is the name of a Denmark based manufacturer of computer gaming peripherals that people who have been around Bigbruin.com for a while may recognize. We last reviewed one of their products (the Icemat Mouse Surface) back in October 2003, and in those 3+ years they have stayed focused on mouse surfaces, but now also offer audio products.
The Siberia line up of audio products from Icemat now includes five products including headsets, earphones, and a USB sound card. The item of most interest to us is the Icemat Siberia In:Ear Headset, a compact headphone and microphone combination that is also the subject of this review.
Icemat recently offered two sets of the Siberia In:Ear Headsets for Bigbruin.com to give away in a contest, but we thought we should have a first hand look at the prize they offered and requested another set for review. Before taking a look at the sample provided, here is some published data on the Siberia In:Ear Headset from the Icemat
Frequency response: 30 - 24.000 Hz
Impedance: 16 Ohm
SPL@1kHz, 1V rms: 90 dB
Cable length: 1.0 m + 1.8 m = 2.8 m / 9 ft.
Jack: 3.5 mm
Frequency response: 80 - 15.000 Hz
Impedance: 2K Ohm
Pick-up pattern: Uni-directional
Sensitivity (1V/P@1 kHz): -38 dB
"The headset is specifically designed for a multitude of uses including MP3-players, laptops, the Sony PSP and other consoles (sound isolation allows for low volume settings) as well as IP-telephony (separate microphone)."
The images below show the packaging that the Icemat Siberia In:Ear Headset arrived in. The front provides a glimpse at the headphones and microphone, as well as one spare set of "ear sleeves". You don't get a good idea of all that is provided, but you do see the most important pieces. The back lists a variety of information, specifications, and provides a detailed list of what is included. You get the headphones, microphone on a separate lead, an extension cable that connects the two, a small carrying pouch, and two spare sets of ear sleeves.