Generally, Podcasters understand that while content is important in engaging their audience, the Podcast content’s quality is equally important. The excellent audio quality or sound quality is one more reason for your audience to listen through to the end of your podcast.
According to statistics, audio quality is one of the major determinants of top-ranked podcasters. Therefore, it is essential to pay attention to the quality of your audio output. To achieve excellent audio quality, it is important then to choose the right recording equipment for your podcast. The quality of your recording equipment will determine the quality of your editing, which then reflects on the quality of the podcast you upload for your listeners.
When podcasters think of quality audio recorders, two pieces of equipment often come to mind; Razer Seiren and Blue yeti. These two are popular choices for podcasters. USB microphones are affordable, quality, and easy to use for podcasters. And both Razer Seiren and Blue Yeti are two of the most popular powerhouse USB mics that allow you to capture audio and deliver excellent output.
The Blue Yeti is a staggeringly famous condenser case USB Microphone. In addition to its stand, it is 11.75 inches tall. Being a condenser mic, it gets amazing detail in vocals and instrumentals. However, this additional feature also compromises it as it also takes in unwanted background noises.
It is made up of three containers which provide four different polar pattern options. The first pattern is the cardioid pattern, which picks excellent sound in front of the mic. The second pattern is the stereo, solely for specific situations, such as a choir performance. The third polar pattern in Blue Yeti is the omnidirectional pattern, which gets sound from all directions. Lastly, the bidirectional, which, like its name, picks sounds mainly in two directions and is preferred for interviews.
- 4 pattern mode selection switch
- Gain control
- Heavy-duty stand
- Mute button
- Zero-latency headphone input
The Razer Seiren mic holds a premium position among all Razer mics. Its unique condenser capsule makes it an excellent background noise rejection mic. Razer Seiren is usually referred to as a top-address mic, and this is because you literally have to speak into its top. It also has a cardioid polar pattern which enables it to pick sounds in front of it. The mic has a 9-inch height when attached to its studio stand.
With its high-pass filter switch at its bottom, Razer Seiren is built to silence bumps and vibrations. It also prevents peaking and distortions with its inbuilt limiter. The included wind guard gives gentle opposition against popping noises when talking directly close to the gadget.
- Compact sizing
- Super portable
- Zero latency headphone jack
- Built in shock mount
- Compact sizing
Razer Seiren vs. Blue Yeti
|Blue Yeti||Razer Seiren|
|Polar Patterns||Bidirectional, Omnidirectional, Stereo, Cardioid||Cardioid|
|Frequency||20Hz – 20kHz||20Hz – 20kHz|
|Sample rate||48 kHz||48 kHz|
|Bit rate||16 bit||16 bit|
|Max SPL||Max SPL: 120dB (THD: 0.51kHz)||Max SPL: 120dB (THD: 0.51kHz)|
|System Requirements||All modern Windows and Mac OS, USB 1.1/2.0, 64 MB RAM||All modern Windows and Mac OS, USB 1.1/2.0, 64 MB RAM|
|Weight||2.8 lb / 1.27kg||0.84 lbs / 383g|
|Dimensions||7.24 x 3.24 inches||11.6 x 4.7 x 4.9 inches|
|Included Accessories||USB cable|
Desk base stand
|Capsules||3 14mm capsules||3 14mm capsules|
Both microphones offer great sound quality with proper storage efficiency, so they do not gobble up your accessible storage. However, the Blue Yeti USB mic is more versatile as it offers four different pickup patterns while Razer Seiren is limited to one.