- Exclusive A5 insert with download code for 5 track Ninja Tune sampler
- Limited to 1000
- Made using recycled vinyl
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Cable included with adapter
- Carrying pouch
This is a creative project with legendary UK record label Ninja Tune formed in London in 1990 and widely recognized as one of the world’s leading independent record labels etching its story into the pages of ground-breaking British music. This project exemplifies our joint vision of doing things better. With a creative approach to sustainability and through experimentation we continuously focus on reducing our impact on the planet. The TMA-2 is an award winning headphone trusted by artists all over the world. A modular headphone system enhanced and refined over the last 10 years. Modularity is the ability to upgrade and expand as technology or the user evolves – designed to last. Building on this modular approach and a desire to do something meaningful together the natural progression was to experiment with Ninja Tune's main resource: vinyl.
The TMA-2 Ninja Tune Edition builds upon AIAIAI’s modular design ethos and a shared desire for the collaboration to focus on experimentation, as well as their ongoing commitment to sustainable products of the highest quality. Building on this modular approach and a vision of doing something meaningful together, the natural progression was to experiment with Ninja Tune's main resource — vinyl — which has been used to make the TMA-2 Ninja Tune Edition headphones’ speaker units.
The limited edition headphones have a customised, detailed and rich sound representation based on AIAIAI’s Bio-Cellulose S05 drivers, and come with the comfortable choice of both on-ear and over-ear vegan leather cushions. A full charge gives 20 hours of high-quality wireless audio via Bluetooth 5.0, making it the ideal choice for long and critical listening sessions.
Since the launch of the first TMA-2 headphone, AIAIAI has been creating products that are designed to last, focusing on designing modular functionality to extend the longevity of every product and create less waste for the planet. The modularity of the AIAIAI TMA-2 headphone design, first released in 2015, affords the ability to upgrade and expand as technology evolves, creating an extended functional lifetime. Now in 2021, AIAIAI continues to innovate in audio product design by seeking out like-minded partners, and implementing usage of recycled materials for components of the headphones, ranging from sustainable Alcantara for ear pads to recycled plastic for speaker units.
AIAIAI co-founder Frederik Jørgensen:
“Since the launch of AIAIAI in 2010 we’ve been committed to doing things better. Sustainability has since been a key aspect of our design and development process and we still believe we’re only just getting started. Informed by a heritage of Scandinavian design we create products far beyond trend-driven aesthetics, with sustainable modular functionality and recycled materials we extend the longevity of every product and create less waste for the planet – designed to last.”
Ninja Tune’s Senior Designer Joe Durnan:
"For Ninja tune as a label, we are keen to not only celebrate the past but also mark our intentions going forward both sonically and ethically. We are keenly aware of the need to explore more ecological and earth positive means of manufacturing. To continue to exist as an industry we need to place these topics at the forefront of discussions and decisions. This collaboration is not the final answer but more so an example of how working towards greener solutions can lead to innovative and exciting results. This project is an opportunity to continue to shine a light on an increasingly pressing global issue.”
SPEAKER UNITS MADE USING RECYCLED VINYL
The speaker units has been made using old Ninjatune vinyl records. Made from music.
CUSTOMIZED NINJA TUNE SPEAKER DRIVERS USING SIGNATURE AIAIAI BIO-DIAPHRAGM The speaker unit contains a diaphragm that is precision-grown from NAC Audio bio-cellulose making it stiffer lighter and stronger than regular PET speaker units and allowing the sound-producing diaphragm to vibrate without the levels of distortion found in other speakers. Each of these qualities results in more accurate and detailed sound from the speaker with the ability to retain clarity of sound at high volumes.
BLUETOOTH 5.0 CONNECTIVITY
With-end Bluetooth 5.0 audio and 20-hour playback time.
ENHANCED COMFORT AND HIGH ISOLATION
Enhanced comfort during creation or performance from high grade memory foam cushions covered in resilient and soft premium materials. Comes with both a set of on-ear and over-ear cushions.
MODULAR HEADPHONES DESIGNED TO LAST
Modular design is the ability to upgrade and expand as technology or users evolve, extending the functional lifetime and creating less waste for the planet.
In The Box
H06 Bluetooth Headband
E81 PU leather On-ear Cushions
E82 PU leather Over-ear Cushions
S83 Speaker Units
C83 Coiled Cable with adapter
A83 Carrying Pouch
- Harold Budd
- I Know This Much Is True (Music From The HBO Series)
- All Saints Records
- Catalogue Number
- Release Date
- June 13, 2020
- LP (special)