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post #856 of 1096
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Originally Posted by erod View Post

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. 

 

post #857 of 1096

Yes, I definitely prefer circumaural. That's why I made the comment.

 

Other people might be interested in knowing what they can get at the same price range.

post #858 of 1096

Not to mention these new HD 25-13s on my head sound so sick it's not even funny. Never thought I'd see a Supra 600 Ohm can. lol
 

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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. 

 



 

 

post #859 of 1096

Would you recommend them over the HD25-1 IIs? Because I'm considering getting them later in the year to A-B them as my portable set. Only thing is that I'll need an amp that will jive well with the J3 if I get the 600ohm.
 

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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

Not to mention these new HD 25-13s on my head sound so sick it's not even funny. Never thought I'd see a Supra 600 Ohm can. lol
 



 

 



 

post #860 of 1096

I haven't gotten the chance to A/B the 2 (I owned the 25-1 IIs quite awhile back)...but from what I remember of them, the 25-13s are more refined. They also seem to have less of a death grip on my head than I remember the 25-1s having.

 

I'd definitely recommend them for a portable though. I'm really enjoying them. Same build quality, but the cable is thinner and much longer than the stock 25 cable. Good and bad feature I suppose. It's also a straight jack (not jiving too well for portable use, probably going to reterminate).

 

Heck, they even sound nice straight out of my iDevices. Loud enough, but of course a good amp does wonders.
 

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Originally Posted by kyuuketsuki View Post

Would you recommend them over the HD25-1 IIs? Because I'm considering getting them later in the year to A-B them as my portable set. Only thing is that I'll need an amp that will jive well with the J3 if I get the 600ohm.
 



 



 

 

post #861 of 1096

You have certainly got me intrigued. Because honestly that is what the TMA-1s are missing, which is refinement. They are a good set of cans but if I can get a better refined set, I'll jump on it. Just gotta save up to import it. Thanks for the info.
 

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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

I haven't gotten the chance to A/B the 2 (I owned the 25-1 IIs quite awhile back)...but from what I remember of them, the 25-13s are more refined. They also seem to have less of a death grip on my head than I remember the 25-1s having.

 

I'd definitely recommend them for a portable though. I'm really enjoying them. Same build quality, but the cable is thinner and much longer than the stock 25 cable. Good and bad feature I suppose. It's also a straight jack (not jiving too well for portable use, probably going to reterminate).

 

Heck, they even sound nice straight out of my iDevices. Loud enough, but of course a good amp does wonders.
 



 

 



 

post #862 of 1096
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Originally Posted by kyuuketsuki View Post

You have certainly got me intrigued. Because honestly that is what the TMA-1s are missing, which is refinement. They are a good set of cans but if I can get a better refined set, I'll jump on it. Just gotta save up to import it. Thanks for the info.


The Beyer DT1350s are worth looking at too.

post #863 of 1096

If I'm lucky I might be able to demo the DT1350s at B&H. I'll check there and see when I have some money or a better job. However I like the idea that you can replace everything on the HD25s.
 

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Originally Posted by maverickronin View Post


The Beyer DT1350s are worth looking at too.



 


Edited by kyuuketsuki - 6/29/11 at 8:17pm
post #864 of 1096
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Originally Posted by kyuuketsuki View Post

If I'm lucky I might be able to demo the DT1350s at B&H. I'll check there and see when I have some money or a better job. However I like the idea that you can replace everything on the HD25s.


The 1350s seem fairly serviceable too, but Beyer doesn't sell quite as many spare parts as Senn. 

post #865 of 1096

Am i in the danger of having a too loose pair on my head with these if my head is just average and not too big?

 

post #866 of 1096

You think dijitalfix would offer a promotional price again? Seems like they did twice already.

 

I'm looking to order these headphones but don't want to pay full $200.

I already PM'd a few sellers on the forums but no response so far.

post #867 of 1096

Ok..just read through 96% of this thread since I just got my TMA-1's.  I bought them from Amazon and I can't tell what version I have.  I have a average size head and these fit me quite loosely.  While I don't think they will fall off me just sitting around, I definitley woudn't try running or walking fast with these on.  The seller from Amazon was AC Gears.

 

Now, before you flame me for saying "use the serach function"...I did but still could not find out how to tell what version I recieved.  It came with the pleather pads and the foam pads, has the coiled cable...that's about it.  Looking for something else to help aide in my search on what version I received.  If these are V3, I will be returning them and not ordering another set as I don't like how they fit....which sucks because I love how they sound. 

 

Anyone point me in the correct direction??

post #868 of 1096

I actually read the entire thread, for real. Was bored at work haha.

 

But yea from what I've read...

 

V2 only fixes an issue with the rubber cushion peeling off the head band. AIAIAI themselves said in an email to someone here that there was no change made to the clamping force. Although members do believe its different.

 

V3 just changed the included contents so that an extra set of protein leather pads were included instead of foam pads.

 

So you have either V1 or V2.

post #869 of 1096

Actually, I stand corrected..I have an extra set of pleather pads, not foam pads.  Guess I have V3....hmm.....still loose....guess I'l try a twisting thingy!

post #870 of 1096
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Originally Posted by mpkelley20 View Post

Actually, I stand corrected..I have an extra set of pleather pads, not foam pads.  Guess I have V3....hmm.....still loose....guess I'l try a twisting thingy!



AC Gears is reputable.

 

Here is a fun story from not too long ago....

 

I was at the AC Gears storefront when the AIAIAI rep actually walked in. After she complimented the headphone set-up to the owner, I walked up to her and asked her about the TMA-1s (which I had around my neck). Mainly because I was curious about the whole V1, V2 thing myself.  So basically here is what she told me. According to her there was no V1 and V2. There was a defect in the glue that they used to adhere the rubber strip. This was the first few batches only. After which they fixed it. They never considered it V1 and V2, the headphones were unchanged besides fixing that small defect. "V3" is just something someone made up, the UPCs are completely different, and the variances are in the accessories. "V3" is the TMA-1 with 2 sets of leather ear pads, 2 chords, one coiled and one straight with a microphone. So it is the same set with basically an extra cord and extra set of leather pads instead of foam pads. Had they changed the line in anyway then I'd understand, but they did not. V1-3 are the exact same headphones in and of themselves (with the exception of some better glue). You could take a "V2" TMA-1 and a "V3" TMA-1, switch the headphones in the boxes, and no one could tell. It is possible that they changed their packaging for foam pads though, but I cannot be sure. I got a fairly early batch.

 

From what I have heard that originated from Dijitalfix. Now they are indeed a great company, but they basically made up that story. Perhaps they didn't know, but I'm not sure. In the end, I trust what the AIAIAI rep said. If you find something from AIAIAI that corresponds to this theory of V1, V2, V3, then I'll believe it. But for now, I'll just refer to them as TMA-1 and TMA-1 with mic as AIAIAI does. And trust what this nice (and frankly cool) representative said. 

 

Now if you want to improve the clamping force, I'd bring up the cups on the head, and apply pressure to the headphones for about a minute before putting them on your head. Just remember, they will loosen overtime because they are rubber and not plastic. What gives them their resilience also makes them relatively low clamping force headphones. Again, apply pressure to them and that should help.

 

Good luck.


Edited by kyuuketsuki - 7/7/11 at 6:01pm
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