Excerpt: Very good Ear-buds for the price. I have had these buds for a little over a year and they're used everyday for about 4-5 hours. Hard hitting bass along with the extremely clear mids and highs, it's a no-brainer for the price. My only complaint is the thickness of the wire connecting to the buds, but that's nothing a small piece of heat shrink can't fix.
Pros: Comfortable, Compact Design, Easy To Use, Great Sound Quality
Excerpt: When I first got these, the clouds parted and I was in heaven. The sound quality was amazing and the variety of ear tips allowed me to find the fit that best suited me. However, after a year of owning them, the left ear bud has putted out and sound no longer emits. I am very upset because I treasured these! The bass was good quality, but I wouldnt call them thumpy. So if youre into that, I wouldnt pick these. They enhance sound across the board, in all aspects.
Pros: Comfortable, Easy To Use, Great Sound Quality
Excerpt: I use these headphones for just about everything from working out to traveling long distance - for which these headphones work great. HOWEVER, my initial purchase from Monster was a Dr. Dre branded set of in-ears, which lasted a whole week before loosing sound in one bud. I considered it a fluke and repurchased a set of the Turbines, which turned out to sound better and have been great until they also broke.
Excerpt: These were actually a pretty good pair of in-ears...for the 3 months that they lasted. Now I am no expert but these were pretty good with my wide variety of musical interests. Unfortunatley after 3 months one side stopped working and the other after another month. This would have normally been fine however it seems impossible to contact monster for a return.
Excerpt: Makes a good gift and is well worth its price. Not only are they tough and durable but housed fully in metal and could last a lifetime! GET THESE HEADPHONES NOW!!!! I can assure you, you wont regret it even the least bit!
Excerpt: These are one of the many IEMs that I buy. Sound quality of Monster Turbines are nice. The packaging and visual aesthetics on the product can compare to some of the higher end products. Bass and lower hz sounds are never muddled or distorted. Treble is warm and good sounding. It's a great product for it's price range. My only concern is that the metal housing is now loose; I've only used it for a few days.
Pros: Comfortable, Easy To Use, Great Design, Great Sound Quality
Excerpt: These are one of the best IEMs I've heard hands down. It's perfect for those who are finding fun and dynamic earphones. Of course it's not audiophile grade, but it does set a good first impression. The bass is BIG, I think it's even bigger and more controlled than beats, but maybe not as tight compared to the higher end Sony headphones. The lows are clear, the mids being in the right place, not too forward, and not too recessed as well.
Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use, Great Sound Quality, Lots Of Accessories, L-shaped Jack
Summary: I'll say right off the bat that this is my first pair of remotely high-end headphones, and one of my first major reviews. So try to forgive incorrect terminology or generally novice-sounding terms.
Moving on, I'd also like to note that I received an older edition of the Turbines; mine had the right-angle connector and 2 cases (both of which were suede-esque material).
On to the review....
I first listened to these right out of the box. I was impressed.
Pros: Decent isolation, powerful bass and low end, overall good sound quality (with right fit)
Cons: Just don't work in my ears, occasionally muffled mids and vocals
Summary: This is my first time using a pair of decent IEMs, I have to say, I am not disappointed.
Fit : This is the turbine's worst aspect. I have rather small ear canals and used the smallest round tips it came with, it was perfectly fine, but the smallest tri-flange tip refused to go inside my ear canal and I am stuck with only one pair of usable tips.
Build: The turbine's build quality is not impressive but it is not bad either. I'd say its above average.
Pros: LOTS of accessories, metal housing, Monster Cable brand name.
Cons: Very hard to find the perfect fit, microphonic cable
Summary: The Turbines are so-so IEMs with muddy sound that left me fairly disappointed.
The build on the Turbines is stellar. I purchased these before I began taking-care of my belongings, and they survived even the heaviest abuse. They've been crammed in pockets, run through the washing machine, and dropped countless times, and they still look brand new. The metal buds are extremely durable, fairly heavy, and just feel expensive.
Pros: Small, no amp required, beyond gorgeous
Cons: Less than stellar sound, not advertised correctly