When the Sony Walkman hit the market in the 1970s, it was the first time we were able to take our music with us on-the-go.


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  1. My first Walkman was given to me by my mom when I was a little kid. It was the same yellow sport model in this video. I remember changing the bands when I was 10….. I faired a little better than you guys haha. When I got my first Discman the difference in audio quality was eye opening. I wish I still had it so I could see how a pair of XM5's sound with it lol.

  2. Your videos make me feel old…🙄

    Also in this video: two "tech heads" fail to do a simple disassemble and assemble back the e-z tech piece. Tech ppl these days…

  3. I remember when me and my brother got Walkman players. I'm guessing they were the second model? They were all silver and it was like walking around with a brick in your hands. I actually was doing some work at my parents house and noticed they still have one in their storage. With the MP3's of today the younger audience today don't know the struggle of making a mix tape from popping in and out 30 cassettes of all your music into one tape lol. Good memories though

  4. I was going into the 9th grade when the Walkman came out. They were EXPENSIVE and one of our friends, who was probably the richest kid in the school, got one for his birthday. He put on the demo tape for us to listen – it was an airplane flying by – for us, and we all ducked because it felt like it was going through our heads.

  5. 80's Kid Here! I remember the walkman very fondly 🙂 Often had the cheap knockoffs, but the experience was what it was about, Taking my music everywhere. FYI The cheaper models often only had play, stop and fast-forward!

  6. The Sony Walkman was definitely the best thing since sliced bread back in the day. The only issue with it was the headphone jack would become loose on the PCB on every actual Walkman I had. When that happened you’d have to bind the headphone cable a certain direction for both left and right sides to play. I had a couple other brands that wouldn’t happen to, only the Sony’s. I doubt that was only my experience.

  7. I was born in a perfect timeline. I enjoyed a lot of new tech. Before mobiles, before computers, before social media. Life has changed. It has gone digital.

  8. Kind of funny to see reviews of tech with far superior sound quality to today’s saying it’s sounds “not too bad.”

    This was the first thing that made every individual feel like their own life had a soundtrack that they didn’t share with everyone else.

  9. That cassette tape he put in was License to ill from the Beastie Boys. The song that started playing when he hit play was absolutely not from that album. I know License to ill front to back from listening to in 9,001 times in the 80’s.

  10. In my younger years i always recorded mixtapes for holidayss. Hours i spend on them. But my biggest love came in highschool with the diskman.

    I am actually half deciding to buy a diskman in this age. Because i am missing the physical media of inserting a cd.

  11. I can't believe they are now calling it retro now. They have no idea how happy I was when I eventually got my hands on one. I still remember the songs I played on my cassette, in their exact sequence, and that was 30 years ago. The Sony ones were damn expensive.

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