So the answer to this question comes down to whether or not you need "full" control over your drum recordings. If you want to learn about the art of recording, you'll need to invest a bit more money, and go the traditional route. Mics, Interfaces, DAW, etc.
However, if you're goal is only to create content for fun, or personal enjoyment, (or even simply monitoring as you mentioned) you can save a lot of money and headache by going with the EAD10! It's a killer unit, and will undoubtedly give you a useable drum sound that you can monitor.
But if you're really looking to learn the art of recording a drum set, and control your recorded sound, I would recommend investing in more of the long term tools that you'll find in a recording studio. Hope this is helpful