Ok, well im planning on getting a micro amp, that I can take with me WHEREVER. (must run on batteries).

No headphone amps!

I need one thats pretty versatile though, has good enough overdrive or distortion to play hardcore, and deathmetal. Enough to play SOAD stuff, and a decent clean sound aswell.

I played the micro cube at my local music store, and either I was doing something wrong, or the OD sucks? I couldnt really find an OD switch or knob, and pure gain doesnt sound all that great.

So, it would be great if I got some good recommendations.