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 Thankfully, both analog and digital formats can peacefully coexist in the audiophile ecosystem. Robert Ross, Robb Report, "Review: You Might Not Be a True Audiophile Without the State-of-the-Art Ramar Record Brush," 2 Apr. 2021 Since last spring, a spate of wireless and stemless in-ear headphones have hit the market, including the audiophile-friendly Bose QuietComfort Earbuds and ultra-light Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, "Master & Dynamic’s New Wireless Earbuds Show That Premium Audio Doesn’t Need Stems," 23 Mar. 2021 Host Jacob Job, an ecologist and audiophile, brings you inches away from a multitude of creatures, great and small, amid the sonic grandeur of nature. Jacob Job, Scientific American, "National Parks Nature Walk, Episode 1: Rocky Mountains," 19 Mar. 2021 Not only is the audio quality at near audiophile levels, but these earbuds may have the best noise cancellation, bar none. Dave Johnson, Forbes, "10 Pairs Of True Wireless Earbuds To Get Cordless Tunes All Day Long," 18 Mar. 2021 Good for those on a serious budget, but maybe not for the serious audiophile. Zachary Visconti,, "Best cheap Bluetooth speakers," 15 Mar. 2021 During the cassette tape’s heyday — before it was dethroned by the CD, which Ottens’s team also helped develop — the format was a mainstay of every audiophile, from professional musicians to teenagers. Washington Post, "Tributes roll in for inventor of cassette tape and his global impact," 13 Mar. 2021 For an audiophile, there's a lot within to be discovered and enjoyed. Kat Bein, Billboard, "The 20 Best Daft Punk Songs," 22 Feb. 2021 Craft Recordings, which sells audiophile vinyl, CDs and merchandise – including Big Star T-shirts and Stax Records hoodies and beanies – has e-gift cards starting at $10. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, "Need last-minute Christmas gift ideas? These digital subscriptions and gift cards don't need wrapping," 23 Dec. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'audiophile.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of audiophile

1951, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for audiophile

audio- + -phile entry 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about audiophile

Time Traveler for audiophile

Time Traveler

The first known use of audiophile was in 1951

See more words from the same year

Statistics for audiophile

Last Updated

17 Apr 2021

Cite this Entry

“Audiophile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Comments on audiophile

What made you want to look up audiophile? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!