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Review: Razer Seiren Mini Microphone

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The Seiren Mini by Razer is one of the most exciting microphones for content creators. Razer, a company knowing for producing phenomenal gaming laptops, have ventured out to other useful tools including this small and easy-to-setup USB microphone that fits most lite setups.

To find out more about the Razer Seiren Mini microphone, we looked at some of the positives and negatives of the microphone.

Pros

The mini for it’s affordable price has a good sound quality that can take your vlogs and videos into the next level. It has a great way to isolate the background noise through its precise supercardioid pickup pattern, meaning your vocals and the important sounds are the only ones picked up. Moreover, the microphone is compact making it viable for small setups and those looking for a cleaner more minimal look.

Furthermore, the Seiren Mini has a built-in shockmount which aides in dampening vibrations and a heavy-duty tilting stand that helps stabalise the positioning of the microphone, making your job as a creator more comfortable and efficient.

Cons

Whilst it’s value is prominent, the microphone does struggle when it comes to its chassis and layout. It does feel a little fragile and lacks function buttons great mics such as the NT-USB mini have including the mute button. In comparison to its competitors like the HyperX SoloCast the microphone is pushed out of the way in terms of overall sound quality.

Quality

The sound quality for its price is unmatched for a mini microphone. Many of its competitors are priced nearly double as much making it a great sounding microphone for its cost. However, the chassis for its price does pay by being too minimal with its functions and also lacking the strength you’d want in a serious studio which has numerous users.

Alternatives

There are a few alternatives we’d be consider looking at before buying the Seiren Mini. Here are a few we have selected:

  • RØDE Microphones NT-USB Mini, £85.00
  • HyperX SoloCast, £74.99
  • IUKUS USB Microphone, £38.99
  • Blue Microphones Snowball USB Microphone, £50.99
  • ZINGYOU USB PC Microphone, £35.99

Overall

Whilst there are cons to this microphone, it is a microphone we’d be proud to call an essential for any vlogger, gamer, or creator who is starting out. Microphones don’t have to be expensive to be great, and the Seiren Mini showcases just that, making us recommend it to starters in the world of vlogging.


Is the Razer Seiren Mini Microphone good for singing?

Whilst this lite microphone is a solid choice for talkers and ranters. However, we’d steer away if you’re looking to record various vocal ranges in the singing department. The scope of this microphone isn’t terrible but will flounder against its pricier and fuller sounding alternatives.

How to use the Seiren Mini?

This microphone is nifty and effortless to use. It’s a simple plug and play microphone that requires a USB slot within your laptop or PC. Of course, if you’re using one of the newer Apple computers, then you’ll need an adaptor for USB-C to make it work, which can be pricey depending on your setup budget. You can also attach a deadcat to the microphone, though you may need to shop around for a size that fits it like a glove.

As far as software is concerned, you can use Audacity or Adobe Audition to record your voice for your videos or podcasts.

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