Grado is perfect for you. They are anything but veiled. Keep in mind, if you like lots of bass, you'll miss that with Grados but they do highs/mids wonderfully. I have the 325's and they are awesome. I recommend them to anyone. Especially if you mod them and use the G-cushes. I've listened to the RS1 and RS2 and they are also wonderful. To my ears, not enough difference between those two to warrant the price difference. The RS2 seemed slightly warmer in sound, not sure if more refined is exactly how I'd describe them but there's certainly something to the woodies that make the special. I just received my Bushmill woodies today and so far they've been simply awesome.
I'm curious as to what music you listen to? I think what it will come down to is which particular model is better suited for my kind of music (softer rock as opposed to more aggressive, harder rock). I've heard people say that the 325is are more aggressive, although there are a few who say that the 225is are more aggressive. Do you think the agressiveness of the model is a good way to come to a decision, considering I won't have the chance to test them?
By the way, I just want to make it clear that the models I'm looking to buy will be the "is" just in case that changes anyone's opinion.
Edited by sotto123 - 12/10/13 at 4:48pm