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.
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!
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!"
Joshua Valour Reviews The Atom
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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.
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?)"
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."
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."
"It's amazing what just small amounts of adjustment make. Squeaky clean are the words that come to mind."
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."
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."
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.
"Thanks and great work on the eq! I will probably end up buying another for home, as I use my first one at work."
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.