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Vox amPlug Bass Headphone Amp  

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        Enjoy serious bass sound anytime, anywhere.

        Jamming late at night? Don't want to wake the neighbors? Maybe you want to work out a lick with your MP3 player without taking the time to set up your amp. You want to play guitar right now. The Vox amPlug is the answer. Simply plug this palm-sized headphone guitar amp directly into your guitar, and enjoy serious guitar sound anywhere, anytime.

        The amPlug Bass headphone amp is modeled on VOX's classic AC100 bass amp, and expands its potential with a full-range tone that supports today's bass sounds. A compressor/boost effect provides not just compression but also a thick overdrive sound, giving you the perfect tones for performing in any style. Careful attention has been paid to the sound quality, and a high-quality FET buffer circuit has been used to obtain even greater dynamic range.

        Features
        • Plugs directly into your bass — a great-sounding headphone bass amp that gives you serious sound fast.
        • AUX in jack lets you jam along with your CD/MP3 player.
        • 100% analog circuit faithfully simulates the response of the original amps.
        • Features a full-range bass sound with a compressor/boost effect
        • Quick and easy setup! Just connect Vox amPlug to your guitar and enjoy serious sound.

        Call or click to order this bass headphone amp today!

         

        amPlug Bass Headphone Amp Specifications:

        • Power supply: two AAA batteries
        • Battery life: with alkaline batteries: approximately 15 hours (with zinc-carbon batteries: approximately 5 hours.)
        • Dimensions (W x D x H): 86 x 80 x 31 (mm), 3.39" x 3.15" x 1.22"
        • Weight: 40g / 1.41oz (not including batteries)
        • Included items: two AAA zinc-carbon batteries
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        VoxamPlug Bass Headphone Amp
         
        3.5

        (based on 25 reviews)

        Ratings Distribution

        • 5 Stars

           

          (8)

        • 4 Stars

           

          (6)

        • 3 Stars

           

          (4)

        • 2 Stars

           

          (4)

        • 1 Stars

           

          (3)

        85%

        of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

        Pros

        • Portable (12)
        • Easy to use (10)
        • Excellent sound (5)
        • Warm / comfy (3)

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practice (3)
            • Reviewer Profile:
            • Experienced (9), Novice (3)

          Most Liked Positive Review

           

          Impressive ! Works for me !

          Though I never heard of this Vox amplug Headphone Bass Guitar Amplifier I was surprised to know that such an item existed, considering the last time I had seen a "powered headphone...Read complete review

          Though I never heard of this Vox amplug Headphone Bass Guitar Amplifier I was surprised to know that such an item existed, considering the last time I had seen a "powered headphone guitar amp set up" was in the mid 80's that a fellow bassist had owned. After doing an online search here, on MF (in hopes to find that same item) one of the gentlemen in Customer Service recommended this.

          When I first brought home a used electric Bass, my wife's first response was "First comes the bass, next comes some Huge Bass amp." Not with this ! While I'm trying to get familiar (again) with the bass this does the job without disturbing the wife and kids in the house. I just plug it in to my Bass, tweak the settings on the amplug and crank it in my headphones. I'm in my own world of music. I'm very impressed with what Vox has created and have told some of my fellow guitarists that these are also available for electric guitars as well ! The online product video of Bass Legend, Victor Wooten goes into more product details. I recommend watching it.

          Though I don't know what I'd want exactly from the "Effects" switch/settings it's nice to know that they are available in this portable device. Even though I played around with the "Effects" settings a few times, all I'm after is just that "simple" low bass tone. The fact that I don't have to worry about dragging out a small floor amp when I have free time to play my Bass or disturbing everyone in the house is a Plus...for now.

          I Like it ! I think for no more than what I was originally wanting to use this item for it's money Well Spent, at an Affordable Price.

          VS

          Most Liked Negative Review

           

          Sound is not the best but it works

          For half the price this would totally be worth it. For this price... ehhh.

          It allows to hear the notes you are playing, and to play along with songs...Read complete review

          For half the price this would totally be worth it. For this price... ehhh.

          It allows to hear the notes you are playing, and to play along with songs without waking up your housemates. It sounds like a farting walrus. If you just want something to use to practice occasionally, this works.

          If you're picky about tone, plan to use this for recording, or are going to be using this on a regular basis I would definately suggest shelling out for something better.
          It has an 3.5mm input for playing along with your ipod/etc. The compression "efx" channel seems like a feature until you realize you have to have it on all the time if you want even close to enough volume. I have a HOT active preamp in my bass so I know the problem's not on my end. It may be an impedance issue (I use big studio headphones to practice), but I'm not exactly gonna play bass with little earbuds.
          I guess the tone is "acceptable" on the clean channel at low volumes, but then it's not really any louder than playing the bass unplugged. By the time it's turned up loud enough to hear yourself well it produces a moderately loud hiss at all times and notes exhibit strong square-wave clipping.
          I have a low priced amp with headphone out that I typically practice with at night. It sounds 20 times better than this. I'm willing to cut this amp a bit of slack though because, it's tiny, relatively cheap, and runs on two AAAs. There are going to be trade-offs.

