I use Razer’s in-ear gaming monitors every day, and they’re now cheaper than ever

Razer Moray and its attachment pouch on a desk, with a big savings stamp on top
(Image credit: Future / Duncan Robertson)

If you had told me a year ago I’d soon be using earbuds for all my gaming and streaming, I’d have told you to get lost. Earbuds have always been my second choice for gaming, mainly because their smaller size usually can’t stand up to the power and features you get with an over-ear headset. 

But then Razer approached us about a new set of in-ear monitors it was releasing - yes, the type you see rockstars wearing on stage - but designed for streaming and gaming. Nine months later, I still use them every single day, and can’t imagine gaming on my PC without them. Thanks to Amazon’s ongoing gaming sale, these excellent little buds are down to their cheapest-ever price. Despite a listed price of $129.99, they’re down to just $99.99.

The Razer Moray In-Ear Monitors are better at intricately balancing multiple audio sources than any gaming headset or wireless earbuds I’ve used, so I can’t recommend them strongly enough. Admittedly, they are a bit quirky. They narrowly missed out on a perfect score when I reviewed them because of a few reservations I had. Still, they’re up there with the best gear for streaming money can buy, so they’re just too darn good not to recommend at this price.

Razer Moray in-Ear Monitors | $129.99 $99.99 at Amazon
Save $30 -

Razer Moray in-Ear Monitors | $129.99 $99.99 at Amazon
Save $30 - With THX-certified sound, and an ergonomic shape to sit in your ears all day, you’re getting a total steal by making the most of this offer at Amazon. We’ve seen this drop down to ~$107, but this is the first time we’ve seen it dip below $100. For a product this good in less than a year after release, that’s a great deal.

Buy it if: 

✅ You have lots of audio sources to balance
✅ You play for longer sessions
✅ You want ludicrous audio quality

Don't buy it if: 

❌ You don’t want the hassle of cleaning them
❌ Your ear shape doesn’t agree with most earbuds
❌ A you need a headset with a microphone 

Price Check: Razer: $129.99

Should you buy the Razer Moray in-Ear Monitors?

Razer Moray review image showing the ergonomic curves that match the human ear's anatomy

(Image credit: Future / Duncan Robertson)

So, what about the Razer Moray makes it the perfect audio solution for streamers and gamers prone to long sessions? For starters, these things have a Hybrid Dual-driver design, meaning they pack more punch than earbuds typically do. One driver specifically for bassy tones helps them live up to the best gaming headsets, but an additional armature one for accuracy in treble frequencies helps them with more subtle noises too. The Morays feature an ergonomic shape that’s designed to compliment the human ear and sit comfortably in your lugs for long periods of time. There are plenty of live streams and long sessions where I’ve forgotten they’re even in there - gaming sounds just feel so natural.

For that reason, this set of monitors doesn’t have active noise canceling, but that’s because passive noise-canceling is all it needs. The buds sit so deep in your ears that all other sound is blocked out anyway, and that’s by design. I love the memory loop cabling too, because although it seems confusing at first glance, it ensures cables aren’t pulling the things out of your ears. 

Razer Moray review image of the various ear tips you can use with them

(Image credit: Future / Duncan Robertson)

Even if the shape of the buds doesn’t suit your individual ears, the tiny pouch the Razer Moray comes with has multiple different ear tips. I’ve stuck to the foam ones since I find they provide the most secure fit, but there are slightly less invasive (and easier to clean) silicone ones too.

I love the Razer Moray earbuds mainly because I use the RodeCaster Duo to balance loads of audio sources at a time when I’m on stream, or just want some background music between levels. These two devices working together make that easy, but even outside of a live scenario, they sound as good as any gaming headset I’ve ever used - if not better. I play a lot of Hunt: Showdown too, so I’m as audio-focused as gamers probably get.

The Moray in-Ear monitors connect via 3.5mm headphone jack to a PC or controller, but don’t have a microphone built-in. This may be a shame for some people, so if you’re looking for an all-in-one set of gaming earbuds, try the widget below.

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Duncan Robertson
Hardware Editor

Ever since playing Journey at the age of 15, I’ve been desperate to cover video games for a living. After graduating from Edinburgh Napier University with a degree in Journalism, I contributed to the Scottish Games Network and completed an Editorial Internship over at Expert Reviews. Besides that, I’ve been managing my own YouTube channel and Podcast for the last 7 years. It’s been a long road, but all that experience somehow landed me a dream job covering gaming hardware. I’m a self-confessing PlayStation fanboy, but my experience covering the larger business and developer side of the whole industry has given me a strong knowledge of all platforms. When I’m not testing out every peripheral I can get my hands on, I’m probably either playing tennis or dissecting game design for an upcoming video essay. Now, I better stop myself here before I get talking about my favourite games like HUNT: Showdown, Dishonored, and Towerfall Ascension. Location: UK Remote