Music Devices Through The Years

Music has been a part of culture and society, even during pre-historic times. With that said, music has existed as just about as early as civilization began. While access to music nowadays is much easier, thanks to sites just like audiomp3, back in the day, there were other ways through which music was enjoyed, some of which, are still familiar to people, and some may not be so. With that said, here’s a look at some of the devices that people have used to enjoy music through the recent decades.

Vinyl Records

This analog means of storing music was popular from the 1930s to the late 1980s, where large black discs were placed on record players in order to play the music of choice. There still are records that exist today, but are now just largely considered to be a novelty item for audiophiles who would like an unconventional means of listening to music.

Cassette Tapes

Cassette Tapes were small, thin rectangular plastic boxes with metallic tapes in them, in which songs are recorded. These tapes are much more convenient to use than Vinyl Records, and have a much better audio quality, even if it is only an analog storage system like the Vinyl Record. This was much cooler and easier to bring than Vinyl Records.


CDs, or Compact Discs are devices that still are familiar to us nowadays, although its popularity has already been gradually fading. Out of the three devices mentioned here, it is just the CD that is Digital in quality, and it can also store many more songs than either the cassette or Vinyl Record. One major disadvantage of CDs is that, despite the clarity in terms of quality, it is frail and prone to getting scratches, which can permanently damage the way In which data is encoded.