"A lover of sound"
However as most people are lovers of music etc, the term audiophile points to people who love high end audio equipment and can distinguish between good speakers and bad ones, which cables to use, and can tell what bitrate an mp3 file is at... etc etc etc.
Audiophiles usually argue to the death as to which setup is best
'those monitors sound muddy as all hell'
"what? how can you tell good sir? I hear nothing wrong!"
'cuz i'm an audiophile you filthy monkey!'
One who enjoys sex acts involving the ear.
After they stopped kissing, Jenny felt something touch her ear. She sighed. Why did she always end up with the audiophiles?
Someone who usually looks at young audio equipment. And rapes it through various input and often output sockets.
"omfg an audiophile is touching my stereo!"
" Hes insertin a long jack plug in my amp!"
1. A person who tells a story that is so execrable that you feel like your ear has been violated.
2. This is a person that makes you break out in a cold sweat and shudder when he says "So something interesting happened today..."
3. Someone that triggers your fight-or-flight response just by speaking.
Dude, that story sucked balls. Quit being an audiophile.
So my carpool buddy decided to be an audiophile on the way home today. He felt a burning need to tell me about the consistency of his bowel movements. I couldn't get away! We were on the interstate for fuck's sake!
One who listens to the stereo rather than the music.
Someone who is obsessive about audio quality. This includes audio formats, audio equipment, and ripping processes/programs (I.E. Exact Audio Copy). Audiophile's usually have "trained" ears and are able to distinguish the difference between high quality and bad quality music encoding/components through blind testing.
Person: "Hey will you load this CD on to my computer for me while I go grab something to eat?"
Audiophile: "Sure. Do you want it compressed or lossless?"
Audiophile: "What format do you want? ALAC, AIFF, VBR, CBR, AAC, OGG, WMA, WAV?"
Audiophile: "I'll go ahead and rip the CD to FLAC level 8, and you can convert it with dBpoweramp to whatever you want later."