I am thinking of buying a new microphone and could need some advice.
Right now I have a cheap Samson C15-CL (40 Euro).
I am thinking of buying a SE Electronics X1, mainly because it can be cheaply bundled with a reflection screen and it got good reviews. I am, however, a bit concerned about the noise. It has a self noise of 16dB(A) and a sensitivity of 25.1.
I will use it with a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 which has a mic input noise of 120dB (I am not sure what kind of measurement this is, doesn’t make too much sense to me, but it is what the specs say).
So my question is, will this setup result in an acceptable overall noise floor? I will use the microphone for vocals mainly. Or should I look into something with lower self noise (e.g. a Rode NT1-A)?
Thanks in advance!