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  • Sheraton
    started a topic Recommendations for a headphone amp?

    Recommendations for a headphone amp?

    I'm looking for an inexpensive headphone amp so I can practice without disturbing the family. The two I'm looking at are both $20 or less and are:

    1. The Monoprice clone of a Vox amplug.

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/su...08&cp_id=10860



    2. The Bravo Audio Headplug ($20 on Amazon.com)

    http://bravoaudio.com/headplug.html



    The Monoprice amplug clone is available in Clean or two OD versions and has Volume, Tone and Gain controls but uses AAA batteries.



    The Bravo has no controls but has a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery that charges with a usb cable.



    Does anybody have any experience with these? Or any other comparably priced recommendations? I'm leaning toward the Bravo so I don't need to mess with batteries. What am I giving up in sound quality if anything?

  • Sheraton
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    I just found this: http://www.voxamps.com/us/amphone/



    It's called a Vox amPhone. It's essentially an amPlug on steroids built into headphones. Sounds pretty cool.



    Highlights



    New concept - headphones with built-in amPlug technology that allows you to obtain full-fledged guitar/bass sounds immediately.

    Headphones made by Audio-Technica, the trusted name in headphones.

    The headphone amp uses a new reactor circuit that

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  • Sheraton
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    I just found this: http://www.voxamps.com/us/amphone/



    It's called a Vox amPhone. It's essentially an amPlug on steroids built into headphones. Sounds pretty cool.



    Highlights



    New concept - headphones with built-in amPlug technology that allows you to obtain full-fledged guitar/bass sounds immediately.

    Headphones made by Audio-Technica, the trusted name in headphones.

    The headphone amp uses a new reactor circuit that

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  • Critical Ninja
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    I still use my old Johnson J-Station when I want to play through headphones, probably can pick one of these up real cheap nowadays...

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  • Critical Ninja
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    I still use my old Johnson J-Station when I want to play through headphones, probably can pick one of these up real cheap nowadays...

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  • 3volved
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    Apparently GFS makes one as well:







    I have no idea how it sounds, but for $26 it's something.

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  • 3volved
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    Apparently GFS makes one as well:







    I have no idea how it sounds, but for $26 it's something.

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  • cbh5150
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    Quote Originally Posted by calclown
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    Might be too expensive for what you want, but these are small and light and FULL of features. Metronome, beats, tuner, plus all kinds of effects. Need a small patch cable or adapter to plug into the guitar then you're set. I don't use mine much, but mostly cause I hate headphones.

    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/deta...FaGPPAodDFAAhw





    I have seen these as low as $79 new at GC...

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  • cbh5150
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    Quote Originally Posted by calclown
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    Might be too expensive for what you want, but these are small and light and FULL of features. Metronome, beats, tuner, plus all kinds of effects. Need a small patch cable or adapter to plug into the guitar then you're set. I don't use mine much, but mostly cause I hate headphones.

    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/deta...FaGPPAodDFAAhw





    I have seen these as low as $79 new at GC...

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  • Sheraton
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mesa/Kramer
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    The only other comment i would make having owned a number of small headphone type amps, is that a 100% dry sound (no reverb/chorus etc) makes for a super bland uninspiring practice with headphones (as are the amplugs).



    I think you will get a lot more enjoyment using something that at least has some basic ambient effects and a little stereo chorus for a headphone setup.




    I can see your point. Interesting that the Vox Amplug Twin model has chorus.

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  • Sheraton
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mesa/Kramer
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    The only other comment i would make having owned a number of small headphone type amps, is that a 100% dry sound (no reverb/chorus etc) makes for a super bland uninspiring practice with headphones (as are the amplugs).



    I think you will get a lot more enjoyment using something that at least has some basic ambient effects and a little stereo chorus for a headphone setup.




    I can see your point. Interesting that the Vox Amplug Twin model has chorus.

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  • harold heckuba
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    You can get the Fender Hello Kitty headphone amp for 6.99 shipped.



    The best one I ever had was called the Arion Hot Watt.

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  • harold heckuba
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    You can get the Fender Hello Kitty headphone amp for 6.99 shipped.



    The best one I ever had was called the Arion Hot Watt.

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  • Mesa/Kramer
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    The only other comment i would make having owned a number of small headphone type amps, is that a 100% dry sound (no reverb/chorus etc) makes for a super bland uninspiring practice with headphones (as are the amplugs).



    I think you will get a lot more enjoyment using something that at least has some basic ambient effects and a little stereo chorus for a headphone setup.

    Leave a comment:


  • Mesa/Kramer
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    The only other comment i would make having owned a number of small headphone type amps, is that a 100% dry sound (no reverb/chorus etc) makes for a super bland uninspiring practice with headphones (as are the amplugs).



    I think you will get a lot more enjoyment using something that at least has some basic ambient effects and a little stereo chorus for a headphone setup.

    Leave a comment:













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