Razerthink – The Razer Moray is a wired in-ear monitor (IEM) for game streaming and broadcasting.It’s Razer’s first offering in this category and one of the first IEMs designed for gaming. Their sound profile is intentionally blended to highlight voices and dialog to monitor your voice during streaming or listen to teammates clearly over game audio during matches. They also feature a dual hybrid driver system and THX certification, both advertised to improve immersion and sound quality.
Razer Moray Key Tech Specs
- Headphone Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 24 kHz
- Headphone Impedance: 32 Ω (At 1 kHz
- Headphone Sensitivity: 106 Db
- Headphone Input Power: None
- Features: THX Certification
- Connectivity: 3.5mm
- Price: $129.99
- In The Box: Earbuds, Detachable 3.5mm Cable, Spare Eartips
- Type: In-ear
- Attachment: Closed-Back
- Wireless: NO
- Transducer: Hybrid
- Weight: 0.03 pounds
- Clamping Force: 0 pounds
These earbuds have a sleek plastic shape molded to fit inside your ear concha. The detachable braided audio cable is tied at the top of your ear and can be lowered to the neck or forward, depending on which is most comfortable for you. The buds are only available in one color, ‘Black.’
This IEM is very comfortable. The choice of foam and silicone ear pads is included so that you can find the best size and material for your preference. The cable is very lightweight and wraps around your ear for added stability, but the cable is quite thick and can easily get tangled.
Operating System Compatibility: No Controls
- Ease of use: No Controls
- Input: No Controls
- Call/Music Controls: NO
- Voice control: NO
- Microphone Control: NO
- Channel Mixing: NO
- Noise Cancellation Control: NO
- Talk-Through: NO
- Additional Controls: NO
- L: 1.4″ (3.6 cm)
- W: 1.3″ (3.3 cm)
- H: 0.9″ (2.4 cm)
- Volume: 1.74 inches³ (28.51 cm³)
- Transmitter Required: NO
These in-ears are very portable. They only take up a little space in your pocket or bag but tend to get tangled if not stored in their carrying case.
The build quality is good. It is mainly made of plastic but still feels sturdy. The cable is detachable and wrapped in a rubber-like material, with one-pin jacks on each side of the Y hemisphere to connect it to the buds. However, pay attention to the L/R indicator when pairing them, as the buds or pins can be damaged if you disconnect them. If the cable breaks, you can order a replacement from Razer or use any cable with an MMCX to AUX connection.
This IEM has a very stable fit. The lightweight body rests deep inside your inner ear, while the audio cables hook over the top of your ear to keep them securely in place. The Razer Moray will stay in place even if you move your head a lot during intense gaming, but it will still slip out of your ear if the cable gets caught.
Razer Moray’s sound profile is optimized for streaming and focuses on giving extra detail and intensity to the sound. To do this, the manufacturer opted for a dual-driver design, which helps improve clarity in the desired range by dedicating drivers at specific frequencies for optimal audio reproduction.
The Razer Moray has dynamic Bass and mid-reproduction drivers and balanced armature drivers that handle treble reproduction. As a result, you’ll hear your voice and the voices of others over the game audio as you broadcast, keeping the conversation flowing. There’s also a touch of extra high Bass to provide extra boom and punch sound effects. Unfortunately, Razer can’t customize the sound profile.
The Razer Moray has arguably good bass accuracy. The range is relatively neutral, although the Bass is slightly higher than the low Bass, resulting in a warmer sound that provides more sound effects in punch and boom games.
- Std. Wrong: 1.94dB
- Low Frequency Extension: 30.4Hz
- Low Bass: -2.92dB
- Center Bass: 0.17dB
- High Bass: 2.39dB
The treble accuracy was quite good. Voices and instruments sound very present and detailed. The sibilants are also slightly overemphasized, so consonant sounds like S and T in spoken audio sound sharp and clear, though also piercing.
- Std. Wrongdoing: 3.24dB
- Low Treble: 1.29dB
- Mid Treble: 2.21 dB
- High Treble: -8.75 dB
The leakage performance is very good. The audio that comes out sounds thin, mainly in the treble range. This is audible in an average home at max volume, but only if someone is a few meters away. It is unlikely that someone in your vicinity will hear what you are listening to.
- Analog Audio: Yes
- USB Audio: NO
- Detachable: Yes
- Length: 5.41 feet (1.65 m)
- Connection: 1/8″ TR
- Analog/USB Audio Latency: 0 ms
Controls on the Razer Moray?
Since it’s a set of in-ear cables without a microphone, there are no controls on the Razer Moray. If you want to control the levels or use any app to do anything other than listen to music, you will have to use your device rather than controlling it from the earphones.
