At this CES2015 in Las Vegas HD Tracks is hosting Mytek in the Hi-Res Audio Marketplace zone organized by CEA at the Bellini Ballroom on GND floor of Venetian. Today, in addition to a couple of hi-res panels there was a press conference with Neil Young. Neil spoke about Pono. I shot a raw video that should allow you to hear what Neil had to say:
I'm not so sure about the Pono player. I'm thinking a decent dac and amp and set of cans will do much more than that little yellow toblerone, but i'll try one sometime and see.
I'm more excited about the store. I can finally get some individual 192/24 songs without buying the whole album from hdtracks.
Just bought a few individual songs, a couple in 192, and a couple in 96 from the pono store.
Even without whole setup of expensive audio equipment, just computer to ultrasone hfi-580s, these are the best sounding songs i've heard in a long time. Maybe because I don't have much higher than cd quality