Very small and compact IC (Interconnects) for your headphone amps is very hard to find or make. Fortunately, JDS Labs have the solution for that. They made an ultra short IC to make our portable rigs look clean. 

Checkout JDS Labs Ultra Short IC!

JDS Labs Ultra Short IC Preview
Meet JDS Labs Ultra Short IC
(Check out that size comparison compared to my custom rean interconnect)
The size is so small that a single 3.5mm plug from my old rean plug looks huge in comparison. JDS Labs Ultra Short IC really did something innovative with this IC.


JDS Labs Ultra Short IC Preview
Size comparison attached to a very small audio splitter
Specifications

  • Cable Length: 1.5 cm, +/- 0.2cm
  • Overall Length: 3 cm
  • Type: Stereo
  • Conductors: Enameled copper
  • Impedance: < 0.1 ohm
  • Plating: 24K Gold
  • Price: PHP 350.00 via Egghead Audiohub (USD 4.99 via JDS Labs Website)

Overall, the JDS Labs Ultra Short IC seems to be a good interconnect, it's made out of enameled copper and 24K gold plating on the 3.5mm plugs. JDS Labs Ultra Short IC is a very low profile IC that's hardly noticeable in your rig. However, the cables in between the 3.5mm plugs seems to a little thin due to its size. Just make sure to take care of it properly to avoid breaking it. With this we'll have to say goodbye to messy portable rig setups.

Good Job JDS Labs! 

Note: I was lucky to grab one too from the headphiles group buy for just PHP 261.00!

Source

JDS Labs
Egghead Audiohub
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