Meridian explorer 2 vs yandex.station

Connect a USB DAC to an Android Device






Here is a short review of Meridian Explorer 2 and how to connect it to an Android Phone or Tablet.
(I have tried it with the Dragonfly v 1.2 as well and it’s magic!)

Here is what you need:

1. The USB Cable MUST be OTG (specified on the product specs)
When connecting the DAC (Audioquest Dragonfly 1.2 to the Phone or Tablet)
the device will say «USB Device Connected» or something. (And the dragonfly lights up)

If the cable is NOT OTG (Nothing will happen!)

2. USB Audio player on you Android device to play the music.
The UAPP (USB Audio Player Pro) is the only player that will bypass the devices internal sound card and use the DAC properly. It costs about $ 6 but it is a great music player (often better then the native/ original player).
Onkyo HF Player (Free) will alsow Work with Meridian Explorer 2 (but not all DACs)
Playing music on any other player will just Jitter, Glitch and Bug continually.

3. You must also have an Android Device with OS (Operating system) updated over Android 4.1 (most updated devices has this today)

4. The Volume will be decreased and the DAC will suck more battery. If you have powerhungry Phones or If you are yoused to listening to max volume on your phone, you will experience the sound to be lower. As for a Dubstep Bastard like me… Samsung S3 has to weak amplifier to drive the DAC fully. The S5 and all Samsung devises after that are OK. HTC is also good.

1. OTG cable ($1 / 100 kr)
2. USB Audio Player Pro ($6 / 60 kr)
3. A Android Device with OS (Operating system) updated over Android 4.1 (or higher)
4. If the DAC you ownd is to powerconsuming this will not work at all!

Good Luck! :D


Something weird happened …one day I got tired in my head. I get the urge to do something else, my body wants to go outside, my mind wants to rest. Before, and just before I turn off my music computer, I recognize that the blue LED on the Explorer2 is not lit! So actually the last 10-15 minutes I was listening to non MQA tracks! I just was not aware of it, just playing random tracks from my harddiscs. Back to those MQA files and the calmness in my body and in my ears is back. Strange that this coding system called MQA can have this major impact on both my hearing and wellbeing! Not bad for a small device costing less then a 10 minutes session at your local shrink ;=)

I just love Rickie Lee Jones and her real life stories that she paints on my inner canvas in the back of my head. Her “Chuck E´s in Love” is a one time favorite of mine with the drums (Steve Gadd), and the background vocal (Jones herself). I really love this album played trough the Meridian Explorer2, I would love it even more, with no doubt, when it was MQA coded in the studio. I have to wait a little bit for this to happen though, patience please Mr. Lassen, patience …

And you know what? This song and many and many more of the songs that I´d listened to during this review working overtime, I never had the urge to look for a better cable or power distribution system or whatever when the blue MQA lamp was lit. And the soundstage was not as wide as I´d imagine, the rendering of the smallest details not at clear as heard WITH the MQA, I just want to transfer myself not back, but towards in time. The time when ALL tracks are MQA coded, and all computers, D/As, active speakers are MQA capable .

This is not subtle, this is GREAT. This is the future of digital audio.

Casing & Connections

The Explorer 2 is one of the smaller portable DACs I’ve ever tried and while it’s not as small as something tiny like the DragonFly from AudioQuest, it stacks up favourably with most other portable DACs on the market. It’s a very sleek unit with a sand-blasted style aluminium casing and black plastic end caps. The elliptical cylinder is flattened on the bottom so it sits nicely on a desk and there are three flush mounted LEDs in the top of the unit to help identify sample rates. Other than that, the unit is a perfect cylinder of aluminium.

At one end of the Explorer 2 is a micro USB socket. Meridian chose to use a cable connection instead of direct connection to prevent physical strain on your computer’s USB socket and I think that’s a good move on their part despite the inconvenience of needing a separate cable and more space as a result. I’m personally not a fan of micro USB as a connector, but Meridian provide a nice short (and decent quality) USB cable so you don’t have to find your own.

