Is there an indestructible Walkman?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by cheapohifi, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. cheapohifi

    cheapohifi New Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    charlotte nc
    So this is a odd question. I have a love for cassette tapes and take my Walkman everywhere. The only issue is that it is fragile as hell. I am going skiing during the ski resorts 80s themed weekend. Is there a Walkman that can survive the slopes? I also need one that I can take hiking and on a bike.
     
  2. vinnn

    vinnn Well-Known Member

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    England
    I do remember those early, sports Walkmans like the WM-F5. They were pretty tough and with waterproofing too, good luck finding one now though.

    WM-F5
     
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  3. Vignus

    Vignus Digital Vinylist

    Location:
    Italy
    I think think such a piece of equipment really exists. Some last longer, but come to an end sooneror later
     
  4. vwestlife

    vwestlife Forum Resident

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    New Jersey, USA
    Techmoan did a "buyer's guide" video about the higher quality, more desirable Sony Walkman models:

     
  5. cheapohifi

    cheapohifi New Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    charlotte nc
    Do the Walkman sport models sound good?
     
  6. Hifi Kenny

    Hifi Kenny Well-Known Member

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    London
    I'd go for a later iPod with large capacity instead.
     
  7. IGD Positive

    IGD Positive Forum Resident

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    Inner groove
    I used to ski with regular Walkmans all the time. Unless you're constantly falling on it, it'll be fine.
     
  8. cheapohifi

    cheapohifi New Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    charlotte nc
    I don't fall. I have bad luck with snow boarders and them hitting me.
     
  9. 12" 45rpm

    12" 45rpm Forum Resident

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    New York City
    I have one. It sounds decent. I like the Aiwa HS-PC202MIII much more though. Some guy in Germany sells them new old stock.. Tons of tape enthusiasts have bought them. I bought two :)
     
  10. KT88

    KT88 Forum Resident

    None of them will sound very good these days, if they work at all. I'd pass on that plan if I were you. Heck, the Apple iPod is almost "vintage" at this point and will definitely sound better and be more reliable. Assuming the battery is new...
    -Bill
     
  11. KT88

    KT88 Forum Resident

    When I bought a portable, way back in 1984, I chose an Aiwa model over the Sony due to its better sound quality.
    -Bill
     

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