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          5.0

          Very nice practise tool

          By Rick

          from Evanston, WY

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vox amPlug Bass Headphone Amp:

            I use this to practise quietly and not disturb the rest of the family. It's nice and small.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perfect for what it's intended to do

            By Mike

            from Baltimore

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practice

              Comments about Vox amPlug Bass Headphone Amp:

              This is a great little device. It's perfect for practicing. Interfaces well with cd player and headphones.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Pretty Good, sounds bigger than it is

              By Buffolicious

              from Morgan City, LA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Good Warmth
              • Portable

              Cons

              • Weak

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vox amPlug Bass Headphone Amp:

                The sound quality is great, but it is a little noisy.

                Comment on this review

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Impressive ! Works for me !

                By 8STRINGR

                from Charles Town, WV

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Great buy
                • Portable

                Cons

                • None Known At Present

                Best Uses

                • Privacy Of Sound

                Comments about Vox amPlug Bass Headphone Amp:

                Though I never heard of this Vox amplug Headphone Bass Guitar Amplifier I was surprised to know that such an item existed, considering the last time I had seen a "powered headphone guitar amp set up" was in the mid 80's that a fellow bassist had owned. After doing an online search here, on MF (in hopes to find that same item) one of the gentlemen in Customer Service recommended this.

                When I first brought home a used electric Bass, my wife's first response was "First comes the bass, next comes some Huge Bass amp." Not with this ! While I'm trying to get familiar (again) with the bass this does the job without disturbing the wife and kids in the house. I just plug it in to my Bass, tweak the settings on the amplug and crank it in my headphones. I'm in my own world of music. I'm very impressed with what Vox has created and have told some of my fellow guitarists that these are also available for electric guitars as well ! The online product video of Bass Legend, Victor Wooten goes into more product details. I recommend watching it.

                Though I don't know what I'd want exactly from the "Effects" switch/settings it's nice to know that they are available in this portable device. Even though I played around with the "Effects" settings a few times, all I'm after is just that "simple" low bass tone. The fact that I don't have to worry about dragging out a small floor amp when I have free time to play my Bass or disturbing everyone in the house is a Plus...for now.

                I Like it ! I think for no more than what I was originally wanting to use this item for it's money Well Spent, at an Affordable Price.

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Great Idea Vs Poor Quality

                By Tunewriter

                from Maryland

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Learning Bass Lines
                • Portable

                Cons

                • Keeps Cutting Out
                • Poor construction

                Best Uses

                • Learning Songs

                Comments about Vox amPlug Bass Headphone Amp:

                Great Idea and would be worth twice what it sells for if it worked well. Mine keeps cutting out whenever one of the wires to the headphone, bass, or MP3 player moves ever so slightly because the connections are not at all secure.
                Because of this problem mine is virtually unusable.

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Little Practice amp for the ears

                By carbondale bass

                from colorado

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                Pros

                • Easy
                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Good Sound
                • Portable
                • Small
                • Sounds Like My Guitar
                • Works

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • But I Just Sit And Play
                  • I'm My Own Traveling Band
                  • Plug It In
                  • Walk Around

                  Comments about Vox amPlug Bass Headphone Amp:

                  It's easy to use and works as advertised. I can still put on some external music and then adjust the volume to the Vox and play along. It's totally portable - just take the bass to any room and play. 4 stars only because I haven't used anything else to compare to.

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                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  A perfect amp for the beginner

                  By Psyseth

                  from Jonesboro, AR

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Portable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Vox amPlug Bass Headphone Amp:

                      My 14-year-old is learning to play bass guitar. This little amp is perfect for his practice. He can plug headphones into the amp so I am not barraged with hours of practice. Everyone is happy.

                      Comment on this review

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Nice, but cheaply made!

                      By JayCliff1

                      from Michigan

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Excellent Sound
                      • Good Warmth
                      • Portable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Learning Music On The Fly

                        Comments about Vox amPlug Bass Headphone Amp:

                        I love the sound and the portability of this product. I also love that I could hook it up to my IPhone and use my music app (Spotify)to learn music. The only problem is it's plastic and not that durable, I broke my mine while watching my 15 month old daughter, but I'm here about purchasing another one, that's how much i liked it. My only suggestion is be very careful handling it because it's very fragile.

                        Comment on this review

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Great practice device.

                        By JCplayer

                        from Lagrange, GA

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Product
                        • Portable

                        Cons

                        • Poor Sound Quality

                        Best Uses

                        • Practice

                        Comments about Vox amPlug Bass Headphone Amp:

                        This product works well for practice and not distrubing others, but sound bad with certain headsets.

                        Comment on this review

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great PRACTICE Amp

                        By LeRoy

                        from Louisiana

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Portable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Vox amPlug Bass Headphone Amp:

                            I just got mine, and I love it... stayed up way too late, practicing. I like the fact that,by manipulating the gain and volume controls, you can create a clean or distorted sound. Some reviewers didn't like the sound - they probably didn't understand this. That being said, it is a PRACTICE amp. It will not produce the sound of an expensive system. It does a great job for its intended purpose. My only concern is that the case may not last if it is dropped. Only time will tell - so far, I give it a thumbs-up.

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