side note i actually deliberately chose to get a grado for public use since i do not want the isolation blocking out my friend's voice when chatting, besides their sound is lively and energetic, suitable for outdoor walks (taking headphones off all the time is annoying)
I like the style of grados. Although, I prefer the look of the black plastic and metallic cups to the woodies. I also bought a pair for a similar reason, so I can hear people at work who are trying to get my attention. I'm thinking I want something a little more mellow though. However, I don't seem to have many cans to choose from around the same size and caliber of the sr225i.