This isn't really going to be an answer, but an opinionated comparison. A hint towards an answer will be at the end...
The 'audiophile communities' have an odd sense of what sounds 'right'. They get caught up in minutiae which would be of no concern to a sound engineer.
They often end up with systems that are as far from 'true' as a cheap one put together with no thought. It may sound 'sweeter' but no more accurate.
Some of them spend so much time & effort listening to the 'sound' that they forget to listen to the music.
I've had the dubious pleasure of being round at someone's house when they just bought some new component & forced me to "listen how it handles this bit, with the horns... & the strings... & oooh, that cymbal" etc.
My studio monitors are better.
They're flatter, they don't emphasise anything, they just tell it how it is.
If I mix on there, the audiophile will love the result - because they can 'hear bits I didn't even know were there'... which is, of course, not true. I knew they were there, I put them there.
So, down to a hint at an actual answer.
People don't actually expect things to sound like they would if they were played in the room with them. They expect them to sound like they were recorded in a good, well-tuned room, with a microphone.
That, to most people, is actually what they think an instrument sounds like.
If you put it in the room with them, their brain would unconsciously filter out all the room acoustic & they would think all they can hear is the instrument. If you recorded that & played it back to them, they would suddenly change their mind... from a recording, your brain cannot do that job of removing the extraneous information - so the room sound becomes an irritation you cannot avoid.
When recording, you go to great pains to balance the room sound against the instrument, so that when the listener hears it, they don't have to try to extract one from the other, they're just given it sounding 'right'.
Additionally, all the odd frequencies that can add & subtract in a real situation must be evened out. You can do this either by brute-force, with Equalisation, or by careful selection & placement of the microphone[s] used to capture the sound.
The idea is that the listener is never consciously aware that this was done.
You do all this using studio monitors, that the average audiophile wouldn't even consider listening to, because they don't make things sound 'nice', they make things sound 'accurate'.