Hi everyone,im building up my home studio.Im on the way to purchase my new pc(in 2 weeks) and monitors(dont have decide which one yet i think yamaha hs50m is on my budget) i have ordered headphones (Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO) will arrive at monday.And now the difficult part to choose the right audio interface for me.
Budget: 250euros max but cheaper is better ofcourse!
Things i need:
1.Good audio quality,durability and drivers compatible with win7 64bit for now and upgrade to win8 next year.(i dont wanna have issues with drivers etc)
2.Good headphone amp cause i wanna plug the dt 990 to audio interface and not in headphone amp cause i will produce with headphones at most because of my free time and i dont live alone and will correct with monitors and i think i will lose some quality with amp for this purpose and i dont need ultra high volumes for headphone so i guess each soundcard from the list below have decent headphone amp for my job.
3.to have output for monitors
4.to be usb 2.0 i dont find any reason in this days to use 1.1usb if u can get 2.0 for better performance.
Things i dont need:
1.I wont record any instrument
2.Maybe i will record voice in future but not sure so mic output quality and phantom power is not something to consider for me!
After a big research through the net i think this is my best choices,but need your help to choose which one is best for me?
Presonus Audiobox 22VSL USB 2.0
NI Komplete Audio 6 USB 2.0
Tascam US-200 USB 2.0
Focusrite Saffire 6 USB 1.1 (usb 1.1 but not issue for this soundcard!)
M-AUDIO C-400 USB 2.0
E-MU 0404 USB 2.0 (is the most expensive from the list)