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Headphone Guitar Amp Review

To practice guitar quietly you need a “headphone guitar amp”.  In the privacy of your own bedroom or basement you can have an entire Marshall stack between your ears!  There are bunches of headphone guitar amps on the market right now, and many are just, well….very cheap!  That’s why we recommend a couple different units for you to check out..

It’s not just a chinsy personal guitar amp, it’s a “modeling” headphone amp.  It’s got effects that include Reverb, Chorus, and Delay.  It even has Phaser, Tremelo, and Wah!  In as far as amp models you can get a jazz combo all the way up to balls out metal crunch. 

The Vox Amplug

The first one is the Vox Amplug“. The first time I saw this a friend brought it band practice. He actually had purchased a Vox amp, and got this headphone amp for free with it. He lived about an hour away from our practice space, and he came right from work to practice. His work was 30 minutes from his house, so he didn’t want to go home and load up all his gear (traveling one way in the car) and then double back to practice (traveling another way in the car). And he didn’t want to leave his amp his car all day. So he used to leave one guitar in the practice space, and then bring this headphone amp in his pocket.

I thought it was pretty funny, actually, at first. He would plug his guitar into the Vox Amplug, and then we’d use a 1/4″ to 1/8″ converter and plug it directly into the PA. Guess what – it worked just fine! I was always amazed with the preset channels how easy it was for him to just plugin and go. He could sound like Red Hot Chili Peppers one minute, and Metallica the next. This unit I personally recommend for bedroom practice or situations like the one we had at practice. It’s nice because it plugs directly into your guitar, and you plugin the headphones into that. As an added bonus, it has a mp3 or 1/8” aux input – so you can plug your mp3 or CD player and practice alone with the music!

The newer versions have modes for vintage AC30 sound, classic rock, metal, and even bass.

Vox amplug headphone amp

You might be able to find one used on eBay too:

Vox amPlug 2 AC30 Headphone Guitar Amp

USD 39.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-29 15:41:48

VOX AP2MT amPlug Metal G2 Guitar Headphone New

USD 37.18 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-25 23:59:49

Vox amPlug 2 Classic Rock Headphone Guitar Amp

USD 39.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-29 16:20:52

Vox Amplug AC30 (Gen 2) Headphone Guitar Amplifier

USD 30.00 (1 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-27 00:10:42

Vox AmPlug Lead Headphone Amplifier! Great for Travel Or Practice! LOOK!

USD 44.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-30 19:44:24

VOX amPlug 2 AC30 Headphone Amp

USD 34.95 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-27 19:48:57

Vox Amplug Lead Headphone Amplifier! Used Good Condition. Free Shipping.

USD 10.00 (2 Bids) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-30 19:20:07

VOX AP2BS amPlug Bass G2 Guitar Headphone Amp New

USD 45.64 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-25 23:39:10

VOX AP2MT amPlug Metal G2 Guitar Headphone Metal Headphone Guitar Amp

USD 37.17 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-27 22:54:54

VOX AP2BS amPlug Bass G2 Guitar Headphone Amp Bass Headphone Guitar Amp

USD 45.62 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-29 02:29:30

Joyo Tube Drive

While the Vox Amplug has been around awhile, there are some alternatives. The Amplug is $39.95, but you can get the Joyo Tube Drive for just $16 on Amazon. It has MP3 input and headphone out same as the Amplug. The quality may not be as good, but it’s less than half the price. It does have quite a few decent reviews.

Joyo JA-03 Tube Drive

Electro Harmonix Headphone Amp

Electro-Harmonix makes a quality headphone amp for about the same price as the Amplug. The difference between this and the Vox is the vox has amp models and effects built in. The EH headphone amp is about as basic as it gets – power and a single volume know. However, this means you can easily connect your pedal board or any effect you want (or just go dry). It only runs on batteries (no adapter), but it does have a cool little belt clip.

Electro Harmonix Headphone Amp

If for some reason you didn’t like one of those – like I said there are cheaper headphone amps out there, and you can get good deals on most of them on eBay – check out these auctions too…

Vitoos Electric Guitar Plug Mini Headphone Amp Amplifier Heavy Rock ~ O9U9

USD 13.68 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-01 09:16:58

Vox amPlug 2 AC30 Headphone Guitar Amp

USD 39.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-29 15:41:48

NUX Electric Guitar Plug Mini Headphone Amp Built-in Distortion Effect K0Q8

USD 12.66 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-27 04:03:36

Neewer Mini Pocket Guitar Headphone Amp Amplifier Tube Drive

USD 11.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-27 08:41:43

Donner Accustic/Electric Guitar Plug Mini Headphone Amp Amplifier Classic Rock

USD 12.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-30 21:41:31

Vox Amplug AC30 (Gen 2) Headphone Guitar Amplifier

USD 30.00 (1 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-27 00:10:42

Vox amPlug 2 Classic Rock Headphone Guitar Amp

USD 39.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-29 16:20:52

Concept3 Headphone Guitar Amp With Headphones & Duracell 9v Battery Installed

USD 19.95 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-27 00:24:58

New Traveler Guitar TGA-3 Portable Headphone Amp + Free Shipping

USD 29.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-30 20:26:58

NUX GP-1 Electric Guitar Plug Mini Headphone Amp Built-in Distortion Effect TM

USD 12.98 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-26 02:29:04

Kustom Arrow 16 Practice Guitar Amplifier

This is a great little practice amp! The Kustom Arrow 16 is a self-contained combo amp offering 16W of power and an 8″ Celestion speaker. It’s perfect for rehearsal or smaller performance environments. The Kustom Arrow 16 is a 2-channel amp, with a Rhythm channel that produces pure, sparkling clean tones and a Lead channel that gets real aggressive. There’s also a headphone jack for late-night practice that won’t disturb anybody and a CD/Tape input for jamming along with your favorite recordings.

Here’s a video demo of the Kustom Arrow 16:



Kustom Defender V30 Guitar Amp

USD / 200.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-25 06:33:06

VINTAGE KUSTOM KASINO 200 BASS AMP CABINET

USD 159.95 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-28 20:51:11

1960s - 1970s Kustom Amp footswitch Original Vintage Footswitch Made In USA

USD / 125.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-02 03:17:03

KUSTOM K 100 Tuck & Roll Guitar Bass amp 2/12" CTS cabinet 1969-70 Vintage

USD / 599.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-30 17:19:11

Kustom Sienna 65 1x12 65 Watt Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp

USD 199.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-25 18:43:42

Kustom KGBAT10, 10 Watt Guitar Amp, Battery Powered, Brand New

USD 99.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-27 19:39:23

Kustom Bass 1200 Watt Amp 310C

USD 550.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-26 02:47:00

Vintage Kustom GOLD K200B1 bass amp head Tuck and Roll Rare GOLD WORKS TOO

USD 399.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-26 19:10:26

Kustom 40 Watt Guitar Amp

USD / 29.50 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-29 23:58:08

RARE Kustom Dart 66 electric guitar amp. White sparkle Tuck n' Roll.Reverb/Delay

USD / 192.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-30 13:02:13