The newest thing in music listening is the idea that music files have always been just an echo of what is really possible. Neil Young has been championing this for years and now he has teamed up with some people to create PONO. PONO is going to introduce a high definition portable audio player for $400 that looks like a bulky MP3 player. You'll have to download these high definition music files to a computer and then transfer them to the PONO. A album will probably run from $15 to $25. So the record companies get to resell their libraries again at premium prices and everyone will be in high definition audio bliss. Oh yes, like iTunes PONO will get a 30% cut of the sales.
It sounds like iTunes and the other download services are going to jump on the high definition bandwagon also. But what really is high definition audio? Neil Young and PONO claim it's up to 192kHZ/24 bit vs 41.1kHZ/16 bit for a CD and 256 MP3.
Is it for real or could it just be the mind playing tricks on listeners. Maybe it's just for about money. Check out the link.