So i have the senheiser ie8i's and up until yesterday they worked fine. I stepped on the one of in ear monitors in the dark and from there i lost sound, so without much thought i proceeded to mess with the connection from to cord to the earphone. While i was doing this the earphone housing broke completely off from the cord.
apparently senheiser has a repair that would fix them for $165 USD flat rate and that got me thinking, how much for a new set? well more then i pad 3 year ago when i purchased them new (around $300). so I took a look at the IE80s and I can get it a like new set from Amazon with the warranty for under 240 bucks. That's said the IE 80s are probably similar in sound but I lose the track/mic function that I did use on occasion on the IE8i.
My question to you guys is should I fix the ones I have, buy the new IE80s or maybe look at something else similar and if so what models? Keep in mind that I do like a warmer sound as I listen to a lot of rock and metal and I've had the westone 3 and um3x and to me the bass was lacking. I would prefer something with a remote/mic that works with an iPhone as well always be under 250, I wouldn't be opposed to buying something refurbished as long as it came with a warranty.
thanks in advance