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Atomic Floyd HiDefDrum Acoustic Steel review

They might have a tongue-twistingly long name, but these in-ear buds offer an exciting sound with great clarity Tested at £100.00

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

They're on the forward side, but an exciting listen


  • +

    Taunt attacking delivery, great clarity


  • -

    Fatiguing after long listens, low mic

Impressive to look at, the Atomic Floyd HiDefDrums are exceptionally well-built and styled, and the one-button control is by far the most solid and tactile on test.

Put them on and you're treated to an extremely taut, attacking delivery with excellent clarity.

They're admittedly a little bit on the forward side, which can be fatiguing over long listens, but they're also exciting. Despite the mic being a little low, call quality is also very clear indeed.

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