I would recommend the JPS Labs Digital AC-X. Its a little more than what you want to spend but I feel its worth it.
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Seems like your price range is right in the wheelhouse of the top offerings from direct marketers such as Morrow, Mg Audio, Triode Wire Labs, My Audio Cables (MAC), and Sablon as referenced above. If it were me, these guys probably all offer generous trial periods and probably compete with the major brands at 2x to 3x the cost, so why not have fun and try a bunch? Best of luck.
Yeah, and as we all know these cables are so system and listener dependent you really need to try at least a few to see what works specifically for you. Reviews are somewhat helpful for certain components, but especially with cables they really need to be taken with a large grain of salt imo. I think this is why these manufacture-direct types are so helpful particularly in the cable realm where shipping costs are relatively low and value-added high. Anyway, I'd be interested to hear about anything you try as I'm also in the PC market.
JFYI Soix, I just recently bought Metrum Octave dac to replace Electrocompaniet ECD-1 (old but still in production). A pity though that I didn't have them both at the same time. Once I ordered Octave, I posted an ad here on A'gon out of boredom and it was sold 1 day later. lol But from memory, Octave (currently at 125 hour burn-in mark) with Venom3 PC is better. Somehow I didn't hear any significant difference on ECD-1 with or without Venom3.
The rest of my gears are Pass XP-10 pre, XA30.5 amp and Focal Electra. I use AppleTV (not ideal of course but I can't live without its interface for my all-in-one system) + Empirical Audio Synchro-mesh reclocker as transport. My music mostly consists of CD ripped 16/44.1 and iTunes lossless materials.
As for cables, my speaker cables are standard 12-gauge Tributaries ones (which are to be replaced with Grover Huffman, still waiting). ICs are all Nordost Heimdall XLR and single ended. Digital RCA is Grover Huffman.
By all means audition cords, but I offer one note of caution. Power cords take a few hours if not a day to settle once they've been moved around. They also take a while to burn in when new. Based upon personal experience, quick a/b comparisons don't usually lead to accurate results, IMHO. For example, one cord might wow you with initial sparkle or accentuation of something you like but fail to be musical over the long haul.
I have a Metrum Octave that is fed by Empirical OR5/CAPS server. The rest of the system consist of a Thor pre, Pass amp with a mix of acoustic revive interconnects, E.S.P.pcs and MAC Shotgun speaker cables. Recently, I have been switching between Synergistic t2, Triode Wire 10+ and a Electraglide SOTU on the Octave which is very susceptible to pcs. IMO, the SOTU seem to provide excellent synergy with the Octave but others could easily say the same about the 10+ as well, since both have different strengths. As suggested above, best to try a few see what you like.
BTW, Vhiner comments above is right on - give any change a day or two to settle in before any judgment.