Quality soundcard for listening?
Like many people I have gigabytes of my music now ripped onto my PC in high quality MP3 (most of my CD's @ 320, my downloaded music not below 192). As such it is my listening source and I actually haven't owned a working CD player for several years. Unfortunately though my soundcard seems to be poorly as I am hearing distortion coming out the left channel, particularly when songs are busily playing at full tilt. I know the soundcard is the problem as I have tested my speakers and amp with my DVD player, playing several CD's and there is no problem.
I have a Rotel RA-04 amp, that I bought today and (embarassingly) the speakers from my Sony all-in-one system which the Rotel has replaced. I am planning on getting (hopefully) a pair of B&W 685's to replace them in the next few weeks though. So going back to my original question - what good quality soundcard would you recommend to serve as a good listening source. I only want it for use with primarily music and sometimes movies, I'm not big on the PC gaming front.
Any help appreciated.