I've looked around... and have no idea what I want any longer. I have some questions about the Grado SR225. •What exactly does it mean by open-ear? I read in some threads a while back that it basically made it easier for other people to hear what you're listening to. I'd like to use these on the bus, etc. So I dont want other people to be able to hear them when I'm using them. •Replacement earcups? I would prefer leather... but anything seems better then foam. Are then any pair of headphones that can compare with the SR225 in the $250 and less range? I don't want to spend more then that, and I haven't seen any pair of headphones get raved about as much as the SR225 in this price range.