#1
I am about to go on vacation. I would usually drag an acoustic along with me, but I am staying in a fairly small house with 5 other people, who tend to sleep until late morning. I am an early riser, so I am interested in buying a headphone amp, so that I can play while they sleep.

I have been looking at the various offerings from Vox and Joyo. The Joyos are a lot cheaper, obviously, but their reviews are pretty mixed. Does anyone have experience with either of these? Are there any other manufacturers that I should be looking at?
Last edited by Fuzz Aldrin at Aug 30, 2015,
#2
None of them sound good, so I'd get the cheapest.

Or, if you find one for a good price, a used pod x3 or pod hd bean.
These sound a hell of a lot better.
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#3
I'm pretty sure that they're all variations on one circuit packed for different brands.
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None of them sound good, so I'd get the cheapest.

Or, if you find one for a good price, a used pod x3 or pod hd bean.
These sound a hell of a lot better.


I have a HD300, but that's just one more thing to lug down there. I definitely don't expect world-class tone, I just need something that I can throw into a gig-bag. I think you're right, though.

I'm pretty sure that they're all variations on one circuit packed for different brands.


That's what I have been hearing. I'm really not that picky, honestly--I was just curious as to whether or not the Vox was worth the extra $20.
#5
I have a Vox Metal Amplug and it sounds fine for $20-$30. . .

You may be happier with a Rocksmith Video Game cable, Peavey ReValver on your laptop, and some headphones though :-)
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#6
As well as pods, check out the Zoom G1on.
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#8
I just use an Irig and Amplitube on my iPad, which seems to work just fine for these types of purposes (it actually sounds fantastic through headphones).
#10
Check out the Korg Pandora PX5D and the Korg Pandora Mini.

As a practice tool, the Pandora PX5D has things like a tuner, metronome, phrase trainer, slower downer, pitch changer, drum patterns, bass lines, etc., as well as amps/cabs/FX and more. There's also an input for an MP3 player and a USB output for recording, etc. These photos aren't in scale -- the PX5D is about the size of a pack of cigarettes, the Mini is much smaller.

http://i.korg.com/PX5D
http://www.korg.com/us/products/effects/pandoramini/


#11
The Korg products look great, but they're a little out of my price range. A small interface would be great, and I do have Amplitube installed, but I will not have my Laptop with me. After doing some additional research, I think I may go with the new Vox AP2. I think that some of the new features warrant the extra $15 over the Joyo product. Thanks for the help, guys.
#12
^^^^^I had a Korg/Pandora Px4, and thought it sounded excellent, but the design (switching) was very flimsy and it stopped working properly. I would have bought another on sound, but the construction discouraged me. Hard to judge, but the present ones don't look any sturdier. The stompbox version should be stronger.