So, to get these replaced by Shure's service dept is $80. Can anyone think of a better performing and more durable reference headphone in a relatively similar price range?
Edit: I will be using these almost exclusively for recording and producing rap and hip-hop music, so I've added two new all-important criterion that any replacement suggestions should be based upon, considering their purpose:
1. Accuracy, without lacking bass
2. Comfort during long recording sessions
Ideally they'd function without being amp-powered and ideally they'd have short or exchangeable cords, but first and foremost they need to be the two things above. Thanks so much for all your suggestions!
Edited by cnote678 - 8/15/12 at 2:08am