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post #1096 of 1207

Well, after nearly 2.5 years, my headband got broken.

 

I have enjoyed them a lot, taking them to NY, London and even to a cruise through Greek Islands. Time for a new experience, but since they've been my first hifi headsets, I've bought the Studio Young Guru version, which I find better well-rounded and way more comfortable.

 


Edited by Ayax - 3/16/14 at 4:48pm
post #1097 of 1207

Hi

I've got my pair of AIAIAI TMA-1 Fool's Gold Edition in January. Since then I used them quite a lot in a club.
I've recently noticed a fracture on headband. Send message to AIAIAI Customer service. They wrote back to me and said that I am qualified to get a replacement. In order to get a replacement they wrote: 

"please cut the cable between the ear cups and the headband and take a picture of your headphones. Once we have received your reply, we will ship a replacement set to the address that you have stated."

Have you guys had same kind of problem ? Did u get replacement (new headphones?) after cutting the cable ?



Here is the image of my AIAIAI: 

http://images61.fotosik.pl/1065/008d7ab9cd58c3ba.jpg

post #1098 of 1207

I'm gonna bump this with two questions:

 

1. How come used TMA-1s are so cheap? Especially the Beatport Edition. Do people just not like the green or did something change?

 

2. Can I still fit custom cables on the TMA-1s after they implemented the cable lock feature?? Or do I need to dremel that hole out now...

post #1099 of 1207
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Originally Posted by PanpandaChan View Post

I'm gonna bump this with two questions:

 

1. How come used TMA-1s are so cheap? Especially the Beatport Edition. Do people just not like the green or did something change?

 

2. Can I still fit custom cables on the TMA-1s after they implemented the cable lock feature?? Or do I need to dremel that hole out now...


Put simply, supply and demand. There isn't very high demand for them despite then being quite capable headphones. So people put them up for cheap to get some return on them.

It depends on the cable really... I'd say most custom cables you'd need to open the hole more, but not all.
post #1100 of 1207
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Originally Posted by kyuuketsuki View Post


Put simply, supply and demand. There isn't very high demand for them despite then being quite capable headphones. So people put them up for cheap to get some return on them.

It depends on the cable really... I'd say most custom cables you'd need to open the hole more, but not all.

 

Ok if that's the only issue, then I might pick up another pair.. or two.. >_>

 

But ugh.. I hate that they changed the hole. I wish they would've added the cable locking feature without making it a PITA for custom cables.

post #1101 of 1207

Just picked up a pair of AIAIAI TMA-1 DJ Fools Gold edition used for $150au.
I guess you could say i've joined club Denmark.
It's missing the yellow mobile cable which sucks, but the rest was in it. 

Initial impressions? Wow, these cans have a very beautiful lively sound to it, I came into this with a blank mind of what to expect and I am seriously floored. 

Yes the treble is seriously under pronounced, but it is present and not missing, if it were a little brighter in the top end these things would sound godly. 

The vocals in some respect feel like someone is singing right into your ear as if they are right beside you.


Edited by Mickice - 10/15/14 at 4:32am
post #1102 of 1207

Did anyone try out the TMA-1 Ghostly edition? AIAIAI states they tweaked the voicing (unfortunately taking back treble even more, so wrong direction for me I guess). Headband cushion looks thicker and the pads are said to be real leather with memory foam now. I always liked their look, though the voicing was not exactly my taste (bump in the upper mids, rolled off treble above that... I do like my Beyers ;-)

post #1103 of 1207
Thinking back on these they are incredibly dark things. Now I have the MDR-Z7 I'll likely sell my fools gold pair. Style isn't enough to keep em.
post #1104 of 1207
Hello! Been looking at this thread and the reviews and comments surrounding these fantastic looking cans. I listen to a wide range of music from rap to rock. I have a few questions though.

So I've heard there's a revised version with more sparkly highs. Can someone do a comparison? I've been digging their sound description but they're all older reviews and I want the same warmth and bass texture.

