Review: AIAIAI’s TMA-2 Modular Headphones Provide Versatility & Comfort For Any Music Fan


AIAIAI is aiming to revolutionize the way you hear music. By working with DJ’s, audio technicians and industrial designers through its developmental process, the Denmark brand’s revolutionary headphones spends most of its time on the forefront of current listening devices. Their latest headphone upgrade, the modular TMA-2’s, gives users the freedom to personalize the way they listen to and interact with music. These modular headphones—which comes equipped with a speaker unit, headband, ear pads and cable—offer the listener over 500 different combinations for use.

“The Modular system creates the ultimate flexibility for our business and our customers as well as a more creative way of interacting with our products,” says AIAIAI’s founder, Frederik Jørgensen. “This adaptable, versatile approach to our headphones offers radical new opportunities for future product development, enabling us to expand the system to create better options for our users and the potential for further collaborations with our key artist and label partners.”

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The KILO-designed headphones offer different sound curves, and their interchangeable ear pads (microfiber and leather) and cable types at various lengths give the listener a chance to go for a completely different look each time they find themselves feenin’ for some fresh tracks on the go. For the music professional, these headphones are ideal, since the flexibility with the design can cater to their needs, whether they’re a producer or a DJ.

“We’ve designed relatively subtle, new details, plugs and connections for modular flexibility, but it’s the overall idea of modularity that I think will capture everyone’s imagination; The major design change lies in the Modular solution and the freedom of choice it produces,” says Lars Larsen, KILO founder and AIAIAI designer.

You’re likely to find artists like Young Guru, Joey Badass and the Pro Era Crew rocking these headphones, as they’ve been notable customers who have enjoyed the sound, comfort, design and functionality of the modular headphones. Whatever your needs with headphones may be, don’t worry: AIAIAI has got you covered.

CREDIT: VIBE/ Stacy-Ann Ellis


J’na Jefferson, Contributing Writer:
I’ve found that much of the time, over-the-ear headphones end up fitting too snugly and turn out being super uncomfortable on me, no matter how much I adjust them. Sometimes, I have to take my current headphones off completely because they hurt my ears and head to the point where I’d rather not be bothered listening to music until my headache goes away.

Luckily the TMA-2’s didn’t give me that problem. After using the interchangeable ear pads, I’d have to say that I’m a fan of the bigger, leather pads as opposed to the microfiber ones, mainly because that’s what I’m used to. I’m a fan of full coverage headphones, but those who enjoy smaller ones can also have the luxury of swapping the larger headphones out in favor of the microfiber ones.

CREDIT: VIBE/ Stacy-Ann Ellis

I also have an issue with playing my music too loudly in my ears, which makes them ring unfortunately, but you don’t have to turn up the music too high to get the desired sound result with AIAIAI’s presets. They help you configure the sound to your liking based on what you’re using the headphones for and what type of song you’re listening to. If you want to be able to drown out other soundsThese headphones are both comfortable and cater to the listener no matter who they may be.


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