Dear fediverse, can you recommend me a cheap, but good enough USB audio interface for XLR microphones working under Linux?

Currently I’m looking for USB and/or XLR microphones to be able to record podcasts, but for XLR I already have „retro” soundcard (unfortunately with PCI, but works with Win9x) and it would be cool if I could buy a microphone which I could use with both of my setups.


@BluRaf Focusrite Scarlett Solo is pretty good, but a bit pricey to buy new ($100 ish). I can confirm it works well under Linux though.

I would honestly guess that most interfaces are going to be USB class compliant, so shouldn't need any special drivers.

The question then, comes down to things like quality and phantom power. I'd say either of the following may do the job:

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