I’m sure we’re all a little bit of both, but where do you the fall on the spectrum?
For me, whenever I’m contemplating an upgrade, or breaking in a new piece of gear, I’m more of an audiophile than a musicphile, which can be both an enjoyable and torturous experience. This hobby is anything but Plug and Play. Having recently upgraded my speakers and transport, I’ve been stuck in audiophile mode for awhile as things broke-in. Most of that time proved to be quite frustrating as I tried to dial things in, like speaker placement and experimenting with different footers under the transport. The end result though has been a very rewarding and satisfying experience as an audiophile, but ultimately I’m more of a musicphile than audiophile. Time to kick back and just enjoy the music.