Danish Headphone Design: AIAIAI
AIAIAI is not only the company with the most hilarious company name I’ve read to date, but also the one with the most amazing and best-working products. For years now I’ve been a huge fan of their AIAIAI TM-2, a fully modular headphone, which allows the user full control and flexibility to get a product that fits the needs of every listener with no limitation regarding their music taste.
Due to their strong connections and focus on modern electronic music, the products are of course very themed to function with the scene’s aesthetics and their corresponding image. Therefore Kilo Design, the design company behind AIAIAI’s products, did an amazing job by creating foremost first functional, but also beautiful products. Their minimal approach works in this case even on AIAIAI’s in-ear’s — the AIAIAI Pipe.
The sound is mesmerizing. Nearly every constellation (including their in-ears) emphasises very much on a strong, clean bass, while not compromising in the higher frequencies and only very subtle in the Mids. Of course, electronic music genres such as Techno, Garage or House bring best results to the table, while other genres still work fine as well.
AIAIAI’s TMA-2 and Pipe are available for purchase on aiaiai.dk’s website.