My Sony cassette tape player including the vintage Sony earphones, and two cassettes (seperate shipments) arrived yesterday, really nice and fast.
To my dismay, the cassette tapes were MINT, new and sealed, and they even said "rare collector edition" on them, and these were a Thailand-only edition, lol, I didn't want to touch them at all, however... then... I'd have nothing to listen to?, and where to find cassette tapes, especially around here?!
So, in my fury of the cassette tapes being mint and sealed, I had to devirginize them and listen to one. I inserted a single AA battery into the Sony Walkman [which also looks £££££££ mint for 22 years old wtf?...] and tried to remember how to use a 'real' Walkman, lol... soon I realised this device was all moving parts, it's all err... machine-like and analog, and it even has a remote control with an LCD display on it, wtf in 1990? It doesn't feel like plastic, well it must be some kind of high quality plastic at least, it's pretty heavy and the "rewind, play, forward" buttons are in a metal section, with an off colour like oxidized silver.
The next novelty is this particular Walkman has no line-out, and no 3.5mm headphone jack either, it only has a wide slot like an SD card for the earphone, the included earphone has a very wide silicon green jack with slots on it, like the insides of an old Neo·Geo cartridge.
Also this band on the cassette tapes I bought, was the favorite band of my first girlfriend evrr as a teenager, so this whole experience just has 90's all over it.
I just fell asleep for 20 minutes at my office desk (next to the keyboard) so I can't be bothered finishing the story but thanks for reading. =>