Neil Young’s high-fidelity iPod competitor will cost $399

The age of the iPod might be over, but music artist Neil Young doesn’t believe portable media players are dead. On March 15th, he’ll offer pre-orders on Kickstarter for the PonoPlayer, a $ 399 triangular digital music player designed to sound worlds better. The company describes the sound as “studio master-quality digital music at the highest audio fidelity possible,” giving listeners the ability to “experience music the way the artists intended.”

The player is designed to be paired with the upcoming PonoMusic.com service, which will offer “the finest quality, highest-resolution digital music from both major labels and prominent indpendent labels,” according to the company. The device will ship with 128GB of storage, enough to store…

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