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    Icemat Audio: Siberia In-Ear Headset Review - Page 2


    Two of the in-ear adaptors are shaped like ear plugs, and provide excellent noise isolation and very strong, punchy bass. One size is slightly larger than the other in order to provide the best fit into your ears. These have a tendency to sound slightly muddy but are excellent if the more pronounced bass is what you are after. For those who prefer to have the bass a little less pronounced, the equaliser settings on your system will do the job nicely.


    The third type of adaptor has a rather unique design, which is shaped with 3 soft silicon fins. The sound provided is well rounded with a noticeably less punchy bass, but also without the muddiness in the sound. These are a great alternative if you are looking for excellent quality sound without requiring as much bass. The ribbed design is probably the hardest to get used to having inside your ears; however they are currently my favourites to use at the moment.

    Earphones are becoming an everyday accessory with the explosion of portable MP3 players and gaming consoles. However, generic earphones that come bundled with these usually only provide very basic audio quality. A good set of these can do wonders to make your music or gaming experience much more enjoyable.

    There is no comparison when using these in-ear earphones in comparison to standard ones. The noise isolating quality will almost completely eliminate any outside noise, making listening to music a much better experience as the sound reproduction can be heard with excellent detail. The Siberia in ear earphones provides excellent sound clarity – the bass is solid and thumping, and the highs are crisp and clear.

    Icemat Siberia Headphones
    Icemat Siberia Headphones

    For gaming, the solid bass is always a strong positive factor. The earphones have the ability to immerse you right into the middle of the game with rich sound effects such as booming gunshots and crisp environmental effects. For serious gamers, directional audio is extremely precise – not just left and right, but front and back as well. It actually felt slightly disconcerting having sound projected as if it was coming from behind through earphones that were directly inside my ears.

    The only disadvantage I have found with these earphones is that if there is movement that causes tapping of the cable near to the earpieces, the sound is transmitted and amplified into your ears. This can generally be an irritation when on the move in any form of rigorous activity (e.g. jogging) as it can create a rustling noise. Putting the earphone cable in a position so that it doesn’t bounce around – such as around the back of the neck, rather than dangling in front will minimise the noise transmitting into your ear.

    Overall another winning product by Icemat, and definitely a worthy addition to any audio/gaming setup. The in-ear headset is small enough to fit into your fist, making it an excellent addition to bring to LANs, to use with your portable gaming device or mp3 player, and even to use for VOIP. In addition to the versatility, the quality of the sound is top notch, and not to forget features a great design that you will be happy to show off to friends and family.

    Final Score: 90%

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