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Razer Seiren X USB Condenser Microphone $81.21 + Delivery ($0 w/ Prime) @ Amazon US via AU

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Condenser microphone made for streaming
Super cardioid pick-up pattern to reduce background noise
Built-in shock mount to dampen vibrations
Zero-latency 3.5 mm headphone monitoring port
Allows you to deliver your voice loud and clear to your audience

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    good value for sure

    ta just grabbed one :)

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    Thanks

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    • +1 vote

      I think the general consensus when I was looking at the two a while back was snowball was better overall. U may also want to look up dynamic mic such as Samson qu2 depending on ur use case

    • +3 votes

      Snowball is omnidirectional and intended to record a space or multiple people. If your goal is to get a desk mic, avoid it like the plague.

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    good mic and not overly big and at this price a no brainer for an upgrade as you will be spending double or more to get something equal or better

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    is it good for zoom calls?

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      I'm interested to know to. For example, if you use a mic like this and then have the sound come through speakers will the mic pick up the sound and cause an echo?

      • +2 votes

        I've never had an issue with it, and I've used Zoom, Meet, Webex and Teams to run training sessions. Most of the software has built-in echo cancellation which means unless you have the audio turned up very loud it's all good.

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        Dynamic mics are better than condenser mics (such as this) at rejecting background noise. Whoever you're talking to will likely hear some echo with this mic.

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        It will pick up feedback from my experience if you have the speaker volume up, its a sensitive mic. If you have an Nvidia RTX GPU then RTX Voice might be best and there might be alternatives out there for background noise cancelling. I know that some collaboration tools like Webex have built in background noise suppressors that might help but with no extra aid the microphone will pick up noise.

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          Thanks for the feedback. I read some reviews and it seems to pick up background noise (not necessarily the speaker output but other things like planes) so it suggested using an RTX graphics card could help.

          I'll leave it for now as I have a high end office headset and it has great mic ANC.

      • +1 vote

        I don't know this for sure, but from experience and an educated guess, if the software is good it will cancel out pickup, the mic itself won't. With that being said though some microphones won't pick up as much background noise due to their design.

        Edit: When I say cancel out pick up, I mean other people's voices coming through your speaker and into your microphone, or your own voice if you have it set to playback your voice. Another way to mitigate that is using headphones.

        I use a $30 condenser mic off eBay with an audio interface and it sounds really good over teams, discord, zoom etc so I think this would be similar if not better. Good enough that when I used the built in mic in my headphones during a call once, everyone sent me a get better message because they thought I was sick haha!

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        Using this microphone and having speakers is like putting 4 space saver spares on your race car…

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          Why? I don't get the analogy.

    • +5 votes

      Very very good for Zoom

      I had to use a mic to train groups of up to 50 over Zoom last year and used a similar mic from Rode, and it made a HUGE difference. Getting an external mic and webcam make a massive difference, but using a proper microphone is like night and day.

      For best performance have the mic closer to your mouth, but it works even down on the desk level.

      The biggest difference is that your voice actually sounds like a human voice with these mics.

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    Tally reckons it’s pretty good
    https://youtu.be/_5OYLu0SdNs

  • +1 vote

    For the uninitiated, how will this go with a mechanical keyboard (browns) and people talking in the same room?

    Telling people to F-off only works for so long haha

    • +1 vote

      RTX voice makes this a non-issue. Unless you use AMD gpu…

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        Guess that's true for my desktop, but can't put a 3080 inside a work Macbook

  • +3 votes

    Their webcam (kiyo) is also on sale (~25% off)

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      On Amazon? Says it’s temporarily out of stock.

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        Really? It's the razer kiyo, still says in stock for me.

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          Oh sorry, got it wrong. On the UK Razer store it’s temporarily out of stock and funnily not on sale.

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          But all good, I can see it on Amazon “Amazon’s Choice” and on sale (US import). Thanks.

  • +1 vote

    I have one of these that I use for Discord / Video / Voice calls and its awesome always get good feedback from people that are on other side of call. It can be sensitive at times and pick up some noise from other rooms.

    Its just a plug and play USB mic doesn't require any special software or anything, just use basic windows controls for the microphone. That being said it might not be best for someone who wants to plug something in some fancy AMP/DAC.

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    This or a Samson meteor?

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    Could you claim this as a work related deduction, if you both primarily work from home and have most meetings and trainings over video call?

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      I have previously done so, with no issues at all.

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        Awesome, thanks for the reply!

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        no issues at all? did you get audited by the ATO?

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          Why would it be an issue? If this is used just for working from home purposes then it's completely fine.

  • +5 votes

    This feedback may be useful to those who get it:

    Great entry level microphone for streamers. Just remember to go into windows sound control settings and change recording quality to 2 channel, 16 bit, 48000 Hz. DVD Quality. The reason 90 percent of the owners of this microphone are receiving poor quality is because this setting isn’t changed.

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    So if you fix the settings this is good? How does it compare to blue yeti blackout

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    Is this good for recording singing tracks

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      depends how god your voice is :)

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        Godly

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        serious question though. Not me my friend is a good singer and needs a setup for home studio but not invest crazy amounts

        • +1 vote

          IMO these are more suited for streaming.

          Better off with a CO1U or an AT2020 or any large diaphragm condenser microphone

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    Hi All,

    This microphone is pretty good, although you have to be careful about noise signals in the area. Make sure that your phone is not near it otherwise you'll get static

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    Great find OP. I'm just using a headphone mic and was listening back to a stream last night - and lamenting not having a better mic (or putting more time into eq'ing it properly).

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    Can anyone recommend a decent priced boom to go with this?

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      Been looking at these this morning this one looks half decent, includes the pop filter which is a bonus.

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        Just be careful as I just saw a review on this one(The Mic) and they didn't have any mounting points?

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          I just had a look and the mic has a 5/8" thread mount. This boom arm comes with a 3/8" to 5/8" screw adapter which will suit this mic.

  • +2 votes

    No water resistant, so not recommended for JOI.

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    Anyone else get their order refunded?

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      Mine is due to arrive tomorrow, odd they refunded you, did they say why?

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        Just spoke to them, seems like there was no update with the courier they refunded me. Odd yesterday it was showing it was due to arrive Thursday. Fingers crossed.