Razer Seiren Vs Razer Seiren Pro Comparison
Either you are a game-streamer or a professional Youtuber, you certainly have heard quite some about Razer if you are considering to get either Razer Seiren or Razer Seiren Pro. Known as a titan in the gaming peripherals industry, there was no surprise when Razer finally decided to make their own professional-grade studio microphones. However, as you may have guessed, Razer Seiren Pro is quite more expensive than the regular Razer Seiren. The two seem to be quite identical to each other – what are the differences between Razer Seiren and Razer Seiren Pro?
To give you a good idea about these mics, let us see first the similar features of the two products. Both microphones are designed to serve HD recordings with outstanding clarity. Quite interestingly, the company doesn’t compromise too much on the cheaper model, as the two share quite a lot of similarly outstanding specs. They both record audio in a very good resolution of 24-bit/192kHz, which is more than sufficient to deliver clean and accurate recordings. They each is armed with three 14mm condenser capsules, and features a decent frequency response range of 20 Hz – 20 kHz. As the effect, the two can capture the same lows, mids, and highs. They are reliable for handling reasonably loud voices with a maximum SPL handling of 120dB at THD 0.5%, 1kHz.
|Razer Seiren||Razer Seiren Pro|
|- Connector USB||- Connector USB|
|- Microphone Sensitivity 4.5mV/Pa (1kHz)||- Sensitivity: 12.5 mV/Pa (1 kHz)|
|- Microphone Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz||- Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz|
|- 4 adjustable recording patterns (Cardioid, stereo, omnidirectional, bidirectional)||- Polar patterns: Stereo, cardioid, omnidirectional, bidirectional.|
|- HD recording with outstanding clarity||- HD recording with outstanding clarity|
They both also feature on-board quick controls for polar pattern switching and controlling the mic gain level and headphone volume. Each of them is already armed with four adjustable recording patterns, consisting of cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional, and stereo, for maximum versatility and performance under different circumstances. There is a built-in headphone amplifier with zero-latency output on each mic, which is very handy for direct monitoring. Both are Razer Synapse-enabled.
However, some people may find Razer Seiren to be a little bit annoying at times for not picking some subtle details. This is due to the low sensitivity. With a sensitivity of 4.5mV/Pa, Razer Seiren may not pick ambient noise from the environment, yet may not be able to capture some slight details, especially from weak vocals and some instruments that aren’t quite loud. On the other hand, Razer Seiren Pro comes with a sensitivity of 12.5mV/Pa, which is certainly better.
In addition, Razer Seiren Pro comes with a high-pass filter that can attenuate the frequencies below 100 Hz. This is a useful feature for reducing low-frequency noise such as wind and breath sounds. Razer Seiren lacks this feature.
Last but not least, Razer Seiren Pro is a microphone that can be used with both USB and XLR. The bundle even includes a 5-pin XLR cable and a 3.5mm audio extension cable, in addition to the Mini USB-to-USB cable that is also available in the regular Razer Seiren’s bundle. Meanwhile, Razer Seiren only supports usage using USB.
Razer Seiren Vs Razer Seiren Pro
The extra features that Razer Seiren Pro offers are more valuable and will serve to the fullest value for music and demanding voice recordings, in which the XLR connection and high-pass filter are indeed very handy. On the other hand, if you use your mic only for streaming, Razer Seiren should be sufficient.