I got the UE TF10s when they were on sale last year for $100 and had no idea about higher end IEMs at all at the time. After using them for so long, I cant go back to any cheaper ear buds at all now. I was thinking about just getting another pair but they are at $250 normal price off of Amazon now and Im thinking to myself, I can maybe put in a bit more money and get something better. After reading around I have my eyes set on..
Sennheiser IE8s for $300
Earsonics SM3 v2 for $380
Every review I have read keeps telling me that both have their strengths and weaknesses but its so hard to choose when people seem to love both. I listen to mainly rap, trance, r&b, and house music and I dont know which would be better for me to get. I loved my UE TF10s but I hated how loose the fit was and how easy it was to fall out. I mainly use my headphones at the gym and at the office so something a bit durable would be nice. I never had a problem with my UE TF10s breaking. However, in the end, I care most about sound quality.