"The argument for the Pono Player sure is appealing - that we don’t know what we’ve been missing in our music," wrote David Pogue for Yahoo! Tech about Neil Young's $400 hi-def music player and $25 album downloads. "Unfortunately, it isn’t true." "I’m 51 and a former professional musician," he continues. "I know how to listen. But when I bought Pono’s expensive remastered songs and compared them with the identical songs on my phone, I couldn’t hear any difference whatsoever." Pogue's then blind tested 15 people of varying ages. On average, participants preferred their iPod and said that when they...

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