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post #1036 of 1040
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Originally Posted by tiobilli View Post

I've got it, last week, and unfortunately there is no difference between my PC Lenovo Thinkpad t420 headphone out and the explorer headphone out. I 've tried Spotify 320kbs, and FLAC. I use a pair of Grado SR80e. Should I have to burn in? Are the grados suitable for the explorer?

I suggest you buying a high quality usb a to mini usb b cable that is made for audio purpose such as audioquest diamond or cinnamon, supra usb2.0 series, wireworld platinum starlight 7, etc. Hope this help.

post #1037 of 1040
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Originally Posted by chaiyuta View Post
 

I suggest you buying a high quality usb a to mini usb b cable that is made for audio purpose such as audioquest diamond or cinnamon, supra usb2.0 series, wireworld platinum starlight 7, etc. Hope this help.

Do you have some evidence that USB cable makes a difference?

 

http://archimago.blogspot.de/2013/04/measurements-usb-cables-for-dacs.html

post #1038 of 1040
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Originally Posted by jkbkot View Post

Do you have some evidence that USB cable makes a difference?

http://archimago.blogspot.de/2013/04/measurements-usb-cables-for-dacs.html
I have nothing. My acquaintance who sound test with himself can hear a difference. If you worry, you should just try demo cables at any nearby stores. Anyway, if you are interested in technical issue, I think of this link might have your answer.
http://www.head-fi.org/t/617026/usb-cable-and-sound-quality
Edited by chaiyuta - Today at 7:33 am
post #1039 of 1040
Is the impedance issue resolved applying the new firmware V1349?

https://www.meridian-audio.com/support/personal-audio-support/explorer/

I've just bought it, I'm doubting if it pairs correctly with a Grado SR80e so, I'm thinking to return it and wait for the explorer 2.
¿What do you think?
post #1040 of 1040
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Originally Posted by tiobilli View Post

Is the impedance issue resolved applying the new firmware V1349?

https://www.meridian-audio.com/support/personal-audio-support/explorer/

I've just bought it, I'm doubting if it pairs correctly with a Grado SR80e so, I'm thinking to return it and wait for the explorer 2.
¿What do you think?

 

No impedance issue is hardware based, firmware won't make it go away. That said, newer Explorers have 5 ohm output so headphones over 40 ohm shouldn't have a problem, even 32 ohms would be ok in my opinion. That said it's better to buy the new one with only 0.47 ohm output.

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