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Monster Turbine

Portable earbud headphones

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    Turbine metal earbud casings

Item #: 119TURBINE
 

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by Kristen Schaub
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Enjoy better-sounding music with your MP3 player

Breathe more life into your music with Monster's Turbine in-ear headphones. Noel Lee, the "Head Monster" himself, took a design interest in the Turbine headphones, and it shows. They provide great overall balance with plenty of detail. You'll hear rich, dynamic sound, from strong bass to clear midrange and highs — perfect for listening to just about any genre of music.

The black chrome, all-metal casings have a solid look and feel that resembles Monster's iconic RCA turbine connectors. The Turbines come with three pairs of cone tips and two pairs of triple-flange tips, so you can find the pair that's most comfortable in your ears. The Duraflex® cable resists tangles, and terminates in a gold-plated mini plug. A semi-soft carrying case neatly stows your accessories and protects the headphones.

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Highlights:

  • in-ear earbuds provide natural sound isolation
  • machined metal casings designed to look like Monster's RCA turbine connectors
  • 24k gold-plated mini plug
  • 46" cable with Duraflex® protective jacket
  • includes three pairs of cone tips and two pairs of triple-layered tips
  • semi-soft case with Ultrasuede® lining and magnetic clasp
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
Fit Style In-ear
Earcup Type ---
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Frequency Response Not Given
Sensitivity Not Given
Impedance Not Given
Weight 15.2 ounces
Cord Length 46"
Airline Adapter Included N/A
iPod Control No
Volume Control No
Built-in Microphone No
Parts Warranty 3 Years
Labor Warranty 3 Years
Product Research
What's in the box?

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  • In-ear headphones with attached 46" cable terminated by a male 3.5mm connector
  • 4 Pairs of silicon single-section eartips (S/M/L/XL)
  • 2 Pairs of silicone triple-section eartips (S/L)
  • Vinyl carrying case
  • Cloth pouch
  • Quick Start Guide/Warranty booklet
  • Monster Turbine brochure
  • Monster product brochure
  • "Information to consumers in application of EU WEEE Directive 96/2002" note
  • Important Monster Performance and Safety Tips
  • Customer Service Contact Information

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Features

Overview: The Monster Turbine High Performance In-Ear Speakers deliver big sound, power, and clarity. The Monster Turbine can even accurately reproduce even the lowest bass notes without distortion.

Wide-Range Frequency Response: The Turbine earphones present a balanced, smooth frequency response without the peaks and valleys typical of other headphones, where some things are overemphasized to the point of fatigue.

  • Low Frequency Response: The Turbine has been engineered to deliver extended low frequency sound at real life volumes, without any distortion.
  • Midrange Frequency Response: The Turbine has been precisely tuned to reproduce the natural timber of every performer's instrument and voice.
  • High Frequency Response: The Turbine delivers a great sense of space, air, and openness.

Full Range Dynamics With Efficiency: The efficiency of the Turbine driver lets you experience the full dynamic range from the delicate sounds of the softest violin to the boom of the loudest kettle drum. You will hear every detail even at low volumes, with full dynamic peaks without compression or distortion.

Transient Response: The incredible speed of the Turbine driver lets it respond with perfect accuracy when the music tells it to, so you will hear everything that is there, and nothing that is not.

Custom Designed Speaker: The Monster Turbine In-Ear Speakers feature a low mass, wide bandwidth driver for precise accurate response.

Black Chrome All-Metal Housing: The earphone's all metal housing eliminates vibration for pure sound.

Sound Isolation Eartips: Multiple eartip sizes provide a perfect fit to seal out noise.

Tangle-Free Cable Design: The Turbines use a Duraflex protective jacket cable for maximum tangle resistance and durability.

MicroStrand Conductors: The earphones cable features MicroStrand conductors for extend frequency response.

Magnetic FluxTube: The earphones cable also features a patented magnetic FluxTube for more natural audio reproduction.

24K Gold Contacts: The Turbine features a 24K gold 3.5mm connector for maximum signal transfer and corrosion resistance.

Compact Protective Case & Pouch: The Monster Turbine earphones come with a compact protective vinyl case which features a suede lining and magnetic clasp for superior protection. The earphones also come with a cloth pouch to store additional eartips.

 
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5 out of 5

good deal overall

Written By Ramzeez, dublin, ca on Tuesday, August 30, 2011
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You get the best deal at Crutchfield, 50$ cheaper headphones than any other while seller. Grab em while you can. Better than Bose ie2's.
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3 out of 5

lacks bass

Written By chris, PA on Saturday, January 29, 2011
 
these are well constucted love the feel of em fit perfect , what i dont like is the lack of
bass i just bought these after i destroyed a pair of bose ear buds and i miss the sound
of the bose although the bose didnt fit as nice as these but the sound was 50 percent
better then the monster would get these if you dont need or want alot of bass.
2 out of 4 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Almost perfect

Written By EricN, Fort Campbell, KY on Friday, December 17, 2010
 
The sound on these Turbines is almost perfect, as long as they're sealed just right in
your ears. They have a nice balanced sound, especially the lows. Could use a tiny bit
more on mid bass, if you listen to a lot of hard rock. Worth the money, go ahead and
give them a try, you might be surprised how good they sound.
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5 out of 5

Monster Turbine™

Written By dereks, Norfolk NE on Thursday, November 04, 2010
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Great headphones, just buy them and you won't be disappointed. and as always,
crutchfield is awesome.
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5 out of 5

Monster Turbine In-ear Headphones

Written By Jerry, A very satified customer in San Antonio, TX on Thursday, January 14, 2010
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Outstanding sound! As advertised, the bass is incredible and the sound quality is far superior to the original ear phones that came with my iphone! I'm definitely sold on these headphone.

This is my third purchase. I keep coming back because of the outstanding customer service, Keep up the good work!!!!!
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

One word.... Breathtaking.

Written By Slappy, Fresno, CA on Sunday, November 08, 2009
 
I was skepical about these before i purchased them... but they soon went on sale and i went ahead and got them. Boy was i happy.... these replaced my bose in-ear headphones in a matter of seconds.... These turbines make the bose in-ears sound like $10 budget earphones. The music was opened up and sounded ALIVE. the bass sounds better and CLEANER than my logitech z2300 sub. These headphones hit lows as low as 25hz cleanly... simply breathtaking. Dont ever buy bose in-ears again... buy these... and hear the difference.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Monster sound!

Written By Steve, Omaha, Ne. on Sunday, April 26, 2009
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Being somewhat of a freak about in-ear headphones, I was very curious to try Monster's entry into the market. Having tried several of the more expensive brands & models of in-ears, I feel I have a good idea of what is out there for comparison's sake . The Monster's are for real! The sound is rich, with solid-hitting bass, and decent mids. For the money, they are hard to beat. The only negative comment I have (and the reason I gave 4 vs 5 stars) with this model would be the slight lack of definition in the highs....somewhat common unless separate drivers are utilized. If you want great sounding in-ear headphones that rock with a high SPL, try these Monster Turbines.
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5 out of 5

All others pale to these.

Written By paul, La Crosse,WI on Wednesday, March 18, 2009
 
I would like to congratulate this company for there sales of this product. I recently ordered the headphones elsewhere and had to cancel. The idea to charge the price and them add unneeded other procucts to get just the "turbos". As for the headphones they are very well designed, the different covers and the size are exquiset. I've tried a few others and find these to be a complete fulfillment for the clarity of sound and for the ease of placement within the ear. I greatly love the no-pretty feeling of them also.
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