The bells and whistles

Powering the Seiren is a single mini USB cable that’s been braided for strength. You can essentially use the Seiren anywhere you can find a USB port but it needs to supply enough power, else the mic will produce some crackly noises so USB hubs are a no-go.

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Mute button, volume button and a helpful mode display

The mic has four audio modes; Bidirectional, Cardioid, Omnidirectional and Stereo. There are few condenser mics that feature this many modes and one of the more popular ones is the Blue Yeti microphone whose position Razer is likely trying to usurp.

It does have a sound card built in too, and you can directly monitor from the Seiren with a pair of headphones instead of routing it though your PC. Razer Synapse sports some rudimentary settings for the mic that lets you tweak your bitrate all the way up to 24bit audio for “studio quality” recordings. There difference really is there if you crank it all the way up so the ability to do so is a pretty big bonus. And no, you don’t need a fancy recording program to get it to work, the free to use Audacity is more than enough.

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Shock mounts make bad table vibes go away

As far as accessories go, you only have the choice between a shock mount and a pop filter. The mic does come in a bundle option with the pop filter but the shock mount has to be purchased separately. Notably, there aren’t any wind filters or other accessories available at the moment besides these, but hopefully Razer will make these available in the immediate future.

You can however still mount a third party pop filter with no issue, as we’ve tested here and it works perfectly fine albeit with slightly clumsy positioning.