Conclusion: Atomic Floyd has a hit on their hands, as the TwistJax are some of the best-sounding earphones we have heard in quite some time. In fact, if you were to take a pair of B&W’s most expensive loudspeakers and squeeze them into a set of earphones, you might wind up with a pair of the TwistJax. They are that good. At $200 USD, these are not cheap, and there will always be the more expensive brands out there, but we feel you get a lot for your money here.
Pros: Amazing imagery, Deep, clean bass, Crisp highs and mid ranges, Quality construction, Lots of accessories
Cons: Ear fatigue after prolonged use, Metal initially feels cold to the touch, Passive noise reduction is better on competitors, not a big deal though, People sitting next to you can hear the music, sound leakage
Excerpt: For some people, trying to fit in-ear headphones into their lugholes can be an awkward and painful experience. The earbuds can rotate on their fittings (it's referred to as Twist2Fit technology), thus eliminating the need for any over elaborate contorting in your ear canal. Once in place, the Twist Jax fit extremely snugly and the design is certainly befitting of a pair of premium headphones. They're weighty in hand and the metallic earpieces look exquisitely engineered.
Excerpt: Atomic Floyd make a range of headphones based on broadly similar principles. They are all lovingly machined from "acoustic" steel and are of a hybrid style offering both in-ear and earbud construction, the same as the Philips SHE9800 .
Pros: Good quality construction, good sound quality
Cons: Heavy, the "twist" seems pretty redundant, rubbers are a little too sharp for prolonged use