AIAIAI TMA-1 Studio, headphones

AIAIAI TMA-1 Studio

€180

Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz

Impedance: 32 Ohms

With their minimal matte black aesthetic, AIAIAI’s TMA-1s are undoubtedly some of the most attractive pro audio headphones around. Having landed on the market just a few years ago, they’ve already become a regular sight in DJ booths around the world. But this definitely isn’t a case of style of style over substance – far from it. It’s a mark of the TMA-1’s quality how quickly they’ve become so ubiquitous.

The DJ version of the TMA-1 is justifiably popular, but for studio use there’s a better choice. The TMA-1 Studio is very much built with the same values in mind, but the emphasis is placed on clarity and accuracy of sound rather than DJ functionality. As such, you get a very revealing pair of studio monitor headphones with clear, neutral sound and solid bass extension.

this definitely isn’t a case of style of style over substance – far from it.



Early models suffered from fragile headbands, but to their credit AIAIAI replaced all broken units and resolved the construction issues. Now that the construction is up to scratch, the TMA-1s are one of the best buys at an affordable price.

We’d never suggest that you should buy a pair of headphones just because they look good, but in the case of the TMA-1s you can have the best of both worlds.

23rd March, 2015

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