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Pretty sure more ppl will chime in! ;-)

 

Ostry KC06 for $60, if you want something rather neutral and don't need much isolation.

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So, I'm reading up on the new PonoPlayer during lunch moments ago, and did a double-double take:

 

:sigh: • It is powered by a built-in Li-Ion rechargeable battery for all-day listening (about 8 hours)

 

Sometimes, enjoyment leads me to having 21 hour days. I can't seem to recall a "Batt" performance of 8 hours ever being described as all-day. New trend?

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

So, I'm reading up on the new PonoPlayer during lunch moments ago, and did a double-double take:

 

:sigh: • It is powered by a built-in Li-Ion rechargeable battery for all-day listening (about 8 hours)

 

Sometimes, enjoyment leads me to having 21 hour days. I can't seem to recall a "Batt" performance of 8 hours ever being described as all-day. New trend?

 

LOL!!! Maybe they meant a whole "work" day... ... ... :tongue:

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LOL!!! Maybe they meant a whole "work" day... ... ... :tongue:

On the other hand, I'm busted! Excitement usually leads to my ripping open the package and tending to the gear without glancing at that preciously important and well put together manual first.

:dt880smile:

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I was reading about it earlier today too.

 

No word about storage capacity. Anybody know how large it is, and whether it takes SD cards?

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If I remember correctly it takes micro SD cards and I think it has 64 GB of onboard storage. I'm still wondering why they decided to make it look like a Tobelrone.

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I'm still wondering why they decided to make it look like a Tobelrone.

 

Well, can you remember another audio player in history that had that shape? ;)

 

Actually, that's only half joking. I'll freely admit not following the portable player market very closely, so for all I know there might have been a precedent.

 

Honestly, my guess would be that it's shaped that way so that people like us have discussions about the shape, which means that more people will hear about the device. No doubt the company will cite vague ergonomic reasons if pressed, but the cynic in me wouldn't buy it.

 

The cynic in me also considered that the name Pono might have been selected because it's one letter away from Pony, but said cynic quickly rejected that on the grounds that it's ridiculous.

 


 

Incidentally, something that comes to mind considering Neil Young's involvement here is that about six or seven years ago he called a press conference to announce that he no longer believed that music could save the world. I wonder if his taking part in this project means he's regained his earlier stance.

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Well, can you remember another audio player in history that had that shape? ;)

 

Actually, that's only half joking. I'll freely admit not following the portable player market very closely, so for all I know there might have been a precedent.

 

Honestly, my guess would be that it's shaped that way so that people like us have discussions about the shape, which means that more people will hear about the device. No doubt the company will cite vague ergonomic reasons if pressed, but the cynic in me wouldn't buy it.

 

The cynic in me also considered that the name Pono might have been selected because it's one letter away from Pony, but said cynic quickly rejected that on the grounds that it's ridiculous.

 


 

Incidentally, something that comes to mind considering Neil Young's involvement here is that about six or seven years ago he called a press conference to announce that he no longer believed that music could save the world. I wonder if his taking part in this project means he's regained his earlier stance.

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I think Pono was picked because it means soul in Hawaiian

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Well there you go!

 

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I think Pono was picked because it means soul in Hawaiian

 

That would make a lot of sense.

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• The digital filter used in the PonoPlayer has minimal phase and no digital 'pre-ringing'
• All circuitry is zero-feedback
• A fully discrete output buffer is used to drive the headphones
• The output impedance is very low so (no exact spec given)
• PonoMusic sells FLAC files from 44 to 192 kHz at 16 to 24 bit depth
• PonoPlayer handles FLAC, ALAC, mp3, WAV, AIFF and AAC (unprotected)
• PonoPlayer is available in yellow or black with soft touch finish
• Kickstarter campaign offers limited edition 'Artists Signature Series' in chrome casing
• It weighs 4.5 ounces (128 grams)
• 120/240VAC adapter/charger
• Micro USB cable for charging and syncing files from a Mac or PC
• 64GB of internal memory and a removable 64GB microSD card included (128GB total)
• Free downloadable desktop software (for Mac and PC)
• The dimensions of the PonoPlayer are 5" x 2" x 1" (HxWxD)
• It is powered by a built-in Li-Ion rechargeable battery for all-day listening (about 8 hours)
• The O button turns the player on and off
• The + and - buttons adjust the volume
• The illuminated color touch display for album, song, artist, play, stop, fast forward...
• PonoPlayer has a 1-year warranty and will retail for $399 ($300 during Kickstarter campaign)

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I think Pono was picked because it means soul in Hawaiian

I speak a little Hawaiian...being from Hawaii and stuff..

 

Pono doesn't mean "Soul" like in a religious sense. Not like that at all actually 

 

It means "balance" , "harmony" with self and all things around you. Soul kind of implies an inner thing that never dies while pono refers to a tuned and balanced...a perfection of self and connections to all things.  Maybe they took the true meaning...if that's the case it makes even more sense ;)

 

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In the Hawaiian thought, being pono means being in perfect alignment and balance with all things in life.
 Pono means that you have a proper respectful relationship with your parents, with your spouse or significant other, with your children, with your extended family members and with your co-workers. Pono means that your relationships with others are just and fair and untinged by anger, jealousy, resentment or any negative energy. You are in harmony and in integrity.   

In truth, every action in life is either pono ... or not. And humankind's assignment is to be pono in all things. An ali'i, or chief, who was not pono would not be tolerated for very long. The ali'i's job was to provide the best possible life for his people. If he consistently failed in his duty to do so, the people would find a way to dispense with him. Individuals who choose to be other than pono would find themselves outcast from the society as a whole. 
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If I remember correctly it takes micro SD cards and I think it has 64 GB of onboard storage. I'm still wondering why they decided to make it look like a Tobelrone.

I'm a life-long user of French paper, notepads and pencils from Rhodia. The latter with its triangular shape to prevent rolling off desks accidentally.

 

rhodia+pencils.jpg

 

Maybe Neil had the foresight to guard against people's behavior and usage. :normal_smile : 

 

 

Add: http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2014/03/12/289435279/hear-neil-young-explain-his-pono-music-player-at-sxsw


Edited by Silent One - 3/13/14 at 9:03pm
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The pono sounds too good to be true..... An 128gb music player for half the price of the ak120 tongue.gif looks like I found just the thing to replace my iPod classic when it dies XD
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