Not Another Article About Pono

You may have seen that the Pono music store has opened, with prices that are higher than expected. You may also have noticed, if you follow my blog regularly, that I’ve written a lot about Pono.

Well, this time, I’m not going to write another article about Pono. I’m tired of picking on the low-hanging fruit.

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28 thoughts on “Not Another Article About Pono

  1. Really? You wrote an article to say you are NOT going to write an article? If you don’t care for Pono or their business, I have no issue with that. I happen to have a Pono and love it, but, that’s me. I also have no problem with your critical analysis, but, this non-article comes across as bashing for its own sake.

    • It’s meant as a joke. People who follow my blog know that I’ve written plenty of posts about the Pono. I’m not bashing anything, I’m just saying that it’s simply not worth writing about.

      • Kirk – actually, you’ve taken plenty of cheap shots at Neil and Pono despite what you say. And quite frankly they’re getting tiresome. Maybe you have someone personal against Neil, which is your opinion, but I think his efforts to bring attention to higher quality music to more people benefits all audiophiles.

  2. Really? You wrote an article to say you are NOT going to write an article? If you don’t care for Pono or their business, I have no issue with that. I happen to have a Pono and love it, but, that’s me. I also have no problem with your critical analysis, but, this non-article comes across as bashing for its own sake.

    • It’s meant as a joke. People who follow my blog know that I’ve written plenty of posts about the Pono. I’m not bashing anything, I’m just saying that it’s simply not worth writing about.

      • Kirk – actually, you’ve taken plenty of cheap shots at Neil and Pono despite what you say. And quite frankly they’re getting tiresome. Maybe you have someone personal against Neil, which is your opinion, but I think his efforts to bring attention to higher quality music to more people benefits all audiophiles.

  3. I’m not sure what you’re talking about regarding falsehoods or what you call marketing BS. Maybe you can enlighten us. Neil is very passionate about music and his desire to bring awareness to newer generations that there is something beyond MP3s. There are certainly plenty of options out there for folks like yourself who likely have no desire to pickup a Pono, but it is a decent DAP despite some shortcomings (http://www.digitalaudioreview.net/2014/12/ponoplayer-is-a-wonderful-sounding-dap-for-the-money).

    • With all my respect but are you are using DAR as a good reference for Pono?…Oh God…I hope Kirk wont go to his cable section or he will have more material to bash…
      I actually stopped reading DAR because of his cable articles…Too much BS.

    • If you’re looking for something “beyond MP3” then consider getting the best out of what your ears can physically hear. Rip your music in Lossless. Buy a decent DAC and good headphones or speakers. And, if you’re lucky enough, find somewhere quiet enough with good enough acoustics where you will be able to make the most of your shiny new setup. Oh – and petition the record companies to produce albums that actually take advantage of CD’s dynamic range.

  4. I’m not sure what you’re talking about regarding falsehoods or what you call marketing BS. Maybe you can enlighten us. Neil is very passionate about music and his desire to bring awareness to newer generations that there is something beyond MP3s. There are certainly plenty of options out there for folks like yourself who likely have no desire to pickup a Pono, but it is a decent DAP despite some shortcomings (http://www.digitalaudioreview.net/2014/12/ponoplayer-is-a-wonderful-sounding-dap-for-the-money).

    • With all my respect but are you are using DAR as a good reference for Pono?…Oh God…I hope Kirk wont go to his cable section or he will have more material to bash…
      I actually stopped reading DAR because of his cable articles…Too much BS.

    • If you’re looking for something “beyond MP3” then consider getting the best out of what your ears can physically hear. Rip your music in Lossless. Buy a decent DAC and good headphones or speakers. And, if you’re lucky enough, find somewhere quiet enough with good enough acoustics where you will be able to make the most of your shiny new setup. Oh – and petition the record companies to produce albums that actually take advantage of CD’s dynamic range.

  5. Combine the driveby joke post with the sourpuss replies to comments and you probably would have been better off writing a considered, reasoned post after all. Instead you’re underscoring your crank status as someone who repetitiously defines all discussion of better sound quality as a matter of outrageous lies and fraud. It’s quite crude and uncharacteristically sulfurous — and oddly pleasure-free and lacking in any interesting thinking about actually listening to music.

    • I’m sorry if you think that way. If you read my articles here about music, audio equipment, etc., you’ll see that’s not the case. It was simply a way of saying: enough of the Pono stuff already.

  6. Combine the driveby joke post with the sourpuss replies to comments and you probably would have been better off writing a considered, reasoned post after all. Instead you’re underscoring your crank status as someone who repetitiously defines all discussion of better sound quality as a matter of outrageous lies and fraud. It’s quite crude and uncharacteristically sulfurous — and oddly pleasure-free and lacking in any interesting thinking about actually listening to music.

    • I’m sorry if you think that way. If you read my articles here about music, audio equipment, etc., you’ll see that’s not the case. It was simply a way of saying: enough of the Pono stuff already.

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