Audiophiles sounds like a term used for sorting audio files, not so much. Audiophiles are the hard-core music lovers that have that hard-core ear for music. Audiophiles treasure the uncompressed audio formats that you can hear everything in the recording. The true audiophiles can listen to a recording and tell you the size of the room (reverb) and if it’s live or studio.
Audiophiles listen for the “goose eggs” in performances. Goose Eggs?? Something in the performance that’s off or just the way a finger strokes a string on a guitar. They aren’t looking for flaws in the music. They actually cherish the goose eggs they find. It’s raw music that isn’t over produced. It’s real.
These audiophiles will buy the highest end equipment to listen to their music. They isolate speakers and go the whole nine yards to get the best sound out of a recording. How do I know? Jack Alexander. I studied Audio Arts and Acoustics at Columbia College in Chicago with Jack one of the best teachers. Jack taught us how to best isolate speakers, what to use, how to tweak your speakers for best quality among other things. When Jack listens to music he LISTENS to music.
Are you an audiophile?