Picked up the DIY version of the JDS Objective2 headphone amp. After a long weekend of soldering I started working on case ideas, and came up with this.
The coolest part, in my opinion, is the magnetic enclosure, allowing for easy battery changes and faceplate replacement.
With the satisfying “snik” of the magnets, the whole thing is locked together, the faceplate is held snugly, no wiggles or rattles.
I think I might go with a black faceplate, not sure yet. And the volume knob has to go, will probably just buy one. Haven’t decided yet whether to stain the sides, I might end up ruining the whole thing.
Bonus points to whoever first points out my mistake in case assembly. Negative points to whoever points out another mistake that I hadn’t noticed.
If you want to build one via the DIY route, you’ll absolutely, positively, definitely, no joke, want to refer to the creator’s page, especially the construction and testing sections.