#1
Hi,

I mainly play through my headphone amp as I play after the kids have gone to bed. I've got a behringer v-amp 2 and it's ok but leaves a bit to be desired sometimes in that it can sound a bit naff on some of the settings. I prefer to play mainly clean with a bit of over drive occasionally, some reverb but not much else.

I've got a blackstar ht-5 which has a headphone socket but it sounds dire to be honest. I like the sound of the amp when played out loud and have a few pedals that I plug in to it and I'm looking for something which essentially sounds quite similar to that I guess.

Is there anything else available that would sound better than the v-amp2? Is the pod 2.0 a lot better or more of the same?

Alternatively is there a pc based solution that sounds good?

Thanks,

Mark
Last edited by dernian at Oct 8, 2009,
#2
I like to use the POD pocket for this situations :P of course its good to get a good pair of headphones, some AKG are good i have the K-55 planning on getting K-99 soon though.

The POD is a digital thing, i had always though it sounds good WITH my headphones, but, when played through an amp you can toss it right out of a window if you dont know how to set it properly hehe.
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#3
The Pandora PX4D is good if you want drums/bass rhythms. The amPlug AC30 is good for an overdrive sound but won't give you any reverb.
#4
I have an amplug ac30 and it's ok for when I'm going away and don't want to take much stuff but it doesn't sound that great.

I guess these things are fine for practice but my main playing environment is through headphones sadly so I'm looking for something which sounds superb rather than just ok.

I use a pair of sennheiser hd580 headphones which make most things sound very good so I'm pretty sure they're not the weak point.

Cheers,

Mark
#5
Maybe your headphones are too good. Guitar amps don't have a wide frequency spectrum. Even though multifx work well with PA's and headphones, a good set of headphones is going to reveal every flaw in the tone and let every bit of digital buzziness shine through.
#6
I would look into a Line 6 toneport or POD. I personally have a Line 6 TonePort DI on my PC and the amp/cab models sound great in headphones.
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#7
Quote by JMeasles
I would look into a Line 6 toneport or POD. I personally have a Line 6 TonePort DI on my PC and the amp/cab models sound great in headphones.
They look pretty good, thanks for that.

Regards,

Mark
#8
Just to follow up on this... my wife bought me a line 6 pod studio ux2 about a week ago. Absolutely superb and exactly what I wanted.

Cheers,

Mark