We all have a part to play in averting the looming climate crisis and a change in our buying habits is one thing we can control. Now more than ever it’s important to think about the effect of rampant consumerism on our environment and to look for recycled options.
Step up Danish headphones specialists, AIAIAI. They’ve teamed up with legendary record label Ninja Tune to create a set of high-quality, limited edition headphones made from vinyl recycled from old Ninja Tune record releases.
The new TMA-2 Ninja Tune Edition headphones have a customized 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-1 headphone in 2010, 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. 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 said:
“Since 2010 with the launch of the TMA-1 headphone 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 said:
“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.”
The AIAIAI Ninja Tune Edition TMA-2 is available now from: https://aiaiai.audio/headphones/ninjatune-edition