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 After a turn as an accountant, the audiophile started to sell stereo gear and opened a store. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "A bus crash nearly left a violin soloist paralyzed. But it was 'medicine' for his music.," 16 Oct. 2019 First drawn to the post-production element of filmmaking while studying at USC, the audiophile then earned her stripes as an assistant music coordinator on films like The Girl Next Door and Hellboy. Harper's BAZAAR, "How Russian Doll Music Supervisor Brienne Rose Crafted the Show's "Macabre" Sound," 22 Sep. 2019 Powered by Android, the new Sony Walkman comes with a slew of features for audiophiles. Allen Kim, CNN, "Sony releases a Walkman for its 40th anniversary," 6 Sep. 2019 With plush earpads, solid metal forks, braided cable, and rich, resonant sound, the G Pro X looks and performs like a pair of high-end audiophile headphones—and not a colorful trip to a midnight rave. Wired Staff, WIRED, "From Robots to E-Scooters, All the Things We Loved This Month," 31 July 2019 In addition to serving audiophiles who want to add Sonos to their high-end equipment rather than use the Sonos amps and speakers, the Port, like the Connect, is an ideal match for a record player. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "The Sonos One SL trades voice control for a price cut," 5 Sep. 2019 When Ikea teased a collaboration with sound giant Sonos at its Democratic Design Days last year, both audiophiles and design obsessives perked their ears. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Just How Good Is the Ikea Sonos Speaker?," 30 July 2019 According to our in-house audiophiles, these wireless headphones really are in a category all their own. Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, "This Prime Day deal on our favorite noise-canceling headphones is just too good," 14 July 2019 The most consequential was probably the removal of the first model’s RCA jacks, which later gave it a cult following in audiophile circles. Sam Byford, The Verge, "A brief history of cutdown game consoles," 11 July 2019

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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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13 Nov 2019

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“Audiophile.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 November 2019.

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