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Originally Posted by snip3r77 View Post
 

 

I have the TF10 and TDK BA200 for work use

and occasionally I will throw in the Monoprice 8382.

 

Also I read the Explorer has a impedance of 5 ohms. Any issue as my gear listed is quite sensitive?

Any hissing sound?

The most sensitive headphones I have are the Shure 215 in-ears. They are rated at 20 ohms with a sensitivity of 107 dB. So, they are well off the 1/8 rule with the 5 ohm Explorer, but they still sound terrific. I didn't detect any noticeable hissing or background noise. Actually, I heard more background noise with the DragonFly when compared to the Explorer using the 215's. Granted, they were plugged into two different USB ports, so it wasn't an entirely controlled experiment. But, that's still what I heard. 

 

At $150 each, order them both from Amazon and return the one you don't like. 

 

:)

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Has anyone used the Meridian Explorer with B&W P7s, or can comment on how well the two should work together?

 

Would like to use this combo with following hardware: MacBook Pro Retina 15", iPad Air and Android smartphone (Nexus 5, hopefully soon Nexus 6).

 

I play my music primarily through Plex Home Theatre App on the MBPr, Plex apps on iPad and Nexus 5. Will also occasionally use Vox on MBPr.

 

Thanks.

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