From Cassettes to DAP: My Audio Journey

I would like to share my musical journey with you all. My name is Prashant V Kulkarni and I am originally from Malgatti village in Kalaburgi District, Karnataka but currently reside in Hyderabad, Telangana where I work as a pharmaceutical manufacturing professional.

My musical journey began when I was 14 years old in the era of cassettes. My first cassette player was the National tape recorder, which marked the beginning of the stereo player era. As I grew older, my love for Bollywood music grew stronger. In my college days, I was so passionate about music that I even built my own dual mono amplifier for my favorite walkman, an Aiwa.

With the advent of the CD and DVD era, I enjoyed listening to music with my 5.1 surround system. During the mobile era, I started with the premium Nokia Monster earphones, which marked the beginning of my earphone journey. My brother, Pradeep V Kulkarni, was a constant guide and gave me suggestions in choosing the right audio gear. My first dongle DAC was the Dodocool, amp was the Fiio Q1, and headphone was the Sennheiser HD100.

My musical journey took a huge leap forward when I met Pritamji from TAS, who has been instrumental in helping me choose the right audio gear. Previously, I was restricted to mobile listening, but Pritamji suggested a Digital Audio Player (DAP) which changed my listening experience completely. The DAP was a game-changer compared to my mobile experience and since then, I have become a big fan of the Sony brand. I now have a vast collection of IEMs, DACs, cables and eartips. Pritamji also introduced me to several social media groups, through which I have gained a lot of knowledge about audio gear and made connections with audio enthusiasts. I am forever grateful to Pritamji for being a part of my musical audio journey and for his guidance in choosing the correct audio gear.

This musical journey has extended my shelf life and has brought me immense joy and happiness. I am grateful to Pritamji for being a part of my audio journey and for guiding me to choose the right audio gear.

In conclusion, my musical journey has been a rollercoaster of emotions, and I have come a long way since my first cassette player. I have met several amazing people along the way who have played a crucial role in shaping my love for music and audio gear. The journey is far from over, and I am excited to see what the future holds. My passion for music and audio gear has brought me endless joy, and I hope to continue to explore and share my experiences with others. Thank you for taking the time to read my story.




It was very nice to read and learn about your musical journey, happy to see your love for music and audio gadgets. Hope many people get to learn from you and choose their right taste for music and sound. Kudos 👏😀



Good memory and recollection!!!

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