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Detecting the supposed higher quality of sound in the new music player and companion music store can be a mind-twisting experience
The online Pono music store sells songs of CD quality or "better," based on digital sampling rates, as laid out here.
The Pono desktop app, for buying and transferring songs to the device, offers many albums and songs, with the digital sampling rates displayed.
Downloading an album from Pono to your computer can take upwards of an hour.
The Pono player is shaped like a prism and has both a headphone jack and a line out for connecting to speakers or a stereo.
The Pono player might be a bit bulky for some hands.
The Pono player, which plays high resolution music tracks, currently comes in black and yellow colors. It's shaped like a Toblerone chocolate bar.
The Pono player is a portable music device designed for playing high resolution songs.