Actually, when I say, 'audiophile music', I very specifically mean that music about which an article was written many years ago (Stereophile?), when the writer noticed that all the music being played at a certain audiophile show didn't present much of a challenge to the equipment to reproduce, almost guaranteeing it to sound good, as it was fairly sparse. It's alright and I own some, but do not listen to that kind of music usually. As Antonio says, it's only an occasional guilty pleasure.
Back to the Cars, I actually thought Roy Thomas Baker no slouch. He may not be Phil Spector or Jeff Lynne or Alan Parsons or Mutt Lange, but he still won his fair share of accolades and respect among critics and peers.