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Shure SE215 LTD vs. Monster Turbine Pro Gold

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

I got my Shure SE215 LTD in the mail like a week ago and I'm enjoying them. That being said the Turbine Gold's are sale right now and I was wondering if I should just return my Shures and go for the Turbines. I've owned the regular 99$ turbines before.

post #2 of 11

Keep the Shure SE215 

post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by squallkiercosa View Post

Keep the Shure SE215 

Care to explain?

post #4 of 11

The Turbine Pro Gold are supperior in term of soundquality and they share similar soundsignature with Turbine regular, so i will recommend to buy MTP Gold.

post #5 of 11

Turbine gold suffer from driver flex (I don't know if you understand) basically is a weird sound every time you insert them into your ears (which is annoying IMO)

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/newestpost/643679

Been honest, I have some resentment about monster cables, but that's my thing.

 

Shure se215 has detachable cables, which is the weakest link in every IEM. With good care of them, it could be the last pair you buy and I like the sound...

post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 

I think I'm going to pick up the Gold's at Best Buy and audition them. If I like them I'll return them and order the turbines on amazon, but more thoughts would be appreciated.

post #7 of 11
Ive had the golds for 2 years now, i think theyre great. Used to have 215s, I would take the golds anyday
post #8 of 11

Golds for bass, 215 for more accuracy.

 

Golds were't too detailed from my memory, but I suppose the 215 can't be much better. 

post #9 of 11

SE215

 

My friend has Turbine Copper, after he listened to my SE215LTD, he threw that Turbine crap away.

post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by benk97 View Post

I got my Shure SE215 LTD in the mail like a week ago and I'm enjoying them. That being said the Turbine Gold's are sale right now and I was wondering if I should just return my Shures and go for the Turbines. I've owned the regular 99$ turbines before.

 

If you are looking for an alternative to the SE215, check out the yamaha EPH-100. They have been compared in many threads to the shure (same price range).

post #11 of 11

Having myself owned both the Shure SE215LTD and the Yamaha EPH-100 (I returned the former to buy the latter), I can say that the difference is a matter of taste. While it is true that the SE215 LTDs lack some degree of finer detail, the Yamahas have such an underwhelming midrange that you might have to EQ them heavily if your music favors it.

 

Heavier rock especially seemed to come to life on the Shures, where the Yamahas excel at folk, electronic, and anything else that either focuses on the fine detail of the recording or which needs a solid low-end kick in the pants.

 

With that in mind, know that I regret returning those Shures just about every day, and I'm thinking of re-buying them. I mention this because I'd hate to see another person make the same mistake because they thought there was a chance of improvement with a cheaper pair.

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