Excerpt: At first glance, the new earphones look like a souped-up version of the bullet-designed or Ortofon e-Q5 earphones. The cord comes straight out the opposite end of the earphone instead of the side of the main shell. It’s obvious wants to make a statement with the SuperDarts. They are bold, sexy, heavy and red. Red cords and red accents – bold, indeed. But that’s nothing compared to an even more unique feature: The SuperDarts are a hybrid earphone.
Pros: Successful blend of dynamic and armature speaker, Bold design, Durable and well made
Cons: Price, Weight, Skimpy ear tip selection, Case
Conclusion: At £200 we expect a near-flawless balance across the entire frequency range, but the SuperDarts don’t deliver that. If big bass is your thing, and you like a lot of treble in your music, then by all means give them a whirl – but we can’t recommend them next to such stellar competition as the Shure SE425s and Klipsch Image X7i .
Excerpt: The premium in-ear headphone sector has got itself a new high-end entrant with the Atomic Floyd SuperDarts landing as a bass heavy pair of audiophile appeasing buds. Building on the company’s impressive compact headphones reputation the SuperDarts have doubled up on dual speaker drivers adding supercharged deep bass tones to what is an extremely strong all-round offering of high-end sound quality.
Pros: Impeccable audio, Edgy design, Comfortable fit
Cons: Slightly pricey, Volume control placing, New style carry pouch
Excerpt: UPDATE: Atomic Floyd, though distributors Noisy Motel , took the SuperDarts back after reading this review and sent us a new pair in the belief that the original pair were defective. They were right – the second pair had no sign of the muddy, ill-defined bass and lack of clarity we complained about in the original review. In fact, the sound is simply excellent across the range, and a delight to listen to. Surprisingly, even the cable noise seemed to be lessened.
Pros: Beautifully made; excellent audio across the range
Summary: The Atomic Floyd SuperDarts offer powerful, punchy bass with clear high frequencies that are sure to appeal to fans of electronic and dance music. The lesser performance with mid-range tones means they won't satisfy audiophile purists though.
Excerpt: It’s hard doing a review of a pair of earphones which cost over £100 when the Eurozone is in meltdown. But I’ll try, and the best way to convince you to take the plunge and invest in high quality earphones is to discuss the multitude of problems with cheap, plastic earphones that we all deny, [...
Excerpt: The company has a reputation for turning out high quality metal in ear headphones that provide a thoroughly bassy sound. With the SuperDarts, Atomic Floyd has put all its audio knowledge and build quality expertise into one flagship cutting edge package.
Pros: Fantastically balanced and detailed, very good build quality
Cons: Expensive and don't fit everyone's ears perfectly
Atomic Floyd SuperDarts: iPhone Kopfhörer der Premiumklasse im Test
23 January 2012
Conclusion: Hören ist stark subjektiv beeinflusst. Für die einen bieten die Atomic Floyd Hörgenuss pur, für andere sind die Kopfhörer eines Mitbewerbers möglicherweise einen Hauch besser. Doch seien wir mal ehrlich. Das eigene menschliche Gehör und die subjektive Wahrnehmung entscheiden. Zweifelsfrei hören wir durch unsere Erfahrung einen Unterschied zwischen Low-End, Mid-Range und High-End Modell.