For far too long now, wireless headphones have come to represent a range of products that offer the convenience of cable-free listening while requiring you to compromise on audiophile-level sound quality, sustainability, customization and other priorities, but if Danish company AIAIAI continues to bust out products like its latest TMA-2 HD Wireless modular headphones, that product characterization will well and truly become consigned to the distant past.
These headphones aren't just branded 'modular' because it's a buzz-worthy term - they literally come packaged as separate pieces that you then have to assemble, a task that's easy enough that you can get by without even looking at the instruction manual. The modularity allows you to customize and upgrade your headphones over time without having to discard them, contribute to the growing global problem of electronic waste and deal with that important problem of spending too much money on a new set of headphones. This feature is also a godsend for the more clumsy among us who may have a tendency to manhandle and break our headphones.
As innovative and eco-friendly as the modular design is, the audio quality is where the TMA-2 HD Wireless modular headphones really surprise in the most pleasant manner possible, as you could be forgiven for thinking that these headphones cost twice as much as their actual $350 price tag. The speaker unit in these headphones comes fitted with a diaphragm crafted from NAC Audio bio-cellulose, a lightweight and durable material that ensures that the diaphragm is capable of vibrating at high frequencies without causing distortion. This allows you to listen to a range of genres of music at high volume without experiencing the jarring crackling distortion that lesser headphones produce.
As far as their sound profile goes, the TMA-2 HD Wireless headphones provide a spectacularly balanced sound that combines a warmer-than-usual bass, true mids and a soft yet accurate treble. This means that you get a detailed, warm and pleasing listening experience whether you're listening to death metal, jazz, classical or hip-hop. Since these headphones are wireless, the reliability of signal transmission is absolutely critical, and the TMA-2 HD Wireless headphones deliver on that front too with an H05 Bluetooth headband that works in conjunction with Aptx high-definition codec to easily handle high-definition 24-bit audio .
These headphones are also adaptable when it comes to the duration of your listening sessions. The soft over-ear earpads are crafted from Alcantara material that is comfortable enough for long days spent listening to music, while a playback time of up to 16 hours ensures you don't have to shift your focus away from the music to check that your headphones still have juice in them.
Whether you're just looking for a high-quality, easy-to-use set of headphones for your daily commute or you're a budding music producer who wants to get a true sound while chopping up samples and messing with high-pass filters at your production station, the TMA-2 HD Wireless is sure to leave you utterly satisfied. In addition to enjoying comfortable and high-quality listening over both short and longer sessions, the fact that the modular design allows you to upgrade and tweak the product without ditching it and contributing to the global problem of electronic landfills will also help you sleep well at night.
Until now, headphone buyers had to choose which criteria was the most important to them, and prioritize their purchases accordingly. However, this will no longer be an issue with the TMA-2 HD Wireless, a product that blends high-quality sound, sustainability, an easy-breezy modular design, style and a reasonable price tag in one top-notch package.
These Wireless Headphones Blend Sound Quality, Sustainability & Style
Rahul Kalvapalle — June 4, 2020 — Tech
References: aiaiai.audio & soundstagesolo