I had every intention of starting a small MiniDisc collection, but ultimately it’s not going to happen. The MiniDisc technology was cutting edge on its introduction and something that few if any home computers could replicate. These days however the MiniDisc is easily outshines by the most basic digital players. While it’s a nice format, it’s not difficult to see why it has faded into obsolescence.
The turntables on today’s market fall into 1 of 2 categories. All-in-1 tables consist of a turntable, amplifier and speakers, contained within the same casework. Some systems include support for other formats too, including CD, digital playback via USB and even cassette. But are they as good as they seem?
Having cleaned more records than I’ve had hot dinners, I somehow believe I am in the privileged position to pontificate on the worst ways to do this.
On September 7 2016, Apple announced the iPhone 7 confirming that the company had taken the decision to remove the 3.5MM headphone jack from their smartphone. However, the 3.5MM jacks’ demise may actually be a change for the better, and here’s why.