Do any of you guys have ears?
128kbs MP3 (which used to be the "standard") is crap, yes.
320kbs MP3? I doubt many people can hear the difference.
After I got tired of clicking through the links to "What makes pono better" I eventually googled it on Wikipedia and found out it's FLAC. Aren't we already using FLAC? I know I am.
Bottom line: He's comparing 128kbs MP3 to FLAC. Nothing to see here, keep moving...
If you have heard live music vs an mp3, the loss of audio info is very obvious.
Who's talking about live music? Of course live music is different.