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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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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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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Endplate Experiments & RCA Jacks for ODAC

** Scheduled Maintenance: We’re moving our server tomorrow night at 1:00AM CST, Saturday, July 14th. Anticipated downtime is 1-4 hours. JDSLabs.com may be difficult to access in some parts of the world for the next 24-48 hours while our new IP address propagates. ** CNC Experiments Nick has spent the past three weeks making noise, breaking […]

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On the ODAC, and Recent Reviews

Okay, this post is in reply to our full email inbox this morning. Regarding NwAvGuy’s upcoming ODAC: JDS Labs is an official distributor of the ODAC An ODAC preorder page is live ODAC production began late last week in the USA, and will take about 4 weeks (release = May 2012) NwAvGuy has not released specific information […]

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Sticky Bumpers

I bought a birthday card this weekend for my grandfather. When I handed the card and envelope to the cashier, he said “Thanks for doing that!” I asked, ‘Sorry, what do you mean?’ “You placed the barcode face up.” He shook his head and explained that not many customers realize the time he spends flipping cards […]

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Cyber Monday – O2 Front Panels!

It’s doubtful I can convey anything more worthwhile than the pictures, so here’s this week’s big news: Looks amazing, doesn’t it? Nick had a difficult time stepping away from the 3D model: Our JDS Labs branded O2 front panels and fully assembled O2’s are available now for preorder. c421: Quality Inspection 3 Continuing from our last update, the third batch of […]

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O2 Boards, c421 Reviewed

It’s time for a few short updates. First, we’re helping out with NwAvGuy’s do-it-yourself O2 project. Bare O2 circuit boards are in stock: The O2 has created a stir in Head-Fi.org’s do-it-yourself community. After posting one too many “objective” (or possibly stubborn) comments, NwAvGuy found himself banned from the forums. He proceeded to design O2 for […]

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