Audiophile That You Need To Know

Audiophile That You Need To Know

Audiophile comes from the Latin “audio” which is listening and the Greek word “philos” which is love, which means people who like to seek high quality audio reproduction through the use of special high-end electronic audio components. Audiophiles prefer to listen to music at a quality level that is as close to the original performance as possible using high end components. These high end components include turntables, digital-to-analog converters, equalization devices, preamplifiers and amplifiers.

So, an audiophiles can be said to be very concerned about the details of the sound quality. In describing their voices, they often use various kinds of terms. Or have we ever heard the words booomy, puffy, airy and so on? Those are the terms in the world of audiophiles. The following is an explanation of the terms that exist. Check it out, guys!


Often also called open or open. Airy is the result of reproducing the sound of musical instruments that seem open without obstruction in a large room with good high frequency response. Frequency response extends to 15 – 20 kHz.


Is the result of the sound where the bass sound is not well controlled or low frequency resonance. Excessive about 125 Hz bass.


Is the result of the sound where the sound of low notes or bass is more prominent. Low frequencies below 200 Hz are dominant.


Is the result of the sound where the sound is higher / treble that is more prominent, the harmonics are stronger than the basic notes.


Is the result of the sound where the short response is bad. Stereo image that is blurred and out of focus.


It is the result of a sound in which a weak high note is as if a blanket has been placed over the speaker.


The sound has a reflection as if music was put in a box. Sometimes the dominant frequency is around 250 Hz – 500 Hz.


The sound of breath that can be heard on musical instruments such as the flute or saxophone. Good mid-upper or treble response.

Clear / Transparent

The sound results are pleasant, detailed and clear. Flat and wide frequency response, extremely low distortion and noise and sharp response time.


The result of the sound has a high and wide frequency response, especially the sound of striking a cymbal instrument is clearly heard.


The sound of the sound has changed from the original or not like the original. Uneven and wavy frequency response.


Where the sound results are easily and clearly to be heard and distinguished for background sounds and accompaniment instruments that are indeed small in volume. Sufficient high frequency response and sharp short response.


Is the opposite of bright. Weak at high frequencies.


A sound that gives the impression of being able to distinguish the distance between one instrument and another. The distance can be close to far.


High frequencies reach 15-20 kHz as if without peaks.


The sound produced is too much high frequency and treble. Harmonics are too strong compared to the basic notes Distorted, contains unwanted harmonics and adds a grainy feel.


The results of the sound where the low sound frequency response is very good and good. Balance between mid bass and vocals, balance between bass sounds and musical instruments with sufficient harmonic content.


Same as full. Or the sound seems to be moving to one side, slowing down, then moving to the other side. There can also be a slight distortion in analog band distortion or tube distortion.


Lots of harmonic distortion.


Contrary to Edgy. Harmonics (treble and mid-top) are not excessive, they can even tend to be weak.


Music sounds like it is composed of small granules, not flowing in one whole part. Not liquid. Experiencing harmonic / I.M distortion. Some of the old A / D converters sounded grainy, just like today’s inferior products.


Sounds like clasping your hands around your mouth. Stronger frequency response around 500-700 Hz.