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post #2671 of 3911

 

 

Yes sure, Sony is a ghost of it's former self in TV's (and they've made tactical errors like focusing on China, and letting Samsung make their parts etc.) but they are fine in other sectors, like the Xperia and PS3 etc.

 

I remember when there was news the PS3 had 'failed' and Sony was losing X zillion, cutting staff, etc... lol.

 

Seems like Kotaku copy-pasted the entire article from here - http://www.japansubculture.com/the-ghosts-of-sony/

 

 

They mentioned the Minidisc briefly, but not the CD, SACD, Discman, Walkman, voice recorders, earphones, headphones, speakers... actually they hardly mentioned anything in audio at all lol, and how about the robots?  AIBO.

 

I'd like to see some statistics on their findings, for example on how many Sony players sell in Japan.  Not just a couple interviews with shopkeepers haha.

 

 

It's a real shame the Discman and CD (physical media) era ended.  I'd really love to compare my Z1070 (not arrived yet) to the very best models of the Walkman, Discman and MD players from that era.

 

 

"Some experts say that unlike Korean electronic companies, Japanese companies excel in developing original new products. Innovation takes time and is very costly, but in the golden-age Sony engineers were free to do what they wanted, they concentrated on technology that was unrealistic or hard-to-commercialize. Sony was fit to develop new technologies."

 

Haha... "some experts", I wonder how much technology we use today China and Korea have invented.

 

 

I was excited when Sony released the EX310, EX510, EX600, EX800ST, EX1000.  It looked - and sounded - like they were coming back into portable audio. 

 

I never quite adjusted to the EX600 and eventually returned to the EX700 as my preferred Sony IEM.  Then, once the XBA-3 and XBA-4 arrived, I sold mine pretty quickly.  Those two IEM's put a huge dent in my Sony love.

 

The Sony MDR-SA3000 and Sony CD900ST are most likely still the best Sony headphones currently made.

 

 

So yeah, even though Sony invented the earphone and IEM and a lot of excellent high-tech products, they've handed over the title to Audio Technica and JVC, just like they handed over their TV title to Sharp and Pioneer.

 

Then again there are still a couple of very interesting semi-Sony IEM's now, the Sony / Ericsson MH1C / MH1, and the Ocharaku Flat 4.

 

flat4_p2.jpg

post #2672 of 3911
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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

 

 

 

It's a real shame the Discman and CD (physical media) era ended.  I'd really love to compare my Z1070 (not arrived yet) to the very best models of the Walkman, Discman and MD players from that era.

 

 

I probably can chime in on such comparison.  I still have most of my legendary Discman & MD units.

post #2673 of 3911

im waiting =)

post #2674 of 3911
Originally Posted by purk View Post

Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

It's a real shame the Discman and CD (physical media) era ended.  I'd really love to compare my Z1070 (not arrived yet) to the very best models of the Walkman, Discman and MD players from that era.

 

 

I probably can chime in on such comparison.  I still have most of my legendary Discman & MD units.

 

 

That would be a very succulent read!!  I've never heard nor owned the famous units, just several normal ones, so I can't help.


Edited by kiteki - 11/22/12 at 2:02am
post #2675 of 3911
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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post


Yes sure, Sony is a ghost of it's former self in TV's (and they've made tactical errors like focusing on China, and letting Samsung make their parts etc.) but they are fine in other sectors, like the Xperia and PS3 etc.

I remember when there was news the PS3 had 'failed' and Sony was losing X zillion, cutting staff, etc... lol.

Seems like Kotaku copy-pasted the entire article from here - http://www.japansubculture.com/the-ghosts-of-sony/


They mentioned the Minidisc briefly, but not the CD, SACD, Discman, Walkman, voice recorders, earphones, headphones, speakers... actually they hardly mentioned anything in audio at all lol, and how about the robots?  AIBO.

I'd like to see some statistics on their findings, for example on how many Sony players sell in Japan.  Not just a couple interviews with shopkeepers haha.


It's a real shame the Discman and CD (physical media) era ended.  I'd really love to compare my Z1070 (not arrived yet) to the very best models of the Walkman, Discman and MD players from that era.


