Types of Audiophiles

The Purist

A good stereo should be a transparent window into the recording session with no opinion or distortion of it’s own


The Dynamics Fanatics

A good stereo is like a thrill ride at a carnival. If I’m not jumping it isn’t worth listening to.


Live and Let Live

It’s all good man, put your money where your heart lies.


The Bean Counter

Buys gear like he’s stocking a used stereo store. Purchase price and retail value determine what comes and goes out.


The Canners

I bought my balanced headphones specifically so you wouldn’t ask me questions while I’m listening to dub step.


The Scientist

You can’t prove you have a soul so all your opinions are meaningless.


The Blind Follower

Can’t hear a difference between amp A and B so he wants to know if he should spend 5x more on B and will wait to be told which to get.


The Brand Loyalist

Falls in love with the idea of a brand or designer and changes his job to accommodate the demands of his audio jewelry


@charles1dad is the poster child for an audiophile monogamist 🙂.  One reason I really respect him. No doubt he is a loyal husband.  

The purist, yes

The dynamics fanatics, yes

Live and let live, yes

As the for the rest, no.


You nailed me with that one.😊

I have had my DAC for 12 years but will admit that I am having a new one being built currently. The Coincident components and speakers (+13 years) are staying put.