CNET First Look
AiAiAi TMA1The sleek TMA-1 headphones by Aiaiai are ideal for traveling DJs who need tough headphones with an up-front, bass-slamming sound profile.
If you're a DJ shopping for a stylish new headset that performs just as well as it protects, AiAiAi deserves your attention. I'm Justin Yu, headphone editor for CNET.com. Here with the first look at the Editor's Choice Winning AiAiAi TMA-1 DJ Headphones. So, it's getting harder and harder for headphones to stand out with a unique look but the TMA-1 succeed where others failed by going backward and pairing the physical design down to a simple one piece look. That not only looks pretty cool but also serves a protective function, so you'll notice that aside from these short spring coils on the side. There is no physical joints to weaken their durability. The silhouette is much more subtle with the blackout stealthy colorway and a wide nylon headband with notch to adjustable ear cuffs. Our only critic with the physical build is the lack of padding on the under side of the headband which we can imagine becoming an issue for DJs playing music all night. The ear cuffs also follow a module or design and AiAiAi gives you an extra set of ear cushions that are really easy to change out, thanks for the four knobs that it just snap early behind each cushion plate. Since the dual 40 mm drivers are protected regardless, you won't have to worry about throwing the headphones into a bag while you travel. DJ headphones also needs specific details and AiAiAi answers that demand with the detachable rubber cable and it also has an extra coiled section for more freedom of movement. You'll notice however that you can't actually rotate the ear cuffs for one side of listening, but the materials themselves are so flexible that you can bend them around comfortably without worrying them breaking. The TMA-1's are closed-back headphones and their noise isolation makes them a solid choice for DJs and commuters alike. Some DJs prefer bass-heavy headphones but we actually like the TMA-1's for their natural wide depth of sound and [unk] realism in relation to the recorded tracks. They do have a considerable low-end punch but it doesn't overpower the other instruments and they can also handle very loud volume, so we don't doubt their performance for DJs in night life environment. You can read all the details and check out more pictures in our full review on CNET.com, but that's gonna do it for me. I'm Justin Yu and these are the Editor's Choice Winning AiAiAi TMA-1 DJ Headphones and that sounds good to me.