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.
Pros: Clear upper register, Warm, powerful bass, Deep, well defined stereo image, Comfortable new padding
Cons: Lighter instruments sizzle, iOS inline mic is clunky
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.
Pros: Warm bass, Clear, detailed treble, Well balanced stereo sound, Rich, resonant tone
Cons: No iOS control button included, Vocals low in some mixes
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!!”
Excerpt: Unboxing the Aiaiai TMA-1 Headphones with Mic A few months ago the local distributor of Aiaiai launched a refreshed version of their best selling headphones, the TMA-1. The new model came bundled with a cable with an in-line remote control and microphone which makes the cans go really well with your...
Summary: I stand directly in front of, or sit on top of a stack of 30Hz bass bins at the office. These isolate well enough to cue music at the loudest volumes I can create with the foam cups. The leather cups do not seal to my head, however.
Pros: durability, isolation, style, response
Cons: headband comfort, leather cups aren't to my liking, foam cups have QC issues**, might've come with a case at this price
Summary: I bought these expecting that they would be fairly neutral headphones with the ability for extra bass because of their DJ background, but instead I found that they offered tons of bass right off the bat and gave a very lively, colored listening experience.
Pros: Punchy, precise and loud bass, comfort, isolation, crisp but relaxed highs
Summary: Well engineered with love and care for great sound quality any audiophile will attest to. They are slightly tight on small ears but that is as it should be because these are meant for DJ's who might jostle them around a bit (they don't stay super tight after a week or so but don't loosen up either).
Pros: Amazing sound quality (tight bass and great spectrum), low fatigue, low impedance
Summary: As a quick overview for the reader who wants it over and done with in a sentence:
These made me love on-ear headphones again.
Firstly, they look really stylish in the fact that they're not tatted with "Aiaiai TMA-1" logos everywhere.
Pros: Just enough bass, stylish, easy to drive, removable cable
Summary: A very all-round headphone for me. Just the right one to take on the go or on holiday. Also as a DJ, nice noice isolation. Very durable so you don't have to wonder if it will break if you throw it in your backpack.
I'm very happy with it.
Pros: Nice design, matt black color, comfortable to wear, durable and a nice all-round sound