Remember Neil Youthful’s PonoPlayer? The Kickstarter campaign for the vintage rocker’s “revolution in songs listening” elevated a huge US$ 6.2 million, with notables like Norah Jones, Elvis Costello and Tom Petty spouting about how the brand-new $ 400 songs playing box made them “feel the songs” greater than common electronic music players. Well, sector expert and previous professional artist David Pogue took on PonoPlayer in a Yahoo! Technology post recently, discovering that a bulk of listeners in a blind examination really chosen playback of songs from an iPhone over the pricy and oddly-shaped yellow block.
I’ll allow you read the full post from Pogue over at that site, but the essence of it is that a) many people could not listen to or “feel” the distinction of the Pono playback, b) lots of tunes in the Pono store have not yet been remastered in the 192kHz/24-bit layout Pono is promising, and c) it’s a great deal cheaper to buy a pair of excellent earphones and utilize your iPhone compared to acquire a whole new player and re-purchase all of your music.
Pogue’s “preference examination” can be viewed here in this little video. Take pleasure in!