When Sony unveiled the 40th anniversary Walkman, we thought it was kind of lame. It did not actually pay homage to the device that started it all. Meanwhile, a startup did what Sony did not do. It is still not a cassette tape-playing Walkman, but it at least it is an actual cassette tape.
Sony was the undisputed kind of personal cassette tape player which it trademarked as “Walkman.” Walkman was pretty much synonymous with personal audio player and so it is only right for the Japanese electronics giant to dish out a Walkman to mark the Walkman’s 40th anniversary.
Who can forget Apple iPod? The white, rectangular block of gadget with the iconic click wheel pretty much changed how we consume digital music when Steve Jobs introduced it to the world back in July 17, 2002. Years later, with the emergence of smartphones with the ability to play music, the dominance of dedicated MP3 […]
People, start digging out your collection of ancient cassette tapes from your closet or attic (or self serve store), because a new age cassette player maybe coming your way. Well, that’s if Lithuanian audiovisual art duo, BrainMonk, have their way with Elbow, the next-generation portable cassette player. We are not sure if Star-Lord love for […]
If you rely on streaming music from Spotify to fuel your adrenalin during your fitness routine and find that carrying a smartphone cumbersome, then the Mighty Spotify Player is here to solve your woe. Looking much like the fourth-gen iPod Shuffle, this 1.5-inch square gizmo lets you take Spotify on your run without the need […]
We know how far hardcore audio enthusiasts would go for the best possible sonic, but would anyone actually drop $1,200 (or $1,199.99 to be exact) for a hi-res MP3 player? Well, in case you do, you’d be glad that you have another option to what Astell&Kern has to offer and that’s the Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 […]
High Resolution Lossless Audio is like CD music when it first hits the market. it is pricey, or at least the player is pricey. but that’s about to change with the Fiio X1 Portable High Resolution Lossless Music Player that promised studio-grade sound for under 100 bucks. that’s cheaper than the current lineup of iPod […]
Sony has never been the go-to brand when it comes audiophile-grade personal audio gear, which the company hopes to change with these hi-res duo: a Walkman NWX-A17 Hi-Res Audio Digital Music Player and MDR–1A Hi-Res Headphones. we sure won’t question Sony’s impeccable quality, but audio reproduction remains to be heard. anyway, kicking off the hi-res […]
any self-respecting audiophiles would have think portable music players like the iPod as a toy, but the truth is, when it comes audiophile-grade portable music players, the options are far and few between, and hence the compromise. the first thing to come to mind is probably the bank breaking Astell&Kern MQS, which is needless to […]
what? a portable media player in this era of the 21st century? and Neil Young? wow. we are not keen followers of Neil Young and so, this definitely come as a surprised and that’s not to mention that someone other than Apple and Astell&Kern is seeking top dollars for aging gadget which has been slowly gobble….