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The battery-powered Pocket Rock-It V1b Bass Headphone Amp allows you to practice silently in any location, and to have great tones at your disposal. ...Click To Read More About This Product

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The battery-powered Pocket Rock-It V1b Bass Headphone Amp allows you to practice silently in any location, and to have great tones at your disposal. The rotating input plug has 90 degrees of motion, so the V1 from C Tech can plug into any bass guitar jack--no cable needed!

The Pocket Rock-It Bass Headphone Amp's 2 "big" and 2 "tite" settings, with separate settings for active and passive pickup simulation give you tons of tone versatility. The Filter control is a continuously variable EQ that adjusts high and mid-range frequencies of the amp emulation model selected.

If you do decide to let the rest of the world in on your V1b headphone amp sessions, use the line out for recording or preamp applications. Jam with your CDs or MP3s with the line in or connect two Pocket Rock-Its and jam with a buddy (adapters and cables included).

The C Tech Pocket Rock-It V1b Bass Headphone Amp is designed, developed and engineered in the USA.

FEATURES
  • Instrument Input: 1/4" male plug T/S
  • Instrument Impedance: 1.0 M ohms
  • CD/Line in: 1/8" jack T/R/S
  • Line input impedance: >100 K ohms
  • Line level input: 1.0 volts RMS
  • Headphone/Line out: 1/8" jack T/R/S
  • Headphone/Line out load: 8 Ohms min
  • Battery (Alkaline or rechargeable): 9V
  • Approx. Battery life: 10-15 hours
  • Size: 3.3" x 2.3" x 1.4"
  • Filter Control: 12db Mid/High Adjust
  • Processor: 16 bit
  • Headphones (included): 32 ohm, 44mm driver
  • Also included: Stereo 1/8" (male) to dual 1/8" (female) headphone splitter, Stereo 1/8" (male) to stereo 1/4" (female) adapter, Stereo 1/8" (male) to stereo 1/8" (male) cable (6' long), Mono 1/4" (female) to mono 1/4" (female) adapter.
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C TechPocket Rock-It V1b Bass Headphone Amp
 
4.2

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (7)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great headphone amp!

I bought this for practice and mobility so I can walk around the house and play without cables and without bothering anybody.I think the sound quality is great, and I did not have any...Read complete review

I bought this for practice and mobility so I can walk around the house and play without cables and without bothering anybody.I think the sound quality is great, and I did not have any issues with fuzz like another reviewer mentioned. There is the active/passive switch, and the tone settings to tailor the sound. I found one setting I like and I'm just keeping it set to that.Volume is pretty good. I play it about 70% up and it is plenty loud there.For a portable unit this fit the bill perfectly for me. I also like the adjustable design for plugging in - seems like it should fit any type of jack. It also plugs very true into my bass - I don't have any fear of it falling out while I walk around and play.The supplied headphones are not high end, but they are Ok for me so I'm using them. At some point I may get better ones but for now the supplied ones are good enough for me.It also comes with several cable and attachment accessories, which was a bonus.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Ever hear of quality control?

This would be a great little headphone amp -- if it actually worked. I'm just about to return unit number two. Both so far have failed in exactly the same way. It works...Read complete review

This would be a great little headphone amp -- if it actually worked. I'm just about to return unit number two. Both so far have failed in exactly the same way. It works fine for a little while (I got about 2 hours out of the first, maybe 30 seconds out of the second), but then it starts repeatedly resetting itself. From there it's all over; nothing will get it to work properly again.

I can understand getting one bad unit. It happens. But two in a row (had to wait for the second, it was on backorder) with the exact same problem is starting to indicate either a design flaw or bad components. Maybe third time's the charm? I'm not holding my breath.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great headphone amp!

By dhinmn11

from Minnesota

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Comments about C Tech Pocket Rock-It V1b Bass Headphone Amp:

I bought this for practice and mobility so I can walk around the house and play without cables and without bothering anybody.I think the sound quality is great, and I did not have any issues with fuzz like another reviewer mentioned. There is the active/passive switch, and the tone settings to tailor the sound. I found one setting I like and I'm just keeping it set to that.Volume is pretty good. I play it about 70% up and it is plenty loud there.For a portable unit this fit the bill perfectly for me. I also like the adjustable design for plugging in - seems like it should fit any type of jack. It also plugs very true into my bass - I don't have any fear of it falling out while I walk around and play.The supplied headphones are not high end, but they are Ok for me so I'm using them. At some point I may get better ones but for now the supplied ones are good enough for me.It also comes with several cable and attachment accessories, which was a bonus.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Don't drop it

By Blueswillhealyou

from Seattle

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Comments about C Tech Pocket Rock-It V1b Bass Headphone Amp:

The features are great. I use it with sound deadening headphones and it sounds much better. I like how I can plug in external device such as an ipod and adjust the volumes of each. I would have rated it higher except it was accidently dropped, (on a carpet floor), and now it functions intermittently. It can be a bit fragile.

(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Purchased for gift

By Pat1953

from Michigan

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Purch For Giftgood Serv

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about C Tech Pocket Rock-It V1b Bass Headphone Amp:

      I purchased this for a gift and would have no idea how to use this but I was extremely happy with how quickly I received it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Ever hear of quality control?

