Pono Player – Is This the Future of Mobile Music?

Is the Pono Player the future of mobile music, or is it a shameless attempt to prey upon consumers who are uninformed about audio technology?

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43 thoughts on “Pono Player – Is This the Future of Mobile Music?”

  1. My iPod touch could play music with the screen off for probably about a day despite its crap battery life with the screen on, and it was way cheaper than that thing

  2. Linus makes great videos but he is wrong here stating that analog is not better than CD quality when it comes to dynamic range. Clearly a misconception that CDs are superior. They are not. Listening to a Vinyl or a reel tape player is nothing like a CD. I have experienced listening to true analog recordings only a few handful of times and no matter what I do to my home digital setup (which isn't cheap), I just cannot get the same sound.

  3. In 2015 ( when pono was released ) the best PMP was Sony's Walkman ZX2… But y'all were complaining about it because it cost 1200.00$ Not only that, the 400$ pono was capable of driving good headphones. Look at actual Audiophile reviews of the pono and you'll see that it did well in terms of sound. What really killed the pono was that the internet had a thing for labeling anything that was higher quality than an mp3 as 'Snake oil'. I mean anyone who could even hear the difference between an mp3, flac 16,24 and DSD was made fun of by the masses here on the internet.

  4. Just out of curiosity, eBay has a single basic Pono player for $218.48 USD ($300 CAD from Prince Edward Island) and several Grateful Dead limited editions one for $600 and 2 for $800, and one Foo Fighters LE and one Metallica LE for $1700 USD each (but both are in Israel).


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