Oh hello, you've caught us testing the best Atomic Floyds we've heard to date. How fortunate for you.
By now, we've heard a few Atomic Floyds. This HiDefJax model is gorgeous-looking, crafted from aluminium, and lathered in questionable hyperbole. For us, they're the pick of the Floyd range.
Ignore the "Escape. Take off. Tune out. Leave the world as you know it" nonsense on the packaging, because these aren't the be-all and end-all of sound quality, and no $125 headphones will ever be (try Sennheiser's $1,580 HD 800s if you really want to leave the world as you know it). But for $125, the HiDefJax phones do a stunning job at delivering audio for the asking price.
Sound qualityThe Jaxes deliver a sweet, if a little cold, sound with oodles of detail, a rich, airy high-end and a solid bass. In many ways their voice is reminiscent of Denon's AH-C751s, suited particularly to electronic, dance, rock and pop.
On came "Bohemian Rhapsody", and the Jaxes shone. Beautiful vocal delivery, sound as close to crystal clear as any earphones can be at this price, and an impressively open sound stage--you can pick out where every instrument and voice is in the studio. Oh, and here comes the "Les Mis" soundtrack, and it sounds live. No mean feat, that.… Read more