Link: Neil Young Launches Digital Music Service/Player Pono

While I commend anyone for advancing the cause of high definition audio (I was recording in 24/96 in 2005), this may be a case of too little too late.

Consumers don't give a shit about audio quality. Hell, in 2014 they don't even seem to care about actually owning the music they listen to. For years fans of the CD lamented the loss of an actual physical product when compared to MP3s. With the success of streaming services like Spotify and, people apparently no longer are even concerned with having the files.

This will be a niche product popular amongst those who insist on $3000 cables and $5000 tube amps. The rest of the world will continue to listen to horrible sounding streamed music on their phones through crappy earbuds.