The Sony Walkman downfall.

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 →

Awan0918 painting.

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 →

Is Mini-Disc still worth it on the go?

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 →

On the Sony NW-WM1Z Walkman.

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 →

Portable audio quality since the 80s.

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 →

A thing of beauty and great design…I miss this quality from Sony.

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