There are hundreds if not thousands of mics, interfaces, and other studio gear to choose from. So, where to begin? So many factors go into these choices...
...and I don't think there will ever be one option, but there is a best option for you. My suggestions come in three price ranges to offer great gear to those at any stage of their sonic journey.
They are a starting point to explore what is out there. On this list are products created by companies I've used, loved, and trust.