:-| I wasn't trying to sell it to him, just suggest that he try it for a little while to see if it grows on him; notice my last sentence. Most of my gear has taken a little while to get used to. When I first got the DT770 LE, I was upset by the treble, but now I love it. Heck even when I just got my HD650 a few days ago, I started off feeling weird about them because I was so used to the DT770s and wasn't sure about the mids being more forward, but now that I've given them some time for "brain burn-in" I am really enjoying them, especially with reggae, classic rock, and classical. I even prefer them to the DT770s for some electronic music.
But yeah...not trying to evangelize ;) Just suggesting he give it a little to let his ears settle into it. It's a great source for a great price and I think a lot of people who wind up buying the ODAC/O2 combo or the M&M Schiit Stack to help feed IEMs or cans below 250 ohms or under the $300 mark could save a lot of money with this little guy. And saving money kicks ass...especially in this hobby