There's only a hand full of tuner chips being made by various companies within one given, say, year. They do get slightly better year after year and there are occasionally one or two years within a decade where they actually make a real-world-use notable difference, but in the end all made, say, in 2016 or so are probably pretty close to each other, if not literally the exact same chip.
So in answering a question like this I usually go with whichever is newer, and if there is only a one or two year difference there is often no difference at all.
In A/V reproduction accuracy, there IS no concept of "accounting for personal taste/preference". As art consumers we don't "pick" the level of bass, nor the tint/brightness of a scene's sky, any more than we pick the ending of a novel or Mona Lisa's type of smile. "High fidelity" means "high truthfulness", faithful to the original artist's intent: an unmodified, neutral, accurate copy of the original master, ideally being exact and with no discernable alterations, aka "transparency".