Sony: MiniDisc Is (Finally) Dead

While rumors have suggested it in the past, it's now official: after years of complete and utter redundancy, Sony is finally killing off the MiniDisc. » 2/01/13 4:31am 2/01/13 4:31am

Aiwa: The Almost Great Audio Company

Aiwa. Remember them? They established their name manufacturing hi-fi components in the '70s and '80s. In the '90s they went mainstream. Boomboxes, portable CD players, headphones, speakers, mini-systems. In the '00s they faded away, became property of Sony and died. » 9/16/11 7:20pm 9/16/11 7:20pm

How We Listen: A Timeline of Audio Formats

Humans have been writing music for at least as long as we've been recording history. It was storing it that took a little more time. Here are all the ways we've done it to date: » 4/17/09 3:20pm 4/17/09 3:20pm

Sony Announces MZ-RH1 Hi-MD Walkman

We know, we know, we can't believe Sony's working on new MiniDisc products either. We're not even sure what we think is cuter: the fact that Sony's still making them, or that they've apparently realized that ATRAC is not going to be king after all no matter how hard they try and so the new MD players now also handle… » 3/23/06 2:46pm 3/23/06 2:46pm

The MiniDisc That Wouldn't Die (Literally)

We try and try to keep ignoring MiniDisc. We really do. But it just keeps coming back to life right when we think it might be dead. This time around it's going to be a bit harder with these JVC XM-C37 players because the battery life is absolutely insane. With a full charge, you'll be able to get 305 hours out of the… » 12/07/05 9:37am 12/07/05 9:37am