Razer continues to gain ground in the streaming market and added another microphone to its portfolio in October 2020. What began with the Ripsaw has since been expanded to a webcam with light and four microphones. So we can expect a lot more from Razer, but until then we will first take a closer look at the Seiren Mini.
The condenser microphone is available in three different colors and appeals especially to streaming beginners and those who don’t have much space on the table top. At the same time, it should still deliver professional recording quality. Let’s see what the 16 cm high Razer Seiren Mini really has to offer.
|Frequency response||20 Hz – 20,000 Hz|
|Scanning rate||44.1 kHz – 48 kHz|
|Dimensions||16.26 x 8.89 cm|
|Colors||Black, Pink, White|
Compact and flexible
Razer is not known for suboptimal workmanship or quality. Our expectations of the Seiren Mini are correspondingly high. However, these are satisfied immediately after unboxing – with the prospect of continuity. Externally, the compact microphone looks simple, but its workmanship is of high quality. The weight also makes it clear that even the inner workings are not from some tinkering corner.
Our test object is painted in a matte black, which extends up to the grid, but it is also available in other colors. In addition, only the Razer font logo is engraved and a small LED is attached, which typically lights up green when it is connected to the power supply.
To ensure that the supercardioid characteristic also serves its purpose, the Razer Seiren Mini can be tilted in all directions by a ball joint – which should ideally be in the direction of the streamer.
If you are a fan of gallows arms, you can also put the Mini on one. The arm should have a 5/8 thread, so a spider is not necessary. Razer itself recommends the PSA1 from RØDE, because the gaming accessory manufacturer does not offer one of their own.