Published on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 16:17
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In a market filled with a virtually limitless number of headsets and headphones from a very large number of manufacturers that increases every day it can become extremely difficult for consumers to find just the right one suitable for their needs. Just imagine that even professionals such as DJs and studio sound engineers who require very high audio precision and clarity offered only by the best headphone/headset models also have a hard time choosing the right one for the job due to the numerous offerings available. When i first started doing consumer electronic related reviews a few years ago i did focus quite a bit on testing professional and enthusiast grade headphones/headsets to help people figure out which was the ideal one for them but for the past two years or so because of extreme workload i had to make a tough decision and so i decided to focus on reviews surrounding other more popular product lines (gaming related). Well it seems however that old habits die hard and since many of you have asked we decided to start a brand new section dedicated to professional/enthusiast grade headphones/headsets and what better way to do that than by testing the latest TMA-1 DJ Headphones with Mic by AIAIAI?
AIAIAI is an audio design company dedicated to developing high quality audio products for everyday use. AIAIAI’s modern, minimalist headphones and earphones deliver clear, amplified sound. Headquartered in Copenhagen, AIAIAI is proud to contribute to Denmark’s worldwide reputation as leader in acoustic and electro- acoustic design and engineering. Informed by a heritage of Scandinavian design, AIAIAI strives to create high quality, accessible audio products that deliver value far beyond trend-driven aesthetics. AIAIAI boasts a world-renowned network of industrial designers, audio technicians and DJs as part of its unique and highly collaborative development process. Exploratory and experimental, the process enables AIAIAI to develop new products on the leading edge, independent of current market trends.
Choosing the TMA-1 DJ Headphones With Mic by the Danish AIAIAI for our first professional grade headphone/headset review was not a random choice something which you will all get to see for yourselves later in this review. So the closed type TMA-1 DJ Headphones feature 40mm titanium drivers with an impendency of 32 Ohm, a frequency response from 20Hz and up to 20KHz, 110dB of sensitivity and a harmonic distortion of less than 0.3%. Our version also comes with an in-line 3 button Omni-directional microphone (43dB sensitivity) used to answer calls when plugged into an iPhone (also compatible with iPad/iPod) and although i doubt many people would purchase professional grade headphones just to use them with their smartphone i think it's a nice and convenient touch. Specifications however is not the only area where the TMA-1 DJ Headphones excel at, so is appearance but for that we need to move on.