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Is Steve Jobs an Audiophile?

post #1 of 83
Thread Starter 
Anyone have actual knowledge if Steve Jobs is and Audiophile? If so what kind of gear does he use?

Keith
post #2 of 83
Did this really need another thread?
post #3 of 83
two different people, two different threads
post #4 of 83
Does anybody have a list of people who care?
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Does anybody have a list of people who care?
win
post #6 of 83
Thread Starter 
Two thread seemed and excess but I was interested and knew one of these guys would dominate, Jobs I believe. Even thought Gates is a gear head w/cars somehow I doubt he's and audio guy. Jobs I could believe. I could actually believe he listens to vinyl!
post #7 of 83
Steve Jobs oversees the choice of products that is sold in the Apple Stores. Did you see anything else than Bose, Monster Beats and JBL lately? Maybe a few lower-end Shures, Sennheisers and AKGs, but nothing spectacular. If Jobs really cared about sound, the Apple Stores would certainly offer something better than what's on the shelves now.
post #8 of 83
He nearly married Joan Baez. He nods very earnestly when MOR bores play onstage at Apple events. He personally delivered a Mac to Mick Jagger.

But I doubt it.
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Originally Posted by Bengt77 View Post
Steve Jobs oversees the choice of products that is sold in the Apple Stores. Did you see anything else than Bose, Monster Beats and JBL lately? Maybe a few lower-end Shures, Sennheisers and AKGs, but nothing spectacular. If Jobs really cared about sound, the Apple Stores would certainly offer something better than what's on the shelves now.
not like he can choose the products to be put on shelves of apple stores.
post #10 of 83
There is a famous picture of jobs early on where the only furniture in his apartment was a very high end speaker/turntable setup. I'd imagine he still cares about audio. Making decisions about what to sell is about profit, not about preferences at some point. It doesn't make sense to stock something in every apple store if it's an extremely niche market.
post #11 of 83
I would imagine he uses ADDIEMs.
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Originally Posted by Bengt77 View Post
Steve Jobs oversees the choice of products that is sold in the Apple Stores. Did you see anything else than Bose, Monster Beats and JBL lately? Maybe a few lower-end Shures, Sennheisers and AKGs, but nothing spectacular. If Jobs really cared about sound, the Apple Stores would certainly offer something better than what's on the shelves now.
For a while the apple stores in the local area stocked high end shure headphones, sennheiser, and AKG. I say stocked, because I cant say sold.

Although both of these men may be audiophiles, they are also businessmen responsible for companies they have not managed to sink yet. A large part of that is being an adult, putting your personal desires aside, and saying "whats good for my company"?

If they personally like high-fi audio, thats awesome! should they stock headphones that probably dont appeal to the same demographic as the rest of their product?
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post #14 of 83
He looks like a Bose man to me.
post #15 of 83
his setup is: ipod>fiiO>T1
he is a very knowledgeable audiophile

I think if he was an audiophile ipod would be a decent portable player without any modifications. So I think its safe to assume he's no audiophile although he might enjoy music just as any of us.
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