Secondly, is it worth to shave the small tab or customise the headphone and create a custom cable? I was thinking about making a small extension plug from the provided jack (the locking one) and then link it to a custom cable. Will the sound be improved or will it just sound the same because of the extension?
post #1105 of 1207
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Originally Posted by Raddiqal11 View Post

Hello! Been looking at this thread and the reviews and comments surrounding these fantastic looking cans. I listen to a wide range of music from rap to rock. I have a few questions though.

So I've heard there's a revised version with more sparkly highs. Can someone do a comparison? I've been digging their sound description but they're all older reviews and I want the same warmth and bass texture.

Secondly, is it worth to shave the small tab or customise the headphone and create a custom cable? I was thinking about making a small extension plug from the provided jack (the locking one) and then link it to a custom cable. Will the sound be improved or will it just sound the same because of the extension?


Which revision are you talking about specifically? Most were only changed optically as far as I know (i.e. Fools Gold etc.), the new Ghostly edition has even more toned down treble according to its description. The only variant I know that has better treble was the Young Guru variant of the Studio.

 

Regarding cable: don't bother. Not worth it. If it does anything beyond minor variations in volume (that may lead to the false impression of better sound) this is not the headphone to hear such miniscule differences (if they exist at all). And introducing another connector into the game won't make things better.

post #1106 of 1207
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Originally Posted by plakat View Post
 


Which revision are you talking about specifically? Most were only changed optically as far as I know (i.e. Fools Gold etc.), the new Ghostly edition has even more toned down treble according to its description. The only variant I know that has better treble was the Young Guru variant of the Studio.

 

Regarding cable: don't bother. Not worth it. If it does anything beyond minor variations in volume (that may lead to the false impression of better sound) this is not the headphone to hear such miniscule differences (if they exist at all). And introducing another connector into the game won't make things better.

 

As i've seen in a previous post, there are 2 versions of the TMA-1 DJ. The plain ones without any collaboration. The previous model was the one without cable lock which allowed for custom cables. The second version is the one with cable lock and if I'm not mistaken the right-angle plug. Its been said to have improved treble. What i was wondering was if the rest of the spectrum untouched or did they for example tone down the bass. I'm only referring to the normal TMA-1 DJ

post #1107 of 1207
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Originally Posted by Raddiqal11 View Post

As i've seen in a previous post, there are 2 versions of the TMA-1 DJ. The plain ones without any collaboration. The previous model was the one without cable lock which allowed for custom cables. The second version is the one with cable lock and if I'm not mistaken the right-angle plug. Its been said to have improved treble. What i was wondering was if the rest of the spectrum untouched or did they for example tone down the bass. I'm only referring to the normal TMA-1 DJ
To my knowledge the Dj's have always used the same titanium coated drivers (what gives them their punch I recall reading, that's one thing they removed on the tma-1 studios).
post #1108 of 1207
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Originally Posted by WitzyZed View Post


To my knowledge the Dj's have always used the same titanium coated drivers (what gives them their punch I recall reading, that's one thing they removed on the tma-1 studios).


Actually aiaiai.dk states the use of titanium drivers for the Studio as well... I don't think they actually changed the driver itself between DJ and Studio.

http://aiaiai.dk/store/headphones/tma-1-studio

 

Interestingly the Young Guru version of the Studio does indeed not mention titanium drivers...

http://aiaiai.dk/store/headphones/tma-1_studio_youngguru

 

After hesitating I've actually a Ghostly Edition coming... still like their design. Lets see if that one does match better with my preferences than the original DJ.

post #1109 of 1207
Ooops, my mistake!
I wish I had a source from whenever I heard AIAIAI explain the actual driver differences between the two...
If you look at FR response graphs there are major differences, to be sure.
Edited by WitzyZed - 1/14/15 at 7:38pm
post #1110 of 1207
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