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Radsone EarStudio ES100

Discussion in 'Portable Headphone Amps' started by m4rkw, Dec 12, 2017.
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  1. bavinck
    You are right! I've never bothered with cross feed before but in neutral it sounds very natural. I'm glad you wrote this!
     
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  2. tayano
    I’m using dt770 32ohm with my es100, bu I found it too v-shaped. Don’t think balanced would help that much.
    What did help was true-fi that makes the sound much more balanced.
     
  3. MyPants
    Yeah I'm not a huge fan of them overall. I just got the pair really cheap, used on eBay, and use them as "mod pigs" to test ideas on. Not a ton else in my collection that I'd use to test the 2x voltage setting.
     
  4. Galeonero
    Hello, I see that many people recommend this device or compare it against other dac / amp and even dap, is it really a scandal for 100 dollars? Is the best purchase for $ 100?
     
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  6. waynes world
    Pretty much. At least "one of the best" purchases.. period.
     
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  7. MyPants
    I don't think it's a SCANDAL at $100. It sounds really really good for the money and, assuming your phone supports LDAC, it elevates your phone to somewhere approaching DAP level, but I'm not gonna be throwing out my dedicated DAP anytime soon. Most mid-tier DAPs output a good deal more power and use higher-end DAC chips like the AK4490, ESS9018, etc. vs the combo DAC/AMP ICs in the ES100. So I'd say the ES100 is the uncontested king of Bluetooth streaming, but not a scandal that's gonna destroy the DAP market or anything.
     
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  8. berzerk428
    went into an electronics store over my lunch break today and checked out the note 9 for a couple of minutes .. the little doubt I had left in my mind is now gone haha.
    Will be getting the 512 GB version to put my whole music collection on there and pair it up with the SE100 + N5005 :beyersmile:
    I'll be sharing my impressions here, the only source I had for my music over the past couple of years was the V10 & V20 (and a DP-X1 for a short time), so I'll probably notice it straight away if there are major differences between the mentioned devices and the ES100 over LDAC
     
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  9. SilverLodestar
    Wow, this little guy drives the Sennheiser HD660s pretty well.
     
  10. tayano
    Yep, it even drives the hd650 well. That’s what I’ve heard. But I’ve hd660s personally and it’s so nice to go wireless sometimes.
     
  11. SilverLodestar
    It’s weird though, because they don’t seem to drive my 58X as well, despite being very similar technically. And I agree, wireless Sennheiser cans are wonderful.
     
  12. peter123
    I agree with you, I find them barely ok with the HD58X and even less good with the HD650. I've got a feeling that it's hot enough power though and it's rather the signature that's not the best with the HD58X.
     
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  13. SilverLodestar
    I thought it was just me, so that’s good to know. I have a balanced cable I use with the 58X, and for whatever reason, it makes them sound thinner and brighter overall. I’m using the same cable with the 660s and I’m not really noticing these same changes. Maybe they just don’t have good synergy with the ES100.
     
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  14. Wiz33
    Can you use the unit while it's charging? Thinking about using it connected to TV while at home.
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2018
  15. peter123
    Yes you can.
     
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