I Am An Audiophile

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    I LOVE music!  Any genre, any time period.  There's good stuff everywhere!  There's rarely a moment during the day when I'm not listening to music of some sort.  My mp3 player is filled to the brim with Johnny Cash, the Dresden Dolls, Guns N Roses, Ladytron...
    chaotic chaotic
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 8, 2007

    Hey, just wondering does any else think

    that XM radio sounds terrible... The highs are distorted, and just sound like low bit-rate audio.. And the audio sounds compressed(as in dynamics).. Good variety, just sounds bad IMHO..
    Kimb69 Kimb69
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 21, 2014

    This is one of my three primary hobbies.

    I am perpetually seeking better sound. Music is such a big part of my life, I want to truly hear it.
    Sunujing1 Sunujing1
    36-40, M
    1 Response Aug 4, 2015

    Ok, I Pride Myself On Not Bein...

    Ok, I pride myself on not being a complete idiot ..... but I haven't a clue what an audiophile is, lol. I can take a somewhat semi-intelligent guess but I would hate to do so, considering it could be wrong!!
    AlwaysRemembers AlwaysRemembers
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 21, 2007

    If your music is on a of it laptop invest in a

    new digital to analogue converter or d a c for short as your soundcard isn't really upto it try it today there are lots of in expensive stuff out there go n listen
    TeddyboyUK72 TeddyboyUK72
    41-45, M
    Oct 26, 2014

    I was introduced into audiophilia

    after arriving in Germany my first time. All the 'smokers' had these crazy assortments of stereo/quadrophonic systems. I mean, these systems were HUGE!!!! So, I simply had to have me one, too. And I love it, wood and black synthetic components, diamond needle for the phono...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 19, 2015

    I Thought I Just Had Really Sensitive Ears.

    All my friends have crappy soundsystems in thier homes and cars. I cannot stand to listen to good music thru "tinny" or "boomy" setups! I've probably gone overboard in both my home and my truck. My home has a wall dedicated to my music. I have a floor to ceiling shelf full of...
    Phreeek Phreeek
    2 Responses Jul 19, 2011

    My Gear

    I have found that stereo equipment has not necessarily improved since the late 60's, its only gotten different...and in many cases worse. My love for stereo gear started with an old Dynaco receiver and AR speakers my dad bought in the late 60's. Currently (and many may object to...
    chiarascuro chiarascuro
    36-40, M
    1 Response Feb 2, 2012

    Since No One's Talking, Part 2

    I admit it.  I can't live without music.  I don't have a particular preference or favorite genre.  I don't have a favorite band or song or singer.  What I do have, though, is 2,500 mp3s (give or take) and a huge MOFO list of more that I need to...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 5, 2006
    Amandalyn Amandalyn
    31-35, F
    Feb 24, 2012

    One of My Longest Pastimes.

    From Wikipedia: "Audiophiles are people who seek to listen to music at a level of quality as close to the original performance as possible. They use high-fidelity components to try and attain these goals. Most are music lovers who are passionate about high-quality music...
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl
    56-60, M
    20 Responses Jun 16, 2008

    Music IS Life.

    OMG how do I love music! Nothing brings me as much joy, nothing makes me cry as hard, it's at least as good as sex. My gear is a mix of stuff from the 60s to today. I try to keep things as rack mount friendly as I can. I always warm my tubes for 1-12 hours before I expect...
    LilKaitlyn LilKaitlyn
    36-40, F
    Mar 14, 2013

    Not like hardcore.. But I appreciate good audio.

    ..I think I have a really good sounding system... Still a work in progress..
    Kimb69 Kimb69
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 17, 2014

    By the way there is no

    such thing as a audiophile! Nobody has that good a hearing u hear what u want to hear if u can hear it :)
    TeddyboyUK72 TeddyboyUK72
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jan 15, 2015

    The Most Sensual Of It All - Hearing.

    Unlimited variety in even the same performance - so many variables, so many ways to re-love it. Not just accurate reproduction, but local phase, spatial cues, postprocessing for fun and amusement, and of course, making your own sounds; to be replayed again over and over.
    bordendazed bordendazed
    Jun 4, 2011

    An audiophile is one

    who has enthusiasm for the reproduction of high quality fidelity sound. This can be a fondness for the original recording, its production or how it is played back. My focus as a hobby is the equipment utilized to play it back. Having said that I would put the emphasis on music...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 3, 2015

    Did you know there is no

    such thing as an audiophile reason being nobody has extra good hearing usually a audiophile is a sad person who listens to expensive hi fi with no intentions of buying I currently sell hifi products and u would be amazed at what people settle with your source is the most...
    TeddyboyUK72 TeddyboyUK72
    41-45, M
    Oct 26, 2014

    Musical Taste

    I listen to pretty much everything, I can't live without music. I listen to everything from folk to techno, swing music to heavy metal, I like it all pretty much, but can't get into country. A few of my favorite groups are Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson, David Gray, O.A.R., Foo...
    SoMuchToSay SoMuchToSay
    36-40, M
    Jan 2, 2008

    I love music. I love good sounding music.

    I love playing music, and getting lost in it. I've played the cello for 8 years (throughout grade-school). I love it :). I decided to spend practically all my money on music things. Cello repairs, headphones, records, amps, whatever. My most recent endeavor was to (finally) get...
    TheCroissant TheCroissant
    18-21, M
    Apr 10, 2015

    The Turntable

    Okay, I will admit I am a little old school. I like to turn some vinyl now and then. Well my job has made it hard to get back into listening as much as I have before. Well today I thought I would give my Denon DP45F a spin. Well I have a Windham Hill I wanted to play. I turn it...
    Dreampoet Dreampoet
    41-45, M
    2 Responses May 10, 2013

    Remember the audition of your new piece of

    equipment it's important a demo does not take 5 minutes it can take longer take your source with u go equipped with a cd or record you know well if your a PCs lap top user take your lap top to the demo
    TeddyboyUK72 TeddyboyUK72
    41-45, M
    Oct 26, 2014

    Assuming That Refers to One Wh...

    Assuming that refers to one who enjoys music, then yes.
    dmwinchester dmwinchester
    36-40, M
    Aug 8, 2007
    3st3ll3 3st3ll3
    16-17, F
    Feb 26, 2015

    Nothing more perfect about chilling in front of

    my rig with a single malt in my hand. As soon as the cart picks up its first vibration I feel calmer.
    Max054 Max054
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jan 27, 2016
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