Quick visual experience:
If you own a ponoplayer or another modern 24bit digital audio player, you can experience this.
Full resolution for all the music you love will return you to the quality you deserve.
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The momentum continues, as more publications pick up on this new push towards quality in consumer audio. MP3 won’t die without a fight, but it’s 15 year grip on the music industry appears to be loosening.
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Funny how reality got in the way of the Pono bashing and Neil Young hating that was all over the internet in 2013-2014.
The emperor has clothes. He usually wears yellow.
This is from a guy that spends his life testing high-end audio devices – things like $15k Amps and $5k headphones.
That ain’t my market, as you know.
He ordered a PonoPlayer and by the time it arrived he was … Read the rest
During my recent shopping experience I’ve found Amazon reviews to be pretty accurate once enough people use that product and report back.
The Pono Player has been for sale up there for a while and people of all types have … Read the rest
Control the terminology, control the message.
I am listening to Sam Cooke right now. It’s stunning. Through $24 computer speakers. You think I’m kidding? Try it yourself.
It’s a 3000k bitrate file. That’s sure helps.
It’s being played on the … Read the rest
It’s time for a better listening test. It’s time to use our understanding properly.
A proper listening test…
I’ve been picking up one 24bit release per month to enjoy on the PonoPlayer, and while they have been slow to be released (my theory on why is below), I do really enjoy the ones I have.
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I’ve really been exploring my music collection lately* and along with the playback quality of the PonoPlayer, I’ve learned some things about the hated concept of “loudness wars”:
Allow me to speak some truth about the recording arts — the overall quality of music production has been going down since before I started. I’ve done nothing to reverse the trend ;-).
This is due to multiple factors not … Read the rest
I love air. I really enjoy breathing, and I do it everyday.
It’s what drives me and is perhaps the most important thing in my life.
I don’t want it constricted or contain some odor of unfamiliarity.
I won’t accept … Read the rest
The more stuff I put on my PonoPlayer, 16/44 and higher, it is sounding so amazing that I’m discovering things in my own CD collection. Things I haven’t heard before!
In some cases it’s parts, instruments, & entire background melodies … Read the rest
More random reasons to love the PonoPlayer, the more I live with it: