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
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
Summary: I would just like to thank the sales girl that recommended me these after i returned my Shure 840's (THEY SUCK!!!) lol ok now for my review. I LOVE the overall clarity of these, PLUS the powerful bass.
Summary: Today, I am reviewing my old partner at work, the Aiaiai TMA-1 "DJ" headphones and I am putting an emphasis on the word DJ. There have been many good reviews on this headphone, but none has actually pointed out to their true nature as DJ headphones.
Pros: These are DJ headphones designed by DJs
Cons: None... unless you are using them as an Audiophile reference or a consumer headphone
Summary: ~some TMA-1 eye candy~
I am not a regular at headfi but I took the time to write this review. Before purchasing these headphones I had a very hard decision to make and that was between the Sennheiser HD25-1 ii, Audio-Technica ATH M50, and the TMA-1s.
Pros: Durability, Clear engaging sound, Good features, Comfortable, Nice looks
Cons: recessed highs, foam pads, coiled cable, not good on all genres.