au·​dio·​phile | \ ˈȯ-dē-ō-ˌfī(-ə)l How to pronounce audiophile (audio) \

Definition of audiophile

: a person who is enthusiastic about high-fidelity sound reproduction

Examples of audiophile in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web True audiophiles can take advantage of the H2n’s effect options, including compression and low-cut filtering. Tony Vaz, Popular Science, "The best gear for recording audio," 6 Feb. 2020 While some audiophiles might appreciate improvement in audio quality, the real pitch here concerns battery life. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "New Bluetooth standard copies best features of Apple, Qualcomm’s proprietary tech," 9 Jan. 2020 Bars like Gold Line in L.A.’s Highland Park can get loud on Saturday nights, but the audiophile crowd turns out every day to listen to owner Peanut Butter Wolf’s 8,000-record collection (there are no iPhones with Spotify plugged in here). Dakota Kim, Sunset Magazine, "A Guide to Going Out for Introverts," 23 Jan. 2020 Be sure to check out our many other buying guides, including best gifts for audiophiles, great gifts for the amateur bartender, and passive-aggressive gifts for your terrible roommate. Wired, "Now Playing: 16 Gift Ideas for Movie Buffs," 15 Dec. 2019 Adam Wexler, owner of StereoBuyers in Brooklyn, N.Y., once visited an audiophile whose house was packed to the ceiling with speakers, amps and turntables. John Clarke, WSJ, "Addicted to Audio: Why Music Obsessives Blow Their 401Ks Chasing Down Vintage Gear," 18 Oct. 2018 Amazon is also in the mix, and there are specialized services like Tidal, with higher-fidelity music streams for passionate audiophiles., "The more significant changes have come from the ways we use our gadgets — and the ways they use us.," 31 Dec. 2019 While this particular grouping of words doesn’t exactly turn me on, audiophiles will be blown away by the acoustics at Sunday Vinyl, and even casual listeners will likely be impressed. Josie Sexton, The Denver Post, "Denver’s coolest new restaurant of 2019 is finally here — just a few days before the year ends," 20 Dec. 2019 So far, audiophiles have had to look beyond Amazon to meet their high fidelity needs, or opt for one from an Alexa partner like Sonos. Fortune, "3 Things To Expect From Amazon’s Alexa Hardware Event on Wednesday," 24 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of audiophile

1951, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for audiophile

audio- + -phile entry 1

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20 Feb 2020

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“Audiophile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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