Huge shout-out to @jdslabs for early shipping on the Atom amp!
I'm already in love with this thing! Thanks so much guys!
Great gear alert 🚨. No more hiss with my new O2 headphone amp from @jdslabs.
#tinydesk concerts never sounded so good 🤩 🎧 🎶
Hey @jdslabs The Element sounds ethereal and looks badass with my avatar engraved on the knob.
Thanks! #audiophile #headphones
People always talk about how good some company is [*Insert your fav company here*] but I am here to tell you that JDS Labs just doesn't make great products they also provide you with Amazing customer service that I have not experienced anywhere else! The customer service team, and the owner have responded to my e-mails over the weekend - simply amazing folks working here.
Hi, recently purchased The Element, must say that it is the best DAC/AMP that I've used in it's price range, in my eyes (ears) it surpasses even DAC/AMPs double it's price. Love the product, support was great, keep up the great work guys. I'm excited to see what other products you put out in the future.
I just wanted to let you know how much I love my Element 3. I use it with a the Audeze LCD-X (2021) and a Tascam CD-500B cd player through S/PDIF.
The Element 3 ‘wowed' me with its soundstage right from the first listen. Then, I was drawn in by the pure, effortless, naturalness of the music.
I’ve only ever heard two other systems in my life that have impressed me so much: a Teac-JBL based system in a studio at my college radio station back in the early 1990s and a $20,000+ system based on a tube-hybrid Musical Fidelity CD system with ProAc speakers (the owner was a jazz sax player and academic, and a close friend was house sitting).
Thanks for making it, I’m really enjoying it.
I'm not sure if this is the right place to send this e-mail, but I just wanted to say that I ended up choosing your Element III as my very first AMP/DAC, and I couldn't have been happier. I'm newish getting into the high quality audio scene, and I feel like this is going to last a very long time. You guys are ****in' awesome.
I got them! And I gotta say I’m VERY impressed! The Element III would be my first serious audiophile equipment and I LOVE IT! It absolutely brought my headphones to life and the bass gain DOES help with the HD800s! It’s now clear and airy, dynamic and I can pick part different tones in the music now aaaa! 😍😍
Just want to say I am SUPER happy with my new Atom DAC 2 and Atom Amp 2. I've never owned a DAC or a headphone amp before. Totally blown away at the sound quality coming out of my speakers and headphones. Also great results pre-amping my Marantz receiver. Very pleased to upgrade my audio experience for a reasonable cost. Thanks!
The Element III MK2 is such a well designed and executed DAC/AMP combo. The look, feel and function surpassed all of my expectations. Power is abundant and sound processing is clean and accurate. This thing powers my HD650's to ear shattering levels without a hint of distortion. Well done JDS labs!
I just received my atom 2 stack and I had to drop you a line to say this is just absolutely mental! The quality of this little stack is just beyond anything I was expecting. Just perfectly clean balanced sound. Thank you so much for developing this product as it has truly brightened my day. Listening with a pair of Grado’s and I haven’t stopped smiling.
I gotta say the Element 3 definitely flipped my views on audio on it's head!
It's a magnificent product and never thought I would hear a true difference between Element 3 and... well... pretty much everything else I own! It makes me question everything I know... or... umm... knew about audio.
Every time I thought I heard something "better" in the other products I owned, including my EL AMP 2+ and a $2,000 piece of audio equipment, I would switch back to Element 3 and immediately thought "Oh wait... wow... never mind. Element 3 is doing something special here that I can't put my finger on."
Using Element 3 as a new reference allowed me to hear the dirtiness in my $2,000 DAC that I have sitting in my home theater system. That was quite the revelation! When I swapped it for the Element 3 preamp/DAC, I was blown away by tiny details and cleanliness of the audio I was hearing!
Holy smokes did you guys at JDS Labs work your magic on Element 3 and that's why I am sold on it and will be buying one to call my own!
I can't say enough good things about the Atom amp.
Putting other brands with overpriced marketing hype aside, the Atom is audibly flawless.
You want to hear instruments, mics and speakers / headphones. Not sure why people want to hear an amp or DAC.
I think you have shown that it's possible to make 'correct' amps and DACs at actually affordable cost.
Great gear alert 🚨. No more hiss with my new O2 headphone amp from @jdslabs. #tinydesk concerts never sounded so good 🤩 🎧 🎶
I'm blown away by the sound quality of the JDS Element with the Massdrop AKG K7XX. Smooth and effortless reproduction of all the frequencies with tons of power on tap. Killer amp and DAC! Great job JDS Labs!
I have had A LOT of audio equipment over the course of my life, but man my @jdslabs element is my favorite. (paired with @Audeze LCD-2's)
JDS does their job well without resorting to Hyperbole to move product out the door. Glad my research led me to this small company with reasonable pricing, solid products.
