I was drawn to these headphones for the look and portability, but I can't really justify the price when you consider the Denon AH-D1100. The latter are portable and circumaural.
I can't speak for SQ of TMA-1's but the Denons are awesome for rock and electronic music in general. The cups also fold back dj-style.
If the TMA-1s were half the price it would be a no-brainer though.
I don't understand... You can't justify it despite not hearing it? Circumaural and supraural is a matter of taste and preference. Next you'll say that the Sennheiser HD25-1 IIs are the same, not worth it because they aren't the Denon AH-D1100, and they are the same supraural design. And the TMA-1s are also portable and possibly the most durable headphones I have ever seen.