While the convenience for consuming all of this stuff has improved, the tactile and personal connection to the objects are now missing. There was something cool about using a Walkman cassette player because of the tapes.
Carrying a bunch of cassette tapes around may be a serious faux pas but so is using faux pas. Being a Neo-Luddite may be the next coolest thing in the world. So fuck whoever questions the cassette player you are using. In fact you should just tell them to be aware of the analog comeback.