The Razer Seirēn has gone through many iterations, from its original to the more recent ‘streamer certified’ Seirēn X last year. Now, it is getting the professional treatment as Razer introduces its $200 Seirēn Elite, aimed at content creators that want professional audio quality with minimal fuss.
Built around a single capsule design with a built-in filter and limited, the Seirēn Elite aims to eliminate the need for external equipment while retaining the “richer, warmer vocal tones” only found on high-end equipment.
“Most professional-grade microphones require additional recording equipment, like mixers and converters, that you need to get your sound onto your PC,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “The Razer Seiren Elite solves that problem, letting broadcasters focus on their content and letting the Seiren Elite handle their audio.”
- Sample Rate: min 44.1kHz / max 48kHz
- Bit Rate: 16bit
- Capsule: Single Dynamic Capsule
- Polar patterns: Cardioid
- Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz
- Connectivity: USB only
- Max SPL: 120dB
It’s worth noting that this comes in at double the price of the Seirēn X while dropping its built-in shockmount, however the quality that Razer is claiming to deliver with an all-in-one plug and play package would automatically result in major savings across the board. These claims have yet to be verified by KitGuru, however Windows Central notes that the device gives “richer and warmer” tones than the RØDE Podcaster.
KitGuru Says: I am currently searching through various audio solutions and have come across the intimidating cost of having to purchase an amplifier to gain the superior quality to convenient USB solutions. The Seirēn Elite has me incredibly interested if Razer hasn’t sacrificed much quality in the name of convenience and I expect that I will be attempting to get a hands on in the coming weeks. What is your current audio setup?