The PonoPlayer's High-res Music is Audio Most People Can't Appreciate

Picture this: Canadian musician and entrepreneur Neil Young laughing maniacally all the way to the bank as his PonoPlayer Kickstarter racked over $6.2 million from 18,220 backers. Just as 4K video recording is all the rage these days, so too is high-resolution audio. They're both overkill — for the average person. Young proclaims on the audio player's Kickstarter page, "The compressed sound of CDs and MP3s. You can finally feel the master in all its glory, in its native resolution, CD quality or higher, the way the artist made it, exactly." The PonoPlayer also comes with 128GB of storage inconveniently split down the middle: 64GB internal and 64GB on an included microSD card.