Does anyone else find the term 'audiophile' a load of old wank? And people who claim to be one smug, self important tossers? Now there's obviously vast differences between a £15 system from Tesco and one that costs a few grand from a stereo shop, but most of the stuff that audiophiles claim is just bollocks and the scope for bullshit is enormous, bullshit such as this $2700 for 3 feet of cable . I was doing some googling about different bitrates for MP3s and I was amused to see that double blind test after double blind test confirms that the difference between a 192 MP3 and a CD are either so minuscule that it takes several listens of intense concentration to hear them, or they're not heard at all. I also don't doubt there are people who have really finely tuned ears, the sort of people that can name the key you just farted in, but I reckon most people who claim to be audiophiles are deluded bullshitters. The amount of times i've read statements such as "if you're an audiophile, like me you can hear the difference" i'd love to see these people double blind tested and taken down a peg or two. I think as long as you have a decent set of speakers backed up by loads of independent reviews, I don't think a great deal of difference is going to be heard, if any at all.