Any version of USB Type C music-playing headset is hard to come by. The few that you do find on the market are majority earphones with an even smaller (as in teeny tiny) market for an over-ear or on-ear design and that’s why this latest release needs an article to itself. Ready for retail, it’s AIAIAI TMA-2 MFG4 Preset with Type C.
AIAIAI TMA-2 MFG4 are On-Ear Type C Headphones
The TMA-2 preset is a smart move by the Danish company that allows users to buy individual parts to build their own headphones, or presets, like this one, that simply require you to construct the unit yourself. The preset comes with two USB Type C cables. C60 is a 1.2 m straight Thermo plastic cable with a soft, touch surface and a 3-button mic. C61 is the other Type C cable. It is ultra short at 29 cm and features a grey woven nylon jacket which prevents the cable from premature wear and tear. The headband is H01 and it consists of a lightweight Polycarbonate headband with soft durable PU foam head padding while the speaker units are S01 which are engineered with a neodymium magnet and lightweight PET diaphragm to deliver a balanced sound suitable for all genres. The AIAIAI TMA-2 MFG4 unit is $180.
As I mentioned earlier, parts are sold separately. If you’ve already got a pair of AIAIAI’s you can purchase the proprietary Type C cables alone, with C60 Type C cable with a remote for $40 and C61 for $20.
While I have yet to give these cans a fair listen, I’ve dealt with my share of AIAIAI’s and can personally attest to their quality build and sound, especially for headphones you assemble yourself.