I can't echo this enough haha. +1
Originally Posted by Taowolf51
I think what we really need is a revolution in recording, mixing, and mastering rather than bitrate. The recording and mastering is *so* important, but is overlooked by so many.
What I really dont like, and why I'm skeptical of this player is that they haven't offered many specifics other than they're going to release 24/192 files. That doesn't really mean anything to me on a portable player for the most part. I'm assuming the hardware in this player is not going to have that level of resolution. I wish they would talk a little bit about the hardware and technology they are developing for the PONO rather than just developing hype.
Hype is not going to get me to buy this product, and I'm skeptical as to whether or not they can make something that can compete with apple and more so that they are being a little over ambitious. It's very hard to compete with what apples has going on. Not only that, if you want the average person buying this player to have a good time(assuming the SQ is noticeably above mainstream players), it better come prepackaged with some nice headphones or a piece of paper that tells them to get nice headphones and even then, there are so many badly overpriced options for headphones out there, it's easy to make a bad purchase without a decent amount of information.
That seems reasonable right? idk. At least a lot of music will be released in 24/192 which is good for people who want that level of SQ. As for me I use a redbook DAC, and I would rather get something nerdy like an ibasso dx100 or a HM801 before getting something like this. I DO want it to succeed though. It'd be really cool.