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reviewed by Falcon
Special thanks to Danny from SoftTrading for providing the Icemat Siberia
Frequency resp: 18-28.000 Hz
Impedance: 40 Ohm
SPL@1kHz, 1V rms: 99 - 104dB
Cable length: 1,0+1,8=2,8m.
Jack: 3,5 mm. + 6,3 mm. converter.
Frequency Response: 80-15.000 Hz
Pick-up pattern: Sensitive uni-directional
Alongside with the humble mouse pad, a good set of audio
equipment is often an underestimated part of a gaming arsenal. Additionally,
for those who attend LANs or live in any environment where filling a room with
loud music (or gunfire from late night gaming) isn’t always possible, then
headphones are the perfect solution. A set of high quality headphones can even
create a competitive advantage over using speakers in FPS and other games where
the use of sound can be extremely important.
Icemat is famous for their top quality gaming gear – notably
mouse pad products, and have recently been branching out into the audio market.
The Icemat Siberia headset is the newest product in the Icemat Audio
product-line and is designed not only for crisp, high quality audio but also to
make somewhat of a fashion statement. It comes with a unique design that is
both classy and comfortable while providing superior sound quality.
The Icemat Siberia is a black and white multi headset package
that includes open type headphones, a dynamic microphone with a clip that can
be attached to your shirt (or taped onto a monitor), and a separate volume
regulator. The headphones include a 1m cord that can connect directly into
audio equipment such as an MP3 player, as well as a removable 1.8M extension cord that contains the microphone and
volume adjustor for use with PC or other audio equipment. There is also a 3.5mm to 6.3mm (1/8 to 1/4)
inch adaptor included – which is gold plated along with all the other
Additionally, the microphone cord can be completely detached
and reattached from the main audio cable for separate use or to avoid tangling.
The microphone quality is great both for online gaming as well as Internet
The headphones come in a design that is unique and probably
unlike anything seen before. What is probably even more important is that they
are extremely comfortable to wear, with a padded headband that rests
comfortably over the top of the head. The earpads are also padded with a soft
black material, and come in a full cup design that completely covers the ears.
The inside of the earpads are covered by a thin cloth, with hard plastic behind
that is just deep enough not to put pressure on the ears. There is a
slightly fragile feel as there is some thin wiring that retracts and expands
the headband but with a bit of care that any high quality equipment deserves
there shouldn’t be any problem.
Onto the testing and conclusion:
Zalman: ZM-DS4F Headphones
An affordable, ultra-portable headphone set.