Pono?

DiRtYyELLoWoCeAnDiRtYyELLoWoCeAn Medford, MaPosts: 1,589
Hey guys for those of you that have Neil's Pono Player, is it worth it? I'm on the fence.
BOS 9/28/04, 9/29/04
MTL 9/15/05
HRTFD 5/13/06
BOS 5/24/06, 5/25/06
VEGAS 7/6/06
CHI 8/5/07
NJ 6/19/08
NYC 6/25/08
HRTFD 6/27/08
MANSFLD 6/28/08, 6/30/08
E.V. BOS 8/1/08
CHI 8/23/09, 8/24/09
PHILLY 10/30/09, 10/31/09
BOS 5/17/10
CHI 7/19/13
WOOSTA 10/15/13, 10/16/13
HRTFD 10/25/13
BOS 8/5/16, 8/7/16

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  • patrickwieczorepatrickwieczore West SeattlePosts: 495
    I like mine and think it was worth it.
  • Daron OshayDaron Oshay Middletown, NJPosts: 2,019
    I just got it and yes

    Although I'm still trying to figure out a way to play it in my car since my car only has a USB and no headphone jack
  • DiRtYyELLoWoCeAnDiRtYyELLoWoCeAn Medford, MaPosts: 1,589
    I got it and love it! Loading FLAC FTW!! Thanks for the responses guys!
    BOS 9/28/04, 9/29/04
    MTL 9/15/05
    HRTFD 5/13/06
    BOS 5/24/06, 5/25/06
    VEGAS 7/6/06
    CHI 8/5/07
    NJ 6/19/08
    NYC 6/25/08
    HRTFD 6/27/08
    MANSFLD 6/28/08, 6/30/08
    E.V. BOS 8/1/08
    CHI 8/23/09, 8/24/09
    PHILLY 10/30/09, 10/31/09
    BOS 5/17/10
    CHI 7/19/13
    WOOSTA 10/15/13, 10/16/13
    HRTFD 10/25/13
    BOS 8/5/16, 8/7/16

  • buck502000buck502000 Birthplace of GIBSON guitarPosts: 7,220

    I just got it and yes

    Although I'm still trying to figure out a way to play it in my car since my car only has a USB and no headphone jack

    I would google stereo to usb output or something like that
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  • Daron OshayDaron Oshay Middletown, NJPosts: 2,019
    So Pono is completely dead? I haven't updated mine in a while is there a way to still do that? 


  • cutzcutz Posts: 6,605
    Full Story here:  https://www.cnet.com/news/pono-is-probably-dead-long-live-xstream/#


    AUDIO

    Pono is dead. Probably. Long live Xstream

    Neil Young announcedsa new streaming service called Xstream after struggling to build a digital music store for his Ponoplayer.

    APRIL 22, 2017 11:19 AM PDT
  • So Pono is completely dead? I haven't updated mine in a while is there a way to still do that? 


    Very happy that I didn't give up the coin for this.
  • Well for most the Pono was just a music player (and a cracking one) so it can't really die while digital music exists.
    Well I have dropped mine a few times and that is a worry - not dead, but not immortal either!
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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 9,620
    I'm listening to music from YouTube on my laptop speakers at work and sounds fine.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 21,112
    So Pono is completely dead? I haven't updated mine in a while is there a way to still do that? 


    Very happy that I didn't give up the coin for this.
    With all due respect for Mr. Young, I have to say I'm glad as well.  But then I'm a vinyl guy at home and happy with CD's when on the go (which ain't as much these days, haha!)
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 22,634
    the pono made an uncomfortable bulge in my pants.
    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • Wobbie said:
    the pono made an uncomfortable bulge in my pants.
    First time you've ever said that, I'm sure...
  • buck502000buck502000 Birthplace of GIBSON guitarPosts: 7,220
    edited November 13
    Anyone want to send me their Pono device I’d gladly take it off your hands...
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 22,634
    Anyone want to send me their Pono device I’d gladly take it off your hands...

    “my bulge”?

    ”your hands”?

    awkward.
    If I had known then what I know now...

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    Vancouver 11
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    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • Wobbie said:
    Anyone want to send me their Pono device I’d gladly take it off your hands...

    “my bulge”?

    ”your hands”?

    awkward.
    Dude, you're on a roll.
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  • lolobugglolobugg BLUE RDGE MTNSPosts: 5,984

    I still use mine to play HD FLAC at home.

    and I take it on airplanes. it is a great player. worth $400??? well not sure about that

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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 37,503
    I feel kind of sad and embarrassed for Neil when it comes to the Pono. He tried so hard. I hate to see businesses (that are on the up and up) fail. I find it quite depressing. Such a waste of time and resources.
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