At the other end of the Explorer are two 3.5mm sockets – one for headphones and one as a dedicated line-out. These are clearly labelled and well-spaced, but you can’t use them both at once because connecting the line-out disables the headphone out. I can’t help but feel better about having discrete connectors for variable vs fixed outputs because I feel like the fixed output can be greatly simplified if you’re not trying to include attenuation on the circuit to allow volume control. Generally speaking, a simpler circuit is a better circuit for audio so I appreciate Meridian’s design here and it seems to pay-off based on what I’m hearing when I use the Explorer 2 as a dedicated DAC (compared to say the DragonFly Red which has a single output for both fixed and variable use).

Meridian Explorer USB DAC teszt AV-Online





A Meridian Explorer USB DAC tesztje itt olvasható:

Kipróbáltuk az angol Meridian legapróbb hifi készülékét, a Meridian Explorer hordozható USB DA konvertert. Az Explorer egyetlen USB kábellel ráköthető a számítógépünkre, ezt követően a PC/MAC/Laptop integrált hangkártyáját lényegesen felülmúló hangzásban lehet részünk. A 192 kHz/24 bites mintavételezés pedig arra is bőségesen elegendő, hogy stúdióminőségű zenéket hallgassunk! Ha további hifi és házimozi eszközökről szeretnél értesülni, látogasd meg honlapunkat, vagy iratkozz fel YouTube csatornánkra!

DAC & Amp Combined

When using the Explorer 2’s built-in amp via the headphone output, the sound remains musical and warm – perhaps a touch warmer than the DAC alone. The sense of space is still quite good, but not at flagship levels (nor should it be for a device of this size and price). The soundstage seems to be further compressed by the amp compared to using the DAC alone so the result is a slightly thick sounding reproduction. It’s still very good for the price and size, but if you’re in a position to use a high quality external amp, the results can be improved. For example, the Explorer 2 paired with the FiiO E12 DIY is an outstanding portable (desktop) setup that easily rivals more expensive desktop systems.

A nice feature of the Explorer 2 as a DAC / amp combo is its volume control. The Explorer 2 has plenty of power for full size headphones, but I use it mostly for IEMs like the Noble K10s. The Explorer’s outstanding volume implementation means that I can control the volume down to suitably low levels to enjoy even the most sensitive IEMs without hiss or channel imbalance. This really helps the Explorer 2 to excel as a portable solution because a pair of good IEMs and the Explorer 2 can easily fit into a jeans front pocket with room to spare so if you’re tight for space this is a great solution.


Listening with AKG K271 Studio headphones to different kinds of music is really enjoyable. The detail is great, the staging is wonderful. The headphone output from the Macbook is off limits for now. I start with the Ane Bruns album ‘It all starts with one’ comes to life; a lossless stream. Her voice feels real, her emotions are real. Next up is ‘Perfect Darkness’ from the Album Fink meets the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. A great artist in collaboration with a great orchestra, recorded in one of the best concerthalls. The live feeling of the orchestra at the beginning of the song is enormous, spacious. The Explorer2 offers you the experience of being there. Just close your eyes, imerge yourself in “perfect darkness” and enjoy every instrument. The music is detailed and natural sounding.

Какой же портативный ЦАП самый лучший?

Chord Mojo. Несмотря на то, что этот ЦАП похожий на странное маленькое устройство с круглыми кнопками, тем не менее это не мешает ему быть далеко впереди конкурентов.
А все потому, что он продается по приемлемой цене и позволяет вдохнуть новую жизнь в вашу цифровую музыку без каких-либо сложных манипуляций.

В этом рейтинге мы отбирали только портативные преобразователи, которые питаются от ноутбука или имеют встроенный аккумулятор. Но всех их объединяет одно – они отлично подходят для улучшения качества звучания ваших цифровых музыкальных плееров и смартфонов. Почти все портативные ЦАП имеют встроенные усилители для наушников.

