At what price is one considered an Audiophile.

Audiophilia, what is is it?

Is it the love of music or the equipment that presents the music.

Or is it both? 

What is the cost of admission?

How much does one have to spend on equipment to be considered an Audiophile, if it is truly the later than the music.

What has membership to this perceived exclusive club cost you?




@2psyop why would you make such an assertion? Is that common in these parts? Is one born into this place? Is this the promised land?  Honestly I really could care less if @bigtwin spent $500k on his system, I wanted to see what you all would answer. These answers tell a lot about this place and who is who and what is what being the new kid here. Guess I will mosey on to the next question, or forum. Hostile here. 

Jacob, it's not really hostile here, it's more boring than hostile, in fact. 

There is no cost of entry. If you had some hand me down speakers, set them up in a listening triangle, hung some coats on the side walls for absorption, and sat quietly intensely focusing on the music, you would be an audiophile. To me, being an audiophile is all about intent, set up, and a desire to improve sound quality. You don’t need expensive gear although it does help (as long as the expense leads to higher fidelity sound and not just status.)

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