An audiophile is someone who enjoys high-quality music in a home setting, including the creation or recreation of sound or music, production, and high fidelity (hi-fi) output.
Audiophiles value premium headphones, speakers, and other sound-producing equipment, such as turntables, amplifiers, equalizers, subwoofers, and headphone amps. Some music enthusiasts even use special room design and treatment for the best acoustics, usually replicating live performances from recorded media.
For optimal sound results, audiophile values are usually implemented at all stages of music reproduction. These areas include the quality of the initial recording (which equipment was used to capture the sound), production process (lossless media), and playback (high-end output devices).