Все модели значительно улучшают качество звучания ваших цифровых файлов, но если вы слушаете музыку с потокового сервиса Spotify или компакт-диска, убедитесь, что вы выбрали максимальное качество. Ведь чем лучше исходное качество, тем лучше сможет работать преобразователь.

Также стоит обратить внимание на качество используемых наушников. Даже не думайте о покупке портативного ЦАП, если у вас низкокачественная гарнитура

Présentation du DAC Meridian Explorer




Lorsque la marque anglaise Meridian sort un nouveau produit, c’est toujours un évènement en soi dans la mesure ou Meridian n’a guère l’habitude de faire les choses à moitié. Cette marque audiophile et toujours novatrice s’est basée sur la gamme Reference Meridian pour concevoir l’Explorer. En effet, la qualité audio des circuits et la conception sont directement dérivées de cette gamme.
L’Explorer Meridian est un DAC USB/amplificateur casque. Il remplace la carte son de votre ordinateur MAC ou PC. Il est directement alimenté par son port mini USB 2.0 asynchrone de type B. Il n’a donc pas besoin d’alimentation externe. L’Explorer Meridian possède deux horloges avec des oscillateurs de haute qualité (basés sur les composants de la gamme Reference) de sorte qu’il peut gérer n’importe quel taux d’échantillonnage standard jusqu’à 192 kHz avec un jitter (gigue) extrêmement faible. La clarté et l’image stéréo en sont considérablement améliorées.
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Accessories & Packaging:

The contents are smartly wrapped and, aside from the DAC, you will find a printed manual booklet, containing simple but thorough instructions and spec figures. As well as the short USB cable, there’s also a velvet carry pouch — nothing really luxurious, but still perfectly designed to keep the DAC and the cable away from harm (e.g. the dreaded laptop bag mess). That’s it — after all, not much else is needed to get you (and your computer) acquainted with the Explorer2. As for packaging, the DAC comes in a fairly thin box — a bit like a box of chocolates, but in this case featuring a large picture of the DAC in question. The overall impression is one of a stylish, minimal and very twenty first century approach to presentation. It had an almost Japanese aesthetic to it, with the Explorer2 nestled in a black compartment, the accessories underneath it. There’s nothing overly special about the packaging — it’s clean, competent, and gets the job done.

Connecting the Explorer2 is easy enough | The Master Switch


While not as discreet as its peers’ USB stick form, the functional and aesthetic design of the Meridian is more mature.

Not only is there a 3.5mm output for connecting headphones, another also lets you take a line level out to a stereo amplifier so it can work within a system framework.

A short USB type-B cable connects it to your laptop or PC, which is how the Meridian also gets its power.

Like the original Explorer, it’s the shape of a cigarette lighter and around twice the size, comprised of an aluminium shell with a rubber strip on the bottom to stop it rolling off your desk.

There’s black plastic at both ends where the connections are housed.

On the shell is a three-LED display; the first lights up white to show that it’s playing 44kHz/48kHz files, or blue or green when detecting MQA files.

The second illuminates during playback of either 88kHz or 96kHz files, while the third lights up when the file’s resolution is either 176kHz or 192kHz. It’s a useful guide and, if you are using Tidal, the only indicator of a stream’s resolution.

A couple of practical points to consider before you jump in. The Explorer 2 features an analogue volume control, so it is adjusted solely by your source i.e. a laptop.

If your PC or laptop is running Windows 7, 8 or XP, you’ll have to install the supplied driver.

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AudioQuest DragonFly V1.2 usb dac (Dutch)





De AudioQuest DragonFly usb dac is verbeterd. De verschillen zijn niet groot maar wel de moeite waard om te vermelden.


