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The Ohms is the amount of impedance that will be needed to drive the headphone. The 250 and 600 Ohm variants will be to much for your sound card to drive without an amp.

Check this thread out on Head-Fi for a comparison.
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The Ohms is the amount of impedance that will be needed to drive the headphone. The 250 and 600 Ohm variants will be to much for your sound card to drive without an amp.
Wouldn't the 250 and 600ohm versions be better?
    
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They would be better, but you are going to need a headphone amp to drive them. The STX's built in amp can't handle it. The volume will be extremely faint without the additional power.
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Given the larger budget available to you, you could dive straight into higher end stuff...
I would see if you could get a listen to someone's audiophile headphone setup with a DAC and some higher end cans, and see if thats something you would be willing in investing in.
As far as your microphone setup, that is completely overkill for gaming. Thats like home-studio recording, and even then you have better (cheaper, cleaner) options available to you, for example:

Pair that microphone with a desk stand (the stand it comes with is kind of crappy, a pop filter and a shock mount and you have equal quality without taking up unnecessary desk space for just a gaming setup.

Ninja Edit:
Personally, I would go with a higher end pair of cans, and a DAC/AMP with an optical input and RCA or XLR outputs in addition to the regular headphone outputs or a DAC and a dedicated headphone amp. From there I would skip the sound card, and nab the Audio Technica mic with a good shock mount and desk stand for it, and grab a pair of decent studio monitor speakers. A decent option for a DAC+AMP combo would be:
with the headphone amp of your choice, this would also allow you to use non-USB microphones since it allows for inputs from mics. I lie, no XLR outputs.
Edited by Xaero252 - 4/5/11 at 2:30pm
    
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Ok out of all of these which one would be the best.

1. DT770
2. DT880
3. DT990
4. HD555
5. HD650
6. A700
7. AD700
8. A900
9. Ultrasone Edition 8
10. AH D2000
11. ATH M50

This is my final list I put together.
    
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Ok out of all of these which one would be the best.

1. DT770
2. DT880
3. DT990
4. HD555
5. HD650
6. A700
7. AD700
8. A900
Gaming only I have heard that the DT880s are extremely awesome, although I have no experience with any of the above headphones myself.
    
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Gaming only I have heard that the DT880s are extremely awesome, although I have no experience with any of the above headphones myself.
I re edited it.
    
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My first pick would be the AHD2000's and than the DT880's. But be sure that you get low Ohm variants. Without a dedicated amp, your sound card can't handle high impedance headphones.
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I own the ATH-m50's, and although they are a budget option, and don't benefit as much from an amplifier, they are comfortable, albeit a bit heavier than a lot of cans, and can get uncomfortable after LONG (4hrs+) periods of wear.
    
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My first pick would be the AHD2000's and than the DT880's. But be sure that you get low Ohm variants. Without a dedicated amp, your sound card can't handle high impedance headphones.
Would I notice a big difference if I did get higher ohm cans and an amp.
    
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