Icemat Siberia Headset Review

Living with two roommates who don’t share my movie, music, and gaming enthusiasm means I have to use headphones at all times. You could say I have a mild headphone fetish, and over the years, I’ve tried a dozen of them. From the humble beginnings of generic Wal-mart Sony earphones, then the Shure E2C earphones, the venerable Grado SD60’s, and the Audio Technica ATH-A500. Audio quality, comfort, and build quality are all top criterias I look into when checking out headphones/earphones.

Now I am trying out the Icemat Siberia Headset, which retails for $80. Icemat has the luxury of creating gamer-approved mousepads in an industry where there aren’t many competitors. With headphones, however, it’s a saturated market. Aiming them at gamers means you not only have to have features that gamers crave (like being affordable, durable, and have a great soundstage — more on this later), but it must also exhibit superb sound quality.

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Mashup Torrents Available

Due to popular demand, I’ve made available torrents for each volume of mashups on the Tunes page. I am uploading this from my own connection, and I can upload up to 245kB/sec, so it may take a little while for more seeders other than me to happen and the speed to increase. Enjoy!

Update: Due to too many leechers and no seeders, I’ve stopped providing these torrents. I gave the torrents to others, and they had the same problem — too many hit-and-runners. Sharing 18GB worth of mashups just wasn’t working with people not willing to share after downloading a volume, or all seven. If you’d still like to download all the mashups, head on over to the Mashups page.

A Review on ReviewMe

Sorry if the title is a little confusing; this is a review of a new advertising service available online called ReviewMe.  As a note, I am being paid to write up this review, but I can assure you, in my years of reviewing products, services, and software, I’m always up-front and comprehensive with my assessments.


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The Black Keys – Your Touch

The Black Keys came out around the time The White Stripes did, but since The Black Keys are more low-fi and less mainstream but pure bluesy rock, they didn’t get as much exposure as The White Stripes.  This isn’t a knock against The White Stripes, as I think they are excellent too, but when I want the raw blues rock, The Black Keys is just the ticket for me.

This song is Your Touch, and is based off their newest album, Magic Potion.  I can’t recommend The Black Keys enough, as I always find myself gravitating towards their music when I’m very picky, when no other music fits my mood.

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