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pono

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.

March 13, 2014

MSRP: $399.00

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Sound bite: Despite Pono's promise, experts pan HD audio

By raising $4.3 million on Kickstarter, Neil Young's startup shows an appetite for better sound quality. The only hitch: experts say there's little point going beyond CD quality.

By March 20, 2014

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Pono's success points to appetite for high-res audio

Neil Young's Pono has proved there is a market for high-resolution audio players. So why are people rushing to buy one when there are alternatives already available?

By March 12, 2014

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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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Why wait for the Pono portable high-resolution music player? The FiiO X5 is here now

The Pono player is due in October, but the X5 is cheaper, plays more types of file formats, and sounds sweet says the Audiophiliac.

By May 14, 2014

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Neil Young's Pono dreams soon to come true, Ep. 151

Neil Young's PonoMusic service blew past its Kickstarter fundraising goal in one day. Are FLAC files the next wave in music? We also hear some jams from a cyborg drummer, and wake up to the sweet smells and sounds of the Bacon Alarm.

By March 17, 2014

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Crave Ep. 151: Neil Young's Pono dreams soon to come true

Neil Young's PonoMusic will soon blast 192KHz of music into your earholes.

By March 14, 2014

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Neil Young's PonoMusic hits $2M on Kickstarter in one day

Offering both the FLAC-playing PonoPlayer and access to the PonoMusic online store, the rocker's campaign goal of $800,000 was easily surpassed.

By March 12, 2014

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Neil Young's PonoMusic hits Kickstarter

Neil Young's Pono service has been in development for several years, but hi-res music fans are finally be able to purchase a first-edition PonoPlayer on Kickstarter for $200.

By March 11, 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 March 9, 2014