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Old 05-20-2011, 07:28 AM
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Do you have them as well? Do you have the same issue?

@sYlt: How about you? These are most likely going back this Sat.
I've actually just sent mine back today for repair/replace because of that isolation problem on the left side.
But I did notice that when I tilted my head front or back, they would move place, which is quite unfortunate but I don't think that will be a problem for me in the future, I didn't try walking around with them though.
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:10 AM
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Well I can't be bothered to send them back to J&R Music World and HOPE I get a set of TMA-1's w/a tighter fit. If I had ordered them directly from AIAIAI I'd have most likely have exchanged them tho. I'll just get another set w/the same issue - and I'm not gonna keep sending them back for another set all the time.

TMA-1: Going back,...

HD25-1 II: Staying w/me,...
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Old 06-13-2011, 05:22 PM
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So far, I love mine. So today I thought I'd try the other earpads (haven't even oppened them till now ) and was like : where is the bass, the soundstage ... it's all gone. So I put the pleather pads back on, and the other ones I'll use for experimenting with different materials
...any ideas ? (I see people are modding Grados all the time)
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:29 PM
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Hmmm,

Congrats.

I was going to order these but I got the HD650 instead.
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:15 PM
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The clamping force was way to low on these, they slid off my head very easily even with slight movement or adjustment. Therefore the isolation was well below par and I could only listen to the full extent of their great sound by pushing them against my head. I much prefer the SennHD25 clamping force to these. But dont get me wrong, these sound great (dark, fun, superb for rock, electro) and look great, so if you have a big bonce (or maybe I have an unusually small one) then these wont be for you.
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:51 AM
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Lightbulb CNET AiAiAi TMA-1 Review!!!

C/O CNET: AiAiAi TMA1 Professional DJ Monitoring Headphones - http://reviews.cnet.com/headphones/a...?tag=cnetRiver

A pretty good review, even if it does leave out a highly deserved star IMO.
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Old 07-03-2011, 06:56 AM
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Tried the TMA-1 yesterday at the apple store. They sounded super dark, unrefined and muddy as has been said. Why is there so much love for them?
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Old 07-05-2011, 02:54 PM
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Well dark, without a hot treble is kind of unique ain't it? Atleast in this scale, and if there are alternatives then its just a matter of preference. Unrefined could just be a reaction to you not being used to that kind of sound signature.

Like all headphones its an acquired taste more then anything. I think the main characteristic that most people hold above all else is the build quality and looks- heck maybe its just me but I am more forgiving of these headphones because I like their looks
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Old 07-05-2011, 03:49 PM
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Well dark, without a hot treble is kind of unique ain't it? Atleast in this scale, and if there are alternatives then its just a matter of preference. Unrefined could just be a reaction to you not being used to that kind of sound signature.

Like all headphones its an acquired taste more then anything. I think the main characteristic that most people hold above all else is the build quality and looks- heck maybe its just me but I am more forgiving of these headphones because I like their looks
WHAT??? I liked the way they sounded, and I'd still have them, if the fit didn't suck. Remember, I hated the crappy high's on the Sony MDR-V6, so this was a godsend to me. If the TMA-1's fit better I'd still own them,...
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Well dark, without a hot treble is kind of unique ain't it? Atleast in this scale, and if there are alternatives then its just a matter of preference. Unrefined could just be a reaction to you not being used to that kind of sound signature.

Like all headphones its an acquired taste more then anything. I think the main characteristic that most people hold above all else is the build quality and looks- heck maybe its just me but I am more forgiving of these headphones because I like their looks
Yeah, I didn't get the sound signature. It deffo sounded unrefined as I did a comparison to my headphones at the time which cost the same price. I dunno, I'll try it again next time. I was so unimpressed with it that I put it down after like 10 seconds. Oh saying that I tried it on the ipod nano so it might be a bit unfair.
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:15 PM
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I'm loving mine every single day

It's indeed a shame that the clamping force is low, I think that an increase of 20% of it's clamping force would be perfect. Other than that, these sound superb for me. It's nice to listen to a different sound signature every now and then, or more like, every day
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:21 PM
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i did notice that both dfkt ("..Yet I certainly wouldn’t categorize them as “basshead” phones...") and ClieOS ("..While it is not what I would refer as bass monster...") doesn't refer to TMA-1 as basshead phones in their reviews. This makes me wonder if not TMA-1 then what (within basically the same sound signature as TMA-1)?

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Old 09-08-2011, 12:10 PM
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^ I think is because some people might call "bass" at dark sound signatures, so that could be the confusion, Ive read plenty about them being bass heavy but I trust more experts like ClieOS and dfkt, so if I understand correctly the AiAiAi are dark but not bassy.

Dark - A tonal balance that tilts downwards with increasing frequency. Opposite of bright. Weak high frequencies.

In a FR chart it would be high in the low levels and decreasing constantly.



I used to fancy for these but got the HD25 instead, never looked back. But they do look awesome.
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^ What he said and yeah I used to want them to HD650 was my cure.
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:22 PM
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i didn't intend to sound like i don't trust dfkt or ClieOS no way quite the opposite is ture nothing but respect here.

so could you guys please enlighten me on this dark vs. bass subject? TMA-1 FR looks awesome in bass department being almost linear without humps and goes really down to 20 Hz.. so i wonder how the frequency response chart of a true bass head looks like?

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Old 09-08-2011, 01:02 PM
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^I cant, havent heard them yet, I only know about them because I considered them once.
this review if interesting, if you want to have a different approach besides ClieOS and dfkt. he made some points abotu the darkness in the second page
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:42 PM
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A Strong Mid-bass can make everything sound dark as can a beefier mids that slants lower. Graphs don't tell it all but i've heard that it was dark on several occasion's but dark isn't necessarily a bad thing I hate overly bright IEMS (DBA-02) And yeah it does look "awesome" there's also a nice treble dip to. Can't tell it would go with it or if it would sound unbalanced as shit haven't heard them. TDS appear please.
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I had the TMA-1, and the HD25-1 II's at the same time. Even if they had the same clamping force I prefer the hd25's to the TMA-1's. I personally found the mids clearer, the bass crisp and forceful (but not "basshead" booming), and the soundstaging to be more "open". I like the hd25-1 II's a bit more - and both cost the same.

And as for straight up bass - I didn't find the TMA-1's to be any better than the hd25-1 II's. The senns just have better, cleaner sound. And that's what I want most.
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:34 PM
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well it seems i like dark sound as i always have eq settings with full bass and lowest treble if a device allow eqing.
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