What’s your budget? Also, would he prefer closed- or open-back ‘phones? Closed-back seal out sound from getting in or out while open-backed ‘phones allow outside noise in and also leak sound out into the room. I much prefer the sound of the latter, but practical considerations may demand a closed-back design. Also, if he’s gonna be driving these with something like a phone you want headphones that are easy to drive and don’t require more power from a separate amp to sound good. I can highly recommend these at a nice discount — I bought both my Hifiman headphones open box and they both were perfect and I saved a bundle. They are open backed so sound will leak out and outside sound will get in if that’s a concern, but they are comfy and the sound is excellent.
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