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Will the $400 Pono Music Player sound like a $27,500 stereo preamplifier?

The Ayre KX-R Twenty costs as much as a car, but its designer claims the Pono Player will sound almost as good as the preamp!

By May. 31, 2014

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Is high-end audio too expensive? Compared to what?

High-end audio is expensive, but so are high-end cars, watches, wines, and other pricey indulgences.

By May. 24, 2014

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Pono music player to debut on Kickstarter

The high-resolution music player and online store called Pono, backed by musician Neil Young, will be available to pre-order from Kickstarter in mid-March.

By Mar. 9, 2014

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Neil Young's reality distortion field

As Neil Young's Pono Kickstarter campaign winds down, the future looks bright -- or does it?

By Apr. 12, 2014

Editors' Take

PonoPlayer

After years of speculation, Neil Young's Pono device has finally appeared on Kickstarter, but what makes it different from a smartphone? CNET takes a closer look at this device and tells you what you need to know.

Mar. 13, 2014

MSRP: $399.00

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High-end audio rocks CES, part 2

Smartphones, tablets, and OLED displays may get the lion's share of attention at CES, but what about audio? Here's a choice sampling of the very best of CES.

By Jan. 15, 2012

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NYC high-end audio store parties like it's 1999

Recession? What recession? New York City high-end retailer Stereo Exchange celebrates its 25th anniversary this weekend.

By Nov. 6, 2009

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Precious metals: Stunningly beautiful high-end audio designs

The very best high-end audio gear looks amazing, and sounds so good your ears will jump for joy!

By Sep. 16, 2010

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Is weak dollar fueling high-end audio export boom?

America still builds world-class high-end audio products and, with the dollar at new lows, export sales are on the rise.

By May. 15, 2008

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Muscle cars vs. high-end audio: practicality ain't their forte

Let's face it, a high-end audio system makes about as much sense as a 425 horsepower muscle car. You got a problem with that?

By Oct. 20, 2008