Which of the 13 Audiophile types are you ?

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Interesting article


1. The Happy Commenter
One of the most uplifting and cherished groups of audiophiles, these guys can often be found milling around audio forums and comment sections telling people how great things are and how EVERYTHING sounds SO good!

2. The Tube Monster
Feels closest to god whilst basking under the warm and inviting glow of tube-state amplification. This audiophile’s favorite review adjectives are “liquid mids” and “organic”. Weekends with the tube enthusiast involve sorting through piles of Russian and Chinese glass searching for the ultimate in sonic purity.

3. The Super Hot Headphone Babe
This buxom beauty is alive and well in the deepest recesses of every 18-24 audiophile mind, but not anywhere else. If you happen to see one in the wild at an audio show, you can rest assured someone is paying her to stand there with faux enthusiasm.

4. The Spec Man
Loves to talk technicalities. Wouldn’t be caught dead pairing an 16 ohm headphone with anything less than a 1 ohm amp. The Spec man has an unusually high probability for engineering or computer programming forms of employment. This upstanding gentleman knows that true damping has nothing to do with the amount of forehead sweat wiped up by a handkerchief.

5. The Angry Objectivist
Believes that measurements alone should sit upon the iron throne and insists that every review should include a double-blind A/B or its credibility is null. He has a small shrine to “NwAvGuy” constructed in the corner of his listening room.

6. The Avid YouTuber
Prefers video reviews because reading is SO much work. Used to own Beats headphones before he found out that audiophile cans are really where it’s at.

7. The Formal Reviewer
Believes that his definition of good sound is the only acceptable one. Truly listens to music to hear his stereo instead of the other way around. This refined individual will often view audio within the confines of chasing an ultimate goal, rather than simply a love for music.

8. The Vinyl Junkie
Loves the groove because it makes it sound “lived in”. The words “needle” and “arm” conjure up images of a favorite pastime that doesn’t explicitly include drug use. The true vinyl addict is born with the arcane knowledge in how to set up a table and understands that album artwork is the truest form of visual stimuli and should be unrelentingly celebrated at every opportunity.

9. The Big-Spender-That-Needs-Reassurance
This guy just put up a third mortgage to finance a new pair of loudspeakers and he’s having second thoughts. After the third read-though of the latest positive product review he manages to get his heart rate down to a more reasonable level. A steady stream of constant reassurance from his favorite online forums confirms the fact he knew all along: he made the right decision.

10. The Negative Nancy
Abash and unforgiving, this saucy firecracker can be caught lurking almost anywhere online, hiding in plain sight just waiting or the right moment to reach out and strike his prey. No component is perfect, and its is his sworn duty to counterpoint any influence that may prove otherwise. Likes to deflate enthusiasm with words like “muddled”, “congested” and “lifeless”.

11. The Inquisitive Reddit Reader
Can usually be found hanging out around /r/audiophile or /r/headphones mining for comment “gold”. This guy is always looking for a good deal and often wonders why audio products cost so much.

12. The Old School
Still hanging around from the days when a stereo was the only form of entertainment available. This audiophile LOVES vinyl and the way tubes sound even though his hearing is getting dodgier than a bottle of brown Chardonnay.

13. The Cheerleader
The overly positive fanboy of the audiophile world, the Cheerleader has passion for his brands and he’s not afraid to show it. He loves them and he wants you know it. He may attach himself to one or more products that simply can do no wrong. They are the best, around. And no one can ever get ‘em down.


which one are you ?
 

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Probably I am little bit like this.

4. The Spec Man (2%)
5. The Angry Objectivist (23.5%)
6. The Avid YouTuber (1.5%)
7. The Formal Reviewer (1.5)
8. The Vinyl Junkie (0.5%)
10. The Negative Nancy (2%)
12. The Old School (0.5%)

some more... (Dont ask me how I know this.)
14. Window Shopper
This guy goes window shopping, then heaves a sigh and moves on to next window hoping some day he will buy them.
15. Frugal Boy
This guy wants to 'taste everything' so buys cheap chinese chipamps and stuff from amazon and gives them a listen after sometime throws them in his drawer.
16. DIY Dude
This guy wants to take control and then spends more on making them than buying a Marantz.

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GM,
Probably I am little bit like this.

4. The Spec Man (2%)
5. The Angry Objectivist (23.5%)
6. The Avid YouTuber (1.5%)
7. The Formal Reviewer (1.5)
8. The Vinyl Junkie (0.5%)
10. The Negative Nancy (2%)
12. The Old School (0.5%)

some more... (Dont ask me how I know this.)
14. Window Shopper
This guy goes window shopping, then heaves a sigh and moves on to next window hoping some day he will buy them.
15. Frugal Boy
This guy wants to 'taste everything' so buys cheap chinese chipamps and stuff from amazon and gives them a listen after sometime throws them in his drawer.
16. DIY Dude
This guy wants to take control and then spends more on making them than buying a Marantz.

Regards :)
Hiten, are you sure secretly you do not have any %of no 3 ?
 

