#1
I'm getting a guitar to play in my dorm room, but need an amp for it. I'm not going to get a speaker amp but rather one of those headphone amp things. As of now, I plan on getting one of the Vox AC30 headphone amps (http://www.amazon.com/Vox-amPlug-AC30-Guitar-Headphone/dp/B000ZMYRJS) for $40, so I'm looking for some general input on that or any other model that you think would fit me better.
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#3
The Vox is a decent option, but it really is that. Easily portable tool for practicing in silence, not something to expect a quality sound from. Just pick a version that suits for the stuff you are playing (there are different versions of AmPlug suitable for different music).

I think only direct competition to those Vox's is Fiio G01. So there's not much to pick out from.


Then there are modeling headphone systems that offer better distortions and such like Line6 POD, but they are more expensive.

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#4
Well I'm going a little over budget on the guitar - planned on a $250 Agile, decided on a $400 Fender Tele, so I'm not looking for anything too expensive. The Line6 POD looks like something I'll probably be interested in investing in in the future (all those ins look ridiculous), but for now I need something cheaper. I guess something around $50 is ideal, maybe a little more.
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#5
Get a used POD.

I see them around that on CL for the XT's.

Or a pocket pod?
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#6
i use a griffin guitar connect pro, and i use the agile ampkit software on my iphone.

cost me like $70aus , i got it because my ac15 has no headphone jack

i got it for headphone practice but you can record with it through a guitar over the top of a recording, upload backing tracks to practice over.

obviously not the best recording tool but fun to mess around with and an excellent tool to practice has a metronome set into it.

aparrently the irig is rubbish, i think around $20-$30 aus

the peavey ampkit is decent $40-$50 aus

and the line 6 link is alright aswell. $110 aus

hope it helped

edit added in prices
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Those sound clips sound really good! With all the horrible looking Beats Audio headphones on the street these days, you wouldn't look like a tool with these on either.
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Those sound clips sound really good! With all the horrible looking Beats Audio headphones on the street these days, you wouldn't look like a tool with these on either.


yeah exactly and for half the price too. it's even got built in effects lol! on frickin headphones that is pretty epic I must say. it doubles as regular headphones which makes it great bang for your buck. there aren't allot of reviews for it though so I dunno
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#10
If you can spare a little cash you can grab a pod used pod 2.0 I seen them go for like 50 bucks used
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#11
I've got the AC30 Amplug. It's ok and much better with decent earphone type things. Don't expect it to sound anything like an AC30 though. It's a fun little toy but that's all that it is.
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#12
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yeah exactly and for half the price too. it's even got built in effects lol! on frickin headphones that is pretty epic I must say. it doubles as regular headphones which makes it great bang for your buck. there aren't allot of reviews for it though so I dunno


I'm sure these would be fine, but I recently got Bose headphones and 100 bucks is a little out of my price range for this. But thanks for the suggestion!
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#13
Looks like looking on CL/eBay for used POD products is my best bet for now, so I'll do that until I find a good deal. Had to drive an hour to get my guitar, so might have to put this off for a while.

Any way to use my iPhone as an amp in the meantime? Or my computer? How about any input on pocket Pod v. Pod 2.0?
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#14
wow that Vox amphone looks pretty sweet. I'm considering getting that now. Anyways, to the TC, the Vox amplugs are pretty neat. A friend bought the AC30 amplug yesterday and I tested them out for about 30 minutes and it was pretty neat. If you're gonna use it for straight practicing then it should be fine. I was playing them through some decent earphones (Shure 215s) and it sounded good enough. My friend said he found it at Guitar Center used for about $20 so look and ask around if you can.
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