What do audiophiles want?

January 4, 2022
 by Paul McGowan

7 comments on “What do audiophiles want?”

  1. Nice video. It’s good to hear someone say you don’t have to break the bank for great sound!
    PS…watch what you say around Alexa. She’s a snitch. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. I think most people think of an insane person that puts most of their time and crazy amounts of money into buying / testing / sampling audio equipment in the pursuit of their definition of audio nirvana. that has begun to shift a lot though as while a $100 set of speakers will unlikely sound as good as $100,000 speakers, they are still so good, when paired with a decent sound chain, that someone can enjoy music, perhaps even ‘sound’, like they never have before.

    so now, I think the definition of audiophile is more about describing a person and the amount of time they consciously dedicate to listening to music and that you don’t need ‘wealth’ to enjoy it like you had to in the past. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Exactly. I invited in my neighbor to experience Amanda Mcbroom Dreaming on my pretty good hifi.

    I expected him to say something like Wow the bass is loud or clear midrange or โ€ฆ

    Instead โ€œit sounds like she is in the room.โ€
    What you said,Paul.

  4. When you have a sound system that was put together were care, solid research and with a good size budget you are bound to express and knock a lot of peopleโ€™s socks off, especially when hearing it for the first time.

    As an audiophile I just want to be left alone and listen to my stuff, man! ๐Ÿ™‚
    The other side of me wants to spread the joy and great information about audio to and for others.

  5. Why are most audiophiles males? My take on this is the priorities of many women are the beat to dance to or the lyrics. Some don’t care how clear the singer is but rather the message in the lyrics and if it’s clear enough to dance to the beat that’s all that matters. They simply don’t feel forking a lot of money out for high end sound is worth it. They have other priorities to spend money on. Men on the other hand are into the specs and it’s a sporting contest with them. Just look at the car stereo competitions out there.

  6. Was the writer referring to “Spatial Audio” which is available on the Amazon HD streaming service? They are 2-channel Dolby Atmos files.

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