For the longest time, Monster
was known for one thing and one thing
only: for producing high-quality, over-the-top, overpriced cables.
These days, a lot of folks have caught on to Monster's games and are
looking elsewhere, so maybe that's why we've seen the company branching
out more into varying sectors of consumer electronics. Specifically,
Monster has been cranking out headphone after headphone, with the
latest set being of the earbud variety.
In typical Monster fashion, the new Turbine Pro headphones
extremely flashy, and if you believe the press release, they're
probably the best in-ear headphones money can buy. Described as
"professional" earbuds, Monster has engineered these "to deliver the
kind of reference-quality sound necessary to meet the exacting demands
of today’s music professionals and discriminating audiophile
listeners." The standout feature in the new 'buds is the 'SuperTip'
eartips, which offer up noise isolation and prevent sound leakage.
Speaking of tips, a trio of sizes ship with 'em, so pretty much any ear
canal should be taken care of.
The new Monster Turbine Pro headphones will be available in November
2009 in a pair of colors: gold with black chrome, and copper with
bright chrome. Unlike most headphones, Monster is standing behind these
in a big way. They'll come with a one-time Lifetime Replacement
Guarantee – even if users break the headphones themselves. Of course,
we'd expect nothing less given the monstrous $299.95 price tag, which
actually soars to $329.95 if you get the bundle that includes Monster's
ControlTalk headphone cable to use with Apple's iPhone, iPod and most
other multimedia-friendly smartphones.