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Did Monster Turbine Pro Copper just changed their design?

post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 

I just received the coppers from amazon and I realised their design are somewhat different from what I saw on the internet.

Does anybody know if monster just changed their design for mtpc?

I purchased those earphones from amazon directly so it should be authentic but upon seeing the design I'm starting to have doubts.

 

 

This is how my mtpc look like.

copper.jpg

 

 

This how a typical mtpc look like. (courtesy of monster cable)

monster cable.jpg

 

 

This is the only difference.Other than that it looks pretty authentic to me.

post #2 of 29

Yup new revision. Changed up the strain reliefs.

 

From Monster's product description page:

turbinepro_frnt-side_copper.jpg


Edited by azncookiecutter - 4/29/11 at 10:14am
post #3 of 29

Hm, well, the only way to know for sure is to listen to them.  If they sound like utter crap, then yeah, they're fake.  If they sound exactly how others describe it to be like, then yeah, it's probably just a newer model.  Things like this aren't unheard of, manufacturers often change the design of their products slightly without really letting anyone know.

post #4 of 29

Yes, the strain relief design has been changed. I just received a pair of new MTPC this morning directly from Monster.

 

post #5 of 29
Thread Starter 

Actually, I was quite amazed by the sound quality. Previously, I was using monster turbine and the sound quality of mtpc was a lot better than the normal turbines. Perhaps they just changed the design recently because I contacted monster but the representative could not give me a firm confirmation if the strain relief design was changed or not.

 

post #6 of 29

looks like the strain reliefs on my MD's. I have the coppers with the old strain reliefs; believe me, the redesign is for the best..

post #7 of 29
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Originally Posted by aleki View Post

looks like the strain reliefs on my MD's. I have the coppers with the old strain reliefs; believe me, the redesign is for the best..


 

Yeap, the design look less bulky compared to the old one.

 

 


 

 

post #8 of 29

 

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Originally Posted by lxl88 View Post

Yeap, the design look less bulky compared to the old one.

well, not only that, but the old design was well known for snapping. my strain reliefs gave out like 2 weeks after I got them; luckily, a dab of adhesive fixed it.

 

 

post #9 of 29
Thread Starter 

Phew, finally cleared my doubts about my earphones' authencity.

However, I find all the monster eartips to be uncomfortable for me.

Thinking of changing to comply. Any recommendation?

 

post #10 of 29

I just received my coppers yesterday from amazon and they have the same "new" strain reliefs.  Now my only issue is that I can't put the left one in without getting some bad driver flex, that I have to wiggle around before the earbud starts working again.  Must just be a pressure thing, but it's enough to piss me off.  My original turbines don't do that...so looks like they are going back.  It doesn't help that to my amateur ears they aren't THAT much better than the OG turbines and I definitely prefer the Brainwavz M3 over them at this point, especially comfort wise.

 

And LXL...give the Sony Hybrid tips a shot.  None of the Monster Tips fit me either and I've tried every version they offer.  The Hybrids are outstanding.

post #11 of 29

Same problem here. Experimented with all the various supertips and while some fit better than others, none without me having to fidget with them. Ths included silicon tips work better, but probably don't isolate as well as the supertips with a proper fit do. I've been using some Comply foamies, and while they fit great, they aren't ideal for taking the IEMs in and out a lot, one of them came off in my ear once, and I don't like the idea of having to replace them. I might try those Sony Hybrids.
 

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Originally Posted by lxl88 View Post

Phew, finally cleared my doubts about my earphones' authencity.

However, I find all the monster eartips to be uncomfortable for me.

Thinking of changing to comply. Any recommendation?

 



 

post #12 of 29

I have the same problem with regarding the tips and for that reason they stay in the box.  I might also try those Sony Hybrids, but if I may ask how different are they compared to the turbine pro copper tips ? 

post #13 of 29

Yep, this seems to be normal.  Just wiggle it again and let the pressure put it in place again.

 

I have the issue with the right side only but not all the time.  They will take them back but they said this is normal and should not hurt the driver.  The manual does warn against too much pressure but if you are trying to get a good seal...

 

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Originally Posted by dbdynsty25 View Post

I just received my coppers yesterday from amazon and they have the same "new" strain reliefs.  Now my only issue is that I can't put the left one in without getting some bad driver flex, that I have to wiggle around before the earbud starts working again.  Must just be a pressure thing, but it's enough to piss me off.  My original turbines don't do that...so looks like they are going back.  It doesn't help that to my amateur ears they aren't THAT much better than the OG turbines and I definitely prefer the Brainwavz M3 over them at this point, especially comfort wise.

 

And LXL...give the Sony Hybrid tips a shot.  None of the Monster Tips fit me either and I've tried every version they offer.  The Hybrids are outstanding.



 

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post #14 of 29

 

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Originally Posted by F900EX View Post

I have the same problem with regarding the tips and for that reason they stay in the box.  I might also try those Sony Hybrids, but if I may ask how different are they compared to the turbine pro copper tips ? 


The tips that come with the Coppers are quite a bit more rigid.  The Sonys are really soft and they mold to your ears pretty well.  I use them on all of my headphones (except my PFEs) because they are so comfortable and they don't slip very much at all even with activity/sweat.

 

post #15 of 29

I just got a pair of refurbished MTPC from a fellow Head-Fi'er and they have the new strain reliefs. And have absolutely zero driver flex! I must be pretty lucky :D

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