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
Conclusion: At $50 more than the old TMA-1 DJ headphones, they are nearly worth the buy for the slicker look and slightly, but not great, finer quality on the tracks, though for a DJ this can be overlooked with the expert bass it has.
Pros: Durable; good amount of bass; comfy
Cons: Don’t fold in half (not very portable); lacks detail on finer tracks
Excerpt: If you’re a DJ then these are for you, not for just the sound quality but because the TMA-1s were designed for DJs with the help of some big- name DJs. In fact, you’ll love them even if you have no pretensions towards DJ-ing.