audiophile

noun
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

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One of my indulgences with this job is to review $4,000 audiophile headphones. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Sales are a measure of sales, not importance," 16 Oct. 2018 At a retail price of $159, AirPods aren’t cheap, and their sound quality is generally rated in audiophile reviews as good enough. Rebecca Dolan, WSJ, "Sorry, Pal, I Don’t Want to Talk: The Other Reason People Wear AirPods," 23 Aug. 2018 If your tastes lean more mid-century modern than 21st century, then The One speaker from audiophile-favorite Klipsch is sure to be right up your alley. Don Melanson, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Bluetooth Speaker for Every Occasion," 17 Aug. 2018 Cresuer Touchwave True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds $35 Noise-cancellation and wireless flexibility make these Bluetooth earbuds a must-have for any true audiophile. Popular Mechanics, "20 Great Black Friday Deals From the PopMech Store," 23 Nov. 2018 Aimed at a more discriminating class of audio listeners, the AE-9 features such audiophile features as replaceable operational amplifiers, or opamps, to tune the flavor of sound from the card. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Exclusive first look: Creative Labs' high-end Sound BlasterX AE-9 breaks cover," 8 Dec. 2018 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

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First Known Use of audiophile

1951, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for audiophile

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