Conclusion: Testing the TMA-1 DJ Headphones took time but it was well worth it in the end since they proved to be amongst the top professional grade headphones i have ever used. So the TMA-1 DJ Headphones were plugged into several devices during testing including my two Yamaha A/V amplifiers (RX-V650/RX-V463), the Logitech Squeezebox Touch, two android smartphones (LG Optimus 2X/Huawei Honor), an iPhone4 and finally the Creative Labs Titanium HD audio card placed in our primary...
Pros: - Build Quality (Extremely Durable), - Size/Weight, - Crisp/Accurate Mids/Highs, - Deep/Rich Bass, - Plenty Of Volume, - Omni-Directional In-Line 3 Button Microphone, - Coiled And Straight 1.5m Cables, - 3.5mm To 6.3mm Gold Plated Adapter, - Gold Plated Plugs, - Price (Compared To The Competition)
AIAIAI TMA-1 DJ Headphones With Mic Fools Gold Review
3 March 2014
Conclusion: Testing the TMA-1 DJ Headphones a few months ago was something that took quite a bit of time but the second time over we didn't think it was really necessary since the Fools Gold Limited Edition is virtually the same. Still we did plug them with our usual audio testing devices including my Yamaha A/V amplifiers (RX-V650/RX-V463), the Logitech Squeezebox Touch, android smartphones (LG Optimus 2X/Huawei Honor), an iPhone4 and finally the Creative Labs Titanium HD audio...
Pros: - Build Quality (Extremely Durable), - Size/Weight, - Crisp/Accurate Mids/Highs, - Deep/Rich Bass, - Plenty Of Volume, - Omni-Directional In-Line 3 Button Microphone, - Coiled And Straight 1.5m Cables, - 3.5mm To 6.3mm Gold Plated Adapter, - Gold Plated Plugs, - Fools Gold Limited Edition (Yellow/Black Color Combination), - Price (Compared To The Competition)
Conclusion: The TMA-1 Studio Young Guru edition bring a flash of presence and clarity to the top end, and keeps all the goodness of the original headset’s silky bass and deep stereo image to create a great listening experience. Contrary to Guru’s claims , we think the new edition’s brighter voicing pushes it closer to the DJ booth, more easily suited to rise above the droning bass and crowd noise.
Pros: Clear upper register, Warm, powerful bass, Deep, well defined stereo image, Comfortable new padding
Cons: Lighter instruments sizzle, iOS inline mic is clunky
Excerpt: The AIAIAI TMA-1′s are the antithesis to every existing DJ-targeted headphone currently on the market. No prominent logos, no gold, silver or aluminum accents, nothing that comes out and say: “ Hey Everyone! I’m a DJ!!
Conclusion: In a field littered with bass-driven, over-styled and shrill-trebled headphones, the TMA-1 Studio headphones shine like a jewel. From the moment we heard the resonant low end and silky midrange matched by clear, shimmering treble, we were hooked. The TMA-1 Studios have almost everything we want in a pair of headphones: smooth, organic bass; detailed, sustaining high end; well-balanced stereo reproduction; and an overall sonic character that feels almost analog in its...
Pros: Warm bass, Clear, detailed treble, Well balanced stereo sound, Rich, resonant tone
Cons: No iOS control button included, Vocals low in some mixes
Conclusion: Much like the DJ version we took our time testing the TMA-1 Studio Headphones with mic mainly because we allowed for the drivers to burn for a total of two days prior to us actually using them (we didn't do the same with the DJ version but since we are talking about a more professional oriented solution we felt we had to in order to be 100% accurate with our results).
Excerpt: What do the Danish and Swedish have in common? Great sensible design and an acute ability to make things sound awesome. Just when we thought Jays had us by our ears with with their great sounding and well designed in-ear headphones, Aiaiai 's latest and greatest grabs us hard by the balls with some amazingly well designed cans. Aiaiai's TMA-1 Studio headphones are the bigger brother of Aiaiai's illustrious TMA-1 on-ear headphones.
Conclusion: Aiaiai’s TMA-1 are an excellent sounding set of closed-back headphones that stay true to the recordings they reproduce. These cans may be marketed to DJ’s, but they have such fantastic midrange and treble response we think that audiophiles with a secret love for guttural, punchy bass will fall in love with them. We also appreciate the fact that the TMA-1 manage to look classy without a bunch of glitzy branding plastered all over them.
Pros: Excellent, lush sound, Great sensitivity, Durable build, Classy design
Cons: No padding on headband, Don’t fold down, Not much sound isolation
Excerpt: Looking at the box containing the Aiaiai TMA-1 headphones , one would expect flashy, “Look-at-me” headphones to be packed inside. After all, they were developed by and for DJs, and DJs like to be noticed, right? What you may not know is that Aiaiai is a Danish company… Scandinavian. Lets face it, Scandinavians are design minimalists as in “form follows function.
Pros: Cool, minimalist design, Warm, forgiving sound, Comfortable, Built to take abuse
Cons: Leather pads showing premature wear, If you like analytical sound, look elsewhere, Foam pads leak sound