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Monster updated its in-ear headphones last week with the introduction of the Turbine Pro.
Billed as high-performance headphones that deliver reference-quality sound, the Turbine Pros feature the company's SuperTip ear tips for noise isolation.
The SuperTips come in two sizes (small and large) with the headphones, along with Monster's traditional ear tips in three sizes and two sets of triple-layered ear tips.
Noel Lee, head monster of the company, said in a statement: “Our goal with Turbine Pro was to create a headphone capable of recreating every nuance of the professional in-studio music listening experience, whether the music is hip-hop, jazz, vocals, classical, or rock … Imagine the speed and delicacy of an electrostatic speaker, with the power that only dynamic speakers can deliver, coupled with a subwoofer that can reproduce a true 20Hz tone ... Thanks to the use of new materials, proprietary driver design and other engineering improvements, Turbine Pro delivers this sound, providing the very best listening solution, regardless of price.”
Two designs of the headphones will be available in November: black chrome, and copper with bright chrome. They come with a soft carrying pouch and a matching clip pouch.
Suggested retail is $299. A model with Monster's ControlTalk headphone cable for use with the iPhone, iPod or other smartphones will be available for $329. ControlTalk is designed to let users have full music playback control and take hands-free calls.
A spokesman for Monster told TWICE that further specs were not available at this time. The headphones do come with a one-time lifetime replacement guarantee.
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