1. BlackstoneJD

    Ayre Acoustics "Codex" DAC/Headphone Amp

    Check this thing out! Based on how good Pono sounds, this thing is going to be a giant killer! It actually has better paper specs than my $3,000+ Ayre QB-9 DSD DAC. 128 DSD and 32/384 playback. The product is expected to be under $2,000. I wonder if will actually sound better than my DAC.  ...
  2. econsumer666

    Is Sabre ES9018 the best DAC chip right now?

    Can you say that DACs based on Sabre ES9018 should be favoured over other configurations like WM8741 and PCM1704UK? I kinda keep reading over and over again that this Sabre chip is currently the best affordable DAC-chip.   Reason is, I've just ordered Audio GD DAC 5.2 and started reading...
  3. depaor

    The Pono Player Impressions Thread

      October 2014 has arrived. Ponomusic said on September 4th that "Delivery of the PonoPlayer still stands as originally expected—October 2014 or December 2014 depending on your specific player " and "In addition to shipment of the player this fall, we will launch our music library in October...
  4. Ike1985

    Pono VS AK100/120

    Would be awesome if someone could do a head-to-head comparison of these two with the same IEMs/headphones and the same song. This if for anyone who has both.  Pono is looking very enticing for me as I will be buying my first source device, it's way cheaper than the AK100/120 and many say it's...
  5. MoonAudio

    NEW Pono Player hi res audio cables

        Amplifier Termination Type:  Dual 3.5mm Balanced Connections for Pono Player      Silver Dragon V1 IEM headphone cable, JH Audio JH16 custom in ear monitor's, & Dual 3.5mm Balanced Connections for the Pono Player   We have added this amplifier termination type to the entire...
  6. ab initio

    The scientific merit of Pono

    Hi All,   I saw "pono" mentioned a few times in some other threads, and apparently I'm not "with it" enough to know what it was without searching the internet for it. For those who aren't in the know, here is wikipedia's description:   Pono High Definition digital music service, brainchild...
  7. Currawong

    PONO - Neil Youngs portable hi-res music player

    http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2012/09/neil-young-unveils-his-new-pono-music-player/   Edit:    Impressions thread is here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/737093/the-pono-player-impressions-thread   Please discuss the merits or otherwise of high-res in Sound Science, not this thread please.
  8. PonoMusic PonoPlayer

    PonoMusic PonoPlayer

    Manufacturer Description: Pono's revolutionary high-resolution portable digital music player. Designed to be the next best thing to live music.