Originally Posted by az2123
SR225i > V6. The only advantage of V6s are that they are closed, more compact, and more durable; however, these advantages are nullified if you're mostly using them at home. With regards to SQ, they cannot compare to the SR225i.
A cheaper Grado (SR60, SR80, SR125, MS1) would also be a great choice; however, you can tell a improvement with the SR225i even without an amp.
I'm not a great fan of their looks, but...