WIN: AIAIAI Headphones

Published:  July 17, 2012
Latoyah Forsyth
WIN: AIAIAI Headphones

Jack Kerouac believed that the only truth is music. These days, thanks to technology and its impact on the music industry, the power of our music may only be as good as the speakers we hear them through, and those speakers are changing everyday.

Audio design company, AIAIAI pride themselves on designing modern, minimalist headphones that deliver clear, amplified sound.

Meet Capital – the new durable, foldable and flexible pair of headphones from AIAIAI specifically for “on-the-go Urbanites”.

Designed by Bjarke Ingels and Lars Larsen of KiBiSi, Capital headphones are made out of reinforced fiberglass with a lightweight rubber-brace. They are designed to be exposed to everyday elements and tested to withstand rain, snow and dirt while delivering clear and crisp sound from the protected 40mm driver.

Drawing influence from Scandinavian acoustic/electro-acoustic design and engineering, the headphones are timeless, iconic, thoroughly realized and most of all – comfortable.

Thanks to our friends at AIAIAI, desktop has one pair of Capital headphones to give away! To be in the running, simply leave a comment below telling us what song you would blast through your new Capital headphones before 5pm Friday 20 July.

(Only open to residents of Australia)

183 Responses

  1. Zac

    Pinch & Shackleton – Rooms within a room. (DAT BASS)

  2. Motorhead… ACE OF SPADES!

    What song could you possibly play other than that?

  3. Blair Doherty

    I am thinking it would be ‘Rosetta Stoned’ by Tool.

    Great comp btw.

  4. Anna Hatzisavas

    Santigold – Disparate Youth

  5. Lucy Li

    I would blast the new Frank Ocean album Channel Orange. Crank up the soothing beats of his ‘Forest Gump’ soundtrack!

  6. Bruce Springsteen’s ‘DANCING IN THE DARK’.

  7. Chen

    Any track from the new Beach House record!

  8. Matt Oswald

    ‘Everyones a Winner’ by Hot Chocolate for sure.

  9. Jessica Medina

    So many to choose from…
    But I would blast Mr. Jones, Counting Crows =)

  10. James Bartram

    I’m thinking ‘Rage Against The Machine – Renegades of Funk’

  11. Would have to be Golddigger by Kanye West because who does not love receiving things for free.

  12. Aden Warrington

    ‘Jasmine’ by Jai Paul <3

  13. Gammy Leg – Scott & Charlene’s Wedding

  14. Mark Read

    I would drop a fave of mine from Mixcloud by Blu Mar Ten ( because the audio range of D+B would test the performance of the Capital headphones and I would be totally stoked to win as my birthday is on the 19th July and im still playing tunes through my iphone headphones.

  15. my new obsession – The Awesome Wave by Alt-J ∆
    OR Sigur Ros new album favourite – Dauðalogn
    and life would be simply divine….

  16. ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ by The Rolling Stones as it’d be befittingly ironic and would thus enhance my listening pleasure just that tiny bit extra.

  17. Living For The City – Stevie Wonder ;)

  18. Jasmine Hobson

    Who Are You, by Twerps


  19. Lino

    Kendrick Lamar feat. Dr. Dre – The Recipe


  20. Bree

    The answer is always NIN.

    The Hand That Feeds.

  21. Nikhil Murthy

    Definitely crank Firestarter by Prodigy. That would be killer!

  22. I’d put on the entirety of Airdrawndagger by Sasha and allow myself an hour or so of uninterrupted auditory bliss. Then go back to slaving away.

  23. Moby – ‘Go’.

    Epic Twin Peaks sampling FTW.

  24. TC

    OMC – How Bizzare

  25. A Whole New World, that song from that Disney film, Aladdin. Know why? That line that goes… “don’t you dare close your eyes”. Imagine that as a threat. The song becomes hilarious.

  26. i actually just found this one today, but Fineshrine, by Purity Ring is really doing it for me!

  27. Deborah Rondo

    Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song, cause thats how I feel today

  28. Johannes D'Costa

    “Hush Yael” – Oh, Sleeper.

