12 Results for

ponoplayer

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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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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Ouya, we hardly knew ya

Ouya's shift from game-console hardware freed it up to target a wider range of TV-connected devices. But it may have jumped from the frying pan into the Fire TV.

By April 19, 2014

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Sony NWZ-A17 Walkman

Standalone MP3 players are still in demand, and the NWZ-A17 Walkman is a portable player that features up to 30 hours of battery life while playing full 24-bit/192kHz high-resolution music.

September 3, 2014

MSRP: $299.99

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The 404 1,445: Where we beat up on Bluetooth (podcast)

Steve Guttenberg's back on the show! Today he'll tell us about his disturbing dreams about Bluetooth headphones, the results of poll on the worst audio format, why you shouldn't give any money to Neil Young's Pono music player, and more!

By March 14, 2014

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For the best sound quality, does the format really matter?

The Audiophiliac ponders the ins and outs of high-resolution audio.

By June 7, 2014

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This ultimate portable music player will make your ears jump for joy

The HiFiMan HM-901 is a game changer: it's easily the best-sounding portable music player on the planet.

By July 19, 2014

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What is FLAC? The high-def MP3 explained

CNET explains what FLAC is, as well as where to buy music in the FLAC format, and how to play it on your iPhone, computer, or MP3 player.

By October 18, 2012

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Top 6 sites for buying FLAC music

If you're looking to buy lossless music in FLAC format, from indie to classical to jazz, here are our favorite sites.

By October 15, 2012