"Some experts say that unlike Korean electronic companies, Japanese companies excel in developing original new products. Innovation takes time and is very costly, but in the golden-age Sony engineers were free to do what they wanted, they concentrated on technology that was unrealistic or hard-to-commercialize. Sony was fit to develop new technologies."

Haha... "some experts", I wonder how much technology we use today China and Korea have invented.


I was excited when Sony released the EX310, EX510, EX600, EX800ST, EX1000.  It looked - and sounded - like they were coming back into portable audio. 

I never quite adjusted to the EX600 and eventually returned to the EX700 as my preferred Sony IEM.  Then, once the XBA-3 and XBA-4 arrived, I sold mine pretty quickly.  Those two IEM's put a huge dent in my Sony love.

The Sony MDR-SA3000 and Sony CD900ST are most likely still the best Sony headphones currently made.


So yeah, even though Sony invented the earphone and IEM and a lot of excellent high-tech products, they've handed over the title to Audio Technica and JVC, just like they handed over their TV title to Sharp and Pioneer.

Then again there are still a couple of very interesting semi-Sony IEM's now, the Sony / Ericsson MH1C / MH1, and the Ocharaku Flat 4.

350x233px-LL-38b37e3d_flat4_p2.jpeg

The Sony XBA series might have been a big disappointment, although the new XBA-10, 20, 30 and 40 seems to fix that, I would definitely recommend to give that a try, although I only had a short time to listen to them.
post #2676 of 3911

My z1060 with the XBA-4 sounds amazing... Anyway if you're in the US it's going for $164.98 at Sony... http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921666413433
 

I've just been trying audiogalaxy... The lack of memory expansion might be becoming a non issue...

post #2677 of 3911

Oh Well!

 

700

post #2678 of 3911
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Originally Posted by WayTooCrazy View Post

Oh Well!

 

700

 

 

Wow...50% off and the z1060 was selling for $164+tax.  Wow, that was the awesome deal of thanksgiving right there.  That's $200 off from what I paid for my Z1060 six months ago.


Edited by purk - 11/22/12 at 10:47pm
post #2679 of 3911

DAMMIT! Temptation IMMENSE! I L O V E my Z, but I want a 64GB one to replace my 32gb one ARRRGH Sorry I have to pass, I have a 32 already, it is an INCREDIBLE music player, It powers my Westone UM3X RC's INCREDIBLY well with no amp, but I filled it up just with my offline spotify playlists, Slacker playlists and recently encoded CD's I need a 64 or No DICE! I'll pick up the Samsung Galaxy player 5.6 when they get around to releasing it. 

It says IN STOCK as I wrote this so GO BABY GO, you won't be disappointed! It is also an AWESOME Netflix player, and it supports Tegra Zone Games


Edited by BattleBrat - 11/23/12 at 1:09am
post #2680 of 3911
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Originally Posted by OK-Guy View Post

apart from the Leeward Islands the USA bought from the Danes in the early 20th century... the answer is no

Note that someone from England had to answer , how many Americans could correctly answer this ?
post #2681 of 3911

The z1060 is sold out as well on sony.ca   I wonder if this will effect the ics update or maybe they will ship them with ics later on?  

post #2682 of 3911

I doubt the A or F series are better, let alone the X or S, or E series, not sure about the D... Sony Z is where it's all at... right?

post #2683 of 3911
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Originally Posted by Dead-Ringer View Post

got recommended to this thread by someone on the Heir discussion, can someone tell me the quality of this player compared to my Galaxy S11?, I also notice there is a new player from Sony, which is best?

Sony is AWESOME! ...but people are just starting to recognize the power of the iPod!

post #2684 of 3911

I haven't seen a single negative comment on the Sony Z series and it's widely recognized as better sound quality than any iPod or smartphone in existence.

post #2685 of 3911
A small notion.....Please show me any picture of Steve Jobs listing to the ipod in his daily life!!!!!

Steve liked everything about the Ipod except its sound

Prove me wrong.

He only listened to LP, and was developing a HD music store and a player with Neil Young.....PONO?
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