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The K712s are the best choice, but they are a tad inefficient, so some motherboards may struggle to get a listenable volume out of them. I will mention that this is based on what I have heard, as neither my phone nor my cheap motherboard had any issues driving my K7XX to ear-shattering volumes. If you want the absolute best performance, the HD800s or Beyerdynamic T1 are definitely something you should look at, but the increase in price over the K712s is far greater than the increase in performance. Hifiman planars are also worth a look, especially the HE-560 since it is pretty cheap right now. I found the HE-560 to be better than the HD800, and HD800S, for music, and the soundstage and imaging would be great for gaming (I have a pair of K7XX, but I do all of my gaming in me HE-500s, to give you an idea of how good they are).
Jun 21, 2018
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