Mind your language

The prolific conversations about hifi are riddled with sloppy language. After careful thought and (finally) recourse to a dictionary and a thesaurus, I have concluded that because the suffix “philia” denotes a strong feeling of attraction, we would better serve our talk by using clearly distinct terms:

Audiophile – has a strong attraction to (loves) hifi sound reproduction

Technophile – loves technology

Musicophile – a music lover

Thus, a musicophile may be a technophile because they are an audiophile in their pursuit of true musical experiences.

Further, many machine fans referred to as audiophiles are actually technophiles.

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