For anyone eyeing the TMA-1 on-ear DJ headphones but are hesitant in shelling out the $200, hold tight. AIAIAI is releasing a lower-end model dubbed the TMA-1 X that undercuts the price of the original by $70.
MSRP’ing at $129, the TMA-1 X sits squarely in the middle of AIAIAI’s headphone lineup, above the snowboard-esque Capital and below the original TMA-1. The new X model doesn’t feature the iconic squiggly cables above the ear cups that the original or Studio versions have, but that may be a small price to pay considering what else you’re getting. XLR8R was able to get a sneak preview of the TMA-1 X and a had a generally positive (albeit brief) impression.
For all the latest information on the TMA-1 X, sign up for the waiting list here.
[Update 1/29: the TMA-1 X is now in stock]