I have a pair of Shure SE535 in ear monitors, and im looking for a USB soundcard to pair it with.
My initial thought is to spend $200, but that price is flexible, and the intent of this post is to gather more information on what different cost tiers will get me (e.g. for $200 you get X, but for $300 you get XXX, and for $375 you get XXXXX)
I dont mess around with settings on sound cards, so I'm not looking for something that sports lots of different options. All I need is a simple card that has stereo analog output that i can play my 320k mp3s or lossless 16 bit music collection with.
My spending range is flexible, so I'd appreciate if you could help me understand what the "next level" will get me if I'm willing to spend $$ more, and also if im willing to spend $$$ more.... trying to understand the different tiers that are available, and decide if maybe i should hold off and save up instead if its worth the wait.