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.
So for my wife's birthday I decided to give a different gift, it was inspired in one of my oldest memories, the final result is stunning, just like her. My commission required someone experienced in point of view and Awan's painting of Ai Hayasaka really sold me his talent. I often say that the best … Continue reading Awan0918 painting.
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?
When I first jumped to the portable audio enthusiast train, my first pairs of headphones didn't need a portable amplifier to sound great. I don't say this in jest, it's the truth. Sure, my music players were mostly Sony Walkman's at the time, so they had decent sounding inbuilt amplifiers, this was in 90's so … Continue reading Why you might not need a better headphone amplifier.
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.
So I bought a new CD player on Thomann, its a cheap Swissonic but for the money it’s pretty impressive. Massive bonus is the fact it has XLR outputs. I’ll be sincere I wont use half of the pro specs it has. It’s a pretty solid piece of gear for the price, the fact its … Continue reading Some updates on my gear.
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
A pro Sony Walkman, they don’t build stuff like this anymore.
I was a teenager during the 90s and like all youth of my age I enjoyed music, so I spent most of the last half of the 90s using Sony earbuds , my trademark was in fact using just one earbud when I was with my friends, for me it was a normal thing and … Continue reading Portable music during my teenager years, the 90s.
A thing of beauty and great design…I miss this quality from Sony.