Just received my objective 2. Everything from packaging. Weight. Material and most of all the audio quality is 10/10. Even was caught off by the esd bag it was contained in. I'll be back for any possible audio needs
Very good customer service. Absolutely recommend this shop for high quality audiophile equipment. No matter where in the world you are, these guys will take great care of you.
Received today the O2 kit, assembled in some time, and, wow, wow, wow!
Just great customer service and no nonsense products, just pure performance!
LOVE the copper ring around the volume knob. The Element by @jdslabs is my new desktop DAC.
I love so much your Objective2!! A masterpiece!
Excited to build my cMoyBB!
A great sounding combination @TIDAL masters as source, through a @jdslabs #ODAC into @YamahaUK AX392 and finally out of my @TannoyHiFi DC6T Digital really is stunning when done properly
Kudos to @jdslabs - not only are their products breathtakingly good. Their customer service and support is equally awesome. Thanks for all the help ðŸ™
The OL DAC is a remarkable upgrade for me. More transparent. Clean. Real. Even without an amp change. Well done, JDS. Thank you.
Purchased a couple devices from JDS. They are absolutely exemplary in quality. I purchased an Element from them a couple years ago and I've encountered zero reason to purchase another DAC/AMP.
"Just got my first amp. O2. Great, sturdy little powerhouse. It really opens the soundstage and makes audio fuller with my AKG 700s. I had mine customized as well. Great way to make your amp yours!"
"Just got my ODAC, sounds great, this unit is exactly what I needed and what I wanted."
My new cMoyBB head amp just arrived! Looks great and sounds even better!
"Hi, recently purchased The Element, must say that it is the best DAC/AMP that I've used in it's price range, in my eyes (ears) it surpasses even DAC/AMPs double it's price."
"Man, @jdslabs has a fast shipping department."
"Thanks again, @JDSLabs for the amazing O2 headphone amplifier. Very impressed; eyeing your OL DAC now."
"Arrived this morning.. Brilliant. Simply brilliant. Solid build. Solid sound. Cheers JDS Labs!"
"@jdslabs thank you for making the element my favorite amp dac combo ever"
New JDS Labs Element arrived today. Just gonna hang out in my office with headphones all night.
"ODAC REV B - is the best DAC (small size) in the market i ever tested, bullet proof design, very reliable, tested on PC/Mac literal plug-and-go."
"Enjoying The Element with my Ether Cs!"
Just wanted to commend the excellent customer service; I emailed the DIY section with a query regarding my failed O2 amp and I thought the "we respond fast" header would get me a response in 24-48 hours, I was shocked to receive a response from a real person within 20 minutes!
Element 3 is installed and what can I say. What an upgrade. The screen is so useful and I absolutely love the volume control increments. It just feels so satisfying to change the volume now!
Just wanted to thank the team! The Element III pairs beautifully with the Focal Clears.
Hey guys, I finally pulled the trigger on an element 3 and I've gotta say, I absolutely love it. The monolithic knob is exactly what I wanted sitting on my desk.
Just got one of these the other day, have two of the original stacks but it's the first + version. Wow, on the Beyerdynamic T90 they sound exceptional, just tons of power in low gain for 250 ohm stuff.
The element 3 sounds amazing on my PC, and oh my gosh, have you absolutely crushed it with this product!
I’m loving the III. Picked up some Edition XS cans and the pairing is perfect.
ELEMENT III was originally a luxurious product both in visual and sound, but the newly changed ELEMENT III's knob [MK2] feels really gorgeous. I'm very happy to be able to spend a lot of time with this wonderful device.
I just wanted to say this is my first stack [Atom HEVI] and it is absolutely incredible!! I wanted to thank you all for the amazing work you do because these are truly incredible products! Keep up the great work
Very pleased. Wondering why it took me so long, lol. Hearing nuance and details I hadn’t heard before.
I’d recommend your gear to everyone.
Have been using my Element III mk2 for a couple months now and am still absolutely enamoured with it.
Have had my Element III for about 5 months, and I f******' love it.
Got the Atom DAC 2 and it feels amazing compared to my OG Amp which flexes and creaks like a toy.
The Element III MK2 arrived today, and it is amazing. I can’t believe how much of a difference it makes, even on my normal audio hardware. I now feel stupid for ever buying that creative soundcard, if so much better things exist. Thx again for the suggestion, I love it!
Just wanted to let you know that I'm so, so, so happy with the Element III Mk2 I bought.
One KNOB to Rule them All // JDSlabs Element III _(Z Reviews)
Z Reviews - Element III Boosted
Joshua Valour Reviews The Atom
Hardware Canucks Reviews the Element
Z Reviews EL Stack
DMS Reviews The Atom Amp
Adam Savage's Tested Looks at High-End Amps
Z Review - JDS Atom vs Liquid Spark
JDS ATOM DAC - REVIEW (The Complete Stack!)
