1. Guest,
    If you need help getting to know Xenforo, please see our guide here. If you have feedback or questions, please post those here.
    Dismiss Notice

Kickstart my heart <3

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Sam Posten, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. DaveF

    DaveF Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2001
    Messages:
    16,595
    Likes Received:
    1,145
    Location:
    One Loudoun, Ashburn, VA
    Real Name:
    David Fischer
    Well that's convenient!
     
  2. Russell G

    Russell G Fake Shemp
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2002
    Messages:
    10,834
    Likes Received:
    486
    Location:
    Deadmonton
    Real Name:
    Russell
    Cameron Yee likes this.
  3. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1997
    Messages:
    19,937
    Likes Received:
    1,569
    Location:
    Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
    Real Name:
    Sam Posten
    I personally believe that 98% of the people won't be able to hear, let alone appreciate, the difference, but I wish em all well.
     
    Cameron Yee likes this.
  4. Russell G

    Russell G Fake Shemp
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2002
    Messages:
    10,834
    Likes Received:
    486
    Location:
    Deadmonton
    Real Name:
    Russell
    Spec wise I'd agree with you. Having listened to his remastered album Harvest on cd and comparing tracks to the hirez audio on the archives bluray though, and there is a noticeable difference. The bluray sounds like vinyl (which I also have of the remastered harvest.... ugh). And I don't have the greatest rig in the world, I did the comparison myself with a Sharp theater in a box set up. It's not a dramatic difference that would indicate different mixes, but subtlety where the hirez sounds more pure. The Cd sounds fine, but the bluray/vinyl sounds better.

    I don't THINK I'm fooling myself! :lol:
     
    Cameron Yee likes this.
  5. Aaron Silverman

    Aaron Silverman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 1999
    Messages:
    10,464
    Likes Received:
    480
    Location:
    Florida
    Real Name:
    Aaron Silverman
    As someone who can tell the difference, but only when I'm paying careful attention, I absolutely agree with you. And it doesn't include headphones, so you'd need an expensive pair to hear much difference at any rate.

    Also, $300 for a player with only 128GB of storage? At those ludicrous data rates, that's not a lot of music. (I'm sorry; if you're enough of an audiophile to care about this product, you're going to own a LOT of music!) Of course, from the looks of the interface, navigating a large library appears to be a huge PITA anyway. And the expected price of music is $15-$25 per album, which ain't exactly cheap either.
     
    Cameron Yee likes this.
  6. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1997
    Messages:
    19,937
    Likes Received:
    1,569
    Location:
    Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
    Real Name:
    Sam Posten
  7. schan1269

    schan1269 HTF Expert
    HW Reviewer

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2012
    Messages:
    17,036
    Likes Received:
    894
    Location:
    Chicago-ish/NW Indiana
    Real Name:
    Sam
    I like the idea of the SD card external memory. They are cheap...and at "400 songs each"...I don't see the issue. The grand part, you don't have to use the Pono as the "bridge". If your computer (how many don't?) can load to SD card...so be it. Pono, as far as I'd care, could stay in the car.

    The car is the only place I'd use it. And yes...my car stereo makes use of hi-res audio(it ins't OEM garbage).
     
  8. Dougofthenorth

    Dougofthenorth Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2014
    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    14
    Real Name:
    Doug
    If I understand the quote -if it is as stated "DRM free" - it will fail pretty fast

    "It sounds boutique, or like it was based on an already dated feeling iTunes model (even if the files are DRM-free),"
    at http://motherboard.vice.com/en_ca/read/can-neil-youngs-cd-priced-audio-files-turn-kids-into-audiophiles?utm_source=Outbrain&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=MotherboardCanada

    If it can be hooked directly to my AVR or the SD cards ripped to a USB stick & plugged in to AVR - then I would get it.

    Some lossless format HAS to come out to replace the dreadful CD music format
    & HD SQ reissues on BR of most music is sure slow for some strange reason...
    SACD & DVD-A are also failing/failed in that regard
    Can't wait to resurrect my vinyl collection (hopefully soon)
     
  9. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1997
    Messages:
    19,937
    Likes Received:
    1,569
    Location:
    Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
    Real Name:
    Sam Posten
    Kickass, I got my Doom that came to Atlantic City box set!
     
  10. Aaron Silverman

    Aaron Silverman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 1999
    Messages:
    10,464
    Likes Received:
    480
    Location:
    Florida
    Real Name:
    Aaron Silverman
    Mazel tov! Hopefully that means my Up Front will arrive. . .someday. . .
     
    Sam Posten likes this.
  11. Aaron Silverman

    Aaron Silverman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 1999
    Messages:
    10,464
    Likes Received:
    480
    Location:
    Florida
    Real Name:
    Aaron Silverman
  12. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1997
    Messages:
    19,937
    Likes Received:
    1,569
    Location:
    Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
    Real Name:
    Sam Posten
    That illustration looks like an extra from Teeth.
     
  13. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1997
    Messages:
    19,937
    Likes Received:
    1,569
    Location:
    Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
    Real Name:
    Sam Posten
  14. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1997
    Messages:
    19,937
    Likes Received:
    1,569
    Location:
    Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
    Real Name:
    Sam Posten
  15. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1997
    Messages:
    19,937
    Likes Received:
    1,569
    Location:
    Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
    Real Name:
    Sam Posten
    Suzanne.S and TravisR like this.
  16. TravisR

    TravisR Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2004
    Messages:
    24,927
    Likes Received:
    2,762
    Location:
    The basement of the FBI building
    ^ There's a Kickstarter campaign that's absolutely worth giving to.
     
    Suzanne.S and Sam Posten like this.
  17. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1997
    Messages:
    19,937
    Likes Received:
    1,569
    Location:
    Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
    Real Name:
    Sam Posten
  18. TravisR

    TravisR Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2004
    Messages:
    24,927
    Likes Received:
    2,762
    Location:
    The basement of the FBI building
    ^ It's almost like they wrote that piece just to garner website hits. Of course the media would never stoop to that kind of sleazy tactic. :)
     
  19. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1997
    Messages:
    19,937
    Likes Received:
    1,569
    Location:
    Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
    Real Name:
    Sam Posten
    Sammy, America's Fighting Dinosaur poses for "The Jaws of Victory"
    [​IMG]
     
  20. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1997
    Messages:
    19,937
    Likes Received:
    1,569
    Location:
    Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
    Real Name:
    Sam Posten

Share This Page