I think its one of those things that's a bit confused or at times misused 'out there' - Reference and neutral is what I buy and use for editing / mastering audio - Not something I would use to enjoy music with
but Audiophile is what Im looking for when I want a perfectly replicated tonality, with some warmth, body, rich or better to say buttery smooth natural sounding mids and highs that disappear - to put it another way - I kinda wanna hear what I experience with live music
Audiophile [for me] means Im listening to the music AND the details and tonalities of the instruments
Non Audiophiles you could call music lovers? as they tend to simply enjoy the music (while still of course appreciating quality)
What do ya'll think ?
EDIt: Bob told he would never make a neutral / reference IEM !!
I am a music lover, the music comes first but i do also have the audiophile tendancies to like really enjoy the music in all it's magnificent glory. I am looking for the live experience too but do not need the absolute perfect tonality and timbre, close enough is good enough.
My order is
Gearphile (sort of, i like creating random systems and not necessarily uber high end equipment, i enjoy the touchy feely aspect of music listening)
Let's all hope he keeps having it large.