Date: January 6th, 2009
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Razer
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CONCLUSIONS AND AFTERTHOUGHTS
The Moray didn't convince me to toss aside my set of over-the-ear headphones, but for laptop gamers or anyone who uses a portable music device this is a great step up in quality from the included ear buds. The best part is they carry a reasonable price tag. For around $30 US you get more than just a set of headphones – Razer was gracious enough to include three sizes of ear molds, an airplane adapter, and carrying pouch that is not only practical but looks cool as well.
All genres of music I listened to with the headphones had well balanced sound. There wasn't too much bass or treble and nothing sounded “tinny”. Furthermore, the passive noise isolating feature left me pleasantly surprised. To be quite honest I wasn't expecting much but when I put the headphones on and heard ambient sounds around me drown out slightly, I was impressed. Sound isolating is a nice feature and since it is passive, you won't have to worry about changing batteries while on the go.
For $30 this is a great value given the quality of the sound and included accessories. Razer targets this product at gamers, but anyone can appreciate good sound, portability, and a comfortable listening experience. I can say with confidence that the Moray is worthy of our top award.
- Clear, balanced sound
- Passive noise isolating works well
- Three sizes of interchangeable ear molds for comfort
- Airplane adapter and carrying pouch included
- Reasonably priced
- Not quite good enough to replace over-the-ear gaming headphones
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