  29. Julia

    The Black Keys – Lonely Boy!

  30. Mark

    Those headphones are gorgeous! Would have to be anything from the new Japandroids album, still loving it!

  31. Anthony

    Basically the soundtracks of The Dark Knight Rises.

  32. Elise

    The best song in the world: Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)

  33. Wil

    Waajeed – Funkin’ for Jamaica. This sounds ridic on a solid pair of headphones

  34. Radiohead – Paranoid Android

  35. Tracy H

    Killer Kat by Trentemøller.
    To compliment their Scandinavian roots some phat Danish beats will give them a good burn-in. With good headphones like these they deserve to have copious amount of bass blasting through them.

  36. Timmy Grant

    Rusko – Ra da Beats

  37. TNGHT – Bugg’n
    from Hudson Mohawke & Lunice’s collaboration TNGHT

    Listen to it here (you’re going to need some nice gear to hear that massive sub-bass.. like some aiaiai Captial or TMA-1s):

  38. Terry C

    Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe

  39. Queens of the stone age “Go with the flow” and it would sound awesome!

  40. Jason Boulos

    DJ Rum – Undercoat

  41. It would have to be ‘Childish Gambino – Heartbeat’ due to the announcement to play at BDO and also the new season of Community.

  42. Hmm… At the moment it’d be Arcade Fire, Modern Man….

  43. Nicole

    Hurricane – MSMR

  44. Lamont Cranston

    Sonic Youth, Titanium Expose

  45. I would play ‘Gimme Shelter’ from the Stones.

  46. Xina

    “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win” – Beastie Boys & Santigold!

  47. tim crilley

    It would have to be Jeff Buckley- Sweat thing or LCD Soundsystem- Someone Great

  48. Luke

    The sound of Chuck Norris screaming. Just joking, he has never screamed, but if he did I know these headphones would be able to take magnitude of force.
    After that, Pink Flloyd – Dark Side of the Moon

  49. Totally addicted to bass… Wa-a-ha-aaa
    Josh Abrahams & Amiel Daemion

  50. Sonny

    That imaginary duet between Catpower and Slayer

  51. Joel

    Spiritualized – Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space

    ‘nough said!

  52. Trin

    Such nicely designed headphones, to kick off that 40mm driver I’d crank…

    TJR – Funky Vodka

    …surely this would get anyone into a great mood.

  53. James Richardson

    Madeon – Finale

    Best. Song. Ever.

  54. Jay Everyday

    Back to Life – Soul II Soul. the Belly soundtrack edit. No doubt in my mind.

  55. Anthony Trinidad

    SBTRKT – Never Never

  56. Tamanna Pathania


    Undoubtedly this song gonna surely blast through the new Capital headphones ;)

  57. Hamish

    Purity Ring – Ungirthed

  58. Luke Donovan

    60 feet tall by The Dead Weather

  59. hayley west

    Queen – “Don’t stop me now”

  60. Maleik

    The last .58sec of Pac Div’s Top Down on infinite repeat.

  61. I’d crank ‘Wait For Me’ by Moby on the noisy train on the way home from work to shut out the world and unwind.

  62. Alex Tavella

    Fingers Inc – A Path

  63. Euan Kelly

    Easy Lover- Phil Collins

  64. Loosing my edge – LDC Sound System.

  65. Hannah S

    deadmau5 feat. Chris James – The Veldt

    Awwwww yeeeeaaaahhhh *happy air-punching dance*

  66. Mark Baker

    The Roots – 75 Bars

  67. dave brubeck – take five

  68. Brian Edwards

    ‘Twist and Shout’ by The Beatles.

    For equal parts Lennon vocal and Bueller flashbacks.

  69. Peter

    Brash & Vulgar – In Flagranti.

  70. Alex A

    JK Soul – The music

  71. Wy

    Genesis by Jus†ice
    Got to do this headphones justice! :)

  72. Ross

    SBTRKT or Little Dragon!

    Do modern minimalist headphones deserve modern minimalist music? Either way I’d be listening to these guys.

