Headphones and Earphones
- Written by Stephen Hornbrook
- Published on 27 December 2010
- Monster Turbine Pro Copper Professional In-Ear Speakers
- Page 2: Design and Setup of the Monster Turbine Pro Copper Professional In-Ear Speakers
- Page 3: The Monster Turbine Pro Copper Professional In-Ear Speakers In Use
- Page 4: Conclusions About the Monster Turbine Pro Copper Professional In-Ear Speakers
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Overall, the Pro Coppers really stood out when using the Nuforce HDP. The sound was clearer, more open and the bass was stronger and more detailed. I also felt I could listen to them all day long with the HDP as they were not at all fatiguing. With the Nuforce Icon mobile headphone amp I would get a bit uncomfortable after about an hour of listening, although it is nice to have when traveling as it easily sounds better than my laptop headphone output. When I am on the go and want to keep things simple, just plugging directly into my iPhone was the way to go as they sounded great on it.
Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” sounded fantastic. Lyrics and all the individual instruments were all clear and identifiable. Bass drum beats had a nice pop to them, but nothing overwhelming. I have listened to Beats by Dr. Dre from Monster headphones and for me they were just a tad too bass heavy. I find the Pro Coppers to have a perfect balance.
I tested out some modern day pop with Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” and the beat had great energy and was not overly bright or compressed sounding. If I was working out, I’d have the volume cranked on the Pro Coppers!
On Sun Kil Moon’s “Alesund”, the acoustic guitars had wonderful presence on the Coppers. The pluck of the strings came through with more detail and space than the standard Turbines. Overall, there was more space and 3-dimensionality to the sound on the Coppers than the Turbines.
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - “Dark Fantasy” grooves with great energy and crisp clean sound. “All of the Lights” also sounds very well balanced on the Monster Pro Coppers. The bass is deep and loud, but not so over powering that it drowns out the music. All of Kanye’s layered tracks have a voice of their own where as on the standard Turbines they sound a tad more muddled.
Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein by Patrick Doyle - In the track “The Wedding Night”, lush strings envelope the stage with some beautiful music by Doyle. Naturally, due to their design, the AKG’s have a bit more openness and wispfulness (yes I made up that word) than the Pro Coppers. However, the Copper Pro’s sound amazingly open for an in-ear speaker. The low end cello’s and double bass have a wonderful unctuous body to them and didn’t feel fatiguing at all. There is quite a bit of atmosphere to the soundstage on this recording and the Pro Coppers capture it well.
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