Even though there are a veritable bushel of desktop microphones
to choose from, most of them are high-end affairs, their sights set on gamers, streamers, and podcasters who want a premium audio experience. Whether it’s a Blue Yeti
, Elgato Wave 3
, or HyperX Quadcast S
, most microphones are playing at the deep end of the pool. Razer’s Seiren Mini is relatively new on the streets, and this modest little mic is going head-to-head with the Blue Snowball iCE
, one of the few desktop microphones that caters to the budget-minded streamer. Can the Seiren Mini deliver solid audio despite its $50 price tag? Let’s find out how well it serves the beginner and frugal streamer.
Razer Seiren Mini – Design and Features
The Razer Seiren Mini looks like a prop you’d incorporate into a diorama of a late-night talk show set. The base is 3.5 inches in diameter and the mic stands all of 6.5 inches high, a full inch higher than the similarly height-challenged Rode NT-USB Mini. It’s available in three colors: black, white, and pink.
The pill-shaped mic is half grille, half enclosure, and apparently 100 percent plastic, from the