If you need a new set of headphones but are worried about environmental impact of buying them - let’s not forget that most wireless earbuds are pretty much disposable in that they don’t have replaceable batteries - may we suggest that you check out the the AIAIAI range of cans. Now’s a great time, to do it, too as, for Cyber Weekend only, the entire range is being heavily discounted.
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AIAIAI is offering big discounts on all its TMA-2 headphones this Cyber Weekend and, happily, the biggest is on the flagship TMA-2 Studio Wireless+, which is down from $350 to $250. If you want some wireless headphones that have low enough latency that you can actually make music with them rather than just listen, hit that buy button.
AIAIAI’s environmental credentials are bolstered by the fact that their headphones have a modular design, so if parts need replacing or you want to upgrade them, you can do so over time. This means that there’s less chance that your cans will end up in landfill.
What’s more, if you do decide to get rid, the company encourages you to take advantage of its ‘Remixed’ initiative, which enables you to trade-in ageing or damaged products rather than chucking them in the bin.
Of course, this wouldn’t mean a great deal to you if the headphones themselves didn’t sound great, but fortunately, they do. They’re also comfortable, even when worn for long periods.
AIAIAI’s flagship model is the TMA-2 Studio Wireless+, a set of cans that should be of particular interest to producers as it offers almost latency-free wireless performance, so you can actually use them for music making (not something you can say about Bluetooth models). This is down from $350/£300 to just $250/£210, saving you $100/£90.
If you’re happy to stick with a cable, you can also buy the TMA-2 Studio without the Wireless+ capability (the price is down to $160/£140 from $229/£200) while, at the more affordable end of the scale, the TMA-2 DJ XE is down to just $98/£84 from $139/£120.
There are other options, too - check out the full range on the AIAIAI website.