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RMCE-BT2 for Shure 846 worth it?


ES100 or RMCE-BT2

  1. Shure RMCE-BT2

  2. Radsone ES100

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  1. sarm333
    My current setup is that I use the Radsone Earstudio ES100 with my Shure SE846 and a Balanced 2.5mm cable.

    I like this setup but sometimes do get annoyed by being tied to a cable and small device (ES100). Would it be a major downgrade to get the RMCE-BT2's? It seems that there is no built in DAC and only an amp, but the ES100's have both. Also, I guess I would lose the global EQ that you would get with the ES100's as well.

    Anyone with the RMCE-BT2 could maybe give some experiences with it? Would not even think about the BT1's given they only support SBC.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Pro-Jules
    I have some APTX HD and LDAC Bluetooth neck bands coming from Japan and I wonder too.
  3. Monstieur
    I also have the ES100 and SE846. The audio quality between the RMCE-BT2 and ES100 will be practically identical. No one can tell the difference between AAC / aptX HD / LDAC. The RMCE-BT2 is overpriced at $150 + tax and has less features than the ES100. The only reason to choose it is the size and comfort.

    That said, I regret buying the ES100. It's clunky and uncomfortable, especially in the gym. I don't use any of its features. I wish I bought the smaller RMCE-BT2 instead. The RMCE-BT2 also has aptX Low Latency, making it suitable for PC use with a compatible transmitter.
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2019
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  4. Monstieur
    I just bought the Shure RMCE-BT2. I use them with the Shure SE846 and AAC over Bluetooth. The RMCE-BT2 has slightly rolled-off treble and boomy bass, presumably due to higher output impedance. The EarStudio ES100 sounds identical to the wired Apple Lightning to 3.5 mm adapter which has an output impedance of 0.35 ohms.

    Overall I still prefer the RMCE-BT2 solely because the ES100 is clunky and uncomfortable. The treble can probably be restored by switching to the white filters on the SE846.
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2019 at 9:54 AM
  5. Pro-Jules
    The eq in the ES100 is amazing and tweakable to exactly the tone you want via a phone app. Also has LDAC Bluetooth.
  6. I2evived
    I have the es100 for my 846s, I thought about getting the BT2 but sometimes I want to switch between wireless and wired and wouldn't want to constantly wear out the mmcx connector

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