Spotify is the leading music streaming service in the world, and everyone who works for the company and their listeners all have one thing in common. The love for music. So, in order for all employees to have a decent listening experience, I think the company should invest in headphones and replace the old ones that they may have.
My first pick is the audio-technica ATH-M50X's. These are a smaller version of the ATH M50's, these are driven to more of a casual listener than an audiophile listener, or a person who is especially interested in high-fidelity sound reproduction. some of the pros are the clear sound, the comfortable ear cups, and 3 different cables included out of the box. At only 130$, these are some major perks. A few of the downsides are they are heavy, the padding is not very breathable, and there is no in-line microphone on any of the cables.
The Sennheiser HD 598 headphones are an option that should not be looked over. At 179$, they are a bit expensive, but are some of the cheapest audiophile headphones on the market. some of the pros are crisp sound, extremely comfortable ear cups, and an in-line microphone. One of the main downsides is that there's no carrying container of any sort, so they could break while in a backpack or something of the sort.
The Jaybird X3's may not be considered "headphones", but these earbuds are top of the line. at 129$, these wireless earbuds sound great and look nice, are sweat resistant for days at the gym, and have an improved battery life than the previous model, the X2's. They are also very compact, as they are able to fit in your pocket. Some of the downsides are that they aren't as comfortable as different wireless earbuds, like the Bose SoundSport Wireless, and it has a different charging setup, so if you lose the adapter, you have to order a new one and have no way of charging the headphones.
The Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones are some of the best wireless headphones on the market right now. But at a premium of 350$, they are not cheap at all. Some of the features include outstanding noise canceling ability, great sound for Bluetooth headphones, and a wired option for if the battery dies. Besides the hefty price tag, the headphone's only downside is they weigh more than the previous model.
The last pair of headphones, the Sony MDR-1000X, are driven towards the traveling person. With the most expensive price tag of 400$, the MDR-1000X are the most premium pair of wireless headphones on the market. Released to combat the previous pair of headphones on the slide, the Bose QuietComfort 35's, these headphones have top of the line sound and noise canceling, and are very comfortable. Other additions are NFC, in-line controls, and a wired option. But with a hefty price tag, these things are no joke.
All of these headphones have their perks and drawbacks, but between the cost, excellent sound quality and comfort, and the reasonable price tag, my choice goes to the Sennheiser HD 598. Most people will only use these headphones at a desk, so the fact that they don't include a carrying case is very minor.