I know these two devices have been out for a while, but that's why I thought it would be worth it to open up a new thread on them.
I found the DRAGONFLY to be amazing in a "hey-check-it-out wow" kind of way.... clear, detailed, fast, etc...
but the reason I eventually got an EXPLORER was because the dragonfly was (as someone else described it:) kind of "prickly" and didn't let me relax as much as I would have liked to with music over a long period of time.
Just got the EXPLORER today, so I know it's too early to really make an honest statement about its sound (gotta spend at least a week or so with it I suppose before I can do that). The packaging does look nice (ie. "classy, ala Mercedes Benz of audio)... but I didn't think the packaging an Dragonfly was bad at all.
Post more soon!