Allereerst werkt de DragonFly V1.2 op een lagere spanning en levert hij meer ‘output’ voor moeilijk aanstuurbare hoofdtelefoons. Klankmatig is de V1.2 mooier door het gebruik van betere componenten. Al met al een mooie evolutie van het origineel. Erg bijzonder is de nieuwe prijsstelling, voor 149 euro wisselt de AudioQuest DragonFly van eigenaar. Doe er je voordeel mee.

Om direct van start te kunnen hebben we diverse bundels gemaakt. Je vindt ze via de onderstaande link.


Meridian Explorer Digital to Analogue Converter (DAC)






🤍 Most DAC simply alter the digital signal going into them, so the quieter you listen, the lower the quality. Explorer uses an analogue volume control, driven from the operating system, so you always have the full digital resolution.

Digital media form an increasingly popular source of entertainment with superb ease of access. Now there’s no need to compromise quality to achieve that convenience. Explorer is the size of a USB stick, yet embodies the same DNA as any other Meridian Product.



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Explorer 2 vs iFi Micro iDSD

This is a comparison of two very different devices. The iFi Micro iDSD is a do-it-all beast of a product with a powerful, but versatile amplifier, fully DSD capable DAC and all kinds of extra bells and whistles. The Explorer 2 seems outclassed on paper, but keep in mind how much smaller the Explorer 2 is, how much cheaper it is and the fact that it brings MQA decoding to the table…

On comparable tracks (PCM, non-MQA files), the sound from the two devices is quite different. The iDSD sounds a bit thicker than the Explorer 2 (probably due to the iDSD’s amp). Tonality is quite similar in terms of bass, mid and treble balance, but the presentation of the iDSD is much richer. While this makes for a slightly more relaxed listening experience, the Explorer 2 sounds more detailed and refined than the iDSD. It’s quite a distinct difference and I find myself enjoying the cheaper, smaller Explorer 2 when using the combined DAC / amp setups. Switching to an external amp, the difference is much less pronounced, but I would still give a slight edge to the Explorer’s sense of clarity and detail over the iDSD’s slightly thick sound.

With MQA and DSD

Switching to a DSD file (and returning to using just the headphone outputs from each device) brings things closer in performance so it seems the iDSD is a better DSD DAC than PCM DAC. The Explorer 2 is receiving a down-sampled PCM feed compared to the unaltered DSD feed going to the iDSD and the differences in sound are now fairly insignificant. With DSD files going to the iDSD I would have a hard time saying which of the two devices produces better sound so if you’re a DSD fan and have lots of DSD tracks, the iDSD might be a better option, particularly if you’re using the device as a DAC only with an external amp.

As you’d expect from the PCM-based comparison of these two products and my glowing reports on MQA playback with the Explorer 2, playing an MQA file lifts the Explorer 2 further above the iDSD. The iDSD got better with DSD files, but not to the level of the Explorer 2 when playing MQA audio. If pure sound quality is your focus, get an Explorer 2 and feed it MQA. If versatility is your focus then the iDSD can hold its own if you feed it DSD as much as possible (including upsampling PCM).



Before we dive fully into the world of the Meridian Audio Explorer2, a word on DACs themselves. If you’re new to the world of external DACs you are likely asking yourself the question ‘Will I hear any difference in audio quality?’ The short answer is: yes. If your ears are used to the audio delivered out of the minijack of your Macbook, Windows laptop or even a smartphone, you’re in for a big wow. It might not be not as big as buying a pair of speakers costing four figures, but you will immediately notice it — your speakers/cans will suddenly sound better.

The Explorer2 doesn’t offer tablet or smartphone support, so beware | The Master Switch

There’s an idea in audio that USB DACs are reserved only for audiophiles with hi-res audio libraries. So it’s a bit of a revelation listening to your regular lossy music files (formats such as AAC and MP3) and noticing how much wider and more spacious they sound through the Explorer2. That enlarged soundstage is the first striking difference.

