Originally Posted by DigitalFreak
Alright guys, this is as good a thread as any considering I started this thread to discuss the DAP market
My official opinion on the upcoming Pono Player. As you all can tell its been a long work week for me
Your videos are always long, but you bring up a lot of good points, which I like. I definitely agree with your thoughts.
One huge problem I have with the campaign is not only paying more for HD music, but the master of the music. So far, Neil has been campaigning for 24/96+ HD resolutions, he's been doing this for a while now actually, and that will not solve the problem of having compressed music. HD music offers no benefits to the end user.
A year ago I purchased Michael Jackson's "Bad" album from an HD music website. Me being an average consumer (the demographics the Pono player is targeting), I didn't know any better and I bought the thing thinking it must be better. After all, HD music offers 92831469817345 times the resolution of a CD!
That, was a big mistake.
Screenshots of analyzing one of the tracks in the album (Click to show)
Something more recent actually.
The second problem I have with the campaign so far is the lack of details and the non-subtle marketing. There are very minimal details about the device so far. We basically only know about the DAC, battery life, media it can play, it has a touchscreen, and it has a line out. I don't mean to bash any of the artists, but watching that campaign video was kind of painful to watch. I'm pretty certain there's a personality thing going on between the huge artists in the industry. Everyone in the video basically says it's the best thing they've heard and they're all walking out of their car. You're working with Neil Young for Pete's sake; he's a huge figure in the music industry. No artist in their right mind would go up to such a person and say "no, this sounds bad." It's like Dr. Dre offering Snoop Dogg a chance to be a part of his marketing campaign for his latest product; of course Snoop Dogg is going to say it's the best thing ever.
Iono, this is way off topic now. Don't mind me, carry on. >.>