After a certain point for me, it became all about curiosity.
Mostly to solve a problem. That problem is usually a set up issue. I do get curious about products but find the A/B process tedious. I put the new in and rarely (really never) go back. I think you need to go back to the original sometimes to appreciate the change.
I’m an obsessive A/B–er. I’ll admit that curiosity is what most often thins my wallet.
Comparison is the thief of joy
Curiosity. It sounded “good enough” some time ago but boredom and a high credit limit are the devils playground.
In general I upgrade to increase sound quality in a cost-effective way so I only do it when I have gathered sufficient supporting evidence for this through my own auditions and experience from other users and reviews to make this likely: sometimes I’m then disillusioned and don’t do the upgrade - return the product…
I do try tweaks out of curiosity though if they are free or low cost.
Amen to that !
both…or depends on what i’m smoking…
For me it is likely a deep-seated psychological problem I’ve not yet resolved.