Clarity and Neutrality

The second (and we’re not straining our ears yet — these are just casual first impressions) is the extra clarity and detail noticeable in the mids and high frequency content. These audio frequency registers are crucial for any music genre as they ‘carry’ the human voices within a mix and, more importantly, the main transients (the strong hits at the start of sounds) of percussive elements and instruments in general. The top frequencies are often described as ‘air’ by audio professionals, and in the case of this converter, which features the Texas Instruments PCM5102 chipset, the top end content is worth describing as such. It’s open and sweet, with minimal harshness. It compares very favorably with other similarly-priced DACs, including our current favorite in this range, the iFi Audio Micro iDAC2 (full review here). That DAC costs almost double, at $379 new compared to the Explorer2’s $199, and the latter easily manages to keep up in the audio race.

This DAC offers some excellent sound quality | The Master Switch

Headphone Amp

All of the subjective characteristics explained above are of course a lot more pronounced with high resolution audio (192kHz files for instance) and whether you are streaming from Tidal or using bit-perfect high fidelity players like Foobar or Audirvana, the Explorer2 simply shines. We were mightily impressed with the headphone amp, tested with a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50s. We also cranked some audio through the Explorer2’s line-level output — going into a pair of Genelec 8030B reference-grade active studio monitors. Again — bags of top end clarity, mellow but tight mids and round, organic-sounding bass… All in all, very capable audiophile performance that will do justice to any high-fidelity material.

The Explorer2 resembles a cigarette case in size and shape | The Master Switch

MQA Support

The Explorer2 is one of the first portable DACs to support MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) files — a lossless file protocol ensuring mastering-grade audio but with a smaller footprint. The Explorer2’s big party trick (at the time of its release at least) was the first-ever support of MQA files. There are quite a few more similarly priced DACs that promise to support MQA files and this makes things somewhat harder for Meridian — the USB DAC market is already a hugely competitive one. The MyTek Clef, for example, is only a touch more expensive than the Explorer2, and handles both MQA conversion duties as well as being an excellent headphone amp. It costs $299, compared to the Explorer2’s $199 — so, there are definitely options out there.

The LED lights can also change color depending on whether a MQA file is being streamed through the DAC. They glow white when playing PCM (WAV, AIFF or lossy) files, green for MQA files and blue for MQA Studio file playback. The combination of color-coding and individual light-ups makes for an easy, at-a-glance way to judge audio quality. You can read more about MQA and other related audio formats here.

The Explorer2’s nifty case | The Master Switch

Still Curious?

And just before my deadline, I received a USB A->Mini B cable provided from Curious Cable in Australia. What a joy! The sound quality got even better, and not just a tiny 0.1%, but way more. The deep frequencies got more dominant, and more easy to listen too on the track “When I Go” where Willie Nelson joins Judy Collins on her Strangers Again album. The soft played drums comes now deep rolling in the system. And the sound stage also now is bigger, deeper and wider then with the standard USB cable. It´s also like the last touch of nervousness has been removed with the Curious cable.

Before I received the Curious USB A to Mini B cable, I was curious (pun intended) to try my trusted and well burned in Curious USB A-B cable, just with a small adapter just doing the work from A to B. Some magic got lost with this adapter, it´s actually WAY better to listen with a direct connection with the Curious A to Mini B. So ditch your adapter if you have one, and go for the real stuff. Prices are: or the 200mm: US$120 incl. shipping.

And another great thing happened, I tried to connect the UpTone Audio USB REGEN inline with the Curious cable, and just got another step up in audio quality. So no reason to ditch your REGEN if you´d got one already. This altogether is just great stuff. And the REGEN passes on the MQA flag.


