I was thinking of asking you if you'd consider the HF-2 also? $375, or so on the FS section of the forum here. Easily, better sound (in my own opinion) than the SR-325i. The HF-2 features the aluminum cups, but they also have the wooden liners installed for a special sound.
I preferred my Magnum v.4 headphones in the Honduran mahogany by a small margin. However, the HF-2 was a fine sounding headphone. In fact, I liked the signature of the sound a bit more than the MS-Pro, by Allesandro - which is essentially a re-tuned RS-1i Grado, but with a slightly decreased upper frequency range.