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Hi again,   Well, It seems you already have spent your budget in headphones!    I can suggest you a DAC+amp combo such as the ONIX DAC 25A or the AudioGD NFB-12 or something like that. They do support USB 24/96, even if not asynchronously.      A cheap DAC featuring asynchronous 24/96 USB technology is the Arcam rDAC. It also playbacks 88.2 files through USB, and 176.4 and 192KHz files through coaxial.   Then the Schiit Bifrost, very well-regarded here,...
I am not very keen in Blu-Ray ripping.   To HiAudio, since you are using Windows I can suggest EAC as ripping software.    I'd rip them in FLAC, without any loss of quality. A CD has a 16bit/44.1KHz resolution. For storage, going to SSD is not necessary IMHO. An "old" external HDD is fine.
I was thinking about something like the RME HDSP 9632 or the ESI Juli@, which are much cheaper. you can built a great music server around those, without the USB jitter and (morover) power supply issues!    The Bryston BDP-1 indeed is built around a tweaked ESI Juli@ ...   Lynx jitter higher than USB out? where?
I agree  It's a computer with an ESI Juli@ and a couple of very nice tweaks though! I can't tweak a soundcard and build a PSU myself, so... It'd be my choiche
Well... Welcome here!    Why don't you tell us something more... About your source... About your budget... About what you like most or least about the different headphones you have...
Well, it depends... From the quality of the transport... From the output stages... From a lot of things.   For stereo audio only, ripping to an HDD is surely a nobrainer IMHO...
Some of these USB/SPDIF interfaces are so expensive I'd rather build a music server with a native SPDIF out, honestly.    
Bryston BDP-1 -----------> Violectric DAC V800 Rega P9 TT --------------> Violectric PPA V600 ------------------------------------------------------------> GoldPoint SW2X ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------> Shiit Mjolnir -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------> Sennheiser HD800   I dare anyone.
I believe you already own an Hi-Fi system, which IMHO can handle also much more challenging music/recordings than the ones you are currently listening to. Yeah, maybe some audiophile maniacs could disagree with this statement.   Do you want to upgrade? Fine, but IMHO with those recordings and given the quality of your current system, you'd be likely to hear "differences", rather than real improvements.   Everything IMHO of course...! 
  In my experience, amp necessity is not related to music genre, but to the quality of the recordings you are listening to, and to demands of the headphones.   I am an HD650 happy owner, and I can grant their sound changes a lot between simple "headphone outs" and amps, and between amps and amps, whether I'm listening to rock, jazz or classical.   What is your source?
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