- Sep 2, 2014
- Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines
Then there are those who use particularly colored equipment, yet insist they are audiophiles. I feel that this should be given a different name, since it involves intentionally pursuing lower fidelity...but I'm not sure what.
What about those who use high end valve buffers/ valve amplifiers? IMO they are still called audiophiles as they love the sound coming out the tubes without compromising technicalities like microdetail or macrodetail, pace, timing and rhythm. Soundstage and tonality will of course change with tubes, but they do not compromise sound in anyway IMO. It's not a lower fidelity per se, but a different approach to high fidelity IMO.