      By Bitty

      from USA

      About Me Experienced

      Comments about C Tech Pocket Rock-It V1b Bass Headphone Amp:

      This would be a great little headphone amp -- if it actually worked. I'm just about to return unit number two. Both so far have failed in exactly the same way. It works fine for a little while (I got about 2 hours out of the first, maybe 30 seconds out of the second), but then it starts repeatedly resetting itself. From there it's all over; nothing will get it to work properly again.

      I can understand getting one bad unit. It happens. But two in a row (had to wait for the second, it was on backorder) with the exact same problem is starting to indicate either a design flaw or bad components. Maybe third time's the charm? I'm not holding my breath.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great little headphone amp!

      By Steven Tydingco

      from Guam

      Comments about C Tech Pocket Rock-It V1b Bass Headphone Amp:

      I think the product does what it says it will do, sounds great and the price is terrific. If they would only allow the plug to fold completely down (for easier storage), and include better headphone or earbuds, then I would rate it a 9 possibly a 10.
      I don't do much with the tone adjustments as it sounds pretty good right out of the box. The inclusion of a variety of adapters for audio input devices was a great bonus! I thought I would have to go out and buy a stereo mini plug adapter for my ipod/iphone to the unit - so it was a nice surprise to have it there.
      Feels a bit flimsy but I supposed the lightweight plastic is used so it doesn't disengage from the output jack on the bass. Crappy headphones - don't even bother with it. Mine arrived with one of the ear pieces in pieces.
      Because it is relatively inexpensive I think it is a good value. It works well for me and I like all the adapaters for audio input devices.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Rocks but upgrade the headphones

      By Michael Szczepaniuk

      from Michigan

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      Comments about C Tech Pocket Rock-It V1b Bass Headphone Amp:

      Solid buy, sounds good, performs well. just have to get decent headphones.
      Sounds like me playing through the headphones, nothing spectacular. C Tech Pocket Rock-It V1b Bass Headphone Amp with Fender J-bass.
      Not really robust... My headphones arrived with a somewhat rattly right headphone, and the sound is all bass which is not a bad thing. Good volume.
      Solid buy, sounds good, performs well. just have to get decent headphones.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Pocket Rock-it

      By Richard Davis

      from Fayetteville North Carolina

      Comments about C Tech Pocket Rock-It V1b Bass Headphone Amp:

      It is a great practice tool for any musician so they will not destrub others in small spaces.
      I use this with my keyboard and it works quite well, I wish you would make one just for keyboards.
      For the price it could be no better

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      It does what it's suppsed too

      By Jay-V7HGY

      from Omaha, NE

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      Comments about C Tech Pocket Rock-It V1b Bass Headphone Amp:

      This thing works as advertized. I needed something small and battery powered that I could plug earphones into for practice. I usually use my "real" preamp and a mixer, but I needed something more portable for travel. The two amp simulators sound decent enough (I wasn't expecting much and they met my expectiations). I only use the "tight" channel as it has much better definition - the "big" channel is muddy, but I guess some people like that or they wouldn't have made it that way. I have no intention of plugging this into a PA, that's what I have my SansAmp for, so I can't comment on how it sounds "for real."The headphones it comes with are trash, but it sounds decent enough for practice through my shure in-ear monitors. I've also used the aux input with both my laptop and ipod and it works as expected. There's no seperate level for the aux in, but its no big deal because I can just adjust the output volume of my ipod. It has a lot of gain - I have to use the "active" mode which I don't have to do on bass amps. The input plug is pretty silly since I've never seen a bass with a strat-slyle output jack. It would be better to have a regular input jack since this thing is too awkward flopping around on the bottom of my bass. I use the supplied adapter and a regular guitar cord and it works tolerably. Bassically, this thing does what you'd expect, you'll just need a decent set of headphones or ear buds. If you want something with real features and that sounds good enough to record or go direct to the PA, look at the Behringer VAmp, I used to own one of those and was quite happy with it. It's just bigger and doesn't take batteries.

       
      4.0

      OK for the Money

      By Direwolf

      from ct

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable

      Cons

      • Battery Cover Issues
      • Some High End Noise

      Best Uses

        Comments about C Tech Pocket Rock-It V1b Bass Headphone Amp:

        first off, this unit is only as good as the headphones you use. What comes with it isn't the greatest. I play an Alembic 5 string with Etymotic ear buds which are towards the high price end. BUT, i get good sound quality including my low b string. If you push this unit, you will get distortion. Quite frankly you wont need to get that loud. There is some high end white noise. It has 2 input jacks, one for your phones and the other for an external sound source like an ipod. There are some filters. All in all, for practicing or playing at night, its a pretty good deal. I did have issues getting the battery to seat and getting to lock in.

         
        5.0

        It does what it does.

        By IDoItBetter

        from Portand, OR

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        Comments about C Tech Pocket Rock-It V1b Bass Headphone Amp:

        I haven't a whole lot of "Headphone amps". But it works, how ever minimal. Minor problem, fuzz. Fuzz when you play, fuzz when you don't fuzz when you plug in your headphones when its "off". FUZZ FUZZ FUZZY FUZZ FUZZ

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