Early this year I had the chance to check out a new and exciting pair of ear buds from Razer called the Moray. Overall I was very happy with them but I felt that they needed more of a gaming edge coming from Razer. Not long after our review they announced the Moray+. Apparently Razer was thinking the same thing as us because the Moray+ addressed that issue specifically. Today I have a chance to take a look at the Moray+ and see how there improvements helped.
Product Name: Razer Moray+
Review Sample Provided by: Razer
Review by: Wes
Pictures by: Wes
20 to 11,000Hz
Sound Pressure Level
Max rated input
Weight (including cable)
300 to 3000Hz
Signal to noise ratio
Razer’s packaging always stands out and impresses me. With the Moray+ they showcased the earbuds with a black box with a metallic Moray+ logo similar to other Razer packages including the original Moray minus the + sign. The front of that box includes a large window that gives you full view of the earbuds, the inline microphone, and a few of the optional plugs (DS, PSP, and cell phone). On the back there is a picture of all of the included pieces and parts along with the carrying case that you keep them in. Also Razer has all of the other important information including a list of the Moray+'s features and specifications. Inside everything is packed in a molded plastic tray keeping them secure. Hidden inside the package is also a zip up pouch that we also saw on the original Moray. For documentation they included a quick start guide, certificate of authenticity, and two Razer logo stickers.
The overall design of the ear buds for the Moray+ didn’t change from the original design other than the addition of a almost unnoticeable inline microphone. That means that with the multiple adapters that are included you will be very happy with the comfort. With the Moray+’s background noise is at a bare minimum leaving you to enjoy your music/movies/gaming. Speaking of enjoying your gaming, the included adapters were pleasant surprises given that most headsets don’t include the adapters. If being able to listen and talk on your PSP and DS isn’t enough, the PC adapter splits the single cord into the needed two plugs that pc’s need. That adapter brings to light the need for a single plug solution for pc’s, someone needs to spearhead that project! Lol. And for the apple fans out there (yes the iPhone has become a portable gaming console) you won’t have any problems hooking the Moray+ up to your phone ether. Sound quality is good but does lack some of the range and definition that you would get from larger drivers found in full size headphones/headsets.
So Razer’s original Moray was high on my list of must have’s for portable gaming. The addition of a microphone and adapters to hook it up to almost anything could only make it better. With the ability to use the Moray+ with anything and everything the only problem I have had is figuring out what to store them with. So far they have stayed in there nice case tucked away in my pocket, just in case I get a weird urge to game/voip/watch tv or movies/music/talk on my cell phone.
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