JDS Labs began in 2007, founded by Electrical Engineer John Seaber, famous for his developments of O2 amplifier, C5, CMoyBB and DAC ODAC.
JDS Labs began in 2007, founded by Electrical Engineer John Seaber, as a way to put a name behind the cMoyBB headphone amplifier. Although he'd only expected to sell a few amplifiers on eBay while finishing his BSEE at Missouri S&T, JDS Labs quickly grew beyond his intentions. Inferior clones of the cMoyBB eventually appeared on eBay, which only drove JDS Labs's reputation higher. JDS Labs incorporated in 2009 to mark the transition from a small hobbyist website to their new position as a leader in DIY audio. With the company growing at an incredible pace, he finally quit his day job in 2011 and starting hiring employees. JDS Labs, Inc. now ships over 1000 items each month from their office near St. Louis, Missouri. They're not a garage shop, or a typical small business. Instead, they actively contribute to the OSHW movement by designing and distributing the best in opensource and DIY audio. They design many of their products and manufacture most of them in-house. Besides solder and SMT reflow stations, their shop utilizes a 3D printer, a 24-inch laser engraver, and a CNC to rapidly prototype and manufacture cases for their amplifiers and DACs. Anyone can build a DIY amplifier, given sufficient time and resources... But finding the parts and assembling them into something visually pleasing and easy to use? That's their challenge. In a nutshell, they produce brilliant audioproducts, such as CMoyBB, C5, O2, ODAC etc. at affordable prices.
Headphones amplifier + DAC JDS C5D. Reference quality portable digital-to-analog conversion for iPhone, iPad, Windows, Linux, and OS X.C5D is built for portable users who demand maximum audio quality, exceptionally low noise, sufficient output power, and a super fine volume control to handle sensitive headphones and IEMs.
Portable headphones Amplifier CMOYBB V2.03. A custom built headphone amplifier in a pocket sized tin.
Headphones Amplifier JDS Objective 2 - O2 RCA. The Objective2 is an open source headphone amplifier designed by NwAvGuy, with emphasis on benchmark performance and low cost. This item includes a fully assembled and hand tested Objective2 amplifier, ready for use.
Objective2+ODAC is an Objective2 headphone amp with integrated ObjectiveDAC. This high performance amp+DAC combo ships fully assembled, tested, and ready to use. This new version improves the use with AC and RCA out in the backplate.
DAC JDS ODAC RCA Rev. B. The ObjectiveDAC (ODAC) is a digital to analog converter designed by NwAvGuy and Yoyodyne Consulting, which achieves reference grade performance at a very low price. This version includes RCA output to the standard line which can be used simultaneously.
Headphones amplifier and USB DAC JDSLabs The Element. This sweet-sounding, made-in-the-US, digital converter/headphone amp is a winner, says the Audiophiliac.The JDS Labs Element's big draw is big power, which comes in handy if you have a set of power-hungry planar-magnetic headphones. Then again, a headphone amp that can put out more than 1 watt can work...
A micro-to-mini USB OTG cable. This cable allows direct connection of a mini-USB DAC to most Android devices.
An ultra short 3.5mm interconnect cable, perfect for connecting portable audio devices.