Advice re: Entry level CD Player

I've been putting together my first audio system, and could use some advice. Right now, I have a NAD C325BEE Integrated Amp and Mirage OMD-15's. I'd like a CD Player, and am thinking about getting a NAD under the theory it may match up well with the amp. My budget is about $500, and I don't mind going used. I've noticed a new NAD C545BEE, and also a used Creek Evo....

My listening is eclectic, but not heavy rock or rap. In addition to CDs, I listen to my computer based music via an "iDevice" thru a HRT iStreamer. The plan is eventually to upgrade my computer music to FLAC or AIFF files and get a decent DAC, (which may also service this soon-to-be acquired CD player.

A newb has to start somewhere!!
In addition, I would consider the Marantz 5004 or 6004 and the Emotiva ERC 2.

The matching NAD is an obvious and good choice.

OR just rip all your CDs to computer, play from there, and forget about a CD player altogether. No disadvantage in terms of sound quality in general with that approach.
In addition to those you're considering, I would consider the Denon 3910 or a Sony XA555ES.

The Denon players give you the option to play DVD-A, HDCD, SACD, and pretty much anything else. You can find the Denon 3910 for $250 or less all day, and there are usually 2-3 of the modified 3910's here for $5-600 (some like the APL 3910 go for much more). The 3910 was a $1500 player that plummeted in price because of blu-ray, but for audio it's still very good, and can be modified to be excellent. The stock unit would definitely save you some money and I believe is as good or better than everything in the sub-$500 price range.

The Sony sounds great as well, and gives you the flexibility to load up 5 discs at once. It's less flexible as far as format is concerned (CD/SACD), but those are going to be the go-to audiophile formats for the most part.

The Marantz and Emotiva suggestions from Rar1 are good as well. Definitely keep your options open.

One last thing to consider, especially if you're only looking for CD playback, you may find the best bet is to just buy a Sony Playstation. The PS1 (SCPH-1001) is a great and very musical CD player, and an unmodified unit shouldn't ever cost you more than $50 (there are several on eBay right now for <$30 with replacement consoles at $20). It may match with your NAD 325 better than a NAD CD player. They're really musical machines, and you could set aside an extra $400 toward your next upgrade.

Good luck
sony 595 changer which plays SACD too. Often available from SonyStyle as a refurb for $60 with free shipping.
Go for the NAD. I have owned a few NADover the years, including the 545Bee cd player which I think offers good sound for the money, plus it matches your amp. They will compliment each other.
I think used is the way to go to optimize your cost/performance ratio. Probably lots to choose from in your price range. Although these are older models, here are three that I can highly recommend: (1) Anthem CD-1 ($1700 MSRP, tubed output stage, decodes HDCD discs, can function as 6 disc changer); (2) California Audio Lab CL-15, CL-10 or Icon MK II (CL 15 and 10 MSRP around $1500, well built, Decodes HDCD); (3) Rega Appolo (MSRP $1000, great sound for the money, well made)
My first player was a Rega Planet 2000. It took me a couple upgrades before I got back to that level of enjoyment.
Do you need SACD? At $500 you should at least be able to get a player that adds that. Or perhaps a Universal player such as one of the cheaper Oppos, which will also let you play Blu Rays, SACD, and DVD-A
Go with the NAD unit. I have an NAD unversal player and it is stupendous. If you can pick up a preowned NAD 565BEE for $500.00, go for it. This is their top of the line of their standard issue CD players not the reference units.
I would try to find a used Rotel 1072. I had one for a few years. It's the best price to sound quality player I have come across. I replaced it with an Arcam 33 that I good deal on. The Arcam is better but if I had to pay full price, I would have kept the Rotel.
I agree with Xxqq250. The Rotel is an amazing player for the money, the NAD would be my 2nd choice...
I agree with Buconero117 about the Sony SCD-CE595. However you can no longer get it from Sony or any other retailer I have found. However, I did see it on ebay for reasonable prices (none of them are mine, mine is not for sale). I had one, sold it, then bought another one because I missed it. It plays CDs, and multi-channel or 2 channel SACDs and does it very well. There are very positive reviews in several well known internet audio magazines-PFO, 6moons, and enjoy the music, just to name a few. You should read their comments as well. I highly recommend it.