Customize the color of your Element knob accent ring! All Elements built after January 2017 are equipped with full functionality:
Automatic Line-Output allows you to toggle between headphones and powered speakers at the push of a button.
Analog Input allows you to connect any audio player, such as a DAP, CD player, MP3 player, or any device with auxiliary or line-output.
Covered by our 2-year transferrable warranty
We designed The Element to simplify your desktop audio experience. Element's powerful headphone amp, ultra clean USB DAC, and graceful switch are all housed in a precision machined chassis with a comfortable knob. Enjoy seamless transitions between your powered speakers and headphones.
"The JDS Labs Element's impressive power output and sound quality make it an ideal choice for anyone who invested in a pair of high-end full-size headphones."
ELEMENT REVIEW, SEPTEMBER 2015
"I've got to admit to feeling naked: JDS must know how obsessed I am about knobs. And design elegance. There are three buttons on Element: an attenuator, a mains nipple, and THE KNOB. Sorry for shouting, but damn, just look at it. It's practically a turn table."
ELEMENT REVIEW, NOVEMBER 2016
"JDS Labs' The Element amp/digital-to-audio converter enriches your sound without requiring audiophile expertise."
ELEMENT REVIEW, DECEMBER 2016
Microprocessor controlled relays completely eliminate turn on/off pops and thumps produced by lesser amps.
With 30V rails and peak output in excess of 1.5W, The Element drives all headphones on the market to extraordinary levels, from balanced armatures to planar magnetics.
The Element exceeds TPD criteria, outmatching our baseline for audible perfection. A wide DAC dynamic range maintains low noise and minimizes hiss.
The Element's extremely low output impedance ensures transparent frequency response for all headphone loads.
Low gain of 1.0x is well suited to driving efficient IEMs, while High gain easily powers demanding full size sets.
Automatic DAC Line-Output allows you to toggle between headphones and powered speakers at the push of a button.
Please also note that ASIO drivers should only be installed when required by a specific application, such as professional mixing tools. Microsoft's Windows USB Audio Class 1 drivers are preferred!