The looks of this sleek device are tempting. Looking at it makes you want to connect it to your computer and listen to music. Using Tidal to stream MQA and lossless audio files this could turn out to be a great audio experience. With an Apple Macbook the Meridian Explorer2 is easy to use. Just connect the DAC with the supplied USB cable. There is no driver required. For Windows systems the drivers are provided. With the built-in leds it’s easy to recognize the audio input. The setting for Tidal has been put into Master. This way it always plays the best file available. Switching between the streaming quality settings, the difference is immediately noticeble. The Explorer2 lets you enjoy every setting, but the recordings really come to live when you put it into Master.


1.емкость аккумулятора

Неизвестно. Помогите нам, предложите стоимость. (Meridian Explorer 2)

Неизвестно. Помогите нам, предложите стоимость. (Yandex.Station)

Заряд батареи, или емкость аккумулятора, представляет собой количество электрической энергии, хранящейся в батарее. Чем больше заряд аккумулятора, тем дольше срок службы батареи.

2.Срок службы батареи

Неизвестно. Помогите нам, предложите стоимость. (Meridian Explorer 2)

Неизвестно. Помогите нам, предложите стоимость. (Yandex.Station)

Срок службы батареи (при использовании), указанный производителем. С большим сроком службы вы будете заряжать устройство реже.

3.время зарядки

Неизвестно. Помогите нам, предложите стоимость. (Meridian Explorer 2)

Неизвестно. Помогите нам, предложите стоимость. (Yandex.Station)

Время, необходимое для полного заряда батареи.

4.имеет индикатор уровня заряда батареи
Meridian Explorer 2


Индикатор показывает, что уровень заряда батареи низкий.

5.имеет аккумулятор
Meridian Explorer 2


Батарея устройства может быть заряжена и использована снова.

6.имеет заменяемый аккумулятор
Meridian Explorer 2


В случае поломки пользователь может заменить аккумулятор

7.можно использовать стандартные батареи
Meridian Explorer 2


Вы можете использовать устройства со стандартными батареями вместо подключения к источнику питания.

8.имеет беспроводную зарядку
Meridian Explorer 2


Поддерживает Qi стандарт беспроводной зарядки.Чтобы зарядить устройство, вам нужно всего лишь положить его на зарядную панель.

9.энергопотребление в режиме работы

Неизвестно. Помогите нам, предложите стоимость. (Meridian Explorer 2)

Неизвестно. Помогите нам, предложите стоимость. (Yandex.Station)

Сколько энергии потребляет работающее устройство.

Change of headphone

Let’s switch to another headphone; the Beyerdynamic T1. Since the Explorer2 doesn’t have a 6.3mm jack, a Grado converter will be used. First up is ‘Elijah’ from Donald Byrds. The placement of the instruments, the detail, it’s all wonderful. The trumpet, the piano, every single instrument has got his own placement. It fills the room and I am enjoying it. Let’s try changing to the High Quality stream. Hmmm, the soundstage collapses, the room seems to be smaller. Finishing up with to some classical music. Dvorak: Symphony NO9 – Smetana: Die Moldau. A great piece to end with. The detail in the softer parts is great, the placement of the instruments and the warmth is very pleasant.

Рейтинг: лучший портативный ЦАП для наушников

Лучший ЦАП: Chord Mojo

Рейтинг: ★★★★☆
Не имеющий ничего общего с трендовыми расцветками, массивный цельнометаллический Chord Mojo является отличным преобразователем с процессором Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA, который способен работать с любыми звуковыми файлами от 44,1 кГц до 768 кГц в форматах PCM, WAV, AAC, AIFF, MP3 и FLAC.

Он достаточно дорогой как для портативного ЦАП, но по производительности он не намного хуже своего старшего брата Chord Hugo, поэтому через время вы поймете, что Chord Mojo – это выгодная покупка.

Он прост в использовании, приятный на ощупь и сделан исключительно из авиационного алюминия, в нем отсутствует дисплей, но вы можете увидеть, работает ли устройство, через кнопку питания. Она загорается красным для 44.1 КГц, зеленым для 96 кГц и белым для DSD. У него есть похожие с Explorer 2 функции. Правда, для подключения к iPhone через USB вам понадобится адаптер для кабеля Lightening, который придется купить отдельно.

