On COVID-19

UPDATE – March 26, 2020: To keep you and our team safe, only one employee is currently permitted to ship orders at this time. Most employees are working from home. Orders are departing within 1-2 days, unless otherwise noted on a product page. UPDATE – March 20, 2020: The State of Illinois has issued a […]

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Welcome Subjective3: A Three-Band EQ

Normally this is where I explain our design ethos and motivation for an announcement. Not today. Don’t get me wrong–Jude and I are certainly excited about Subjective3. But this is an oddball release. A False Start It all began two years ago, when our mechanical engineer, Nick, needed an equalizer for a side project. Our […]

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Announcing EL DAC, EL Amp, OL DAC, and OL Switcher by JDS Labs

Today’s announcement of the Element Line and Objective Line makes most sense when viewed alongside our mission: JDS Labs enables exceptional listening experiences, with underlying objectivity in our designs and transparency in our interactions. JDS Labs is strongly associated with audio measurements these days–perhaps to an excessive degree. Still, the subjective experience certainly matters. Each […]

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Introducing The Element by JDS Labs

JDS Labs has worked tirelessly to share this day with fellow headphone enthusiasts. We are proud to introduce The Element: We designed The Element to enjoy our headphones without compromise. Its amplifier renders shocking power, driven by an ultra clean DAC, all housed in a precision machined chassis with a comfortable knob. The Element beautifully drives […]

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Releasing ODAC RevB

Today we’re announcing a chipset update to ODAC. Revision B improves general reliability, while meeting or exceeding the original performance criteria set forth by NwAvGuy. This announcement will come as a surprise to many, considering ODAC was declared as the be-all and end-all of DAC transparency by a now absent engineer. This article explains who owns the ODAC design, why […]

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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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