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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.
SPECIFICATIONS

amPlug Bass Headphone Amp

  • 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

No 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 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gets the job done

By Bedford

from Iowa

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Comments about Vox amPlug Bass Headphone Amp:

Can you plug it in to your bass and hear it in your headphones? Yes. Will it sound as amazing as whatever amp you have set just perfect? No. This thing isn't supposed to be the best amp ever, but it works like it should and mine has yet to fall out or have any issues.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Impressive ! Works for me !

By 8STRINGR

from Charles Town, WV

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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.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Sound is not the best but it works

By alex o'leary

from none of your business

Comments about Vox amPlug Bass Headphone Amp:

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.

(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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good practice tool

By T-Bird Rocker

from Columbia, Mo

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Comments about Vox amPlug Bass Headphone Amp:

Overall this little amp works just fine for what it is intended for but for the price, I think there can be a few improvements.
Only volume, tone and gain. I wish there was bass, mids, and treble like traditional amps. It is nice to be able to bring this thing anywhere you want and also have the option of the auxilary input.
As far as funtionability it works just fine, and it stays plugged into the guitar just fine. The sound quality isn't bad at all as long as you have a descent pair of music headphones instead of cheap headphones you find in the dollar store.
Since this is made for practice, the value isn't very high. For the cost of the amp and a good pair of headphones, you can come close to the purchase of a cheaper practice amp with more options and a speaker.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Nice idea, cheaply executed

By SpinDoctor

from Ohio

Comments about Vox amPlug Bass Headphone Amp:

This is my experience with the Vox amPlug Bass Headphone amp. I really wanted to like this thing, but it is so cheaply made that I can't recommend it. There is plenty of volume from this unit and the tone is OK, but hissy at any setting, especially when my iPod is plugged into it. The compression channel is even noisier, as you might expect. I can live with that since it's just for practice. It basically does what it says it will do. What is disappointing is how cheaply the unit is put together. Cheesy plastic switches and dial controls that just feel like they're going to break at any moment. The big problem I have is that the jack for the earphones (or possibly the circuitry) became buggered up within three months and no longer feeds both stereo channels to the phones. I've babied this thing from the start, so it's not like I broke it through neglect. It's just crappy construction. It should be better for the price.I did not have the problem with the thing falling out of the bass jack that others describe - just lucky, I guess. I've not used any other headphone amps, so maybe they're all this bad.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great little tool for practicing - anywhere!!

By Jeff

from Los Angeles, CA

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Comments about Vox amPlug Bass Headphone Amp:

One night before a gig I had my girlfriend drive so I could sit in the backseat and practice the set because I knew by the time we'd get there I wouldnt have a chance to! Worked great!!

I would reccommend it to anyone whos looking for a way to practice to thier mp3 player ANYWHERE without disturbing those around you - although you can always just plug into a loud stereo!!

Honestly, if youre looking for pristine tonal qualiity, this probably isnt for you, but Im happy with the tone I can get and the ease of use and the practicality of it is just what I needed. If I lost it, I would replace it immediately.
OK, read some of the reviews for this... SO you dont have the sonic range as you would on an actual VOX amp, but for the purpose of learning songs, playing along with an mp3 player or to help you warm up just before a gig, this little plug in to yr bass or guitar is a phenomenal tool to have. You have the ability to adjust the Gain and the Tone of your instrument and the overall volume of everything combined (your guitar and the auxilliary jack). I play through active pickups and have a treble, mid and bass tone knobs on my bass and I can get a great sound on this little guy. I love it. The only reason why Im not giving it 10 stars is because it does lack complete tonal control, but for my purposes it serves me very well!! For portability, and having the ability to play anywhere... as long as you've got fresh batteries, a charged mp3 player and a good pair of headphones - Let The Rock Be MOBILE!!
The quality of this plug seems pretty fragile. Before you put your guitar down, unplug it from your axe. Depending on where you cord input is, if its on the bottom of your guitar and you set it down, chances are you could crack it or break it if youre not putting it on an guitar stand...

Also, its fairly easy to lose the battery cover, so keep an eye on that.
It could probably go for a little cheaper than what it goes for. Really VOX?? come on!!

(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.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Headphone amp

      By Dale Phillips

      from Alabama

      Comments about Vox amPlug Bass Headphone Amp:

      Effects are not that impressive, but works great for what I use it for.
      Not that impressive.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect for what it's intended to do

      By none

      from md

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      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.

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