Setup Guide Razer Moray.
The included Razer Moray cable has a 1.6-meter (5.25-foot) cable terminated with a TRS headphone jack on one end and two MMCX connectors connecting each earbud. If you want to listen to it with your phone, use the USB-C to 3.5mm dongle, If you have a headphone jack on your computer or DAP, you can use it, If your cable is damaged, you can get a replacement without too much trouble by searching the online marketplace. You can take this opportunity to get something you like more – for example, a shorter cable or a Bluetooth adapter like the Mackie MP-BTA or FiiO UTWS5.
Regarding power requirements, the Razer Moray is straightforward to drive, achieving an output level of 106dB with 1 mW input. With an impedance of 32Ω, the earphones won’t struggle to output louder sounds if you need extra headroom to equalize. You don’t need an amplifier to drive the Razer Moray.
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The Razer Moray is worthy of neutral sound.
A touch of extra-high Bass makes the audio sound warm and thunderous, while overemphasis on the mid and treble range makes noises and sibilants, such as cymbals, sound bright and detailed. They are closed-back IEMs, so they can’t deliver as expansive and immersive a soundstage as open-back headphones. But, they have good frequency response consistency and are comfortable enough for long listening sessions.
The Razer Moray needs to be improved for traveling and commuting.
They are comfortable enough for long-haul flights, but the lack of an in-flight control scheme means you must carry the device when you want to adjust the volume or change tracks. They also can’t passively isolate you from lower-range ambient noise, so your music can be drowned out by the rumble of vehicles as you travel. Plus, their corded design means you don’t have to worry about running out of power during longer trips. They also come with a handy bag for easy transportation.
Razer Moray is suitable for sports and fitness.
They have a very stable fit and will stay attached to your ears during intense workouts, but the cable design makes them prone to snagging and limits your range of movement when wearing them.
The Razer Moray is sub-par for office use.
They are comfortable and have a cable connection, so you can wear them for long periods without worrying about your ears getting tired or the buds going out. However, they don’t have multi-device pairing, so you’ll have to swap cables between the devices you want to use manually. They have low audio leakage and do an excellent job at passively isolating you from nearby conversations or whiny AC units. Still, if you’re working near somewhere with heavy traffic or noisy construction, Since they don’t have a microphone, you’ll have to rely on an external microphone to make calls, which is less convenient than other in-ear options with in-line microphones.
The Razer Moray is a wired headphone only; you can’t use it wirelessly.
The Razer Moray is okay for wired gaming.
They’re designed to be used while streaming, so they do an excellent job of highlighting dialog in RPGs or teammates on voice chat. They’re lightweight and comfortable enough for long gaming sessions without fatigue, but they won’t isolate you from ambient noise, such as trucks outside or passing airplanes if you live near an airport. However, you will need to use a separate microphone as it does not have a built-in microphone.
The Razer Moray cannot be used for calls alone because it has no built-in microphone. You can still use it by connecting a separate microphone to capture your voice. You’ll find that they make your voice clear and detailed and don’t bleed much audio, so people around you won’t hear the other end of your call.
Notes: You might find a model called Razer Moray+ online. This pair of Razer gaming earbuds was discontinued and released in 2009. Other than the name, they have nothing to do with Razer Moray.
Compared to Other Headphones
The Razer Moray is a unique in-ear monitor. They have a very lightweight and comfortable in-ear construction, and their sound profile is geared towards streamers who don’t want to wear bulky headphones when creating content. Since the sound highlights voices and dialog, they’re still perfect for you if you’re a frequent podcast listener or chatting over team chat during multiplayer games. However, you’ll have to use a separate microphone since they don’t have a built-in microphone, and you can’t buy a compatible cable with the in-line microphone. However, this sound profile is less neutral than other IEMs aimed at music, like the KZ AS10 or the MOONDROP Blessingi 3.
My Sony wireless earbuds felt way above the quality I experienced when wearing the Moray. And if you consider this, IEM, which is brand new, will cost around $199, compared to Sony’s $129 wireless earbuds, which have much better sound quality for everything. The few positives it does have start to diminish significantly.
The Razer Moray is now available on the Razer website for US$129.99
Razer Moray is a wired in-ear monitor (IEM), a new product released by Razer. They also feature a dual hybrid driver system and THX certification, both advertised to enhance immersion and sound quality. The Razer Moray noise-canceling in-ear gaming headphones may only differentiate themselves a little from their competitors’ noise-canceling in-ear gaming headphones. Still, they’re a perfect set of earphones and quite expensive.