I've been dabbling in home-studio recording for about 25 years. The Scarlett 8i6 is just the third PC audio interface I've purchased, and to cut to the chase, I find it to be excellent for my purposes which are to: 1) Simultaneously record acoustic guitar and vocal using two mics in my acoustically untreated basement office/studio. The 8i6 is excellent for this. I also sometimes record with another person and the two headphone outs – one for each performer - is one of the main reasons I picked the 8i6 from the numerous Scarlett models. Here are a few things from my experience I would tell prospective buyers: a. The mic levels seem low, I have to crank the gain up nearly all the way buy it's ok. Even though the waveforms look pretty "small" in my DAW they're super clean (noise free). b. You can monitor your performance in real time with no latency if you don't monitor through your DAW. 2) Listen to music/work on compositions in my two DAW programs (Reaper and Renoise both of which I highly recommend) through a variety of configurations: a. The two pairs of balanced inputs on the back let me send clean signals to my DAW from my various hardware instruments and record them simultaneously on separate tracks. b. The two pairs of balanced outputs on the back of the 8i6 make it very flexible to route sound to my external mixer, computer speaker system and my stereo system. And of course, for quiet hours listening there's headphones. 3) Computer conference calls – Zoom/Skype/MSTeams/etc. all work great using a mic and headphones with the 8i6. Sadly, this is the use that gets the most hours these day – but it does work great for that… I'm very pleased with the 8i6. I'm thinking about picking up a the Solo or the 2i2 to have a USB-powered mobile solution to use with my laptop.