I have not been able to post very often, or even read the thread due to a lot of stuff going on.
But, I do want to publicly that Jay for helping me to achieve some of the finest listening experiences I have ever had. It started with swapping my HE-5LE for his RS1i, which I did not like at all. I still beleive that my 225i's give me what I want from Grado, and the raw immedateness I get from those cans is totally absent from the RS1. I already have smooth, revealing headphones that the RS1 cannot stand up against. This is not so much a knock on the RS1's as they are a glowing recommendation for the 225's. I fell even more in llove with their sound.
So I sent the RS1's back to Jay, and he made the interesting offer of keeping the 5LE's in exchange for his Burson Soloist. All I can say is that the Burson and Grado's combine to give me the finest experience I have ever had in Head-Fi. And for demanding material, I have the Alpha Dogs, which are a whole different topic.
you're quite welcome, i hope things have settled down at "the shop"
and it worked out good for us both for sure !! thank you too !