Cassette players make a comeback in 2024


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Cassette players have lived in obscurity for the better part of the last two decades. Recently though, at least in the UK and US, they’ve been making a comeback, riding on nostalgia and a fascination among Gen Z for all things analog and retro. While vintage shops have been running out of older models, companies like Fiio and Sony are making new ones – and they have found a niche market. According to research by The British Phonographic Industry, sales of cassette tapes have risen for 10 consecutive years, touching a 20-year peak in 2022 with annual sales of 195,000...