Price paid: € 89
Sound — 7
At the end the sound is good, I managed a good sustain for my shred style adding compressor, drive and chorus but metal amps sounds the same and too digital sometimes. FX are good but there are not many, for me 9 reverbs are useless and I would like an harmonizer I.e. The high gain noise can be fixed with a pretty good noise gate. I use cheap guitar into headphones but the sound of the guitar is totally transformed so I dunno if using a pro one would change.
Overall Impression — 7
It is good for practicing, but it could have been done better. This is not so a great advance from v-amp 2 to call it 3, the usb interface that comes bundled (that I've not used yet) could have been integrated like other brands do. There is also an included DAW (energyXT 2.5) and an aux in that I use with my mp3 for practicyng that are good. Anyway not bad for the price.
Reliability & Durability — 7
It is cheap plastic, but for me is good cause I play only in my room. To go live with this is not the best, also you would need a foot controller (which is not included). The power supply they give you if damaged is difficult to find cause is not generic but you will have to get the Behringer one.
Ease of Use — 7
At the beginning it is not easy, there are many knobs that can confuse.A better screen would be appreciated, but after some training it becomes easy. The manual doesn't says that to fully edit your effects you have to use the editor (V-amp design 3.0) that doesn't work so good for me (let me know if it works for you). I have to mention that v-amp 3 presets are not compatible with v-amp 2 ones and you need a midi-usb cable to edit presets from pc.