Atomic Floyd - HiDefDrum IEM's

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by iBrody, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. iBrody macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2008
    Has anyone ordered/tried these?:

    They look the dogs compared to most other IEM's with an in-line mic currently on sale.

    I might have to cancel my order for a set of Sennheiser IE8's (that don't have a mic and cost over twice as much) if these are as good as they look.

    For me bigger bass = better and the few reviews I have found suggest that these have a lot of low end! (I will be upgrading from CX300's btw and anything less in bass will be below par for me).

    Has anyone has a set of these, or heard any good or bad things about them? I have never heard of Atomic Floyd until I saw these advertised on cnet uk.

    Also I cannot see any mention of whether there is a clicker on the mic/cord to answer calls.
  2. crezo macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2009
    I'm looking to get a set of these myself, they look amazing! Google brought up a few reviews that sounded good but didn't go in to that much detail. I'm selling my jvc fx-1000s on eBay and these would be a good and cheaper replacement by the sound if things... My only concern is that they don't actually talk about frequency range, specs or speakertype on their site which makes me a bit suspicous! I'll let you know ifi find out more!
  3. iBrody thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2008
    I wouldn't bother. The sound is ok, bass is thumping, but highs are too screetchy!

    Also I had to send mine back for a refund as the old V-Moda issue seems to be apparent with these too. The jack input is angled wrong without any flex.

    I had loads of trouble trying to send them back, they wouldn't answer my emails until I threatened to put my reviews up online, it was the day after I submitted my reviews that AF called to apologise and gave me a £20 Apple voucher - too little too late though imo.
  4. crezo macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2009
    Shame cos they look wicked. What was the problem with the Jack you talk about? U had some vmodas but sent them back the next day as they sounded completely ****! So I never found that problem.
  5. map1978 macrumors 68020


    Feb 9, 2006
    Jacksonville, FL
  6. csheath macrumors member

    May 8, 2009
  7. iBrody thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2008
    Never had Vmodas, but they both have the same jack problem (the old Vmodas): non angled jack, and minimal flex on the jack. After a while the cable becomes weak near the jack and the sound will cut out.

    I believe that Vmoda have addressed this problem by using angled jacks. But Atomic Floyd haven't (not in my case anyway). Maybe I just had a dud set, but I am pretty sure that the problem I had was a gradual fault due to the jack design.

    I now own Sennheiser IE8's these are the best sounding earphones I have ever had, bass response has more of a natural feel (not overly thumpy but definitely there) but when listening to dance or rap, you will go nuts for the extra bass kick.

    Don't miss not having a mic btw.

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