Самый красивый ЦАП: Oppo HA-2 SE

Рейтинг: ★★★★☆
Если вы не готовы тратить так много на Mojo, но в то же время вы не хотите жертвовать стилем ради звучания, тогда Oppo HA-2 SE – это идеальный компромисс, который предлагает исключительную производительность как усилитель для наушников. Да и помимо прочего, этот ЦАП выглядит очень стильно, ведь его корпус украшен роскошной натуральной кожей.

HA-2 SE может справиться с высококачественными музыкальными файлами до 32 бит/384 кГц PCM и DSD256, с его помощью вы сможете насладиться динамическим звучанием с высокой детализацией. Устройство имеет кнопку для усиления баса, если вам его не хватает, но в то же время, это его единственное слабое звено, так как бас в таком случае будет не очень четким.

Возможности подключения впечатляют, ЦАП предлагает порт USB для вашего MacBook, разъем microUSB для смартфонов на базе Android, и 3,5-миллиметровый вход для практически всего остального, а еще в комплект Oppo входит по кабелю для каждого порта.

Аккумулятор здесь на 3000 мАч, от которого, кстати, также можно зарядить свой смартфон. Его хватает на 7 часов при работе с цифровыми данными, и на 13 часов при воспроизведении аналогового сигнала, чего вполне достаточно для того, чтобы порадовать даже самого придирчивого меломана.

Лучший беcпроводной ЦАП: Astell & Kern XB10

Рейтинг: ★★★★☆
Этот 23-граммовый ЦАП с Bluetooth размером с печенье добавит возможность беспроводной связи – вы сможете насладиться 5 часами воспроизведения музыки, вы также сможете регулировать громкость, управлять воспроизведением музыки, отвечать на звонки, но благодаря встроенному 24-битному ЦАП вы еще и сможете слушать высококачественную музыку…но, только если у вас есть aptX-совместимый плеер или телефон.

Как мы уже упоминали, стример оснащен 192 кГц/24-битным ЦАП и аналоговым усилителем, который, независимо от размера проигрываемого файла, улучшит звучание вашего трека. Если вы любите слушать музыку громко, это крошечное устройство поможет вам в этом, даже если вы будете слушать потоковое не самое качественное mp3 через бюджетные наушники.

Обзаведитесь aptX-совместимым высококачественным плеером, например, Astell & Kern KANN, и хорошими проводными наушниками (XB10 может работать даже с довольно серьезными моделями, и даже имеет 2,5-миллиметровый разъем), и вы почувствуете разницу.

Meridian Explorer 2

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Разработанный, чтобы существенно улучшить качество звучания вашего лэптопа, этот ЦАП в алюминиевом корпусе питается через порт USB и имеет аналоговый 3.5-миллиметровый вход для подключения ваших наушников. Он может справиться с высококачественными файлами до 24 бит/192 кГц и первый в своем роде поддерживает технологию MQA (Master Quality Authenticated), которая разбивает оригинальные записи на более мелкие файлы, которые легче скачивать и транслировать, но которые имеют лучшее качество, чем на CD.

В настоящее время лучше всего слушать MQA-файлы будет через аккаунт Tidal Premium Hi-Fi, и с помощью Explorer 2. Но зато вы получаете исключительную детализацию, выходящую за рамки обычного потокового качества.

Очевидно, что качество звучания потоковых файлов будет немного ниже, если вы слушаете музыку с Spotify или iTunes, но все равно разница довольно ощутима по сравнению с обычным звучанием вашего ноутбука.

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In dit filmpje laten we zien wat de Meridian Explorer (versie 2) is en hoe je het kunt gebruiken. We beperken ons tot het aansluiten op een Mac. Er is ook een recensie waar we nog uitgebreider ingaan op deze bijzondere da-converter. Gebruik hiervoor de onderstaande link:


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