I actually had the Pono player and the other day was at BestBuy Magnolia and heard the pairing of the Sony HR player on the Sony headphones and they sounded so good. Whichever song had a "HR" mark sounded 10x better than any Pono player. I would NOT recommend the Pono player but just go to your local BestBuy and get the new Sony player instead. It is THAT good! Better than Mojo too.