With the amount of content that we as a society consume, headphones or earbuds are a must these days. However, with companies such as Apple removing the 3.5mm jack from their phones, wireless earbuds or headphones have now become a necessity. I use wireless earbuds all day at work and wireless headphones on my computer at home. But after a few years of use, my Bose QC35 is showing signs of age. The earcups are starting to flake apart, and I can’t go as far from my PC as I could when I first bought them. So, it was finally time to replace them. As I was shopping for a new pair of Bluetooth headphones, I came across an ad for the AIAIAI TMA-2 HD Wireless headphones.
AIAIAI is a small Danish company that was originally founded in 2006. I knew little about the company other than they make modular headphones. I then realized why the TMA-2 HD Wireless looked so familiar. I owned a pair, kind of. It was about five years ago now I was offered a gaming headset to review by, of all things, an e-sports team by the name of Fnatic. This headset was the Fnatic Duel gaming headset. Upon further investigation of the company, I discovered that this headset was private labeled for Fnatic by a company AIAIAI. The Fnatic Duel is essentially a preset TMA-2. Still to this day, I use my Fnatic Duel gaming headset as my daily driver. But can the TMA-2 HD Wireless replace my now five-year-old TMA-2 preset as my daily use headphones? Let’s find out.
- Driver diameter
- 40 mm
- 113 dB
- Resonance freq.
- 80 Hz
- 32 Ohm
- Rated power
- 40 mW
- Max power
- 100 mW
- High-grade Neodymium
Speaker Units – S05
Engineered with a speaker diaphragm made from stiff Bio-Cellulose for more defined high-frequency details, more pronounced mid-range, better dynamics, and more natural tonality. Delivered as a pair.
Headband – H05
High-quality Bluetooth headband with Aptx HD codec transmitting 24-bit hi-res audio equal to CD quality. Codecs: SBC, AAC, AptX, AptX HD. The headband has a built-in microphone and includes a USB-C charging cable. 16 hours of playback time.
Earpads – E08
Ultra-soft over-ear memory foam cushion covered with Alcantara. The thickness and materials give better comfort and isolation.
Cable – C15
Straight, black, 1.5m, Triad hi-fi cable. Designed for durability and reduced magnetic and radio frequency interference.
The packaging for the TMA-2 HD Wireless is rather simple but attractive. At the top left-hand corner, the words TMA-2 Modular Headphone System are displayed. On the top right-hand corner, you’ll see the AIAIAI logo. On the back of the box, you’ll find a brief description of the TMA-2 Modular system.
When you first open the TMA-2 HD Wireless, you’ll find a series of sealed bags that contain the components of the TMA-2. The headband, cables, earcups, and speaker units are each packed separately.