When talking about high-quality audio or say HIFI, we mainly discuss about which in ear monitors, earphones or headphones is the best. However, today we are to discuss about the audiophiles. What if audiophiles has grading? How to grade them? Let’s check which Grade you are.
1st Grade Audiophile
In your eyes, all the
audiophiles are a group of neuroses.
2nd Grade Audiophile
Basically, you know that there is such a thing as audiophile, and your hobby of music is relatively average. Participation in activities is usually pulled by friends and girlfriends. Your hobby is basically a mobile phone and communication is basically a blank eye. If someone is wearing a certain brand of headphones, you will also look at them.
3rd Grade Audiophile
You want to get started, but you don’t have the money or you are not ready to go ahead. Your original earphone of a certain fruit-brand mobile phone have reached the limit that you can afford. As for music, you don’t have any particular likes or dislikes. You know that there is such a person as Mozart, a man, a musician. Your usual interest in music lies in your tastes of “Billboard” or some kind. You occasionally go to audio forums and immediately retreat when you sees the flames of war.
4th Grade Audiophile
You have already started. You have spent money to buy audio books and you have some equipment. Knowing that the sound quality of a certain cool headphone brand is scumbag but it is really painful to pursue upwards to the hundreds of dollars level such as LETSHUOER EJ07M. However, you will participate all kinds of activities and will seizes any opportunity to listen to other people’s famous devices. At this period, you are “saving money”, Heart of a tiger but balls of a kitten. In the minds of ordinary people, you are already an audiophile.
For music preferences, you are gradually familar with Guns N’ Roses, SLASH, Billy Joe, and know that Miyuki Nakajima and Mika Nakajima are not the same guy. As for hard rocking…what is hard rocking? You begin to collect Classical music. You have basically listened to some popular lists of Beethoven, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky.
At such grade, moving forward can go bankrupt while retreating can safe your money.
5th Grade Audiophile
This Grade is with the largest folks and is the mainstay.
You often go to forums and often post. With a few high ends earphones or headphones on hand, you have been persecuted by the forum’s famed audiophiles. Your equipment is almost thousands of dollars such as Conductor or EJ09. Basically, those who are not married have a fixed budget to climb new heights every month. Those who are married will always prepare some fake invoices to fool their wives. You gradually have some preliminary understanding of balance, interpretation and even noise. You begin to try to change the wire and auxiliary equipment. A week later, you find that it makes no difference. Thinking about the recent discounts on the 10,000 dollars family sedan, You grit your teeth and step forward with tears to upgrade with new equitment. Another wave of audiophiles who are really out of money, starting from this Grade, embarked on the DIY route, but they don’t know that this road is even more bloody.
In terms of music, you basically have everything you should listen to and you know you have to pursue individuality. You begin to listen to the Sonata of Beethoven and know that op.111 was the last work of the old man; Tennstedt died in 1998; Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand is played with visual audio and you couldn’t help feeling sleepy when listening to it. What’s amazing is that many music practitioners are also mixed in this camp.
6th Grade Audiophile
It becomes more and more interesting.
You seldom post and seldom visit forums but you can pick out the post mistakes immediately from those famed audiophiles. Price is no longer the only criterion for this Grade. Those with less than 3 DACs and amps are generally not easy to take photos and send to Moments. Your power amplifier has developed to the kind that can listen to 300 watts. Your mantra become “A certain famous device is actually unremarkable.” The watershed is beginning to appear. Those who play English-style equipment hate modern sound. Those who play tube amps must have a few orphan tubes from brands. Those who play with wire materials start to buy open thread and hand-woven themselves. Those who play high-definition began to wonder how to reproduce the taste of the old Studer. Those who play LP started hoarding cartridges and expressed his dissatisfaction with armature cartridges.
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Those who play DIY started to have a bunch of chips in hands and started endless complaints. It seams there are nothing to meet their expectation.
For those music practitioners, basically, they don’t need to rely on equipment to judge if the violin is fine tuned. When a master visits, they can basically feel whether Mazel had diarrhea at a roadside stall the day before yesterday. Schiff’s pedals are really accurate. They have fully collected Backhouse’s first to the last record and they can even write a life story about him either. Most of them will stop at this Grade. Why? They think this circle is really boring, they prefer to take you to listen to live.
7th Grade Audiophile
The number of audiophiles begin to decrease.
Some audiphiles becoms bored and more rational. Most of the luxurious equipments either lie with dust or be handled with low price. You may probably only leave one EJ09. There is not so much time to toss and maybe to check if your company’s stock has gone up?
For audiophiles who play DIY, they may think about making a brand. For nothing else, a table of expensive accessories are all money! They may find that simplicity is good. Even an armature is luxury.
8th Grade Audiophile
Audiophiles approximate to God.
Sometimes you will listen to the old records, but you prefer to play the Bösendorf in the living room. Listen to the stereo? Imposible. Why not flight to Bayreuth to listen to live because you had donated 100,000 EUR for lifetime ticket. Recently, the TV reports some famous old artists are gradually passing away. You are depressed. Go up to the attic and look at the black guitar once belongs to Clapton and BB King’s handkerchiefs in the strongbox. And then you touch the Guarnelli produced in 1758 that you accquired with giant amount in Italy. You feel life is so short and can no longer restrain your rears.
9th Grade Audiophile
A Grade of God like you, will never comment and never share this contend or page to anybody else.