What’s the Point of Pono?

Kirk Mcelhearn asks the question.

Pono will likely fall flat, although the Kickstarter is over a million dollars already, probably funded by people who listen to music through numbers instead of with their ears.

The two things against it are that devices like this already exist and music sources for high-resolution audio that already exist. Plus it’s a weird looking triangle.

On top of all that, there’s no data that supports the idea that anyone gets a better listening experience on anything higher than 44/16 music files.