Much like its peers, the VS 325c also competes with the Boston Acoustics HS models, especially the HS 225 center speaker. Unlike the HS 225, the VS 325c features a midrange speaker as well as dual subwoofers and a tweeter. In addition, the VS 325c supports a superior frequency (65Hz-30kHz versus 80Hz-25kHz) and an improved sensitivity (90dB versus 89dB). Although the VS 325c lacks some of the HS 225’s functionality (e.g. Deep Channel Design, Reduced Baffle Diffraction Design), the VS 325c features a lavishly-designed and super-elegant black lacquer piano finish cabinet and high-gloss furniture-grade end panels in either black or cherry. The VS 325c also comes equipped with MagnaGuard video shielding and gold-plated 5-way binding posts. The Boston Acoustics VS 325c is priced at $899.99, a $650 increase from the inferior HS 225.