My JDS Labs C5 Headphone Amp showed up today

gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 5,699
edited June 2014 in Headphones
Well I'm pretty excited my JDS Labs C5 showed up today talked to the guy before I ordered, got a e-mail from him last Friday saying they were behind in production, and that it would be assembled on Monday and shipped. It showed up today. I will be using 2 Ipod touches, a Ipod classic, a Iphone, my Samsung S4, and my Sony CD Walkman player for sources. Everything is crammed packed with tunes which means I have thousands of selections for on the go not to mention the Cd's that I can play on the Sony. Its about the same size as the Ipod classic only a little thinner its charging now. I will report back on how it sounds soon. my on the go amp pretty excited. Thanks to Endershadow for all the suggestions.
Home Theater
Parasound Halo A 31 OnkyoTX-NR838 Sony XBR55X850B 55" 4K RtiA9 Fronts CsiA6 Center RtiA3 Rears FxiA6 Side Surrounds Dual Psw 111's Oppo 105D Signal Ultra Speaker Cables & IC's Signal Magic Power Cable Technics SL Q300 Panamax MR4300 Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables Audioquest Forest USB Cable

2 Channel
Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

Stuff for the Head
JD LABS C5 Headphone Amplifier, Sennheiser HD 598, Polk Audio Buckle, Polk Audio Hinge, Velodyne vPulse, Bose IE2, Sennheiser CX 200 Street II, Sennheiser MX 365

Shower & Off the beaten path Rigs
Polk Audio Boom Swimmer, Polk Audio Urchin B)
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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 14,811
    edited March 2014
    Wait till you hear it.... You'll be thanking me a LOT more :wink:
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 5,699
    edited March 2014
    Wait till you hear it.... You'll be thanking me a LOT more :wink:

    I'm thanking you again this amp does my headphone experience a boost I spent days searching the web and feel I made the right choice for a portable amp. The gain adjustment combined with the volume is a bit tricky at first but loving this. I have 3 hours on the battery as of now will see if it lasts 11-14 hours like many reviews say I'm very happy with this purchase.
    Home Theater
    Parasound Halo A 31 OnkyoTX-NR838 Sony XBR55X850B 55" 4K RtiA9 Fronts CsiA6 Center RtiA3 Rears FxiA6 Side Surrounds Dual Psw 111's Oppo 105D Signal Ultra Speaker Cables & IC's Signal Magic Power Cable Technics SL Q300 Panamax MR4300 Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables Audioquest Forest USB Cable

    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

    Stuff for the Head
    JD LABS C5 Headphone Amplifier, Sennheiser HD 598, Polk Audio Buckle, Polk Audio Hinge, Velodyne vPulse, Bose IE2, Sennheiser CX 200 Street II, Sennheiser MX 365

    Shower & Off the beaten path Rigs
    Polk Audio Boom Swimmer, Polk Audio Urchin B)
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,675
    edited April 2014
    I finally pick 1 up for my Ipod Classic, talk to john and he recommended using the LOD cable so it bypasses the Ipod's amp letting the C5 do its work :)
    WOW with my ALAC files sure makes a big difference, played around using both my SENN HD650 & Grado RS2 and it drives them both very well :) considering one is 32ohms the other like 300ohms. but I havent decided on what portable headphones or Earbuds to use with it yet. Can't make up my mind (so many ways to go) though I do see Amazon had the Paradigm E3m earbuds for $48 when Audio advisor has them for $130.
    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 14,811
    edited April 2014
    Congrats.

    One of these days I will get around to getting something like that for when I am at work.
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,675
    edited April 2014
    I did it for my work, we have to use hearing protection and I've been listening to music thru crappy ear muffs.

    but they decided to let us use ear buds as long as we don't hurt our hearing. So now I finally get to listen to better music :)

    Thank you for the advise :) I had never thought of a good portable headphone amp or that it would make a difference but I learning a lot thanks to you Polkies :)

    even though you've cost me about 6K this year.
    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 5,699
    edited April 2014
    I almost went for the red one glad your enjoying it a decent headphone amp for sure, I enjoy mine quite a bit now that the weather is nice I can use this and not blast tunes so I can hear it when sitting on the deck. Yeah it's pretty easy to spend your cash hanging out here that's for sure.
    Home Theater
    Parasound Halo A 31 OnkyoTX-NR838 Sony XBR55X850B 55" 4K RtiA9 Fronts CsiA6 Center RtiA3 Rears FxiA6 Side Surrounds Dual Psw 111's Oppo 105D Signal Ultra Speaker Cables & IC's Signal Magic Power Cable Technics SL Q300 Panamax MR4300 Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables Audioquest Forest USB Cable

    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

    Stuff for the Head
    JD LABS C5 Headphone Amplifier, Sennheiser HD 598, Polk Audio Buckle, Polk Audio Hinge, Velodyne vPulse, Bose IE2, Sennheiser CX 200 Street II, Sennheiser MX 365

    Shower & Off the beaten path Rigs
    Polk Audio Boom Swimmer, Polk Audio Urchin B)
  • Robert J968Robert J968 Posts: 13
    edited June 2014
    Congrats have fun!!
  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 1,978
    reported.
    Jay
    SDA 2BTL * Musical Fidelity A5cr amp * Marantz DV-9500 * Modded Adcom GDA-600 DAC
    Micro Seiki DQ-50 * A hodgepodge of cabling * Belkin PF60
    Preamp rotation: Krell KSL (Thanks Rich!) * Manley Shrimp * PS Audio 5.0
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