Sony wants to bring back the Walkman as a device for quality audio

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Decades after its heyday in the 1980s, the Walkman remains synonymous with an intimate, portable and entirely new kind of audio experience. Now, Sony wants to bring this old cassette player into the music streaming era. “But how could any music streaming device possibly compete with my smartphone,” you’re asking. “Higher-quality sound” is Sony’s answer, and the company is marketing its new Walkman towards “discerning listeners.” Instead of catering to cassette-era nostalgia, Sony wants to create a new kind of device that separates listening away from the clutter and limitations of smartphones….

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