...when you use your car battery as a power source for some components of your hifi:)
When if in public, you ever see a pair of headphones that you don't recognize, you just have to find out what they are.
And then you post about them in the "Headphone Sightings" thread mentioned earlier in this thread.
When you do countless hours of research learning about all of the different high-end headphones out there.
And when you research a certain set of 'phones to the extent that you think you know everything about how they sound without even listening to them yet.
Oh; and finally, you know you're an audiophile when you're posting here o.o..
...you get them, and they sound exactly like you thought they would.
you know you're an Audiophile...
you know youve lost it completely when...you've ordered an $1800 portable headphone rig, which youve never even heard. It still hasnt even been released, and youve decided that its absolutely necessary to upgrade it with at least one $600 component.
You get that brand new pair of $1000 headphones, excitedly put them on with your favorite flac recording, you are just amazed at how wonderful they sound!
Then you begin to think to yourself, maybe that other pair of $1000 headphones just may sound better...
That happens with every single headphone I buy, regardless of price.
That does happen from time to time, and my headphones seem to like me being pleasant to them, they always sound good in return