My Shure SE210s have died twice and been replaced under warranty. Now the right side has gone out and it's out of warranty and Shure wants $68 + $10 shipping to replace them with the SE215's.
A nearby store is selling the Etymotic HF3 for the exact same price = $78. Now the decision ...
I realize the Shures will have more bass and be punchier, but I understand the Etymotics are quite good (I've never heard the HF3's, but did try the MC3s and was unimpressed with their lack of efficiency). I do like nice detail in vocals and guitars, but have also liked the presence of the 210s (when they worked)
A second worry is the reliability of the Shures since I've gone through a couple. I am not overly hard on my IEMs but am leaning towards the Etys for this reason.
I listen to mostly rock and power pop on my iPhone.
Any opinions are appreciated. Thanks!