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Johan Bové

So effective to be able to listen to and record my favorite music using . And it works completely _offline_ too.

Johan Bové

Walkman SONY MZ R-500 tragbarer MiniDisc-Rekorder Silber | Neu + OVP | eBay

A rare find on Ebay Germany: a new sealed original packaging Sony MZ R-500 MiniDisc player! The auction ends in less than 2 hours and current bid stands at €95.

Johan Bové

Johan Bové

Süpersong: Im Nin’alu by Ofra Haza

Found this song by Ofra Haza on a recently obtained second hand MiniDisc as radio recording and got it stuck on repeat! Powerful stuff.

Johan Bové

Johan Bové

Enjoying recording my music to and listening to the music on my Sony MZ-R500 from 2001. The original iPod was released in 2003. Who is still listening to music on their first iPod devices today?

Johan Bové

Johan Bové

I'm enjoying listening to music on my re-discovered players. Pop in the disc, press play and listen to about 150 minutes of your own music in clear digital quality.

And it all works offline and no need for recurring subscriptions and disappearing tracks, when the streaming site decides to no renew their licenses.

Johan Bové

Tomorrows World 1992 - Philips DCC V Sony MiniDisc - YouTube

Love this comment by MGA X from 3 years ago:

> DCC wasn't the winner. Minidisc was for sure. Minidisc ended in 2013, 21 years after release. That's a long time for a digital format. DCC ended 4 years after it's release. I use MD now for recording and playing my vinyl records! Perfect for in home, combined with a good stereo! And it's good to have something different then your phone in home, for playing music! It's very relaxing offline music! Life can be so boring, doing everything on my phone!!

Johan Bové

Online auctions as a spectator sport

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Discovered an exciting new online spectator-sport: following Ebay auctions for rare(ish), yet popular devices.

The last auction I followed for a Sony MZ-RH1 player was a real nail-biter. Within the duration of the final 60 seconds four bidders competed with each other, with the bid going up from €188 to €289.

The winning bid went to someone who made a bid only 4 times for this item and only followed a single auction in the last period. They won against someone who, looking at their bidding history, is going through some effort finding the rare gem.

ps. I am not going to make this a regular report - just thought this last auction was particular and I was personally glad the winning bid was just a little bit more than what I offered for a similar device just last week.