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Radsone EarStudio ES100

Discussion in 'Portable Headphone Amps' started by m4rkw, Dec 12, 2017.
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  1. mhoopes
    +1 ...and I see some instructions saying don’t disconnect the GND pin. I don’t know about that. Perhaps it depends on what you’re trying solve (ground loops, or just anemic USB power). I do know that my Y cables don’t have continuity between the shields.
     
  2. B_Rich
    Quick update, I just made a quick "data only" usb cable by putting a piece of electrical tape over the Vcc pin on the usb plug going from the PC to the powered hub, and it isn't recognizing anything on the hub. It's a 3.0 hub, I tried it on a 2.0 and 3.0 port on the PC. Not sure if this is going to be a viable option for me :frowning2:

    I honestly don't do much music listening while I'm at my PC anyway, this would mainly be for gaming which on board sound is honestly good enough. I'd just be super happy to get this working reliably and safely.
     
  3. mhoopes
    I wonder if you might need to be in Self-Powered Mode?
     
  4. B_Rich
    No I can't get any devices to read off the usb hub when going from the hub to the PC. I don't want any voltage from the PC to touch the ES100.
     
  5. B_Rich
    I think I see what you're saying now after I thought about it. Isolate the ES100, instead of the USB hub. I'll try it here in a bit and post back.
     
  6. B_Rich
    Negative, doesn't work with that either. I think you need 5v in the USB bus for the controller inside the ES100 to turn on and say "hey, a PC is connected, turn on DAC mode" or whatever.
     
  7. NymPHONOmaniac
    I enter the hype train walking backward with LOT of scepticism about sound quality a BT receiver can offer...and man, i extremely impress by this incredible device!

    Unbalanced sound great but its even more clear how this beast is phenomenal using balanced output...wich can be SO powerfull as well!

    I write a review of it, but there so many features....it will take me a year to try to explain them all.
    https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/radsone-earstudio-es100.23284/reviews

    I wonder if i'm I crazy hearing sometime sound difference (aka more texture-details) with Oversampling?
    I would like to know if anybody use this option and in what occasion, like, for lower quality bitrate or higher one? Just curious, i do not use it that much....
     
  8. muschem
    Indeed. He crafted and shipped the cable very quickly, and the fit, finish, and function are all great. The jacket on the cable is more pliable than on my Ares II, so no issues with microphonics. The right-angle 2.5mm balanced connector is more appropriate for the side-mount input on the ES100 than the straight connector on my Ares was. Comfort and sound are both great. I can recommend this option if anyone is looking for a shorter cable to pair with the ES100.
     
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  9. stormers
    I don't hear any difference. This is just with unbalanced x2 current + sharp roll-off + LDAC. Can't hear any difference with oversampling for me.
     
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  10. Lurk650
    Me either but have it at 4x bc why not lol
     
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  11. RojoNinja
    Did you go with copper, or silver like mine?
     
  12. muschem
    I went with copper. It pairs well with my FIBAE3, which (until the F4 arrives) are my daily drivers.
     
  13. stormers
    I assumed that affects battery, however the battery run time is indeed long so that's not a big issue I guess
     
  14. NymPHONOmaniac
    ahah was just curious, i clearly heard difference between balanced and unbalanced, but im pretty confident its placebo effect for the rest even dac filter...or I have some...bat hearing sixth sens when I concetrate very hard on critical listening(?).

    As well...this big warning about using 2xoutput for balanced kind of make me paranoid so I do not try it. It say: don't use it with lower than 300ohm headphones or it will make explode your low impendance gear as well as ES100 and planet earth. Is it true?
     
  15. TooPoorForHiFi
    When using the ES100 as a USB DAC, In Charge Mode,

    Do I choose:
    • Normal Mode?
    • Auto Power Off when Charger Connected?
     
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