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Impressive Gift for Sound Affcionado

  • Mar 8, 2009
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When it comes to headphones I'm generally of the "run to the discount store and buy a cheap pair off the rack" type of customer. I also don't like ear buds because they never seem to fit well in my ears, and I spend most of my time adjusting them or trying to keep them from popping out. So when my daughter asked for new headphones and went on to state that she wanted a high end model, I was, to say the least, skeptical. Nevertheless, I obtained a set of the Monster Turbine High Performance In-Ear speakers for her. While she appreciated the gesture, she told me she didn't like In-Ear speakers. I told her to try them anyway and if she didn't like them, I'd run down to the discount store and buy her a different pair. Faced with the choice of a cheap set of headphones vs a higher end set of headphones, she went for the high end, even if they weren't exactly what she wanted.

To put it simply, she loves these speakers-- and she's not easy to please. In her words, "Monster Turbine is promoted as "the world's best sounding in-ear headphones." They are the fanciest with multiple eartips so you can get the perfect/shape, a carrying pouch, and some wildly wasteful packaging. The sound quality, itself, is very good, though, so perhaps the arrogance can be forgiven. Unlike most in-ear headphones, these don't get uncomfortable after long use. You can stick them in and forget you're wearing them. Not bad."

So there you have it from a cynical twenty-something-year-old who lives with her headphones permanently attached to her ears. I earned serious Mom points by getting her these headphones, and that's not easy to do.

Would I buy them for myself? I doubt it. But I would buy them as a gift for someone who wants a higher quality sound experience than can be bought at the corner discount store. I have another daughter and a son-in-law so I can rack up more mom points easily with these!

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The World's Best-Sounding Earphones?
Monster Turbine In-Ear Speakers: Built for The Love of Music

At Monster, we love music. But we're not just fans, we're also audiophiles and sound professionals. We're fueled by a passion to get the best sound possible, so we're constantly developing cutting-edge technologies in search of perfect sound reproduction. With Monster Turbines, we've redefined the performance of in-ear headphones. Turbines represent state-of-the-art engineering, designed to deliver your favorite music with incredible accuracy and natural sound.

Life is Too Short to Listen to Bad Headphones

These days, we spend a lot of time listening to music with headphones. Every minute you spend enjoying your music should be the best it can be, but ordinary headphones can't deliver the rich dynamics, full range, and emotional impact of your favorite music.

Sound So Incredible, We Had to Call Them In-Ear Speakers

Monster Turbines truly deliver the big sound, power, and clarity that you'd expect from full size high-end speakers. That's why we had to call them speakers, not headphones.

Bass So Deep, it Sounds Like There's a Subwoofer

Unlike other headphones that can't reproduce deep bass, Monster Turbines accurately reproduce even the lowest bass notes without distortion. You'll hear thunderous low-end for incredible sound with every kind of music, from the thumping bass beats of hip hop tracks to the deepest pipe organ ...
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