Whats the difference between high fidelity and high definition?
A similar term is high definition (HD). Usually used to describe video quality, some people are applying the term to sound quality. Specifically, people use this term to describe high quality digital sound. A hi-fi system can have both digital and analog components, but we’ll look into more on that later.
What’s the difference between high fidelity and high definition? Do you know any audiophiles? Audiophiles are people who demand the highest sound quality possible in their audio playback equipment. Some spend thousands of dollars in their quest for the perfect system. And many don’t just focus on equipment or media; some go so far as to design a room’s architecture to get the acoustics just right. Audiophiles might describe a sound as bright, dark, warm and dry, among other things. Some use the word ambiance to describe the way a listening environment makes them feel. But they use the word ambience to describe the perception of a space where a recording was made. All of these terms are subjective — what sounds warm to one person might not sound as good to another. That makes it difficult to define what high quality sound really is. Not that this apparent obstacle has stopped audiophiles. They created the term high fidelity (hi-fi). As an adjective, audiophiles use the term to describe