I totally understand, I on the other hand only have myself to support, so I went to N.Y.C. today and purchased the RS1i's and they are on my head right know. The only comment I can give right now is that when I plugged them into the LD1+ the left driver was not working, so I turned the 1/4 terminated end and the channel came on, so then I cleaned it with alcohol and moved the cables around while they were playing, and I don't seem to have any problems with them. So like I said, I just purchased them and I will wait a while for some burn in time (which I do believe in) to compare them with my 80's and 325's. As far as right out of the box, yes they do sound nice, but my main concern is the price margin from the 80's and the 325's, so I'll need some time with them (obviously).
whether its burn in, or psycho acoustical , (i think some of both) the sound i perceive initially , then over the long term, is often very different.
'm looking forward to your thoughts on the rs1i, you should have a good handle on how you like them by the time i get mine!