Often dismissed by others as only liking music on the basis that it is obscure, skeptics of music snobs often choose to make this misinformed judgement because they don't understand the appeal of finding out about less mainstream music. In reality the music snob will prefer less mainstream music solely because it is more original and sounds better.
Music snob: "Actually I like the music I like because it sounds better and I have spend a lot of time and effort looking for music. It's like looking into a treasure chest. You will pick something from the top and say that it's fantastic, where as I will empty the entire chest, sift through everything and choose only the finest treasure. See what I mean?"
Person 1: "Urgh you're just so pretentious."
Person 2: Music snob?
Person 1: Definitely.
2. a personal view, attitude, or appraisal., and instead dilludes themselves into thinking that their opinions are more valid than those of anyone whos differ.
Person#2: Wow you are one annoying faggot ass music snob, why dont you go choke on a dick and die while listening to (insert a likely crappy band they mentioned) you ass sucking bitch fuck.
Generalizations aside, they are the Adolf Hitlers of music and if you don't like the exact same music they do, they will cut you down in ridiculous ways for having a different opinion and it often leads to broken friendships. If you find that you are friends with a music snob, do yourselves a favor and just cut them loose right away. It'll save your fist from being hit by their face when they find out you listen to mainstream. There are some who will even criticize others for not being as pedantic about music or a band as they are or even simple things as to why you are interested in the artists you like.
Pretentious poseur: All the bands I listen to are known by fewer than 100 people and you can't find their albums in stores, so that totally means I have a better taste in music than everyone! I'm so HxC!
Know-it-all: Unless you read the liner notes of every album, read all of their biographies, know all the words to their released and unreleased songs by heart AND look up every possible bit of information on the band as soon as you hear about them on the internet like I do, you don't deserve to call yourself a fan of music! Hmph!
Music snob: "Why do you even bother with that crap, try some -insert here pretentious-pseudo-intellectual-band-name-."
This goes double for you emo- and pop-bashers. That's just stupid.
Billy: yeah? bet you didn't know that the bassest has 15 letters in his full name and hates pickles. you don't understand them like i do.
Susie: Damn music snob.