For her Christmas gift for me, the wife gave me a Monster Turbine Earphones. I actually discovered it while browsing through amazon.com and I saw that it was featured as a "Lightning Deal". The earphones was generously priced and the wife saw my reaction to it. The wife bought it and, come Christmas eve, she presented me with an amazon.com box.
The earphones came in a very plush box. The box represents, I feel, that the contents are of good quality.
When you slip off the white sleeve, you will see a very nice looking black box with a magnetic latch and a very proud "turbine" label.
When you pull that tab, you will find inside the earphones, "two" earphone cases, extra ear tips, and papers on warranty, how-to manuals, etc.
The sound is great! The sound produced by the Apple earbuds that came with my iPod pales in comparison. You get more bass, crisper sounds, and, I believe, the entire range of notes from shrills to thumps. It is good for listening to music, watching movies and music videos, and even for reducing the noise of the outside world - yes, I did that one time: I was in a coffee shop and I wanted to concentrate on what I was reading so I turned off my iPod. But the noise of the coffee shop was also a distraction, so I just put on the earphones without anything playing - the sound of the outside world was greatly reduced even if the Turbine is no noise-cancelling headphone. It is that useful.
Now I am no audiophile. I just know that this earphone sounds much better than the white earbuds that came with my iPod. And though music is not all bass, I don't mind listening to Kanye West with these earbuds, thank you very much. Nor do I mind listening to the Lord of the Rings Soundtrack, my favorite female musical group Bond, nor to Rage Against the Machine.
Is it worth the price? I got lucky, or rather the wife got lucky (wink, wink) that it was almost at 40% of the original price, so, at that price, yes it is worth it! But if it's the original price, I might look for something else first though I might eventually buy it anyway. Do I recommend it? Let the writing on the "other" case (yes, there are two which shows that this is really a high-end purchase) tell you.