It is About Time... \\ JDSlabs ELII+ Balanced Edition
Home Studio Basics - JDS Labs' DIRTY LITTLE SECRET
The Cheapest Amp Worth Buying.. JDSlabs Atom+ HEVI
JDS ATOM (Hevi) Review
JDS Labs Element III MK2 Boosted - Simple Yet Brilliant
Ear-Fidelity: JDS Labs Element III - Highly Recommended
When you look at the components, the E3 seems a little like a more fancy version of the Atom+ combo. Damn, you couldn’t be further from the truth. The difference in sound is gigantic.
Audio Science Review The Atom
We have arrived at the golden age of headphone amplification folks. What JDS Labs Atom delivers for just $99 is astonishing. Performance is without fault. Plenty of power is available for even high impedance headphones like Sennheiser HD-650. We are talking clean, clean, power.
Headfonia EL DAC REVIEW
"They aren't worrying about crazy features or silly audio formats. They are just trying to make straight forward, great sounding gear for people who want to enjoy the subtleties of their music without taking out a second mortgage on their house."
"It's amazing what just small amounts of adjustment make. Squeaky clean are the words that come to mind."
Headfonia ELEMENT REVIEW
"This amp offers a really terrific value. When the well detailed, ever so slightly warm EL DAC meets the clean, linear EL amp, it is just pure, musical goodness. I'm not sure what, if anything, wouldn't sound right as rain when connected to these two."
CNET Element Review
The JDS Labs Element's impressive power output and sound quality make it an ideal choice for anyone who invested in a pair of high-end full-size headphones.
OL DAC REVIEW
"You can marry this little low noise, low jitter, low distortion DAC to any amp you wish and end up with banging budget audiophile results (did I mention that the OL DAC is $139?)"
"Thanks and great work on the eq! I will probably end up buying another for home, as I use my first one at work."
Headfonia Element Review
I've got to admit to feeling naked: JDS must know how obsessed I am about knobs. And design elegance. There are three buttons on Element: an attenuator, a mains nipple, and THE KNOB. Sorry for shouting, but damn, just look at it. It's practically a turn table.
hearfidelity ELEMENT REVIEW
"More than enough to handle anything and everything I threw at it. It responded in spades. Not only is it powerful, it's absolutely clean."
OL DAC REVIEW
"I think this DAC is a great value. For $139, you get a well-built, well-design, high performance DAC. It is audibly transparent, and if NwAVGuy were still around, I'm sure he'd praise it as objective, just like his original product designs."
hearfidelity EL DAC REVIEW
"The design is subtly stunning and it has more than enough I/O options to satisfy every use-case I could foresee."
GQ Element Review
JDS Labs' The Element amp/digital-to-audio converter enriches your sound without requiring audiophile expertise.
Headphone.Guru EL DAC Review
When was it that electronics started becoming so complex with their interface knobs, switchboard quantity of I/O, and computer GUI options. The EL DAC drop kicks all that out the door and brings in something more sensible.
Headfonia Reviews JDS Labs Atom Amp
Atom is clean and precise. It outperforms the price tag and it comes as no surprise to say that it is my personal recommendation for a neutral, balanced amplifier at a low budget.
Mshenay on JDS Labs Atom Amp
It is hands DOWN a breathtaking unit to listen to and it unquestionably sets a new standard for what's possible from a $99 Amplifier!
JDS Labs Atom DAC Review - HFN RECOMMENDED
Neutral, transparent, clean. These are the words that come to my mind when I try to describe the sound signature of the stack. In my opinion, JDS did an excellent job with both of the units and they sound way above their price tag.
HFN Recommended | JDS Labs Atom+ AMP
The Atom line is focused on sheer performance and performance only. JDS aimed for a no-BS amplifier that is easy to operate, hella powerful, and compact. Under hundred dollars, it was crazy at the end of 2018, it is still crazy in 2021.
Audiophile-Heaven's Hall of Fame
JDS Labs is one of the very few companies that actually do manage to achieve perfect balance for their products . . .
Headfonia: JDS Labs Element III Review
If you need a capable, technically proficient all-in-one DAC & AMP, the EL3 is one of the finest options on the market.
Home Studio Basics: JDS LABS ATOM HEVI REVIEW – ATOM GOT AN UPGRADE?!
To say I recommend it is an understatement.
I’ve been pushing their products for many years and I don’t receive any commissions for them.
If that doesn’t tell you how much I value their amps, I don’t know what does!
Headfonia - Atom Amp+ HEVI Review
Once more, the Atom Amp+ (Hevi) earns my full recommendation as THE best headphone amplifier for anyone seeking a sub-$200 model. A no-brainer, outperforming many, if not every, amp available in this category at the time of writing.
TNT-Audio Reviews JDS Labs EL DAC II+
EL DAC II+ is unexceptionally well-executed DAC. I have no doubt that you (or I) could spend far more but I'm not sure you can get anything better anywhere near this price.