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 56db of gain but I know people often talk about how it doesnt pair well witht 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 wont 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 couldnt i set it to closer to like ~45dB of gain so it would end up around this point in the end. Ultimatly will it be enough for the samson q2u or should i look into something with closer to 60db of gain?
I'm new to audio and this website so sorry for any formating errors or if I simply havent done enough research. If you do have any ideas for an XLR interface under 150 that would be nice.