$750...What are the best open back headpones? Would folks go Focal? Suggestions?

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Since you just picked a number and said go, I'm going to guess that you haven't studying what's on the market. For $750, rather than picking one expensive product, I would stratisfy that. If you peep Apos, you can pick up the topping 30 ensemble for $300 which will give you a dac, an amp, and an RCA. You could grab the DT-880 250 ohm for about $200 (open), the 99 Noir (closed) for another $200, and pick up some Porta Pros for about $30. That's how I'd do it, I know you specified open backs, but Meze's special, that could be a 6xx for another $20. That's 3 dope headsets, a dac, and an amp, all for under $750 before taxes. I don't know what you have already, but if that was my budget, and I was just starting out, again, I'd do it this way. P. S. Focal is wonderful generally.
If I had $750 to drop, and I already owned the equipment to scale it, I'd watch for a used ERA-1; it's pricey, but a wonderful headset. It's very open, with recessed mids and a unique sense of bass that replicates sitting in front of a speaker. Unequivocally, it's intended to be played very loud. If you like your music loud, you might like it. Personally, I love that headset as well.
racheski
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Mar 17, 2021
The best are the headphones that satisfy your preferences, usually based on the type of music you listen to and the priority you place on comfort, fit, & finish.
roky
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Mar 17, 2021
well...that narrows it down...lol
racheski
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Mar 17, 2021
Well without knowing if you like bass-heavy EDM or classical, if you prefer a light headphone, if you are into dynamic vs. planars, etc... this is like asking what is the best car for $30k, and then recommending a 2-seater sports car to someone who needs enough seats for their entire family.