Razer Seiren X vs. Blue Yeti X
Whether you are a gamer, video producer, voice-over artist, or even a musical artist, USB microphones can be very useful. In this article, we will review the Razer Siren X vs. Blue Yeti X side by side.
Some reviewers nod to the Yeti X, others to the Siren X; however, they are both amazingly powerful USB mics. So keep reading, and find out the similarities and differences between these two, and decide which one is better for your needs.
The Seiren X is one of the best gaming microphones that comes for a lower price than other mics with similar specs and features. You can find the Seiren X available for around $100, and it fits nicely not just for gaming but for streaming and broadcasting.
On the other hand, Blue wasn’t the world’s go-to when it comes to USB desktop mics until they came out with the Blue Yeti X, which now falls in the category of the best microphones for streaming and gaming. The Yeti X targets gamers, streamers, and podcasters. But, it is also suitable for many other uses. However, the Yeti X is more expensive than the Razer Seiren X, and it is available for $170 or so.
Blue Yeti vs. Razer Seiren – Specifications
Blue Yeti X
- Sample Rate – 48kHZ
- Bit Rate – 24-bit
- Polar Patterns – Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Stereo, Bidirectional
- Frequency Response – 20Hz- 20kHz
Razer Seiren X
- Sample Rate – 44.1 kHz Min/ 48 kHz Max
- Bit Rate – 16-bit
- Polar Patterns – Super-Cardioid
- Frequency Response – 20Hz- 20kHz
Design: Razer Seiren vs. Blue Yeti
The Seiren X is mostly a gaming-focused broadcast mic. It has an electric condenser with a large-diaphragm and considerable shock protection. It is secured by a nice-looking heavy stand. It comes in a classic black color, with the green Razer accents, a black and blue scheme for the PS4, and a pink model. The volume and the mute controls are found in the mic while the cables are in the stand. The Seiren X is a smaller microphone model from Razer, but that can come in handy if you don’t have a lot of desk space or you don’t want to have the mic in front of your face while streaming.
The Yeti X is a nice-looking mic. However, it lacks RGB lighting and garnish branding, compared to the Razer. It has a heavy case with a chrome finish. The dial controls, volume change, and mute buttons are found in the front as well as the logo. The Blue Yeti X has a taller and sharper mesh section that hides the four condenser capsules, compared to the standard Yeti. This mic may not be as sensible as the Razer Seiren X but will visually fit in more scenarios beyond gaming and streaming.
Audio Quality: Razer Seiren X vs. Blue Yeti
With the Razer Seiren X, you only get one polar pattern. It is the super-cardioid. Which is a tighter pickup area than the usual cardioid. The Seiren X can sometimes pick up unwanted background noises, like keyboard or mouse click. However, when recording in isolation, the results are really well because it can pick up even the little details in the higher frequencies and produce the breathy quality that everybody loves. Truly it is not quite as warm or full tone as the Blue Yeti X, but the tradeoff feels reasonable when you consider the price difference between the two.
With the Blue Yeti X, on the other hand, there is nothing that can be improved. There are four polar patterns. The cardioid polar pattern picks up only the sound that is directly in front of the mic, the thus is to record a lone voice, the omnidirectional mode is for getting some background noises like instruments or group speech, and the bidirectional mode is for two people talking or singing. All of those modes provide amazing sound.
Features and Software
The Razer Seiren X arrives in a luxurious package, and when you open the box, there is a proclamation welcoming you to “the Cult of Razer.” But in terms of some extras, there is almost nothing here. The mic comes with a stand, a cable, and the setup guide. You can fit the mic in a shock mount as well as in a boom arm, but you will need to buy the shock mount separately. Although, you will need to use the stand because it will minimize bangs’ pickup on your desk or noises from your keyboard while streaming.
On the other hand, the Yeti X headliner is its software. It allows you to put more controls on the multifunctional dial on the front of the mic. And by tapping the button, you can cycle between mute, gain, headphone level, and blend. You can also customize the lighting on display and the lighting on the polar pattern using the Logitech G Hub. It is pretty easy to use this app. It lets you select colors for normal and high signal levels for different polar patterns. You can even assign your mute color.
The Seiren X offers a very usable and sensible compromise between full-price and full-size gaming mics within the Razer fold and outside. Providing you with amazing clarity and fundamentally clear and bright recordings while taking minimum space out of your desk. However, it fails to deliver much more than its narrow purpose, and that is gaming.
And with the Blue Yeti X, you shouldn’t even doubt that it is a great mic. It carries over the same quality of the build, the smooth sound, and the easy operating from its baseline model, but the things that add value to this particular model are the new features.
Both of these mics serve their purposes and will provide you with a nice sound. Still, it depends on your needs and your budget. If you are a gamer or want to get a cheaper USB mic that will provide you with the basic needs, then go for the Razer Seiren X. But if you want a multipurpose mic, and don’t mind paying a little extra for that, then without a doubt, you should get the Blue Yeti X.
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