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Are my new Turbines fake?

post #1 of 13
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Okay, so I bought a pair of Turbines on Amazon, and I found something peculiar. According to marketing shots, they have the Monster logo design inside each of the earpiece's "turbine". Somehow, mine has a headphone symbol wrapping around that Monster logo, something the marketing shots don't have. So.. are these duds? They sound good, though.

post #2 of 13

Show us some pictures or maybe you can directly contact Monster.

post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by GN-0015 View Post

Show us some pictures

 

 

Here you go. Sorry for the crap picture, I had to use my webcam.
http://www.freeimagehosting.net/8qses

post #4 of 13

I can't tell for sure but if you look at other Monster IEMs they all have that headphone thing around the M logo, so maybe you got some kind of newer batch. Better contact Monster for confirmation but my guess is that yours are new versions where they made some changes cosmetically. http://www.monstercable.com/headphones/headphoneslist.asp?catid=400

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Originally Posted by GN-0015 View Post

I can't tell for sure but if you look at other Monster IEMs they all have that headphone thing around the M logo, so maybe you got some kind of newer batch. Better contact Monster for confirmation but my guess is that yours are new versions where they made some changes cosmetically. http://www.monstercable.com/headphones/headphoneslist.asp?catid=400


I hope they're new designs.. It would suck if my first proper IEM is a fake. It seems the ones that have the headphone thing are the higher-end Turbines.. Will contact Monster via e-mail and see what I get.

post #6 of 13
If you close your eyes and just listen, how do they sound?

If you like/enjoy them... Then do just that.

Enjoy them!

Jim
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by AstroTurf View Post

If you close your eyes and just listen, how do they sound?

 


They sound very much like the Monster Turbines that a friend loaned to me while playing 320 kbps MP3 from an iPhone 3G. I like them, but I haven't tested them on FLAC, and it sucks to pay full price for a counterfeit. Still waiting on Monster's customer support.


Edited by nikkojames15 - 10/10/12 at 1:01pm
post #8 of 13
Well, I hope they are real!!!

Cheers, Jim
post #9 of 13

There are tons of "fake" Turbine threads on Head-fi.  The consensus is a lot of the box art and art from their website is different than what is actually on some of the headphones.  They all seem to vary quite a bit.  So if they sound good, I certainly wouldn't worry about it.

post #10 of 13
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My issue is quite different from others.. it has the latest packaging, authentic-looking manuals and the soft case looks authentic as well. Cable is not thin, the red and blue bands are perfectly smooth. Everything shouts "genuine" except for that minor "glitch" that caused that headphone design on the Monster logo to appear on the wrong product.
 

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Originally Posted by dbdynsty25 View Post

There are tons of "fake" Turbine threads on Head-fi.  The consensus is a lot of the box art and art from their website is different than what is actually on some of the headphones.  They all seem to vary quite a bit.  So if they sound good, I certainly wouldn't worry about it.

 

I hope so. It sounds great for the price, and it doesn't look cheap at all. Not much sound-stage though, even after 10 hours of burn-in/break-in.

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My issue is quite different from others.. it has the latest packaging, authentic-looking manuals and the soft case looks authentic as well. Cable is not thin, the red and blue bands are perfectly smooth. Everything shouts "genuine" except for that minor "glitch" that caused that headphone design on the Monster logo to appear on the wrong product.
 

Let's imagine a scenario when Monster replies to your email and they say that your Turbines aren't fake, but they made a mistake during manufacturing and now you're left with a "rare" Turbines, it would be awesome, wouldn't it? But what the hell am I rambling about here... redface.gif

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Monster replied and my serial number is authentic and unregistered. biggrin.gif So.. now what?

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now you're left with a "rare" Turbines

Probably a manufacturing defect, like you said. There should be a whole batch of these hanging around somewhere.

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