So the thing will be crowdfunded and plays high resolution files.
Hope it has a decent headphone amplifier inside. Now the 400€ question, would I pay for it?
NOPE! This comes from a guy that has a Sony PSP as a Mp3 player and a High Quality Philips 16Gb Opus Player on the drawer because its interface sucks hard and the thing actually plays FLAC!
Portable players need a good user interface, I think Pono will be handicapped because of that, if Philips with all its know How failed big time with the Opus, now imagine a crowdfunded project!
Don’t get me wrong, I’ll be happy if it gets traction, but Pono is not a new gadget, there are already HD audio players selling.
My 6 cents.