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post #16 of 36
Do you know what earbids came with the metal cased Aiwa portable tape players? They were the best sounding ear buds, and brother is trying to find a pair. They look very similar to AIWA HP-V99, with gold strips down the phone.
post #17 of 36
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post
aiwa were fun: like the cheap sony. i had some of those buds: not really worth the price but fun to look at.

and zorrorox: had no idea a canadian show made it across the pond
Aiwa personal stereos were generally considered to have superior sound to their Sony equivalents. At least, they were here.

I think TPB was shown on cable over here but I 'found' the shows on the interweb thingy. The best comedy in years imho.
post #18 of 36
funny about regional differences. in japan, aiwa was the cheap sony. aiwa had an image and some nice old cassette players but started to cheapify their stuff about 1995 or ealier. my mate had their md units. not bad but really really bad performance other than amazing looks.
post #19 of 36
Obviously I'm a bit older but I remember Aiwa's home cassette decks in particular as being very desirable. In fact only maybe TEAC & Nakamichi (*sigh*) had a better reputation for cassette decks in the late 70's - 80's. It changed in the early 90's I think when Sony took over. Can't have their "budget" brand producing superior equipment, can we? Lol.

The rivalry between Aiwa & Sony in the portable marketplace was a bit like the modern rivalry between Apple with their iPod thingy and everyone else. Trendies by the Apple (bought the Walkman) but those in the know bought D2 et al (Aiwa). Of course Sony still had the King of them all in the shape of the Pro recorder - I forget the model designation - which could often be seen doubling up for use as a source in home hi-fi set-ups.
post #20 of 36
Sony Pro Walkmen were the WMD3 and WMD5
I still have a D3 somewhere, sadly it's not aging well. (oils beginning to slow down the motor)

My dad's favorite headphones at the time were Aiwas
post #21 of 36
I remember my first "informed" headphone purchase: the HP-X122. Even though I don't use them anymore, one would be hard-pressed to find a closed portable headphone that sounds that good for around $15.

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Originally Posted by Calexico View Post
This would be a good place to ask...
What the hell are these and how do I wear them?
I believe those are the HP-VX101. I'm sure you'd still be able to use them if you found some silicon tips. Maybe some Sony (or Audio-Technica/Sennheiser/AKG/UE/etc) tips will fit.
post #22 of 36
LOL! reminded me of my younger days totting AIWA Cassette Tape portable player + AIWA buds....analogue bliss foooo!
post #23 of 36
well, the funny thing about this is that in some ways we are all fans of aiwa. they made great cassette and dat stuff but never were high end truly like sony's top end cassettes. though that could be debated im sure.

about d2 however: it fairs far worse than ipod under actual hardware tests. it only beats the ipod when people who hate ipod listen to it. or because of bbe. but stock sound is compressed and has terrible bass roll off. i sold mine as soon as i heard the touch 1g even.
post #24 of 36
There were lots of great casette decks back then - Nakamichi was certainly one of the ones we all lusted over, and Teac had an extremely broad line-up from cheap to audiophile. Aiwa was there too - but they weren't the only ones - Pioneer, Marantz, Akai, Tandberg, Grundig and, of course, Luxman - there were many good ones to choose from, none of which I could afford!

For a walk down memory lane...
Vintage Cassette - The independent cassette deck resource



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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post
Obviously I'm a bit older but I remember Aiwa's home cassette decks in particular as being very desirable. In fact only maybe TEAC & Nakamichi (*sigh*) had a better reputation for cassette decks in the late 70's - 80's. It changed in the early 90's I think when Sony took over. Can't have their "budget" brand producing superior equipment, can we? Lol.

The rivalry between Aiwa & Sony in the portable marketplace was a bit like the modern rivalry between Apple with their iPod thingy and everyone else. Trendies by the Apple (bought the Walkman) but those in the know bought D2 et al (Aiwa). Of course Sony still had the King of them all in the shape of the Pro recorder - I forget the model designation - which could often be seen doubling up for use as a source in home hi-fi set-ups.
post #25 of 36
这里也可以看见绝对零度的图啊,嘿嘿~
post #26 of 36
You took the words right outta my mouth.
post #27 of 36
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Originally Posted by xiexiaoye View Post
这里也可以看见绝对零度的图啊,嘿嘿~
绝对零度?? :-D
post #28 of 36
i was going to try to say something clever but i have no quips at all
post #29 of 36
I have whips.

Oh wait! Quips you say. No, I've not got any of those.
post #30 of 36
Darn it! I hate when the channel ads cover up the subtitles...
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