Blue Yeti VS Razer Sieren - Which to buy?

Discussion in 'Systems' started by KuzonTV, Mar 17, 2017.

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  1. KuzonTV

    KuzonTV New Member

    Ok so I am in the understanding that the Blue Yeti and Razer Sieren are very similar microphones, both are condenser mic with 4 different polar-patterns - Cardioid, Biodirectional, Omnidirectional and Stereo - as well as coming in both USB and XLR versions...

    Budget wise the Blue Yeti is cheaper and comes in many different colour but the Razer Sieren has the iconic Razer Logo as well as a micro LCD screen that shows gain level, volume level and Polaroid-Patterns

    So my question is...Which is better...?

    I'm counting the catagories on Astetic, Usefilness, sound quality and budget
     
  2. Jenjar

    Jenjar Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Never used a Sieren, But my blue yeti works well and i have it on a Rode PSA 1 boom arm, with a Radius 2 shock mount. Only problems i ever had is it gave out before, Got it replaced and it has been fine for 2 years. Also, On skype and some recording programs it can sound a little static, Even when the gain is at the best setting to stop it. The best program to use it for if recording is using audacity, and changing up some settings that reduce this noise.
     
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  3. 0V3R_K1LL

    0V3R_K1LL Well-Known Member

    Well hate to break it to Razer fans but the Yeti is way better in terms of price/performance. And the lcd is more of a gimmic. If you need it for gaming/podcasts or voiceovers go for the Yeti hands down.

    Razer might have an edge only if you want the aesthetic quality since the Yeti looks a little less stealthy rather than the all black and cylindrical looking Sieren.
     
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  4. FrozenBitch

    FrozenBitch Active Member

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  5. DragoNate

    DragoNate Active Member

    Does the Seiren have Chroma lighting? I'm obsessed with it, lol!
    I currently have a Blue Snowball and the quality is actually pretty darn good. I don't know how much better the Yeti really is.
    I do know that the Seiren (Pro?) has an automatic filter that filters out noise below 100Hz. Idk if the Yeti does the same thing or not.
    Serien is definitely more discreet though and looks like a gaming thing, whereas the Yeti looks like a professional recording studio mic.
     
  6. HypocriticalIdiot

    HypocriticalIdiot Active Member

    I would go with Blue since they are renowned in microphones and my Blue Nessi is awesome
     
  7. FrozenBitch

    FrozenBitch Active Member

    They doesnt have yet and it's already that expensive, imagine it with chroma
     
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  8. SodiumMachine

    SodiumMachine Active Member

    Linus tech tips did a review of both microphones.
    Siren:

    Yeti:


    And here is a soundcloud of LTT mic tests so you can compare them side by side
    https://soundcloud.com/ltt-mic-test

    Hope this helps!!!

    P.S. Personally I can't speak for either microphone, as I own an AT2020 USB+
     
  9. Predator5

    Predator5 Well-Known Member

    They're pretty much the same thing, but if you want the Razer Logo you'll have to pay a bit extra.
     
  10. Sim3Gamer

    Sim3Gamer Well-Known Member

    Personally I would choose the Razer Seiren because it looks good in combination with other Razer stuff, but the sound from the blue yeti is also very good.

    All in all i would chose if the design is it worth paying more, the Seiren has classic Razer quality :)
     
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  11. lolchez

    lolchez Active Member

    seiren looks good but yeti performs for sure
     
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  12. DragoNate

    DragoNate Active Member

    Yeah, exactly... I mean, I really want it, but if the price goes up even more for lighting, I couldn't afford it. Can't afford it now anyway, lol
     
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  13. FrozenBitch

    FrozenBitch Active Member

    It's definitely going to be expensive with Chroma lightning, haha
     
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  14. DragoNate

    DragoNate Active Member

    Wouldn't doubt it. Though, of course, it'd be awesome!
     
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  15. KuzonTV

    KuzonTV New Member

    You're correct but I will be the devil's advict for a minute and say that the little LCD Screen can be the defining feature that makes a few people go for the Sieren over the Yeti

    I own a Blue Yeti due to budget cost though

    I'd love to see a Razer Seiern Chroma tho! It'd look sweet on streams!

    As well as the fact it has the LCD screen that could be more helpful :3 rather than having to move to look at the gain level

    Watch Dogs 2 is worth it... Razer should bundle games with products... WHY HAVEN'T THEY DONE THAT BEFORE?!
     
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  16. 0V3R_K1LL

    0V3R_K1LL Well-Known Member

    Yeah I agree with you 100%. That is a feature that is worth alot to some people but most of them tend to mess with the gain and eQ settings in their recording software or their capture cards. Since those provide even higher control over the sound you get.
     
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  17. richy877

    richy877 Active Member

    Yeti is the best bang for your buck mic. sub $100 and picks up sound crystal clear like a champ. Most live streams I watch with the yeti sound pretty good. Reviews on youtube though have the seiren and yeti performing both well. I do like the black color of the seiren though and the green led razer logo. I would think the yeti comes out ahead just because your getting alot at great price.
     
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