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

Examples of audiophile in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Interestingly, vinyl records are super mainstream again, and among audiophiles, vinyl is considered high-quality. NBC News, "VHS tapes are back in vogue as everything old is new again," 7 Mar. 2020 Travis Neff posted on the Facebook page to solicit audiophiles to set up microphones around town to try and capture the sound. Aubrey Wieber, Anchorage Daily News, "Still without an identified cause, interest in Anchorage’s mystery sound grows," 23 Feb. 2020 This preamp works with moving magnet cartridges, preferred by some audiophiles in the quest for the best high fidelity sound. Popular Science, "Turntable preamps for every budget," 23 Jan. 2020 Audeze has long been popular among audiophiles for its planar magnetic-style headphones, and its entry-level LCD-2 model is considered one of the high-end headphone company’s best pairs of cans. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "Audeze adds a closed-back version of one of its best pairs of headphones," 18 July 2018 These four turntables, some suitable for casual listeners others for die-hard audiophiles, work alone or with your existing stereo system to deliver solid sound. Popular Science, "Turntables that may inspire you to start a record collection," 23 Jan. 2020 True audiophiles can take advantage of the H2n’s effect options, including compression and low-cut filtering. Tony Vaz, Popular Science, "The best gear for recording audio," 6 Feb. 2020 While some audiophiles might appreciate improvement in audio quality, the real pitch here concerns battery life. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "New Bluetooth standard copies best features of Apple, Qualcomm’s proprietary tech," 9 Jan. 2020 Bars like Gold Line in L.A.’s Highland Park can get loud on Saturday nights, but the audiophile crowd turns out every day to listen to owner Peanut Butter Wolf’s 8,000-record collection (there are no iPhones with Spotify plugged in here). Dakota Kim, Sunset Magazine, "A Guide to Going Out for Introverts," 23 Jan. 2020

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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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19 Mar 2020

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“Audiophile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/audiophile. Accessed 29 Mar. 2020.

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