Okay, so we have, on these forums people ranging from love-of-music-born audio-enthusiasts to full blown audiophiles willing to live in a 2 sqr-ft apartment surrounded by equipment that costs more than their house. So there is a thread discussing whether or not audiophiles have a deeper appreciation of music or not here, but how important is prefect sound really?
A few words about me so you can judge for yourself where I stand on the audiophilia scale. (Click to show)
I own entry-level equipment. An AKG K141 MK-II, V-Moda M-80's and am awaiting Soundmagic HP100's, that I bought on these forums.I have the Skullcandy Aviators which are gathering dust, and Senn CX300's which I never use because I never could get used to having something rammed in my ear-canals. Sources and amps are an ODAC from JDS Labs, a iBasso DX50, a JDS Labs cMoyBB, and a Marantz PM230 speaker amp with IMO, a very good head-phone out. I listen to all sorts of music, ranging from chamber-music to dark-psy, but the comfort zone which I have been steadily broadening over the past 2 years or so is rooted in down-tempo electronica.