, you're only listening to half the song.
For a "setup" to listen to music, I would have my laptop that I can hook up to some Temporary Sony headphones I have at the moment to not make too much noise at those sleepless nights before test just go right by so much easier with the only thing people hearing is the silent sound of my pencil hitting the paper. I usually listen on the go though mainly with my iPod Touch 8gb and just walk around or ride a longboard. The music in my ears make it all the more enjoyable but not as much with only hearing half the song.
Now please with all that being said, I would enjoy reviewing any model of the Monster: Turbines and would gladly give an honest review on what i hear and what changes from day to day of each use.