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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The 12-speaker Bose premium audio system and satellite radio offer plenty for nearly any audiophile. James Raia, Houston Chronicle, "Mazda CX-9: Family hauler is versatile, well-equipped, has plenty of overall appeal," 8 June 2019 But the program's defenders — from obsessive audiophiles who cherished their customized libraries to entertainment executives who resented the underground world of music piracy — nonetheless found continued value in the tool. Daniel Arkin, NBC News, "Apple is nixing iTunes. The fans — and the haters — bid farewell.," 3 June 2019 But while vinyl has been hailed as a high-fidelity format for serious audiophiles, cassette tapes are, well, hissy brown spaghetti packed in a plastic card. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "Cassette Tapes Are Back, Don't You Dare Call Them Obsolete," 12 Nov. 2018 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

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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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