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post #76 of 183
You know you're an audiophile when you can tell that mp3/aac and wma sounds like sh!t compared to lossless files. Simple.
post #77 of 183
Some more:

You're on first name terms with your local Stax dealer.

You have to drive to your local hi-fi shop because you insist on taking a bunch of headphones (or gear) with you, not just CDs.

As soon as you see someone else's rig, or a shop rig, the first thing you do is look behind it to see what cables they are using (and judge the person/shop accordingly).

Companies start sending you gear to review.
post #78 of 183
If you sit there wondering if you should buy the album because you worry if it's been a victim of the Loudness War.

...and feel like you might as well have bought an MP3 when you find out it is.
post #79 of 183
You have a larger stock then your local dealer
post #80 of 183
When you think flac is warmer than wav
post #81 of 183
I really don't care 'bout the gears. If you can tell the difference between 320Kbps mp3 and lossless in an instant, you are a true audiophile.
post #82 of 183
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I really don't care 'bout the gears. If you can tell the difference between 320Kbps mp3 and lossless in an instant, you are a true audiophile.
Second.
post #83 of 183
You own several generations of the same release. Tape, vinyl, cd, sacd, digital file, laserdisc, dvd, blue-ray......(make it stop)

Dark Side of the Moon anyone? Hell, we have folks that have different weight vinyl copies or cd productions of the same release.


post #84 of 183
When you spend a load of dosh on something that in your mind, improves the sound but the wife can't hear any difference.

Ian
post #85 of 183
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Originally Posted by ZephyrSapphire View Post
You know you're an audiophile when you can tell that mp3/aac and wma sounds like sh!t compared to lossless files. Simple.
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I really don't care 'bout the gears. If you can tell the difference between 320Kbps mp3 and lossless in an instant, you are a true audiophile.

Both of which are impossible. A 320Kpbs MP3 or AAC file is damn near identical to a wav. Anyone who says they hear a difference is lying.
post #86 of 183
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Both of which are impossible. A 320Kpbs MP3 or AAC file is damn near identical to a wav. Anyone who says they hear a difference is lying.
That's exactly my point.
post #87 of 183
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When you spend a load of dosh on something that in your mind, improves the sound but the wife can't hear any difference.

Ian
this gal friend of mine, i played her some ben folds on some koss UR-40 (CRAP) then on some SR80's and she told me she cant hear any difference.

Hahahah

Thats like saying a little radio and a hifi stereo sound the same!

I guess some people just cant hear...
post #88 of 183
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That's exactly my point.
so ur sayin that true audiophiles are just suckers for overprices goodies? jokers? fibbers?


i agree.
post #89 of 183
Comment removed. I don't want to help steer this thread off topic.
post #90 of 183
When you actually bother doing ABX tests, frequency response curves etc.
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