I am looking for a good pair of headphones to start with, I want good, clear mids, and highs. I am stuck between getting the Grado SR60e and the Philips shp9500S. The Grado headphones seem like they would give high quality audio, however I am worried about the comfort level. The Philips seem great based on reviews, and on rtings.com, there review says they're better for "Critical Listening." Which is what I will be doing. I like the comfort of the philips but I am uneasy trusting that Philips can create a better sounding headphone for $60 than Grado at $80. Open to any other headphones, these are just what I have come up with so far.