Wireless headphones deliver lag-free, lossless sound to music makers
Danish AIAIAI has added a new flavor to its TMA-2 modular headphone system introduced in 2015. The Wireless + Headphones were developed in collaboration with Anglo-Canadian electronic music producer Richie Hawtin and are designed for music professionals. creation.
While there are audio codecs that support high-resolution music playback over Bluetooth, if you’re in the studio producing music, you’ll likely go for the reliability that a wired connection offers – not just the potential for higher resolution playback, but also because a wireless connection can introduce unacceptable latency into the mix. But if you have to move around when the creative muse hits, dragging cables can be a pain.
The Wireless Headphones + come with Bluetooth 5.0 with support for AAC and SBC codecs for up to 80 hours of playtime per charge and a 1.5m (5ft) coiled cable for a more traditional plugging experience. But AIAIAI also created a portable dual antenna W + Link transmitter for low latency, lossless wireless audio connection.
“In 2021, it seems archaic to be connected to a piece of hardware just to ensure flawless audio quality,” said Richie Hawtin. “The TMA-2 Wireless + headphones give you the freedom to step away from your devices, allowing you to capture creative and expressive ideas while being immersed in perfect sound. Disconnect and dive deeper into your creative moment.”
This W + Link offset is only 16ms, 12m (39ft) operating range is possible, AIAIAI also promises drop-free experience, and the system constantly monitors the connection to ensure the “best signal is applied and used for the audio stream, ”and the battery should last up to 16 hours from the 970mAh battery in the headband. The W + Link transmitter’s 2,700mAh battery can last up to 30 hours per charge.
The modular headphones also come with 40mm drivers, each rocking a combination of bio-cellulose diaphragm and neodymium magnet for “more precise and detailed speaker sound with the ability to retain clarity of sound at high volumes “.
As with other members of AIAIAI’s modular headset universe, the new Wireless + cases are flexible and built to last, meaning users can upgrade or extend the life of their headphones simply by replacing component modules.
The TMA-2 Studio Wireless + headphones for music creators are on pre-order now for US $ 350, with the general availability window opening in January 2022. You can hear Hawtin himself explain what the Wireless + system is all about. in the video below.
AIAIAI TMA-2 Wireless + with Richie Hawtin
Product sheet: Wireless +