Radsone EarStudio ES100
Aug 7, 2020 at 12:30 PM Post #6,241 of 6,511

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I really appreciate the information. Thank you.

It seems like Neutron might have the software codec to provide LDAC on my Motorola G7 Power but Neutron won't run on this phone. I'm guessing this leaves me with AptX.

I don't mind upgrading the phone, the DAC/amp, or both. I'll keep reading and try to make a more informed decision, next time.

This will be a work setup. Headphones are Moondrop Starfield and HD58X. These are obviously not top headphones but I'm very pleased with both.
 
Aug 10, 2020 at 1:21 AM Post #6,243 of 6,511

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This may be a stupid question but...can someone list the main use cases for a device like the es100? I don’t know much about Bluetooth audio/devices and so I’m unsure of what this is used for. I have a MacBook, iPhone 11 and an ibasso dx160. I only use IEMs. How would/can the es100 theoretically be used with each of those devices to either improve sound or “enhance” the flexibility of using each of those devices with headphones?
 
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This may be a stupid question but...can someone list the main use cases for a device like the es100? I don’t know much about Bluetooth audio/devices and so I’m unsure of what this is used for. I have a MacBook, iPhone 11 and an ibasso dx160. I only use IEMs. How would/can the es100 theoretically be used with each of those devices to either improve sound or “enhance” the flexibility of using each of those devices with headphones?

I use the ES100 to Bluetooth-enable my custom in-ears for use with my iPhone. Using it as a USB DAC+Amp is also possible and might fit in with a MacBook, but personally I don't use it in that way.
It might also be used as a Bluetooth Receiver to feed a car audio line-in to be able to listen to streaming services using a client running on a phone.
 
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This may be a stupid question but...can someone list the main use cases for a device like the es100? I don’t know much about Bluetooth audio/devices and so I’m unsure of what this is used for. I have a MacBook, iPhone 11 and an ibasso dx160. I only use IEMs. How would/can the es100 theoretically be used with each of those devices to either improve sound or “enhance” the flexibility of using each of those devices with headphones?

The ES100 can connect to two different devices at the same time, so I've been using it during my work from home. It's great for moving into meetings and then back to a podcast or music without unplugging anything. It does bluetooth surprisingly well with the iPhone, and obviously does better with Android due to wider codec support. The app is so good it turns the Apple ecosystem a little hifi minus the quality gate of their lossy bt codec. I've been using IEMs pretty much everyday since the pandemic hit, and so it's nice to be able to use ones I really enjoy.
 
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Hey guys any news on the next fw update? PEQ? Or are we still crossing our fingers?

Firmware hasn't been updated for 1.5yrs, I won't hold my breath if I were you.
 
Aug 22, 2020 at 7:37 PM Post #6,249 of 6,511

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IIRC one of the most important people behind the ES100 left to found a company that made the Qudelix 5K, which just got a firmware update with PEQ about a week ago.

Yup, I got that Qudelix 5K, beats my ES100 in every aspect!
 
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Sep 5, 2020 at 9:20 PM Post #6,254 of 6,511

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So does anyone else think that aptxHD sounds better than LDAC? Like more lively and more dynamic is the way I'd describe it.
 
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So does anyone else think that aptxHD sounds better than LDAC? Like more lively and more dynamic is the way I'd describe it.
I tend to prefer aptX HD’s implementation over LDAC’s too.
 

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