Hello all! I am sixteen years old and would really like to get involved in better sound. I don't know much right now, but I do pride myself on being a musician and really enjoy listening to music. I think I'm ready to learn. I do, however, have a small problem: I am not yet employed. I did receive about $250 for Christmas and my birthday (they're less than a month apart) and may or may not receive some money from my dad for some work I did for him concerning Raspberry Pis (I also happen to be a Linux junkie). In addition to some good headphones, I would also like to buy a nice pair of running shoes, and save whatever is left over, so my price range has to remain relatively frugal.
I listen to a good variety of musical genres, but I am most fond of film scores, modern instrumental, game scores, classical, choral, and a limited selection of electronic/techno.
I've done a bit of searching and I think my best two options are the Grado SR60 or JVC harx700 headphones. If it's relevant, the headset I'm using right now is the cheap Rosewill RHM-556. Do you think that these selections are good for my tastes or do you have another recommendation? I would mostly be driving the headphones with my laptop, a relatively old (c. 2006) Dell XPS M1210 running Arch Linux.
I really look forward to becoming a greater part of the head-fi community and hope that someday I can give back to it. May you all be blessed.