Professional lightweight studio headphones with highly detailed audio and high isolation for a dynamic creative process.
This is a headphone for the dynamic music maker being creative in a dynamic and flexible environment. Highly detailed audio from the signature bio-diaphragm driver ensures a precise and reliable audio for your creative process. The lightweight design, great comfort and isolation from the soft and closed ear cushions covered in vegan leather results in a perfect fit for the modern day music makers.
The speaker unit contains a diaphragm that is precision-grown from NAC Audio bio-cellulose, making it stiffer, lighter and stronger than regular PET speaker units, and allowing the sound-producing diaphragm to vibrate without the levels of distortion found in other speakers. Each of these qualities results in more accurate and detailed sound from the speaker with the ability to retain clarity of sound at high volumes.
Durable and responsible design to ensure the highest quality and minimize the risk of our products becoming obsolete. With carefully selected materials we reduce our environmental impact. Designed to last is our commitment.
Since 2010, with the launch of our first headphones, responsible design has been a foundational principle. By designing for longevity, and with modularity so you can upgrade as technology or needs evolve, we extend the functional lifetime of our products.
We continue to innovate and seek out recycled and better materials. From Alcantara® or vegan leather ear-cushions to our speaker units and packaging made from recycled materials. We contribute by reducing our carbon footprint and create less waste for the planet.
ONLY 190 G
With a minimal and lightweight construction of only 190g, the TMA-2 Studio XE is ideal for the flexible, versatile and dynamic workflow of modern music makers.
Whether producing long hours in the studio, collecting field recordings or reviewing sound work on the go, the lightweight construction of the headband ensures minimal strain and pressure on the head, resulting in less fatigue and increased comfort when used on the road and in studio sessions.
Korean-American producer, vocalist and DJ Kathy Lee, professionally known as Yaeji, has gone from hanging around on the Brooklyn party circuit to festival stage and magazine cover star in just two short years. From her 2016 breakout–a playful cover of Mall Grab’s Guap on Nick Sylvester’s Godmode label, to her performance at Coachella’s packed out Yuma Tent this year, Lee’s skyrocket to global success has been particularly gratifying to watch, when it’s someone who seems to be so unapologetically herself.
Nubya Garcia studied under pianist Nikki Yeoh at Camden Music. She was a member of Gary Crosby’s Tomorrow’s Warriors in her late teens, then completed her training at Trinity Laban. Her debut album, SOURCE, was released August 2020 under the iconic label Concord Jazz. Following her album release, the London-based jazz player debuted on NPR’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert, coming off the heels of a Pitchfork ‘Best New Music’ honour and a Rolling Stone ‘Album of the Month’ mention. The New York Times described SOURCE as “a life’s worth of experiences into an hour-long listen.’
When Simon Green first burst onto the scene in 2000 with the ‘Animal Magic’ LP it was a time when words like ‘downtempo’ were frequently thrown about by music journalists and experimental turntablism and crate-dug samples were all the rage among producers. While Bonobo’s immediately recognizable sound has always been indebted to these traditions it has also matured over time into favouring the organic unpredictability of live instrumentation over the post-modern collage of sampling.
AIAIAI collaborator Young Guru is a Grammy-award winning sound engineer who has worked with Jay-Z, Kanye West and Drake among others. Guru is also a thoughtful educator who rarely wastes an opportunity to drop knowledge on engineering, hip hop and the general state of music at the world’s finest academic institutions.
Scottish producer Rodaidh Mcdonald currently works for the legendary XL Recordings where he’s been at the helm of some pretty remarkable records. Ranging from the quiet intensity of Daughter’s ‘If You Leave’ and Savages’ manifest-like debut ‘Silence Yourself’ to King Krule’s critically acclaimed ‘6 Feet Benath the Moon' and The XX’s world-shaking self-titled album Rodaidh’s unique sonic touch permeates a sizable piece of contemporary music’s cutting edge.
Marcel Dettmann AKA the king of Berghain states that techno for him is a ‘grundgefühl’ - which can be roughly translated to ‘a fundamental feeling.’ In light of the fact that he produces DJs and promotes only the most exquisite and progressive forms of electronic music on the planet this makes quite a lot of sense. We suspect that this fundamental feeling plays a significant part in the knowing effortlessness with which he carries his trade.
Richie Hawtin is a genuine original. His critical acclaim spans the creative realm of the fine art community to the technological vanguard. Meanwhile, as a performing artist, he is constantly pushing conceptual frontiers, moving things forward, welcoming as many as he can to ideas and experiences that would have seemed pure science fiction when he began his career.
"The Anna Wintour of Music" - Benji B started his climb to success earlier than most of his peers in the industry. His first step was landing a job with legendary radio DJ Gilles Peterson on Kiss FM at just 16. From there it wasn’t long until he had his own show on BBC Radio 1Xtra. Today Benji holds down a weekly slot on Radio 1 using the platform to introduce listeners to underground electronic music from around the world.
Engineered with a 40mm speaker diaphragm made from stiff bio-cellulose for more defined high-frequency details, more pronounced mid-range, better dynamics, and more natural tonality.
Soft over-ear memory foam cushions covered with PU leather. The thickness and materials provide better comfort and excellent isolation. Adding a low end boost for a warmer sound with powerful dynamics.
Coiled black 1.5m thermo plastic cable with soft touch surface. Extends up to 3.2m. Perfect for DJing or small studio use. Comes with 1/4 to 1/8 screw-on adapter.
Professional modular studio headphones with AIAIAI signature audio and enhanced comfort. This is a headphone for the discerning music maker.
Highly detailed audio from the signature bio-diaphragm driver ensures a precise and clear audio for your creative process. Enhance comfort from super soft and resilient ear cushions covered in Alcantara®, prevents fatigue through long listening or creative sessions. Part of the TMA-2 modular headphone system, renowned for its sturdy build and responsible design - Designed to last.
Flexible modular design at a price that won’t break the bank – and they’re great for recording, DJing and general listening purposes.
They’re perhaps the most comfortable headphones I own and a slightly heavier low-end response is great for when I’m moving around, while still remaining super clear.
I liked that the TMA-2 system got me away from compromise - rather than finding the best fit I could actually look for the right fit.
A new short film series with creative direction from Benji B. The series gives exclusive insight into leading artists’ creative process via interviews, performances & tutorial segments.
Presenting the opportunity to observe how different people approach music making. Due to the pandemic many people have more time and a desire to explore their creativity, and sometimes learning how a diverse range of respected artists approach their process can help inform how we find our own.