audiophile

noun
au·dio·phile | \ˈȯ-dē-ō-ˌfī(-ə)l \

Definition of audiophile 

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

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Wireless in-ear headphones don’t tend to enjoy a warm reputation among audiophiles. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Today's Best Deals: The Ultimate Beer Vessel," 11 May 2018 Bowers & Wilkins sound systems are great for audiophiles. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Today's Best Deals: A Great Dyson Vacuum at Half Price," 19 Apr. 2018 This original surround-sound format, which employed four speakers for playback, became popular among analog audiophiles in the 1970s. Michael Calore, WIRED, "Analog Surround-Sound Is Reborn on a New Quadraphonic LP," 31 May 2018 Meanwhile, Bluetooth audio headphones remained a luxury item, one mostly used by international travelers and audiophiles. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "Apple's Airpods Are an Omen," 12 June 2018 View 195 Photos Entry-level Legacy models come standard with a four-speaker audio system that is unlikely to please audiophiles. Car and Driver, "2018 Subaru Legacy," 29 Mar. 2018 As these are Bluetooth phones, audiophiles won't be totally satisfied, but anyone who wants background music throughout their day will enjoy. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, "These Are the $100 Bluetooth Headphones I'll Use Every Day," 10 Mar. 2015 Its limits, not just around stereo pairing and multi-room audio but also around some basic voice commands, established it early on as a $349 product that only true Apple fans or audiophiles should consider. Lauren Goode, WIRED, "Apple's HomePod Gets Closer to Working Like It’s Supposed To," 29 May 2018 This frustrates me, because my definition of an audiophile is simply someone who wants to enjoy music at its best, not an electrical engineering anorak. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "The Chord Hugo 2 is the worst kind of audiophile equipment," 24 Apr. 2018

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1951, in the meaning defined above

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