  73. Shane Petroni

    Blair – Life (Derrick Carter Mix)

  74. melanie

    Miranda Cosgrove – Headphones On – DUH!!¬¬

  75. Alex

    When I’m at the end of my day and the client asks for more revisions, I will plug in my shiny new AIAIAI Capitals and crank this tune to make the world fill with rainbows and death unicorns! (Publicity – Make the logo bigger)

  76. Tom

    Xavier Rudd- Follow the Sun

  77. Costa

    everyone is wrong, the answer is africa – toto!

  78. Chris Jones


  79. who run the world?

  80. Ben Pupo

    Veil of Maya – Unbreakable

  81. Rachel Pupo

    Roots Manuva – Witness

  82. Cristian

    the walrus song…
    crank that on repeat, but seriously: the xx, angels ya heard

  83. Matt West

    Amon Tobin – Goto 10 …a delicious cornucopia of sounds


  84. Ben Swan

    The Pharcyde – Runnin’

  85. Viv

    The Who- Teenage Wasteland

  86. Amanda

    The Decemberists- 16 military wives

  87. Hermitude – Speak of The Devil

  88. Simon Kaye

    kinda hard to beat Costa’s reply of “Africa”, but i think i’d go for: Mt Eden – Sierra Leone / Freshlyground – I’d Like (REMIX)

    dirty dubstep sound, with Zolani Mahola lovely vocals.

  89. Kaishin

    Feeling Good – Michael Buble

  90. Kalika

    Spectrum – Florence + The Machine.

    If just to hear the delicate strings and harp, the clarity of Florence Welsh’s voice and that steady driving, yet elegant, drums.

  91. Kylie

    Rasputin by Boney M -

  92. Banquet – Bloc party

  93. Meg Wilson

    “Hallelujah” – Jeff Buckley

  94. Andrew

    Bon Iver – Calgary

  95. Natalie

    THE BEARDS – If Your Dad Doesn’t Have a Beard, You’ve Got Two Mums

  96. Kurt

    I’m into you – Chet Faker

  97. jean-luc

    Since i love dubstep and bass I would blast some Borgore “Gloryhole”

  98. Simon

    Drop it like it’s hot – Snoop Dogg.

  99. Into the Night (Nicolas Jaar Remix) – Azari and III

  100. Andres

    Getting Me Down by Blawan
    love me some UK Bass music

  101. Gowryrahm Mohan

    Sasha – Cut me Down

  102. Francis McSweeney

    House of House – Rushing to Paradise (Walkin’ these streets)

  103. Adrian

    Frank Ocean – Lost

  104. Consoler of the lonely by The Raconteurs. ( Saboteurs in Oz) hearing that on these headphones would make me so happy!

  105. KISS – New York Groove

  106. Luke

    Policy of Truth — Depeche Mode (from their 1990 release ‘Violator’)

    Long live the 90′s!

  107. Theresa

    Bonita Applebum – A Tribe Called Quest!

  108. Nicho

    Summit /ft Ellie Goulding – Skrillex

    Great track with awesome vocal!

  109. Matt

    Remedy – Little Boots

  110. Jeff Flint

    Easy question!!! “Every Kinda People” by Robert Palmer…. Such a sexy song :)

  111. Nathan

    J:Kenzo – Ruffhouse VIP

  112. Andrew

    Claude von Stroke -Who’s Afraid of Detroit

  113. Javid

    The forthcoming Midland & Pariah SHEWORKS003 release for sure. What a mover.

  114. Victor

    Drama (Canblaster & Sinjin Hawke Remix)

  115. JRad

    KOAN Sound – Funk Blaster!

  116. Tom

    I’ve been in love with Nightcall by Kavinsky lately, the production quality is incredible with some good cans or speakers

  117. Tyson

    i would listen to the viber “rebel” by toddla t. as i do every morning before i get off the train and start my deathmarch to work..

  118. Probably a little chemical brothers – music response

  119. Lachlan

    Headhunter – Prototype

  120. Dan Gregson

    Casey Jones by Grateful Dead

  121. Daniel

    Enter Shikari – Arguing With Thermometers
    Listen to some distorted guitars, syths, drums and dirty dirty basslines.

