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Walkman or CD-Man [message #88627] Wed, 08 August 2018 21:45 Go to next message
Junior is currently offline  Junior
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In the late 80's and early 90's, we can look cool having a walkman or a CD-Man in our bags. Today, I seldom see people who have those gadgets because everyone can use their phones to listen to music. I'm saving my walkman for future generations to see what we have been using before.
Re: Walkman or CD-Man [message #88634 is a reply to message #88627] Thu, 09 August 2018 07:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jazzy is currently offline  Jazzy
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Good idea. I remember my computer class in high school, and we were still using floppy disks. Right now, students don't even know what a floppy disk is, much less a walkman.
Re: Walkman or CD-Man [message #88640 is a reply to message #88634] Thu, 09 August 2018 17:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gofar99 is currently offline  gofar99
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Hi, What's a computer? Laughing Laughing

I use a hi-res portable player for music on the go. Far better than nearly any phone. But...they are getting closer.




Good Listening
Bruce
Re: Walkman or CD-Man [message #88671 is a reply to message #88640] Fri, 10 August 2018 21:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jazzy is currently offline  Jazzy
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gofar99 wrote on Thu, 09 August 2018 17:33
Hi, What's a computer? Laughing Laughing


It is a gaming device. Laughing

Speaking of portable player, is iPod still a better music player than regular phones? Sadly, I use my iPod just for transferring files.
Re: Walkman or CD-Man [message #88708 is a reply to message #88627] Wed, 22 August 2018 01:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I wonder how much money a new, still-in-the-box Walkman could fetch right now?

Is it true that the Japanese pay top dollar for our retro electronics?
Re: Walkman or CD-Man [message #88723 is a reply to message #88708] Thu, 23 August 2018 08:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jazzy is currently offline  Jazzy
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The Noise wrote on Wed, 22 August 2018 01:11
Is it true that the Japanese pay top dollar for our retro electronics?


I wouldn't be surprised if the Japanese would pay a good price for a retro electronic. A few of them even collect old baseball cards.

I just don't know whether the collectors buy old things for display or are they going to use it for nostalgic purposes.
Re: Walkman or CD-Man [message #89078 is a reply to message #88627] Tue, 30 October 2018 17:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You must be really good at keeping stuff if you still have a functioning walkman. It's not a bad idea to continue keeping it if you ask me. Do you have cassettes too?
Re: Walkman or CD-Man [message #89358 is a reply to message #88723] Sat, 15 December 2018 00:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
TheWanderer is currently offline  TheWanderer
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Nostalgia is big these days. Just look at the entertainment industry. 90% of "new" media is just rehashed old ideas to bring in a few bucks. This is expanding further with the release of retro gaming systems such as the NES, SNES and PlayStation. I don't think it'll be too long before retro audio devices are released. In fact, it's already happening. Look at how many young people have record players! Soon, having a Walkman or CD player will be desirable once again for the "improved sound quality" Rolling Eyes
Re: Walkman or CD-Man [message #89382 is a reply to message #89358] Sun, 16 December 2018 20:50 Go to previous message
gofar99 is currently offline  gofar99
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I have both a functioning Walkman and a CD player. The Fiio is better than both though.

Good Listening
Bruce
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