An Audiophile is a person who reproduces sounds in high-fidelity. It is a daunting task to reproduce the music exactly as it was, with the hardest one being the capturing of the experience of a musical concert in a damp and small room. It requires both skill and a high-end audio system, to reach close to the level of realism, as even the best ones rarely achieve the desired result.
Tips to Becoming a Better Audiophile:
If you are impressed by the performances of famous audiophiles and want to become one, then this article is the perfect starter guide for you to start reproducing the sounds you love! So, let’s start!
1. GET HIGH-END SPEAKERS AND HEADPHONES:
The first step to becoming an Audiophile is spending money. You can’t expect to get the highest-quality of audio with cheap 20$ iPod earphones, can you? You’ll need high quality, bass boosting stereo speakers coupled with headphones with high build quality and stunning sound to get the best results.
2. CALIBRATE YOUR SPEAKERS ACCORDING TO THE SPACE:
You need to keep in mind that even the best equipment sounds awful if not adjusted according to your room. You need to keep in mind the space you have, as echo, reverb and quality all depend on the area it has. You can find the best way to set your speakers according to your room through various guides on the internet.
3. FIND HIGH QUALITY AUDIO:
The Bitrate of an audio really matters on high end speakers, as the quality of the sound is directly proportional to the quality of the source from which it is being played. You’ll need lossless audio files (WAV, AIFF etc.) Free ones are pretty rare on the internet, so you’ll need to buy them from online stores, like BandCamp, Beatport etc.
4. GET BETTER CABLES:
The quality of the cables proves important if you’re sensitive of sounds, as high quality ones significantly affect the output of the whole circuit. However, only a trained ear can catch the difference, so it’s not pretty important if you’re new.
5. SPEND THE MOST ON THE RECEIVER:
The receiver is the most important part of the whole system as it is the link between the Speakers and your players, meaning you’ll need better receivers with more output capacity and HDMI connectivity etc. However, it also depends on the type of rig you want. If your rig as for vinyl records, you won’t need high end connectivity, but rather need better sound quality as the vinyl records are lossless, meaning they aren’t digitally enhanced.
These are the basics you need to know to start being an audiophile. The work is hard, so don’t lose hope and never give up!