Originally Posted by kevhuynh
You won't lose any amount of clarity with Grado or Sennheisr. Sennhesier cans are world renowned (sp?). If you go for a set, go for the HD580 rather than the 590. The 590's highs are a bit too bright for a lot of people's tastes. I personally own the 590's (I got for dirt cheap locally-about hundred bucks) and prefer the 580 as it sounds more neutral.
Oops, just scrolled down and saw the 60 dollar limit
. Hehe, nevermind. Go for the Grado.
Hihi yeah I know 60 is not much, but I can get for that money the Sennheiser HD-500. I have read a lot of reviews and it should be with it's Bionic design the most comfortable headphone ever made. It is said it is more comfortable than the whole 4xx and even HD-600.
On the other hand some people say, HD-500 overpower base too much. And like what GsFerrari says, if Laptops are underpowered for Base maybe this would be the right combination.
So far what I have heard about Grado, they sound better than HD-500 but they are very uncomfortable. I need to have the headphones on for several hours without pain.