Outstanding Portable Amp

A Review On: JDS Labs C5 Headphone Amplifier

JDS Labs C5 Headphone Amplifier

Rated # 8 in Portable Amps
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Pros: Sounds very, very good, solidly made, nicely engineered

Cons: Perhaps too few steps in the volume control

It's a solidly made piece of gear that sounds very, very good.

To my ears, at least as good as the O2 - a well known

reference by now. Perhaps slightly more openness

and clarity. The size is very reasonable; about 100

X14X60 mm.  Sound is smooth, soundstage is 

full (though not overly so); no harshness at all.


Only issue for me is too few steps on the 

volume control.


Well worth the selling price.

And, worth mentioning, the customer service

of JDS Labs is exceptional.

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Volume control resolution has been fixed in firmware (very fine steps):