Pono is the culmination of Neil Young’s vision to bring the quality of music that he and other artists experience in the studio to everyone. Pono plays high-resolution music files and other formats better than any portable device. Pono supports playback of high-fidelity audio of up to 192kHz/24 bit resolution including DSD.
The PonoPlayer uses technologies and designs proven over many years in some of the world’s most highly rated high-end hi-fi components and systems, from Ayre Acoustics. Even the Pono volume control is unique in the way it ensures that nothing is lost from the digital signal; the digital to analog converters are normally found only in very expensive systems and the output stages that drive the headphones (or hi-fi) use high quality discrete components in an innovative configuration, not found in a portable player at any price.
the PonoPlayer is designed for sharing the music—you can plug two pairs of headphones in at the same time for simultaneous listening
Pono supports playback of high-fidelity audio of up to 192kHz/24 bit
The PonoPlayer’s advanced and unique design focuses on only one thing—to let you hear music as the artist created it, either live or in the recording studio, to let you feel the music as the artist felt it. It’s all about the connection between the artist and the listener; the PonoPlayer is designed to directly deliver that connection
Describe your product in 3 words.
Great Master Sound
Where did you get the inspiration for your product?
I stopped listening to music because of poor quality but I missed music so much I created Pono.
What differentiates your product from similar products out there?
Pono is more than a player. Pono is a High Resolution Music Eco-System with a store full of great masters of your FAVORITE MUSIC that sound amazing on your Pono player. PonoPlayer is reviewed as the best in Stereophile magazine. Feel the music like you can't with MP3s on a phone.
Tell us about the best and most challenging parts of the creation process.
I like working with the great people of Pono the best, creating the world's best portable music player and High Resolution music store. The most challenging thing is people reviewing Pono who have never heard Pono. Thanks for listening.