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Came back from holiday vacation only to find that my headphones were nowhere to be found. Assuming that they don't turn up over the next 2 weeks, I will have to replace them. Looking for some suggestions in the $300 price range, I do 30% games and 70% music/movies. My board has a built in amp so I assume it can drive high impedance cans. I really enjoy true sound reproduction with a bit of bass for movies/music and excellent positional queues for when I'm playing games. I'm NOT looking for a headset.

If there isn't anything better for the given price then I wouldn't mind buying the 750s again.

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Just to give you some other options

HE-400 can be had around $300 used, open and mostly linear sound signature, good do-it-all headphone
DT990, open and V shaped signature
Denon D2000 and D5000 are discontinued but you can find them used around this price, closed with slight V shape, bit of a mid bass emphasis

I'd also recommend getting an amp, like an O2, as it would likely be a noticeable improvement over onboard, even if just for the lower noise floor.
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Just to give you some other options

HE-400 can be had around $300 used, open and mostly linear sound signature, good do-it-all headphone
DT990, open and V shaped signature
Denon D2000 and D5000 are discontinued but you can find them used around this price, closed with slight V shape, bit of a mid bass emphasis

I'd also recommend getting an amp, like an O2, as it would likely be a noticeable improvement over onboard, even if just for the lower noise floor.

I appreciate you taking the time to reply.

I looked at the different headphones you recommended and the DT990s caught my eye. There are 3 versions from what I can tell: 32 ohm, 250 ohm, and 600 ohm. All 3 cost about the same amount so which would be the better choice for my application?

I also checked out the headphone amps, there are quite a number of Objective2 amps (I assume that's what you meant by O2). Are there any particular ones that should be chosen over the others?
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Get the 250 ohm version if you're going to get an amp. The 600 ohm is for people with high output impedance amps, like tube amps or home theater amps, and the 32 ohm is mostly for people who want to use it with onboard or something like a phone that doesn't provide much voltage.

The schiit magni is another amp you can look at, but I'm a big fan of the O2 design. It's an open source design that can be made by anyone, but the two big US retailers are JDS labs or Mayflower electronics. I have one from mayflower with rear power, but anywhere you buy from should be solid.
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