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AIAIAI Headphones
Hey crew,

So after 7 years of solid reliability my Technics' RPDJ1210's are finally needing a replacement. Although I loved them and they have been great I'm looking to try something new and was hoping someone on here had used or are using the AIAIAI TMA-1's?

Honestly there isn't many current headphones out there that do it for me, I'm not a fan of HD-25's at all after trying them multiple times but I am looking for something a bit lighter this time around.

Any info would be appreciated.

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My husband and I both have the TMA-1's - he uses them for DJing, I use them for general music listening to...we both love them! I cannot speak highly enough of them. The foam bit in the headband bit came loose on my husbands & AIAIAI replaced them, no problem! They are always awesome to deal with.

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Ligher than HD25s?!?! I don't think such a quality can exists...those things are pretty fucking light
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Ahh sorry kiwi, I meant lighter than the technics.

Cheers for the info ruthykins, how tough is the headband? Being non foldable I was a bit worried about them kicking around in the gig bag.
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pretty pretttttty tough.
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I use HD 25's but have used the TMA -1's while mixing at my mates place. I really like them and would probably get some if I needed new headphones. They feel durable and produce really punchy bass. I have only used them to mix with though and not extended listening sessions.
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A mate of mine as some AI's, not sure what model but they sound great and are solid
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They did have a problem with the head band snapping really easily. I had a pair and two other friends had the same problem. The customer service was great though and I got a replacement set that have been going strong for about 12 months.
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Cheers guys, I ended up going with them. Just waiting on delivery, cheers for the info
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Just to report back after using these things for almost a week.

I absolutely love them, easily some of the best cans I've used, I'm cheering I ended up getting these over the HD-25's. The roll off on the high register makes a massive difference when it comes to longass mixing sessions. The only test now is gigging and getting thrown around in a bag when I've had too many drinks.

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are they comfortable on the ears? i found that my hd25s start hurting top of my ears after a while
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Yup, I would dare say more comfortable than my Technics (and they were damn comfortable). It's odd, they don't feel tight on your head but after conducting some seriously technical research (eg. headbanging like a motherfucker) they stayed rock solid on my head so I am mighty impressed

Your mention above about the 25's is one of the main reasons I don't like them. DNW a vice on my head for long 2+ hour sets.
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Hmm HD25s have never hurt my head - that's different for everyone I guess. I've played on tma's before and whilst I like them, I wouldn't pick them over HD's for DJing. The isolation alone is enough to go in the HD's direction imo. They HD's are proven to take a beating. TMA's still have a couple of years before they can gain that reputation (especially after the headband fault in the first gen).

Either are a great choice - but again I'd go the HD's time and time again for djing.
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The HD25's hurt my ear tops, too, when constantly wearing them for a long time...but that's when just sitting on a plane/train and listening...when DJ'ing they're off and on the head too frequently to become annoying.
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I may be in the minority but my headphones are almost always on my head when I'm playing. If they are not on my ears they tend to be clamped right behind them on either side.
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I'm a constantly on/off kinda guy...on to pre-cue (only left ear covered in preference) and to start mix...once confident it's locked in, slip them onto neck...keep them off while talking shit/finding next track/waiting for right mix point etc.
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I'm a constantly on/off kinda guy...on to pre-cue (only left ear covered in preference) and to start mix...once confident it's locked in, slip them onto neck...keep them off while talking shit/finding next track/waiting for right mix point etc.

Same here. But when using them as "normal" headphones while walking etc they get really uncomfortable after about 30-45 mins. At first i thought it was because i wear glasses and it was pressing my ear into the frames but alas no dice. Must just not work well with the shape of our ears.
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I have a big head, too, so that probably doesn't help! haha
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Same here. But when using them as "normal" headphones while walking etc they get really uncomfortable after about 30-45 mins. At first i thought it was because i wear glasses and it was pressing my ear into the frames but alas no dice. Must just not work well with the shape of our ears.

I've being doing a bit of travelling recently, I can handle them for about 2 hours or so, if wearing sunglasses they are almost instantly uncomfortable. I would love some nice big over ear headphones, can't justify buying another pair though.
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I've been using HD 25's for 10 years and I'm about to make the switch as well.. they look and sound rad
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