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Hiten, are you sure secretly you do not have any %of no 3 ?
No sir,
'Modern things' may be unreliable. Headphones need high maintenance and care. Analogue stuff like this highly reliable. Only love for music required. Pure refined trustworthy sound. Vinyl like enduring quality.
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I would probably be closest to #1

1. The Happy Commenter
One of the most uplifting and cherished groups of audiophiles, these guys can often be found milling around audio forums and comment sections telling people how great things are and how EVERYTHING sounds SO good!

But with a caveat or rewording of the last bit.
ANYTHING will sound good to a "set of ears", you & I may not have these ears ;)

Cheers,
Raghu
 

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Well, that way I would look at it is , if you like to enhance your listening experience by trying to maximize the potential of your setup, you are an audiophile.
 

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guys.. guys..
this is just fun article. A little break to calms ones mind of this strange hobby.
And probably to cunningly justify individual belief or justify latest purchase in the name of self deprecating humor. :p :)
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Probably an equal mix of 1, 4 and 13 (33% each) and 1% a new type - just a normal music loving guy!
 

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Interesting article


1. The Happy Commenter
One of the most uplifting and cherished groups of audiophiles, these guys can often be found milling around audio forums and comment sections telling people how great things are and how EVERYTHING sounds SO good!

2. The Tube Monster
Feels closest to god whilst basking under the warm and inviting glow of tube-state amplification. This audiophile’s favorite review adjectives are “liquid mids” and “organic”. Weekends with the tube enthusiast involve sorting through piles of Russian and Chinese glass searching for the ultimate in sonic purity.

3. The Super Hot Headphone Babe
This buxom beauty is alive and well in the deepest recesses of every 18-24 audiophile mind, but not anywhere else. If you happen to see one in the wild at an audio show, you can rest assured someone is paying her to stand there with faux enthusiasm.

4. The Spec Man
Loves to talk technicalities. Wouldn’t be caught dead pairing an 16 ohm headphone with anything less than a 1 ohm amp. The Spec man has an unusually high probability for engineering or computer programming forms of employment. This upstanding gentleman knows that true damping has nothing to do with the amount of forehead sweat wiped up by a handkerchief.

5. The Angry Objectivist
Believes that measurements alone should sit upon the iron throne and insists that every review should include a double-blind A/B or its credibility is null. He has a small shrine to “NwAvGuy” constructed in the corner of his listening room.

6. The Avid YouTuber
Prefers video reviews because reading is SO much work. Used to own Beats headphones before he found out that audiophile cans are really where it’s at.

7. The Formal Reviewer
Believes that his definition of good sound is the only acceptable one. Truly listens to music to hear his stereo instead of the other way around. This refined individual will often view audio within the confines of chasing an ultimate goal, rather than simply a love for music.

8. The Vinyl Junkie
Loves the groove because it makes it sound “lived in”. The words “needle” and “arm” conjure up images of a favorite pastime that doesn’t explicitly include drug use. The true vinyl addict is born with the arcane knowledge in how to set up a table and understands that album artwork is the truest form of visual stimuli and should be unrelentingly celebrated at every opportunity.

9. The Big-Spender-That-Needs-Reassurance
This guy just put up a third mortgage to finance a new pair of loudspeakers and he’s having second thoughts. After the third read-though of the latest positive product review he manages to get his heart rate down to a more reasonable level. A steady stream of constant reassurance from his favorite online forums confirms the fact he knew all along: he made the right decision.

10. The Negative Nancy
Abash and unforgiving, this saucy firecracker can be caught lurking almost anywhere online, hiding in plain sight just waiting or the right moment to reach out and strike his prey. No component is perfect, and its is his sworn duty to counterpoint any influence that may prove otherwise. Likes to deflate enthusiasm with words like “muddled”, “congested” and “lifeless”.

11. The Inquisitive Reddit Reader
Can usually be found hanging out around /r/audiophile or /r/headphones mining for comment “gold”. This guy is always looking for a good deal and often wonders why audio products cost so much.

12. The Old School
Still hanging around from the days when a stereo was the only form of entertainment available. This audiophile LOVES vinyl and the way tubes sound even though his hearing is getting dodgier than a bottle of brown Chardonnay.

13. The Cheerleader
The overly positive fanboy of the audiophile world, the Cheerleader has passion for his brands and he’s not afraid to show it. He loves them and he wants you know it. He may attach himself to one or more products that simply can do no wrong. They are the best, around. And no one can ever get ‘em down.


which one are you ?
I don't have any one the above in me. That means I am not an audiophile!
 

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Audiophilers are people that can never be satisfied with anything. If you are able to achieve "That" sound in your setup and ask an Audiophilers review he may say - Well, they sound good, but the setup " stinks". Can't you notice the wired smell when you play the music. Such is an Audiophilers. Ask for an opinion and go by what is important for you and not the Audiophilers.
 

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I am so broke, I have no other choice!
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In this hobby people suffer on both side of the fence. :p

Regards
 

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Perhaps there can be a type where the Audiophile shifts between different states 1) contentment with his system and focus on music 2) inability to listen patiently unless something has been tweaked and the sound is improved 3) opening things up and reassembling them and imagining the sound to be better and other such states?
 

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On little bit serious note. This is good hobby. Be it Pure hardware oriented like equipments, or Content like Music or just plain sound quality evaluation within ones limit all can enjoy.
Regards.
 
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