Icemat Siberia Headset Review
The Icemat Siberia consists of a couple of parts. You have the headphone that has a nice cord that is wrapped in a jacket; however it only measures in at 1m, which is really short. Icemat includes a volume regulator on another 1.8m length of cable that attaches at the end the microphone dongle. This gives you plenty of length, perhaps too much. I don’t use a separate volume regulator, so I chose to wear only the headphone, with the microphone attachment separately.
The clip-type microphone is of excellent quality and looks cool. You can clip it anywhere you want. The microphone works pretty darn well. It produces nice sound, and very little pickup from the ambient environment according to feedback from people I’ve talked with online.
The Icemat Siberia is never loose when you wear it. This is because the Siberia has a very tight spring pre-load, which I like.
I have nothing major negative to say about the Icemat Siberia Headset. These things sound awesome, vibrant, rich, and have excellent bass. Anything I have thrown at them has sounded ‘high quality’. The Siberia has a unique look to them as well. The frame loops well above the pad that sits on the top of your head and provides a bit of a ‘retro,’ 1930’s-style look. You look a little funny wearing these Siberia’s but I think that’s a very small price to pay for great sound. A thing to keep in mind when purchasing these types are that open type headphones allow others to hear what you are listening to quite easily. So if you want to annoy people on the bus, wear these headphones and you won’t have to increase the volume too far up for others to hear what you are listening to. It shouldn’t be too much of a problem though.
The Icemat Siberia Headset has held up like a champ. The construction and build quality is excellent; these are very sturdy and will take a beating. The white paintjob is shiny and taken the abuse of regular without a hitch.
I can easily recommend the Icemat Siberia to anyone looking for great sound, a great microphone, and a great package. These have replaced my favorite ear buds because they are so comfortable and sound great.
Pros and Cons
+ Excellent sound quality; vibrant and rich
+ Great clip-on microphone
+ Excellent paint
- Cord for headphone only is short (personal preference)
- Cord is too long when volume regulator and microphone is attached (spaghetti wiring)
- Open type headphones pose possible problems. Can easily get annoying for others.
- Could still be too pricy for some folks; but I think it’s worth it.
I would like to thank Icemat for supplying this Icemat Siberia Headset for review.