My (classical) music loving friend is hard to move on spending his hard earned $. He has a very nice Rotel CDP which I've listened to using a Benchmark DAC1 & HD 800 headphones so can verify it is good quality audio coming out.
However he baulks at spending too much but I think I've persuaded him to replace his old DAC with a NuForce icon HDP. First hurdle over. But I doubt I can talk him into HD 800's and they would most likely be overkill coupled to a HDP anyway.
So the question is which less expensive headphones would you recommend he buy?