I want to improve my audio situation.
Down the line I want to get a propper mic to replace my USB one, so 48V phantom power is a must. Output wise, I just need low latency and good quality. 2x4 would be really nice. Balanced or unbalanced output from the interface does not matter as my mixer can take both.
USB powered or with external power brick does not matter either.
Why two inputs? Because knowing me, I will regret it should I go with only one.
Why not a preamp and then go to line-level in on your PC? Because my onboard audio is meh-quality.
What OS? Win7 and Fedora29
Audio interface with 2 mic inputs with 48V Phantom Power, 2 (or 4) outputs (balanced or unbalanced), budget arround 150€