Fischer Headphones In Stock

We select a few fun headphones to display at each audio show to demonstrate our amps and DACs. Fischer’s FA-011 attract curious visitors, and have earned a spot on both my home and office desks. So, we exchanged messages with Fischer and now stock their most popular models. We’re extremely pleased with the FA-003Ti-W. Sound […]

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Cyber Monday 2013 @ JDS Labs

After a busy Black Friday sale, we bring you Free Shipping this Cyber Monday. All amplifiers and DACs ship free today, including international orders. Free shipping applies to all orders weighing 3+ ounces Orders placed with free shipping will be mailed via USPS First Class or USPS First Class International. If your order is too heavy […]

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C5D Shipments Continue

This morning we’re glad to resume production of C5D! UPS delivered parts at 10am and I’ve been listening to C5D for more than two hours with a smile on my face. In case you missed the drama, we caught a tiny error in the first batch of C5D and temporarily halted production. Our terrific engineers, George […]

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Introducing C5D, Amp+DAC

Today we’re pleased to release our new C5D Headphone Amplifier + DAC: On a related note, we pushed a major site update to JDSLabs.com last night. Please call, email, tweet, or reply below if you encounter any browsing issues. C5D Production Status Design: 100% Complete Benchmarks: 100% Complete Production: Ships by November 22 C5D is entirely complete […]

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Meet us at CanJam!

We’re running half staff today and tomorrow while JDS Labs presents at CanJam. If you’re anywhere near Denver this weekend, CanJam at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest is the place to be. Check out our booth for freebies and a first look at our upcoming amp + DAC.

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Machining an Audio Company

We build amazing headphone amplifiers and DACs. Obviously, this niche market appeals to owners of nice headphones. More interesting is a look at Google Trends for the search phrase “headphones”: It’s clear that headphone popularity has grown in the past 3-4 years (and the average consumer searches for Beats by Dre…). Easy to explain is the annual […]

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Fixing Objective2’s Power Jack

** We’re moving to a new office on Friday, May 31st. Orders placed after 10am CST tomorrow (5/31) will ship Monday! ** If you’ve assembled NwAvGuy’s Objective2 in the past year, you must have noticed that its power jack is discontinued. Alternatives to Kobiconn 163-7620-E do not fit. Substitute power jack for O2. Does not fit. NwAvGuy last reached […]

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How to Finish Aluminum

Disclaimer: This article has no audio related content. We hope the following manufacturing information will be useful to others. A couple years ago, we naively expected that aluminum manufactures would perfectly interpret our engineering drawings and produce beautiful, black parts. After rejecting 4500+ aluminum cases in these past two years, I can tell you with certainty that this […]

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Best DAC?

Lately we’ve received several phone calls which start like this: Customer: “Hi, I’m new to high end audio. Does [insert product] have a DAC in it? Do I need a DAC?” From these discussions, two observations are clear. DACs are suddenly “hot” on the market. The majority of prospective DAC buyers, especially those new to […]

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