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Wondering if anybody else running the HD650/6XX with the ES100 can share their opinion on the pairing. I think I'd love the headphone in general but how well it goes with the ES100 is the more important factor as that's mostly what I'll be using it with. I've been discussing with another member who feels that it's possible that even through balanced output the ES100 doesn't get the most out of the headphone at 300 ohm, mentioning that the ES100 doesn't sufficiently power the HD800S, which is also at 300 ohm.
 
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Wondering if anybody else running the HD650/6XX with the ES100 can share their opinion on the pairing. I think I'd love the headphone in general but how well it goes with the ES100 is the more important factor as that's mostly what I'll be using it with. I've been discussing with another member who feels that it's possible that even through balanced output the ES100 doesn't get the most out of the headphone at 300 ohm, mentioning that the ES100 doesn't sufficiently power the HD800S, which is also at 300 ohm.
It only takes .13mW to get the HD650 to 90dB. So 16mW will be enough power for sure. The question is how do they sound together. They may be a fine pairing, they may not be.

I've used my ES100 with a bass modded AKG Q701, which is even harder to drive than the HD650. It takes 1.4mW to get the Q701 to 90dB, but it's impedance is only 64ohm.
 
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It only takes .13mW to get the HD650 to 90dB. So 16mW will be enough power for sure. The question is how do they sound together. They may be a fine pairing, they may not be.

I've used my ES100 with a bass modded AKG Q701, which is even harder to drive than the HD650. It takes 1.4mW to get the Q701 to 90dB, but it's impedance is only 64ohm.
I gotcha. Power certainly not an issue here then and it may just be they aren't the best pairing.
 
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Thinking of going the ES100 on balanced with the Hd58X.. How are y’all gonna attach it to the headphones itself? Or just keep the es100 in your pocket or something
 
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Thinking of going the ES100 on balanced with the Hd58X.. How are y’all gonna attach it to the headphones itself? Or just keep the es100 in your pocket or something
I've attached an ES100 to two different headphones with Velcro.
 
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Could anyone explain how exactly the music files manage to bypass your phone's DAC and unprocessed by the phone get straight via Bluetooth to fioo where they get processed by higher quality DAC ?
 
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Could anyone explain how exactly the music files manage to bypass your phone's DAC and unprocessed by the phone get straight via Bluetooth to fioo where they get processed by higher quality DAC ?
It bypasses the phone's DAC, but doesn't go straight through to Bluetooth. Bluetooth is digital data, so music files wouldn't go through the phone's DAC (no D to A conversion involved). However, the Bluetooth protocol doesn't have enough bandwidth for transmitting lossless music files. The music file is processed through the Bluetooth codec (including lossy compression) before wireless transmission.
 
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Thinking of going the ES100 on balanced with the Hd58X.. How are y’all gonna attach it to the headphones itself? Or just keep the es100 in your pocket or something
I just clamp it on to my wire, and wear it like a pendent.20191209_180613.jpg
 
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Do you need an appv for es 100 to work?
I assume you meant app. The ES100 does not require an app to work. You can change settings with the app but it is not required for operation.
 
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I just clamp it on to my wire, and wear it like a pendent.
That approach has a side benefit of putting the microphone in a good position to catch your voice properly if you happen to be connected to a smartphone with the ES100. :beerchug:
 
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Nice. Do you need an appv for es 100 to work?
I assume you meant app. The ES100 does not require an app to work. You can change settings with the app but it is not required for operation.
The app does the firmware updates, so it is at least recommended to use the app when first buying a new ES100, and then every once in a while after that.
 
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About his "modding" your wired headphones to wireless using ES100..

I did that and would like to publicly thank jasonb for making my life so much more enjoyable. I do not know if it was originally his idea, but being vocal about it and posting excellent pictures caught my attention. So thanks man!

I have followed his footsteps and used Velcro tape to attach ES100 to my K712 Pros. Here's few pictures:

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I use 3.5 mm unbalanced connector with these headphones. I have also short 2.5 mm balanced cable that I'm going to use with my Sennheiser HD 598, but I haven't found the time to set up those yet. So pics to follow of those later, if anyone is interested.

And about the cables. I also ordered that 1 meter long balanced Sennheiser - 2.5 mm balanced cable from somewhere, maybe Ebay. Did not cost too much, but was way too long.

Then I found OIDIO sound. Man was I happy.

They have 3 different cables / qualitys, 20+ colours and (at least for AKGs) 10 different connectors you can choose from. Different qualitys, straight, angled, whatever. So I ordered the cable you can see in the pictures for my AKGs.

I also asked about a cable for my Sennheisers (which have unique connector at headphone end) and they bought OEM cable, shortened it to requested length and attached a source end connector of my liking to other end.

Ended up paying just over 100 USD for those two cables, including shipping (For orders over 60 GBP shipping is free). Not bad as far as I'm concerned.

And just to be clear: I do not have any relation to OIDIO, did not receive any discounts to post this "ad", nor was it requested by them, or anythink like that. Just a really, really happy customer sharing joy :wink:
 
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One thing I appreciate about the es100 is that it doesn’t yell at you “low battery” every minute at 30% like some bt modules do. You can take it to 1% and get just a modest chime. Really optimizes play time. Good job!
 
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That approach has a side benefit of putting the microphone in a good position to catch your voice properly if you happen to be connected to a smartphone with the ES100. :beerchug:
Yeah, baby...nice catch! That was my thought also when I first did this. I was wondering if anyone else would see the side benefit to wearing the ES100 this way. I haven't yet had the chance to check out the mic performance on this thing, since I usually use it later at night, and don't tend to make or receive phone calls after 10PM.
 
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