It’s a sound product

In terms of recording quality; it is on par with other condenser mics like Audio-Technica AT2500 and even has some similarities to the Blue Yeti but it is very sensitive to the point it picks up on wind noises too well, as it does with other ambient sounds. 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 says that the mic can isolate some of the noise on it’s own but due to the sensitivity it picks up practically anything if the gain isn’t on it’s lowest setting. Still, it’s sensitive enough that you don’t have to plant the mic directly in front of your face to use it, because due to it’s chunky size, it’s likely to obscure your vision if you did.

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Third party accessories? no problem.

The recording quality is good but still has a bit of a metallic tang to it; which might be a remnant of Razer’s history of making mics that are focused more on clarity, hence the recordings not feeling as warm as they should. This might be undesirable for those looking to use the Seiren for recording music but its mostly a non-issue for those who would be using it more for podcasting. But generally speaking it is still a good first try on part of Razer but the Seiren is still quite expensive compared to other options out there.

The Verdict

At the end of the day, the Razer Seiren is a pretty expensive (and sexy looking) beast but it does what it advertises on the tin, though it might not be the very best option for starting out musicians or voice actors but it works fine for the budding YouTuber and podcaster. It is still quite pricy so those with budget constraints might want to consider other cheaper options because there are a handful which operate just as well for half the price.

It’s unlikely for the mic to appear on shelves locally but you definitely can order it via Razer’s Online store for RM 689 or grab a newly available bundle which includes a shock mount and pop filter for RM 1209.