AIAIAI has been at the forefront of headphone design since 2010. They first came to prominence with their modular approach, where the user can spec up and build a set of headphones for their own needs and uses. Alongside their forward-thinking attitude to sound, they’ve adopted using eco-friendly materials in their products as part of their sustainability drive, ensuring that their range adheres to the ethos of ‘responsible design’ and minimises their ecological impact.
Part of the appeal is that their products are designed in collaboration with many industry figures, artists and labels to really dial into what the user needs from a pair of headphones, be it for DJing, producing or general listening duties.
Their latest offering, the TMA-2 Studio Wireless+, is a collaboration with Richie Hawtin, who told DJ Mag Tech why he came on board: “I’ve been using AIAIAI headphones for years now and had been in communication with them since the start, giving feedback. One of the first things I liked about AIAIAI was their approach to modularity and being able to fix, change and update parts of the headphones without having to buy a brand-new pair. Also, over time your needs change; perhaps a new project comes up that needs a different style of headphone and all of this was easy within the AIAIAI eco-system of products and parts. We were always in touch about working more closely together and it was during my CLOSE LIVE shows that those conversations went deeper.”