I interviewed Hugo the writer of "The Walkman Archive" and one of the administrators of the forum "Stereo2Go" a year ago. Hugo lives in Barcelona, Spain and is a very dedicated Walkman collector and analogue enthusiast. The Walkman Archive is a site I recommend wholeheartedly if you enjoy vintage portable gear.This interview was made in … Continue reading Audio Enthusiasts – The Walkman Archive.
Maybe it's nostalgia but I think the golden age for Sony portable audio was in the late 90's, some years before the release of the original Apple iPod. I already wrote about portable audio in the 90's and also about the quality improvements in portable audio since the 80's, but I want to write about … Continue reading The Sony Walkman downfall.
Mini-Disc was technical but proprietary marvel from Sony, sadly it failed to gain traction in the US, with moderate sales in Europe and some success in Japan. Right now I'm writing an article about Mini-Disc which made me think if this format is still worth it for music enthusiasts, anyway if you don't mind reading … Continue reading Is Mini-Disc still worth it on the go?
Gear centered audiophiles rave about portable audio players all the time, most follow reviews sites in the quest for the audio quality grail. Often young enthusiasts search for audio quality like its some elusive thing that only the newest most expensive players will deliver, but sound quality is not a new thing. In-fact brands marketed portable … Continue reading Portable audio quality since the 80s.
The Sony MZ-R35 and MZ-R30 only differences are the firmware and face-plate. I had the R35 for a long long time (5 years at least) , that’s a full Magnesium body and it was sturdy. The construction was strong enough to resist some impacts that would kill any smartphone these days and don’t forget I … Continue reading Sony MZ-R35