PonoPlayer Review

Welcome to WFNK.com’s review of the PonoPlayer. I’ve broken the review into sections available from this table of contents. If you need a quick summary version, jump to Section 10. ‘How does it sound’ is in Section 8.

 

1. A Sense Of It All
2. Stay Righteous & Stay Human
3. The Digital Re-Creation
4. Quest For Perfection
5. Dinosaurs With Good Ears
6. Bootlegger’s Refrain
7. Neil Asks Steve ‘Why Not?’
8. PonoPlayer Basics
9. Real World Listening
10. Cliff Let You Borrow His Notes

Addendum: Long Term Update (5 months with PonoPlayer)


Dwight gets it


Addendum II: Other PonoPlayer reviews

Scot Hull – Part-Time Audiophile – 11/19/14
Michael Sawh – Trusted Reviews – 1/8/15
Rick Schmidt – Home Theater High Fidelity 2/9/15
 What Hi-Fi? – 2/13/15
Ty Pendlebury – C-Net – 3/12/15
Sam Berkow – SIA Acoustics – 3/16/15
John Atkinson – Stereophile – 3/23/15
Raymond Wong – Mashable – 3/23/15
Tyll Hertsens – Inner Fidelity – 3/26/15


Related Materials:

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On Storage in 2015

On buying funk in 24bit

On Content Inside of Format

On Youtube’s version of HD Audio

 

No animals were harmed in the writing of this review, except for me constantly knocking my idiot cat off the armrest.
First published at http://wfnk.com/blog/ponoplayer-review/ on 01-04-2015.
Special thanks to John Siracusa and his monster reviews of OSX for motivation to get this thing done.

 

  • ezraz

    Leo Laporte Looks @ Pono: http://tinyurl.com/mdswere

  • everyone that listens to it seems to like it.

    everyone that’s more about what it looks like or what it says about them, they don’t like it so much. it’s not the most convenient thing so those types hate it.

  • ezraz

    BTW – I’m working on a 6-month update on the PonoPlayer review — my long-term road test, some corrections, and more pictures of it in action.
    Look for it added to the big review here shortly: http://wfnk.com/blog/ponoplayer-review/