What are the most used terms that say the least in the "High-End"?


To start the ball rolling:  "Reference" & "Statement".  and I am sure you can add more. 

One of the worst meals I ever had out is still my "reference" for crap food. 

An old rusted car that is scraping along the ground and blowing blue smoke is a "Statement", just 
not the kind most would like to make. 

A mate once used me as an example of the "reference" and worst "statement" of a human she had ever known.  In retrospect, the more I got to know her the more I could see why she would say something like that...and more. 

 Usually hyperbole is the tool for politicians. 

Yes, I am bored in this lock down mess and using AudiogoN for my own entertainment.....so there!   As a comedian once said, they thought you "should know and care for someone, before you use and degrade them". 

And yes, I am now abusing 3 different systems and listen to the least expensive one the most...as it is next to the P.C.   So perhaps my "Audio-pile Status" should be revoked? 

Que the theme from M.A.S.H.  









whatjd
Romance.
That's what she said.

Making a big list will get back to you asap.
@whatjd 
A mate once used me as an example of the "reference" and worst "statement" of a human she had ever known. In retrospect, the more I got to know her the more I could see why she would say something like that...and more.
Truly funny.  But, I'm afraid you cannot claim reference status until the ladies do a double blind test, you are up against stiff competition.







Audiophile...


This noun say too much.... :)


Perhaps "musicality"

The winner is millercarbon!

Congratulations!

:)
The winner is millercarbon!

Congratulations!

:)

Thank you, thank you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl_NpdAy3WY
mahgister beat me to it. Definitely "musical"
"Magical"....if in H. Potters' system, perhaps...

"Liquid"...I am Not a fish; is 'all wet' OK?

"Definitive"....of gulibility or hearing loss...

...but congrats, MC....;)
The one I use all the time that I think actually indicates something Useful is “top notch” which means in the same league as the best I’ve heard. 

Could be the Yankees, could be the Mets, but capable of winning on any given day.


My other quickie is a Easy binary test. It either sounds good or does not.
wturkey 

At one time Iowa was a "dry" state.  So rather than "bar none", there was no bar. 


High-End
Means high priced.

Jump and boogie.  I'm not sure I want my TT doing either of those.

The sound of the master tape 
'Among the best in its class'. This phrase is seldom heard nowadays, but was used by Stereo Review when they had a real piece of crap and wanted to say it but could not....


"accurate" or "reference"
"Diminishing returns"

This throw away phrase is often used by chintzy people to defend refusal to spend more. Imo, it speaks more about the attitude of the audiophile than a measure of performance of equipment.