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.
I bought the Sony MH755 for 10€ with shipping on a eBay Japanese shop (these are not fake, here's the serial tag). I’ll try my best to give an honest opinion about the gear, keep in mind I'm might have a slight bias towards Sony because I collect Sony Mini-Disc Walkmans and have a deep … Continue reading Sony – MH755 Mini Review.
I really like the Sony MH750/755 models which were first praised by Crinacle on Head-Fi, so much that I bought from different shops just to find out there are a lot of turds fakes floating around these days. Crinacle wasn't kidding, so beware of fakes. It wasn't a truly altruistic endeavour, I just want to … Continue reading How to spot a fake Sony MH750 / 755.
end·game | \ ˈen(d)-ˌgām \Definition of endgame: the stage of a chess game after major reduction of forcesalso: the final stage of some action or processSource: http://www.merriam-webster.com There was a time I naively considered my headphone endgame to be the Beyerdynamic DT-880 and to be very sincere, if not a bit romantic, these venerable cans … Continue reading The headphone endgame is a lie.
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?
In the Summer of 2015 I bought a BQ Aquaris E4 to use as a DAP, fast-forward some months and the E4 became my daily smartphone. It was a decent piece of hardware, until two months ago something happened with the call reception and drop outs became the norm. To be fair the thing slipped … Continue reading A review of my Sony Xperia L1 (2017).
Most guardians of the galaxy Walkman fans know the Sony TPS-L2 was released in 1979, in fact we (yes, yours truly included) celebrate this Japanese icon anniversary on 1 of July. Sadly this year I'm a bit late for the party, so to make up for my delay I want to share my opinion on the … Continue reading On the Sony NW-WM1Z Walkman.
Since my last article about the history of Beyerdynamic, I had very little free time for writing, after all this is a personal blog and I work night shifts, so inspiration is not really around the corner. On a very personal level some important things happened or are happening right now, so these days my … Continue reading Crazy collector prices in ebay and other strange occurrences.
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.
Sony WM DC2 por Nick Sayers Best Walkman ever?
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
Next project for Sony should be the digital audio directional cables for Premium Sound. Sony is now a prime example of a company ruled by marketing BS. I miss the old Sony and the way it was respectful for its clients and engineer teams.
The Sony ST80W, TA88 and speakers. Read more here.
Yes at home I own an amazing White brand CRT TV, oh I can feel the pain of the people reading this and imagine I usually watch TV shows and movies on my Asus 720p TFT and thats it. I use my desktop computer for most of my daily needs and I don’t actually need … Continue reading Home theater disaster.
So the thing will be crowdfunded and plays high resolution files. Hope it has a decent headphone amplifier inside. Now the 400€ question, would I pay for it? NOPE! This comes from a guy that has a Sony PSP as a Mp3 player and a High Quality Philips 16Gb Opus Player on the drawer because … Continue reading PonoPlayer hype.