Purchasing headphones as a gift, but I don't know which ones is best?

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Saturday July 15, 2017
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September 11, 2019
I want to give a gift (ideally < $300) to someone who usually needs silence to study. I thought noise cancelling headphones would be nice but either the ones I find are super expensive (> $400) or they have awful reviews. Anybody would have a good suggestion?

I have no preference regarding Bluetooth/wired but I guess to be able to choose would be nice, that being said. I'm not sure how that might affect the price.
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