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    Icemat Audio: Siberia Headphones Review - Page 2


    Icemat Siberia Headphones The Icemat Siberia is aimed primarily at gamers, and this is where the performance of the headphones really stands out. The audio quality is crisp and clear, which makes subtle noises such as footsteps and shells falling on the ground easy to hear. I have heard sounds with these headphones that I had never noticed before with my Boston Acoustics 4.1 speaker system. All of the audio elements of a game, including vocals, sound effects, music, and ambient noises came out strongly and clearly.

    The size and shape of the earphones means that they fit completely over the ears, and makes directional hearing a breeze – not just left and right, but front and back sounds come out clearly and easy to tell. It was quite interesting using HRTF 3D positional audio and having the virtual sounds “travel” all around.

    While the primarily purpose and the major strength of these headphones is for gaming, they also work well for music. I tested the headphones with my CD player as well as MP3s and audio CDs on my system, with music ranging from dance, to rock and others. The mid to high range of sounds come out with incredible clarity, the only drawback is that the bass on the headphones is relatively weak. The instruments and vocals came out strongly and clearly, once again the main weakness coming from the lower range sound and bass. I even managed to turn the volume up to the max without distorting the sound quality!

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    Box - Side View


    The Icemat Siberia is yet again another winner in the Icemat product line. SoftTrading have managed to build a product that combines the best of style, features and functionality. In addition to having audio quality in the high end, the headphones are light and durable, and I have managed to spend hours on end using them without becoming feeling heavy or awkward over my head and ears. The only downsides are the relatively high price tag and weaker bass.

    Overall the Siberia has definitely earned its place as part of my everyday gaming equipment.

    Final Score: 89%

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