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alaTest has collected and analyzed 353 reviews of AIAIAI, ApS TMA1S. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and durability are on the whole positive. The comfort and design are also appreciated, but there are some critical views about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the AIAIAI, ApS TMA1S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of AIAIAI, ApS TMA1S from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Reviews about the durability and bass quality are overall positive. The design and comfort also get good feedback. There are some negative views about the reliability and portability.

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89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: AIAIAI TMA 1AIAIAI TMA-1 DJ Headphone - BlackAIAIAI TMA-1 Studio Headphone with Mic - Young Guru Edition

Nov, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 167 user reviews of AIAIAI, ApS TMA1S from 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 Views about the portability and design are generally positive. The durability and comfort also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

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89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: AIAIAI TMA-1 DJ Headphones without Mic, BlackAIAIAI TMA-1 DJ Beatport Headphones, BlackAIAIAI TMA-1 DJ Headphones with Microphone and Volume Control

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Ryan Waniata (

AIAIAI TMA-1 Studio by Young Guru review


AIAIAI's original TMA-1 Studio headphones are close friends of ours. Since first checking them out last November, this reviewer has been using them as reference ‘phones – not because they're the most accurate or precise headphones we've tested, but...

Clear upper register ; Warm, powerful bass ; Deep, well defined stereo image ; Comfortable new padding

Lighter instruments sizzle ; iOS inline mic is clunky

The TMA-1 Studio Young Guru edition bring a flash of presence and clarity to the top end, and keeps all the goodness of the original headset’s silky bass and deep stereo image.

Aug, 2013


Expert review by: Ryan Waniata (

Aiaiai TMA-1 Studio


From its headquarters in Denmark, Aiaiai designs what its website describes as “…modern and minimalist headphones and earphones.” Visit the site and you'll notice minimalism seems to be part of Aiaiai's entire approach, from its logo through the entire...

Warm bass ; Clear, detailed treble ; Well balanced stereo sound ; Rich, resonant tone

No iOS control button included ; Vocals low in some mixes

Even if you aren’t in the market for a $250 headphone, the TMA-1 Studio are worth hearing for the sheer pleasure of the experience – and they just might convince you that investing a few extra bucks in a set of cans can pay huge dividends.

Nov, 2012

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Expert review by: Justin Yu (

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


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: Lieven (

The TMA-1 Upgrade: TMA-1 Studio


We're back with another AIAIAI review! It's been a while since we talked about the Danish makers of the famous TMA-1, around 2 years to be exact and...

So with most of my amps, I expected the treble to be more sparkling and up front for a DJ headphone. Probably AIAIAI tuned down the treble as this is the Studio version of the TMA-1 but I can’t say I enjoyed the “standard” treble using this setup. I...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Nir Schneider (

Aiaiai TMA-1 Studio Headphones Review


What do the Danish and Swedish have in common? Great sensible design and an acute ability to make things sound awesome. Just when we thought Jays had us by our ears with with their great sounding and well designed in-ear headphones, Aiaiai's latest and...


Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Bill Henderson (

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 (



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: Shane McGlaun (

Aiaiai Unveils TMA-1 DJ Headphones


The headphones are a black simple design that was apparently inspired in part by the monolith from the novel 2001: A Space Odyssey. The headphones ship with a pair of ear pads that can be interchanged for different needs, a larger plug for stereo gear...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Jonathan Margolis (

AIAIAI TMA-1 Studio Engineered by Young Guru


Low-key headphones from a brand born out of Denmark's DJ culture

May, 2014

Expert review by: Miet Engelhardt (

AIAIAI TMA-1 Studio Headphones


The new TMA-1 Studio headphones are the latest addition to the TMA-1 DJ headphones from Aiaiai, aimed at the contemporary producer.

Durable; good amount of bass; comfy

Don’t fold in half (not very portable); lacks detail on finer tracks

At $50 more than the old TMA-1 DJ headphones, they are nearly worth the buy for the slicker look and slightly, but not great, finer quality on the tracks, though for a DJ this can be overlooked with the expert bass it has.

Dec, 2012

Product Specifications


Active Noise Cancellation: No
Display: No
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Integrated Amplifier: No
LCD Display: No
Mute Control: No
Neckband: No
Noise Cancellation: No
Sound System:STEREO
Volume Control: Yes


Bluetooth: No
Connection:3.5 mm Plug

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone:Not Applicable
Form factor:Headband Headset
Product Type:Headband Headset / Headphones
Signal Connection:Wired