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JDS Labs C5 Amp or C5D Portable DAC/Amp

JDS Labs C5 Amp or C5D Portable DAC/Amp

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Anyone needs one? I have one new in box for sale. Let me know, PM me. Thanks
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After hours of extensive research online, read reviews on like at least 70 different portable amp/dac, came to the conclusion that the JDSLabs C5D is the best amp/dac for my HD 6XX, so needless to say Massdrop staff if you're reading this, I have zero interest in the rest of the portable amps, can you bring this drop back? I'll wait for it but if it takes too long I might end up buying it directly from JDSLabs, need by end of March, when you guys are sending me my HD 6XX, thank you. =)
Drop drop drop drop! Drop?
So are you guys gonna contact the vendor or what? Well over 200 requests.
Does anyone know if another drop is on the way? It's been over 200 requests for a while now.
Did they not offer the red version while this was dropping?
Does anyone know what constitutes as "enough requests" to have this drop again?
valorien
I think the amount of requests do not guarantee a drop being arranged.
Received mine and I am loving them. Little note tho. I researched and had read that this was Samsung S3 compatible. It is... but only way I found it to work (without rooting) was a 10$ app called USB Audio Player. Something to do with UAC-1 format? My Fiio E17 and Pyle E7k clone worked fine right out of the box.
Battery life is as advertised, I got a *least* 11 hours worth of usage before the led started blinking.
Oh... and I would've paid a slight upgrade for the red model!
Just read a bunch of reviews praising this awesome device. Can't wait for the next drop.
Any chance that this will be dropped again?
chanberlain
I'm hoping for another drop of these, too. At the time these were dropping, I did not have headphones that I was sure would be a good fit for these. Now that I do, I would love an opportunity to pick these up at a decent price.
WinterCharm
Yea, at the time, I didn't have the funds to join the drop. I hope they repeat the drop soon. However, the free engraving when ordered directly from JDS is pretty tempting too.
Just got this baby in (same time I got an email from Massdrop stating that the product was shipped - drones are fast!!!). Anyway, I am about 30min into this and as my friend George Takei would say, "Oh My". Love it. Hooked them right to my AKG K550s and I am thoroughly enjoying the sound. Bass switch brings the K550 to life (they lack bass and I am not a bass head). Next, I will plug in my Dunu 1k and X3 and see what that does. Awesome product and very small (potable). Will go nice with my FIIO X3. My 2 cents.
Hey everyone,
We’re happy to report that all of the orders were shipped out!
Thanks again for the support guys. Make sure to share your experience with the JDS Labs C5 Amp or C5D Portable DAC/Amp on Massdrop.
If there’s anything else we can do to make your Massdrop experience better, feel free to email us at support@massdrop.com.
-HS
I thought these came with USB otg cables? Just got mine today, sounds fantastic. But the only cable included is for charging/dac use on a computer?
Hey everyone,
We’ve submitted our order for the Portable DAC/Amps with JDS Labs shortly after the drop ended.
Now that the order has been placed, JDS Labs will prepare it for shipment. In the meantime, we will also be getting our warehouse ready to handle the reshipment of the product to everyone as soon as it arrives.
The moment we receive confirmation regarding the shipment schedule from JDS Labs, we will provide you guys with the updated information.
Cheers!
Guys, when are we supposed to get the product?
miri
I think it said 10 business days after drop ends. So you can expect it to be send out to you in around two weeks....if we are lucky. The price we pay for these great deals is, that we have to be patient with the delivery. It's being send to Massdrop in one large shipment (most of the time) - then repackaged and send to us....
Sweet!
Only 4 hours to go and 2 more needed to make anything but $179.99 happen :(
Grr8
179.99 won't even happen until 3 more people actually buy
Did 2 drop out? Because it still shows 4 to for me. And is it possible to get the 169.99 tier? How does that work?
2 more!!
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mark.williams
Ok. I'll bite. Why the image?
Come on, all! We just need four more!
Can it be connected to an iphone with IOS under version 7.0?
Tov_Tov
Scroll down.... way down...
http://blog.jdslabs.com/?p=722
C5D owner here... Amazing product. Features, form factor, and power that come out of this little box is pure gold.
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Hi SammyJ,
While this and the HRT Microstreamer are both great products, they're not very comparable. The Microsteamer can't be used with any mobile devices while the C5D works with iOS and Android via OTG cable.
If you want to improve your handheld sound experience, this is the choice. If you're only looking to use it with a laptop, I'd go for the Microstreamer.
Will
Thanks will, added my name to the hat. Hopefully we get enough people!
You save a lot more on the C5D than the C5.
Why are those items that I wanted do not ship to overseas while those I don't want do? I am sick of looking at Massdrop mail and got disappointed almost every times.
And @Will : Any possibility to add on the USB OTG Dongle (as a throw in or extra)?
I own it already (C5) with FiiO X5 (with 3M Dual Lock), it increase by 20-30% the soundstage of the player. Sounds stay really clean, transparent.
The bass boost mode is really interesting for low bass headphone/IEM and for electronic/bass musics.
Using them with KEF M500/Sony XBA H3.
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I wish Headfi didn't hate group buy sites so much. I sooo want to post this so we can spread the word and get the price down on the C5!
imackler
Wait they hate group buy sites ? why ?
Acidtrip69
It conflicts with the big sponsorship money they get from small audio retailers that charge full price. You have to stick to talking to people in PM's or posts that hint at, but don't say Massdrop...
will this work with android devices?
witchfynder33
Why wouldn't it? Will work with pretty much anything that has an audio output.
vong
Actually, the question in legit. You can output from USB to DAC and there had been compatibility questions in the past. RCA to AUX IN, of course there would not be any issues.
The correct answer would be "works with most" http://blog.jdslabs.com/?p=722