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AIAIAI TMA-1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 180 reviews of AIAIAI TMA-1. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and design. The comfort and durability also get good views, but there are some mixed views about the treble quality. The soundstage and reliability get negative reviews.

sound, durability, comfort, design, usability

reliability, soundstage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the AIAIAI TMA-1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for AIAIAI TMA-1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of AIAIAI TMA-1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the durability and design. The bass quality and comfort are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and portability.

sound, comfort, bass quality, design, durability

portability, reliability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for AIAIAI TMA-1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of AIAIAI TMA-1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the bass quality and portability. The durability and comfort also get good feedback, whereas the reliability and usability get critical views.

sound, comfort, durability, portability, bass quality

usability, reliability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Justin Yu (cnet.co.uk)

Aiaiai TMA-1 Professional DJ Monitoring review

 

With the headphone market saturated with cookie-cutter models, it's difficult for a single model to stand out, but Aiaiai's TMA-1 is the exception to the rule. Inspired by the design of the Sennheiser HD 25, the $200 headphones cut a stripped-down...

Aiaiai's full-sized monitoring headphones are suitable for DJs and music lovers alike. They are built to last, with an expandable rubberized wire and a robust, one-piece design.

There's no material to cushion the thin rubber headband, which can lead to fatigue after long periods of use.

The sleek TMA-1 headphones by Aiaiai are ideal for traveling DJs who need tough headphones with an up-front, bass-slamming sound profile.

Jul, 2011

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Justin Yu (cnet.com)

Aiaiai TMA-1 Professional DJ Monitoring review

 

With the headphone market saturated with cookie-cutter models, it's difficult for a single model to stand out, but Aiaiai's TMA-1 is the exception to the rule. Inspired by the design of the Sennheiser HD 25, the $200 headphones cut a stripped-down...

Aiaiai's full-sized monitoring headphones are suitable for DJs and music lovers alike. They are built to last, with an expandable rubberized wire and a robust, one-piece design.

There's no material to cushion the thin rubber headband, which can lead to fatigue after long periods of use.

The sleek TMA-1 headphones by Aiaiai are ideal for traveling DJs who need tough headphones with an up-front, bass-slamming sound profile.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Justin Yu (cnet.com.au)

Aiaiai TMA-1 Professional DJ Monitoring review: Aiaiai TMA-1 Professional DJ Monitoring

 

Aiaiai TMA-1 Professional DJ Monitoring

Aiaiai's full-sized monitoring headphones are suitable for DJs and music lovers alike. They are built to last, with an expandable rubberized wire and a robust, one-piece design.

There's no material to cushion the thin rubber headband, which can lead to fatigue after long periods of use.

The sleek TMA-1 headphones by Aiaiai are ideal for traveling DJs who need tough headphones with an up-front, bass-slamming sound profile.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Liana Pappas - Publisher (macworld.com.au)

AIAIAI TMA-1

 

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.

Cool; clean looking; amazing sound balance

No cushion between the headband and yourhead

If, in the past, you’ve wanted to pick up headphones of this calibre but could not justify the higher price, than these could be the answer – with the $270 price and high quality they’re the perfect pair.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Bill Henderson (the-gadgeteer.com)

Aiaiai TMA-1 Headphones Review

 

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...

Cool, minimalist design ; Warm, forgiving sound ; Comfortable ; Built to take abuse

Leather pads showing premature wear ; If you like analytical sound, look elsewhere ; Foam pads leak sound

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Martin Sägmüller (anythingbutipod.com)

AIAIAI TMA-1 Review

 

The stunning minimalist design of the phones, conceived by Danish design studio KiBiSi, and of course the name as well, is what got me interested in them. “TMA-1” stands for “Tycho Magnetic Anomaly 1”, the name of the monolith in Arthur C. Clarke's...

Great sound quality for a closed phone – warm, dynamic, punchy, fast, non-fatiguing, not nasal or honky, no recessed midrange ; Very efficient, very loud even with underpowered MP3 players ; Excellent minimalist design ; User-replaceable...

Might sound too “weighty”, “full”, or mid-heavy for some kinds of acoustic music ; Heavy and awkward coiled stock cable (can be easily replaced) ; Foam ear pads don't deliver balanced sound quality (use the leather pads instead) ; Slight...

Will the TMA-1 dethrone the Sennheiser HD 25-1 as the be-all-end-all DJ phones? Probably not. Do the TMA-1 generally sound better than the HD 25-1 to my ears? Yes, they do – especially noticeable in the bass, treble, and soundstage. The TMA-1 midrange...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Kat Hannaford (gizmodo.com.au)

Aiaiai TMA-1 Headphones Lightning Review: High On Bass, High On Style

 

Designed by DJs for DJs, Aiaiai's TMA-1 rugged headphones have all of the bass and sensitivity needed to be heard in a club, without the overt b...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"multifunctional and aesthetically pleasing"

 

They look great, sound great, and feel great (with the exception of some discomfort if you wear them forever -- I don't blame them for that bit. However, they are not as durable as they are advertised; They tend to break after some time and you need to...

Great Sound

Not so "Durable"

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (cnet.com)

multifunctional and aesthetically pleasing

 

They look great, sound great, and feel great (with the exception of some discomfort if you wear them forever -- I don't blame them for that bit. However, they are not as durable as they are advertised; They tend to break after some time and you need to...

Great Sound

Not so "Durable"

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"Durable, polished accurate sound, and very stylish."

 

These cans rival my Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro and surpass my Klipsch iS4 and Koss Portapros. They sound wonderful without the use of a preamp and DAC. Add those components and you've got a rig that rivals other more expensive ones. These headphones come...

- Loud

- Lack of padding on the headband can become uncomfortable after long periods of use.

Jun, 2012