Monster Intros Flashy $300 Turbine Pro In-Ear Headphones

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For the longest time, Monster was known for one thing and one thingonly: for producing high-quality, over-the-top, overpriced cables.These days, a lot of folks have caught on to Monster's games and arelooking elsewhere, so maybe that's why we've seen the company branchingout more into varying sectors of consumer electronics. Specifically,Monster has been cranking out headphone after headphone, with thelatest set being of the earbud variety.

In typical Monster fashion, the new Turbine Pro headphones areextremely flashy, and if you believe the press release, they'reprobably the best in-ear headphones money can buy. Described as"professional" earbuds, Monster has engineered these "to deliver thekind of reference-quality sound necessary to meet the exacting demandsof today’s music professionals and discriminating audiophilelisteners." 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 earcanal should be taken care of.

The new Monster Turbine Pro headphones will be available in November2009 in a pair of colors: gold with black chrome, and copper withbright chrome. Unlike most headphones, Monster is standing behind thesein a big way. They'll come with a one-time Lifetime ReplacementGuarantee – even if users break the headphones themselves. Of course,we'd expect nothing less given the monstrous $299.95 price tag, whichactually soars to $329.95 if you get the bundle that includes Monster'sControlTalk headphone cable to use with Apple's iPhone, iPod and mostother multimedia-friendly smartphones. 
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Well if people are willing to shell out $300+ for Bose, I guess they'll be dumb enough for fall for these.

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agree with gibbersome

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Another reasonably priced solution from are friends at Monster Mini Golf.


Crap I get those guys confused all the time. They should sue or something.

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Lev_Astov replied on Fri, Sep 25 2009 11:00 AM

Hahaha! Yeah,that happens to me all the time. Personally, I have trouble remembering whether they make transmissions for trucks or overpriced cables.

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3vi1 replied on Fri, Sep 25 2009 9:50 PM

lol and agreeing.

I can't believe they're calling these "professional" earbuds... Like professionals that really need to discern sound quality would use earbuds anyway.

What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?


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airdoo replied on Thu, Nov 5 2009 8:47 PM

Have any of you guys heard of Ultimate Ears? They sell far better products and are far more expensive custom in ear monitors max out at $1150 but sell more reasonable $50 one as well.

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