Drove only about 150-200 km on these tires and didn't get a chance yet to test them on snow/ice. I owned X-Ice tires before and was amazed at how well my car drives in all conditions. Based on my limited driving so far, i would say that this new version improves significantly on noise level and confort. Driving at 120Km/h on highway and there's almost no tire noise at all, these must be the quietest tires i ever owned (including all-season). If snow/ice traction matches very low noise levels then these tires will be rated as 10!