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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While modern tech geeks covet the latest novelties, audiophiles are focused on tracking down the ‘right’ thing. John Clarke, WSJ, "Addicted to Audio: Why Music Obsessives Blow Their 401Ks Chasing Down Vintage Gear," 18 Oct. 2018 The sound of the Audio-Technica R70x came as a shock even to me, an avowed audiophile. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Audio-Technica R70x review: the definition of neutral headphones," 6 July 2018 True audiophiles will still want to spend more, but for most of us, this is a straightforward solution that’s super simple to set-up, and saves hundreds — if not thousands — versus the cost of a new TV. Jennifer Jolly, USA TODAY, "Cheap ways to fix annoying tech problems, from slow Wi-Fi to phone charging to old TVs and cars," 7 June 2018 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

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1951, in the meaning defined above

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