I'll start by saying that I've spent a long time lurking and reading and have spent the better part of my working day reading posted reviews and threads on here, but I'm a little confused by the present direction of the Monster products and am hoping for some assistance!
My current workhorse Shure E4s are finally dying on me and while they did a great job, I'm wanting to go in a more "fun" direction for my next purchase. I'd like to bring some richer, more tangible bass for hip-hop / electronic music without going all the way down the dark path into Beats territory, and I'm loving everything I read about the sound signature of the Coppers and Miles Davis Tributes.
I'm a little nervous about the form factor though - I need to be able to wear these running, hiking, as well as travelling and sitting around doing nothing. and I THINK I can convince myself that I'll be OK, as long as I've got the ear clips to help support them, even if I have to pursue alternate tips for perfect fit (I've been through dozens of solutions on my E4's, so I don't mind experimenting). I'm also very enticed by the warranty Monster is backing these beauties with, so that's a big selling point given that I expect them to endure an active lifestyle.
That said, I'm looking around and seeing that not everyone selling the Turbine Pros lists the ear clips as an included accessory, which I suspect is because they've been through several iterations, and perhaps the product descriptions or photos haven't been updated.
I also see that Amazon lists the Coppers as available WITH the control-talk option, which I would really like to have, but Monster doesn't show these as even existing on their website - so I'm curious if this is a discontinued model which may suffer from other weaknesses which have been corrected in the current versions.
Basically, part of me REALLY wants to just buy the Miles Davis Tributes off J&R for $249 but the ControlTalk would probably be enough to steer me into the Coppers for the same price on Amazon if I could convince myself that they're a good option.
I'm spending too much time going back and forth through my options here and I think I need someone to give me a swift kick in the tail to move in the right direction!