TMA-2 Modular represents a new approach to headphone design, offering users the chance to modify their headphones with different parts to create their own optimum set depending on the intended listening environment (opening up 360 ...
"With wit, skill and irreprehensible craftsmanship, the London-based artist has created a career for himself, which simultaneously mirrors and adds significant momentum to Ninjatune, one of our favorite labels of all time." - [AIAIAI](http://aiaiai.dk/headphones/tma-2/artists/bonobo) Bonobo mixes with a pair of TMA-2 [S02-H02-E02-C02 Preset](http://aiaiai.dk/headphones/tma-2/s02h02e02c02) headphones around his neck in this Facebook photo.more
RL Grime is wearing the AIAIAI TMA-2 S02-H02-E02-C02 headphones in this Rukes photo. "This configuration is based on the original TMA-1 DJ, which is the preferred choice of a range of acclaimed DJs. Centered sound stage and high isolation." - [AIAIAI](http://aiaiai.dk/headphones/tma-2/s02h02e02c02)more
These headphones were made as a collaboration between AIAIAI and Young Guru. Young Guru tweets "Me and @AIAIAITweet got together to create something great: http://www.aiaiai.dk/youngguru" Young Guru's goal was to create a headphone that would not only be useful for casual listening and DJing, but also provide a flat frequency response so they can be used to accurately reference mixes. This means no artificially boosted bass or high frequencies.more
In this photo provided by AIAIAI of Guy Gerber performing, he is seen wearing a variety of TMA-2 headphones. While the cord color is not black like the [standard model](http://aiaiai.dk/headphones/tma-2/dj-preset), because the photo is in black-and-white, the cord color (and thus the particular preset of TMA-2s in question) cannot be determined.more
"There are certain artists that you just click with immediately; When we first heard Lone’s lush, expansive take on dance music it was love at first listening." [AIAIAI](http://aiaiai.dk/headphones/tma-2/artists/lone). Lone is seen using the TMA-2 [S02-H02-E02-C02](http://aiaiai.dk/headphones/tma-2/s02h02e02c02) Headphones while performing at Baleapop 2014 in [this video](http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x233emh_lone-airglow-fires-live-baleapop-2014_music).more
"Chris Manak for those not in the know, is the guy who started the legendary Stones Throw label back in the early 90s with his late buddy, Charizma. Now enjoying worldwide success and unanimous critical reverence, the latest AIAIAI collaborators and musical home to artists like J Dilla, Dam-Funk and Madlib are in a uniquely favorable position on the label indie market due to PB Wolf’s uncompromising artistic integrity." - [AIAIAI](http://aiaiai.dk/headphones/tma-2/artists/peanut-butter-wolf). In this photo provided by AIAIAI, Peanut Butter Wolf has a pair of [TMA-2 S02-H02-E02-C02](http://aiaiai.dk/headphones/tma-2/s02h02e02c02) Preset headphones around his neck as he performs.more
"Imaginative, creatively adventurous and just plain ridiculously talented, Montreal’s Jacques Greene deals in heartbreakingly, great R&B-infused house anthems like ‘After Life, After Party’, masterful albums on labels like LuckyMe and Nightslugs and memorable performances at dance music hotspots like Fabric and Panorama Bar." - [AIAIAI](http://aiaiai.dk/headphones/tma-2/artists/jacques-greene) In this photo provided by AIAIAI of Jacques Greene performing, the signature "curly-Q" of the cable on the inside of [TMA-2 S01-H02-E02-C04](http://aiaiai.dk/headphones/tma-2/s01h02e02c04) headphones is visible on the left side of the headphone around Jacques' neck (relative to the photo).more
"Talented producer, gifted drummer and longstanding AIAIAI friend Tomas Barfod is the kind of guy who makes doing a million things all at once seems effortless and easy; when he’s not helping us develop our products, Tomas is the multi-armed drummer/producer for Whomadewho, the producer for quite a few of your favorite artists and, of course, an acclaimed solo artist in his own right with albums on notable labels like Kompakt under his belt." - [AIAIAI](http://aiaiai.dk/headphones/tma-2/artists/tomas-barfod). In this photo provided by AIAIAI, Tomas can be seen mixing with a pair of TMA-2 [S01-H02-E02-C04](http://aiaiai.dk/headphones/tma-2/s01h02e02c04) headphones around his neck. These are also visible in his profile picture here on Equipboard (distinguishable by the signature TMA-2 ear cup shape).more
"From Berghain floor-fillers to mind-bending mix odysseys, Troy Pierce has the entirety of the cutting-edge techno spectrum covered while adding his own distinct and essential flavor to it." - [AIAIAI](http://aiaiai.dk/headphones/tma-2/artists/troy-pierce). In this Facebook photo, Troy has a pair of TMA-2 [S02-H02-E02-C02](http://aiaiai.dk/headphones/tma-2/s02h02e02c02) headphones around his neck as he mixes live.more
TMA-2 Modular represents a new approach to headphone design, offering users the chance to modify their headphones with different parts to create their own optimum set depending on the intended listening environment (opening up 360 possible combinations)
Copenhagen-based audio design company AIAIAI has launched a new headphone concept called TMA-2 Modular. Providing a vast range of interchangeable options across sound, function, comfort and design, TMA-2 Modular is a state-of-the-art system developed from the TMA-1 series that lets you create your own personalised headphone - while enabling a quick and easy change of individual parts along the way. Modular is a framework of elements, including the speaker unit, headband, earpad and cable, which can be connected or combined in different ways. With their latest project, AIAIAI have created the next step for the 21st century headphone: a framework consisting of modular audio technology, which gives you the freedom to personalize according to your own unique requirements. Hence, elements relating to exceptional sound, functional design and comfort are the building blocks that make up the TMA-2 Modular system.
Individualization, longevity and adaptability
The TMA-1 headphone family has evolved into a new interchangeable infrastructure. Mirroring an overall design tendency of individualization, longevity and interaction, TMA-2 Modular takes the concept of modularity and applies it creatively to the world of headphones. In this way, the concept doesn’t introduce one single updated headphone: AIAIAI’s new project provides 360 different configuration possibilities. For music professionals this means the opportunity to adapt and tailor the system to a given creative context, from studio production or audio editing, to DJing or listening on the move. For everyone else it means the subtle dissolution of categories; the freedom to be yourself.
Young Guru edition have much higher highs than standard TMA-1, can be overwhelming at higher volume. The TMA-2 Studio Monitor Preset (S03- E04) are amazing truly for indoor monitoring, for live club gigs I still prefer the original preset (S02-E02). Will try out the S01 with E02 for noisy club environment soon.
When you spend hours mixing at night, with headphones on because you don't wanna wake up others, you want something that feels nice on your ears. Although these sound great, a comfort upgrade is necessary, and do-able, as they're modular. You can swap out all the parts and upgrade them. They aren't the least comfortable headphones in the world, but after buying a pair of gaming headphones for the PS4, I realized how comparatively uncomfortable they are, considering they were 4 times the price of my gaming headphones.
Sound-wise, they do the business. They are honest, flat response, uncoloured reference cans and good at what they do. I'll just have to upgrade to the thicker earpads
I also intend to upgrade to the wireless headband. The less cables in the way, the better !!
These headphones are real value for money. The sound quality for electronic musicians is not hyped and has a very honest bottom end to them plus there great in a dj performance. Also they are a lovely looking pair phones.