So got them to the car and as opened the box I was reminded how much I liked Monster's packaging. The box Was extremely well made, as I thought why don't they just put all that money into the product instead. But all in all they do this part as good as anyone. Inside they had a smaller fit kit than their flagship IEM's consisting of only 3 pairs of tips and a clip. Removing the IEM's I decided to just use the default medium tips and they fit perfectly. The IEM inserted easily and unlike the Turbine model these had no problems with insertion depth and were light and comfortable in ear.
Pushed the talk button and music starte to pour out. My initial reaction was man these are bright and sparkly! Next thought was the mids are a bit recessed. Third thought was the bass isn't insane and over the top (relief).
As I continue to listen (as I type this up) these have had moments of great clarity an moments of mudiness (not sure how they will stand up to complex fast music especially rock). They are on the brighter side of neutral and will not be for bass heads I suspect.
These are the first tangle free cable I like as it's not to heavy or rubbery and with the clip they seem to be mostly microphonic free hanging straight down.
Sound stage seems to be average to slightly above average.
Did I mention these were only $69 ...
Not a monster fan but these are not a bad IEM. I certainly will be spending a few days with these before I return them, IF I return them at all.
I will likely burn these in for a couple days and see what happens.
Not sure if anyone is interested in deigning to try a Monster but at $69 and a no questions asked return policy from Walmart I wouldn't mind someone else's opinion on these. They might be a good entry level IEM for some people.
Oh BTW they are magnetized so you can stick them together around your neck when walking around and talking to someone which is kinda neat.