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Ultra-compact Streaming Microphone: Razer Seiren Mini Review

Introduction

When talking about gaming devices, Razer is one of the first brands that comes into mind. Razer has become the world’s leading lifestyle brand for gamers and their products are synonyms with top-notch performance. The brand have diversified its product line-up to cover all the needs of gamers and for some time they have their own microphones as well. Today we are looking at the small Razer Seiren Mini, the Ultra-compact Streaming Microphone.

Big sounds can come in small packages. Meet the Razer Seiren Mini—an ultra-compact condenser mic that’s the perfect fit for professional grade-audio with any streaming or video call setup.

This single 14mm condenser USB microphone is looking to give streamers on a budget pro-grade audio. The microphone is available for 59.99€ on the Razer Europe store.

Specifications and Features

TECH SPECS

  • At a Glance
    • Ultra-precise supercardioid pickup pattern that reduces unwanted noise
    • Professional Recording Quality for crystal clear vocals
    • Ultra-compact and portable for smaller setups and streamers on the go
    • Heavy-duty tilting stand for stable and optimal mic positioning
    • Built-in shockmount to dampen vibrations
  • Microphone specifications
    • Power required / consumption: 5V 500mA (USB)
    • Sample rate: min 44.1kHz / max 48kHz
    • Bit rate: 16bit
    • Capsules: Ø14mm condenser capsule
    • Polar patterns: Supercardioid
    • Frequency response: 20Hz–20kHz
    • Sensitivity: 17.8mV/Pa (at 1kHz)
    • Max SPL: 110dB (THD > 1% at 1kHz)

The Razer Seiren Mini is made to fit the space left in the online game stream universe by much larger and more extravagant pieces of equipment. This microphone is small enough to fit on your desk with ease, but high-grade enough to produce professional sound with very little effort.

Packaging and Accessories

The Razer Seiren Mini comes packed inside the typical Razer packaging with mostly black background and green accents on the sides. The front packaging shows the microphone with the Razer logo on top right and main specifications listed.

On the back we have the features explained and the left side has the specifications detailed.

Inside the box you find the usual stuff: Razer documentation, the Razer Seiren Mini microphone, the support rod, the desk stand base and one USB cable.

Closer look

The Razer Seiren Mini is a USB condenser microphone that comes as simple as it can be with basic plug and play functions. There aren’t many features on the body either, so besides the micro USB connector there’s not much of anything on the mic. We have no gain knob or headphone jack. The microphone can be attached to an arm or to the included desk stand.

Design wise, the Seiren Mini is small with an oval, egg-like shape. The key word regarding the design can be “minimalist”, because you have no buttons, not even an on-off switch. We have a single green led in front that basically shows you that the microphone is on.

The desk stand base is made out of metal and has some weight on it and this way it helps the microphone to stay in place and not tip over. Under it we have a solid black foam that helps the microphone to stay still and not scratch the table.

Performance

Razer said that the Seiren Mini delivers professional recording quality thanks to its 14mm condenser capsule and flat frequency response that can create a more accurate reproduction of your voice—broadcasting with stellar clarity that’s filled with crisp highs and deep lows. So lets test it.

Being a supercardiod, it mainly picks up sound from the front and rejects sounds from the sides.

So here is a recorded sample from the front:

Lets see what it records from the back:

Ano now from the sides:

We also have to test the distance performance. So here is how it sounds from 50 cm:

1 m:

and 2 m:

The Mini’s super-cardioid polar pattern does a good job of tapering down background noise to focus on what’s in front of it. Here is a test with keyboard and voice test:

Finally, here is the unedited voice clip:

Conclusion

The Razer Seiren Mini is is a perfect entry for Razer’s already reliable line of microphones. It’s ultra-portable size and pricing gives streamers another good option for a budget microphone. The lack of a mute control and some other quality-of-life features would be a minus on my book though. The simple fact that the Mini, at just 50 euros, sounds as good as other more expensive microphones will attract users who just want a simple mic that looks elegant and sounds excellent.

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