I had the 225i for a short time and decided that I preferred the 325is overall. The 325is stayed and the 225i went on ebay. I don't think the 325is is too bright at all. I like the sparkle and clarity I get from these cans, so what might seem bright for some is perfect for me. I was thinking about getting the Magnum upgrade for my 325is, but I really enjoy the sound as is, and I don't want to mess with it. Besides, there's nothing good old fashioned EQ can't tweak.
just got my 325is' chromies from amazon today, the chrome REALLY grows on you...and i agree, the clarity and sparkle is really attractive as well, no issues with shrillness here
Awesome. Looking forward to hearing more of your impressions after you've run them in for a while. For me these cans sound best coming from warm analog sources. Happy listening, bro.