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JDS Labs C5/C5D (pg96) portable amp/amp+DAC

Discussion in 'Portable Headphone Amps' started by ostewart, Jan 24, 2013.
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  1. Fredrik23

    Seems like they have just rolled out a usb c to mini b cable
     
    https://www.jdslabs.com/products/164/usb-cable-type-c-to-mini-b-otg/
     
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  2. WilliamLeonhart
    I prefer the Mojo to my o2/odac combo, and I prefer my o2/odac to the c5d. But the price difference is too much.
     
  3. speedyd718
    Was going to come here to post if the C5D would work with the SE846, I'm moving up to from the SE535. I bought my C5D earlier this month, because I'm unhappy with the audio on my Nexus6p (was using Viper4Android on my Note2, but don't plan to root my 6p). The C5D and SE535 are great together. Glad to read that the SE846 should be a fine as well. I'm assuming this because the more recent C5D's have a lower imepedance to match.
     
  4. Fredrik23
    I am very happy with the se846, c5d combo. I do hear a slight hiss, but nothing compared to the output of 6p. (I have exactly the same setup:wink:)
     
  5. RojasTKD
    Thanks...
     
    Just got this today and am happy to report it works both with my Nexus 6P and LG G5.
     
    The Anker Micro USB to SUB-C adapter from amazon did not work.
     
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  6. svmusa
    Any users here with C5D and Fostex TH900 phones?
     
    I am a bass lover and the bass boost on these is my draw but TH900 can get harsh for me in highs on some recordings and hoping C5D is not a bright sounding from get go.
     
  7. TraceStar
    I don't find the C5D bright. Pretty neutral for me unless I turn on the bass boost. Listening on Grado and Sennheiser phones.
     
  8. RojasTKD

    Agreed.

    I've heardthe C5D described as neutral with a touch of warmness. I think that's about right.
     
  9. Raketen

    +1, just a bit warm of what I would consider neutralish.
     
  10. svmusa
    How is the bass boost experience? I am bass biased so hoping this would be good enough to shake the Fostex to a decent level.
     
  11. Raketen

    It's a pretty big boost - you can see for the C5D here on low gain: http://blog.jdslabs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/C5D-Bass-Boost-Curves-Low-Gain.png   here on high gain: http://blog.jdslabs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/C5D-Bass-Boost-Curves-High-Gain.png

    IDK how it would do with Fostex- over on the Hardest Hitting Headphones thread, when I asked, general opinion seemed to be that JDS C5D is a bit underpowered for maxing out bass with some of their preferred full size cans- guess it depends how far you take it. Might ask over there if you haven't already.
     
  12. Happytalk
    C5d is sligthly warmer than the c5. I think t would have enough power. Buy a used one. They are a good value and such good quality that it's safe to buy one used. I have one for sale in the classifieds! (Shameless plug)
     
  13. Yobster69
    Hiya, no, I'm afraid there is no line out on the C5D. It's AMP or DAC/AMP only, which is a shame. They could have implemented it by maxing the volume which then switches off the AMP section and leaves the headphone out as a line out, as I've head of this on others, but unfortunately they didn't :frowning2:
    I hope this helps
     
  14. WilliamLeonhart
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