  122. Daniel

    Koan sound – Meanwhile in the future =D

  123. Nick

    Kahn & Neek – Percy

  124. Benjamin Fawcett

    If i was to win these head phones the first thing i would chuck on is DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles. The whole album has Heavy hitting beats that require quality head phones to hear the full effect.

  125. ⓓⓤⓑ

    Kraftwerk – The Robots

  126. Shane

    Tripmastaz – No Turning Back (Dj Sneak Turned Mix)

  127. gingus

    Sticky – Triplets II

  128. Lyndal

    Dunkelziffer – Colours and Soul

  129. Kelly

    Brooke Fraser – Jack Kerouac

  130. Sarah


  131. Nicholas Jaar Vs. Nina Simone – feelin good.
    I know I’m missing a dick load of range on these iPhone earphones.;

  132. Annaliese

    Mud – Jinja Safari :)

  133. Drop Down by Designer Drugs

  134. Robert hood – bells at dusk

  135. michael

    Probably a deep old roller like On the nile -Peshay

  136. Dan

    Hudson Mohawke – Thunder Bay

  137. Underworld – Dark and Long.

  138. girl unit – plaza or double take

  139. Ian

    Fat Boy Slim – Love Island

  140. I believe some Miles Davis would be just the thing to put these babies through their paces… Kind of Blue.. start to finish.

    Miles of smiles,

  141. Justin Timberlake – Rock Your Body
    (I’m not even embarrassed)

  142. Nathan

    Jaylib- Champion Sound

  143. Aden Warrington

    “Lovefool” – The Cardigans <3 <3 <3

  144. Ben

    I would have to play Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen, it would seem wrong to even suggest anything else!

  145. Sigur Ros – Gobbledigook

  146. Zac

    Shackleton & Pinch – Rooms within a room (DAT BASS)

  147. Daniel

    “Today” by The Smashing Pumpkins

  148. Chris

    Definatly some Johnny cash – Personal jesus

  149. Tagen

    Queen – Somebody to love! I’m listening to it right now on my rubbish headphones!

  150. The Unknown DJ – 808 Beats

    1984 Can’t be beat!

  151. Angel Echoes — Four Tet

  152. Casey

    Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen ?

  153. Casey

    or even Kate Ceberano’s Bedroom Eyes.

  154. Dan

    Galvanize by The Chemical Brothers.

    Massive song!

  155. Jeroene

    Arcade Fire – Wake Up

    It’s how I start my day :)

  156. The vegemite theme song.

  157. Joshua G

    I’d listen to Time from the composer of Hans Zimmer, a orchestral sound track for inception. I would wish to listen to the beauty of sound.

  158. Marcus Woodfield

    Night Time by The XX

  159. Joshua G

    Time – Hans Zimmer

  160. Jeremy

    Ben Frost — Híbakúsja

  161. Matt Lambert

    The Prodigy – Breathe

  162. Michael Z

    Massive Attack – Angel
    Slow build…vocals start creeping in…tension rising then..BOOM! Sonic bombardment and your heart is racing, sweat breaking then…a slow exit…leaves you where you started…wanting more. Still stands the test of time in 2012 :)

  163. Camilla

    People Everyday by Arrested Development

  164. Nikhil Murthy

    jungle boogie – kool and the gang

  165. Youth Without Youth – Metric

  166. Robert Koch

    Hot Chip – Flutes

  167. Yarron

    Cut copy – Corner of the sky.

  168. Rochelle

    All Of This – The Naked & Famous

    The beat would be nothing short of epic in those headphones

  169. Kat Tp

    Oliver Tank – Last Night I Heard Everything in Slow Motion.

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  170. Mathew

    Orion – Metallica

  171. Nam

    Flea – Lovelovelove

  172. Antonio

    Miles Davis & John Coltrane – Take Five

  173. will

    while my guitar gently weeps – jake shimabukuro

  174. Dan

    Notorious BIG – Machine Gun Funk

  175. Michael

    Body snatchers, Radiohead

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