I'm looking at getting an XLR interface for my Samson Q2U as right now its just USB and while it works fine I want to keep improving my setup. The Samson Q2U claims it has a sensitivity of -54 dB online, and I think that the Shure SM7B has around the same. The Focusrite Scarlett Solo has 56 dB of gain, but I know people often talk about how it doesn't pair well with the Shure SM7B.
I want to stay under 150 $ for buying an XLR interface and the Scarlett seems well praised, but I'm afraid it won't be enough, and I would have to get a cloudlifter or something of the sort to pair with it. My understanding is that you want to aim for close to -6 to -12 dB, so if the scarlett maxes out at 56 I couldn't set it to closer to like ~45 dB of gain, so it would end up around this point in the end. Ultimately will it be enough for the Samson q2u or should I look into something with closer to 60 dB of gain?
I'm new to audio and this website, so sorry for any formatting errors or if I simply haven't done enough research. If you do have any ideas for an XLR interface under 150 that would be nice.