The reason why high-end audio equipment is so expensive

True audiophiles spend thousands of dollars on their hi-fi setups.

When it comes to audio equipment, there are two types of buyers: those who simply with a simple pair of AirPods and those who spend tens of thousands of dollars on their hi-fi setups. For those new to the world of audio, the second type of buyer might seem extreme or even irrational, but there’s a reason why high-end audio gear can be so expensive.

Hi-Fi setups are so expensive because they are tailored specifically to the tastes and preferences of the user. These configurations come in all shapes and sizes and differ in particular by the source of the sound.

High-end audiophiles are even known to have dedicated setups filling entire rooms. These setups are often accompanied by an extensive physical collection of music stored in classic vinyl records. These old-school types of records are believed to provide warmer, higher quality sound.

But the sound source is not the only component crossed by the sound signals before reaching the loudspeakers or headphones. There are many other components that audiophiles should consider when building their hi-fi setups. What are these components and how do they fit into the world’s most expensive audio setups? This video answers these questions and more.

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