There's ones, a girl brought her purple colored Beats(Justin Bieber version) to school, everyone wanted to try it but she is too sellfish and refused all and listen it herself(that's why, never buy your brother Beats or else, this is what they learnt). Only few of my friends who know those are over-priced HP, sitting in their own place doing work & they are all friendly. They share/lent their headphone.
So please...once again, get him something else. Say the Noontec Zoro/Creative Auvana Live. Com'on it's their first headphone, don't have to quickly get him a $200 & above canes. You will never know, maybe he don't like being an audiophile? Let him try with a lower-end headphone see if he like it or not. Just my 2 cent