Originally Posted by nakedtoes
My samsung battery came and just did some ab ab comparisons. . Yes the samsung battery sound better. Bass is tighter n extend further. Soundstage is wider. I check both battery voltage both same same. Althought from dx50 battery level the samsung is lower but it sound so much effortless compare to original pisen batrery from ibasso
Was that blind AB testing? If it wasn't ABX it means nothing. I would wager you couldn't identify with any statistical significance, which battery was which using a blind testing method.
Everyone sees what they want to see, hears what they want to hear,and believes what they want to believe. If they two batteries were hooked up to an oscilloscope, and the output was the same, would you still think one battery sounds better than the other?
I can somewhat understand the Interconnect malarky since most of the aftermarket interconnects look cool. So at least you can get some points when someone else looks at your kit and sees that your DX50 Interconnects cost more than all of the electronics in the stack. It shows that you like to throw away money, but at least have a surplus, unless you are borrowing money to buy it. Everybody likes those kind of people since there is the hope that they will throw away money on them.
Simple question what matters the most? I say it is the 1) source material, 2) the amp, and 3) the DAC (in that order). The rest (and I mean ALL the rest) is just expensive mental masturbation.