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
"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 its magic on any full-size headphone."
ELEMENT REVIEW, SEPTEMBER 2015
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.
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.