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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post


Is this the a sequel to Dust in The Wind? Lol.

Your right of course, when it comes to the actual player and P.com store.
The only indisputable fact is the awareness of the desire to have better sounding audio is not confined to a few audio 'nuts'

...and that plenty of self-appointed 'expert' internitwits seem desperate to tell us that only morons and rich old farts care about good sound quality.
 

post #917 of 4652
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Is this the a sequel to Dust in The Wind? Lol.

 

The smellier sequel, yes.  :D

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" The author quotes someone saying that you couldn't tell the difference between FLAC and MP3 on "a pair of cheap headphones", conveniently missing the point for the sake of his argument. Such headphones would make any player sound poor. "

 

That point right there makes this author lose any and all credibility in my eyes. Even a noob audiophile knows that speakers/headphones are usually THE most important link in the chain. This article reeks of false expertise and condescension.

post #919 of 4652

I really really wan't to order a Pono but I wish I saw some specs and reviews. I'm also concerned if the ui is laggy. I'm torn between this and the dx90!

post #920 of 4652
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Originally Posted by johanchandy View Post
 

I really really wan't to order a Pono but I wish I saw some specs and reviews. I'm also concerned if the ui is laggy. I'm torn between this and the dx90!

Well, you have no choice now but to wait, right? Can one order a Pono before it is released?

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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

 

Well, you have no choice now but to wait, right? Can one order a Pono before it is released?


I believe the KickStarter campaign has run its course, so you can't pre-order if you haven't already.

 

Given the response, they may launch a second production run, though.

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I believe the KickStarter campaign has run its course, so you can't pre-order if you haven't already.

 

Given the response, they may launch a second production run, though.

Right my point,,,,,,,johndandy you probably won't have a buying opportunity until December. 

 

Right now I am waiting for this CES' best product of CES2014. Was in the first 25 to order. Delivery was to be March, its 30+ days late and counting.  

 

I'm calling the shot now for Pono......there won't be a production Pono delivered in 2014. Hope, but doubt I'm wrong.

post #923 of 4652
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Originally Posted by johanchandy View Post
 

I really really wan't to order a Pono but I wish I saw some specs and reviews. I'm also concerned if the ui is laggy. I'm torn between this and the dx90!

For the cautious, your situation is best.  :-)  

 

By the time additional product is available you'll have the benefits of specific

specs and user reviews.  Just looking on the bright side..... but you'll have much more information available then

post #924 of 4652

I ordered my artist-signed unit through Kickstarter.  I'm happy to support this kind of effort.  And if the player turns out to be a dog or if content ends up not existing, then I'll have a very interesting conversation piece.  :)

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Originally Posted by Ableza View Post
 

I ordered my artist-signed unit through Kickstarter.  I'm happy to support this kind of effort.  And if the player turns out to be a dog or if content ends up not existing, then I'll have a very interesting conversation piece.  :)

Nah, the Pono is going to be righteous to the core, I have a very going feeling about it. Ayre designed the guts, enough said ; )

post #926 of 4652
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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post
 

Right my point,,,,,,,johndandy you probably won't have a buying opportunity until December. 

 

Right now I am waiting for this CES' best product of CES2014. Was in the first 25 to order. Delivery was to be March, its 30+ days late and counting.  

 

I'm calling the shot now for Pono......there won't be a production Pono delivered in 2014. Hope, but doubt I'm wrong.

I was planning to order an artist edition from the kickstarter....yeah the shipping is sooo late! That speaker looks amazing!

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Originally Posted by flatmap View Post
 

For the cautious, your situation is best.  :-)  

 

By the time additional product is available you'll have the benefits of specific

specs and user reviews.  Just looking on the bright side..... but you'll have much more information available then

Yeah, I'm planning to wait! but I don't know if I can wait that long XD...the dx90 is tempting


Edited by johanchandy - 5/4/14 at 5:09pm
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Originally Posted by shockdoc View Post

" The author quotes someone saying that you couldn't tell the difference between FLAC and MP3 on "a pair of cheap headphones", conveniently missing the point for the sake of his argument. Such headphones would make any player sound poor. "

That point right there makes this author lose any and all credibility in my eyes. Even a noob audiophile knows that speakers/headphones are usually THE most important link in the chain. This article reeks of false expertise and condescension.

I think his point is that most people probably won't be using Pono with top flight headphones. I mean, I'm sure most Beats owners think their headphones are "audiophile" quality.

se
post #928 of 4652
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Originally Posted by Steve Eddy View Post


I think his point is that most people probably won't be using Pono with top flight headphones. I mean, I'm sure most Beats owners think their headphones are "audiophile" quality.

se

Not sure I agree. Pono is being marketed on the central point of improved sound quality, so anyone interested enough to put down money for a Pono player is going to be interested in better sound. That suggests to me that they will be prepared to find out about quality headphone brands.


 

There will be some intersection between owning Beats headphones and a Pono player, but my feeling is that they will be in the minority compared to owners of, for instance, Sennheisers.

 

post #929 of 4652
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Originally Posted by PalJoey View Post

Not sure I agree. Pono is being marketed on the central point of improved sound quality, so anyone interested enough to put down money for a Pono player is going to be interested in better sound. That suggests to me that they will be prepared to find out about quality headphone brands.

But people are already being told on a massive scale that Beats are high quality headphones. Sort of like if you ask the average person about high quality home audio, the most likely response you'll get is Bose.

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There will be some intersection between owning Beats headphones and a Pono player, but my feeling is that they will be in the minority compared to owners of, for instance, Sennheisers.

Personally I think it's more likely to be the other way around, and by a pretty good margin. But we'll see.

se
Edited by Steve Eddy - 5/5/14 at 6:46am
post #930 of 4652
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Originally Posted by Steve Eddy View Post


But people are already being told on a massive scale that Beats are high quality headphones. Sort of like if you ask the average person about high quality home audio, the most likely response you'll get is Bose.
Personally I think it's more likely to be the other way around, and by a pretty good margin. But we'll see.

se

I agree.  I fear we will be seeing an inordinate number of Pono's matched with Beats and Sol Republic headphones.  For whatever reason, that's what people see the professional athletes and celebrities wearing.

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