First records appeared in the late 19th century and became the first mass-produced music carriers. This kind of music has gone through an amazing transformation from heavy and short-lived mechanical shellac and gramophones to more long-lived and long-playing vinyl.
First magnetic tapes appeared in the 50s of the last century and displaced the plates. The era of tape recorders began. These recorders were of wide variety – from stationary to handheld.
Philips Corporation launched a cassette in 1963. It was possible to take a compact cassette wherever you wanted. The only drawback was the sound quality, particularly if the records were copied repeatedly.
In the 90s digital CDs replaced cassettes. It was a breakthrough in the field of audio sound. Thanks to them, people had the opportunity to enjoy the music at home in the good quality.
The scientist from Japan’s Toshiba invented this unique device. It became the leader among other data devices due to the simplicity of use and the size. Today, this drive can accommodate hundreds of thousands of songs in excellent quality.
In the modern world people use smartphones instead of music players. Smartphones are almost always at hand, allowing you to enjoy your favorite tracks at any time.