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Vox amPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp  

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    The Vox amPlug is a headphone amp that can help you to create the perfect practice session. The tiny amPlug plugs directly into your guitar--then just plug in your headphones and relish some great Vox tone.

    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. If you want to play guitar right now, amPlug is the answer. Simply plug this palm-sized headphone guitar amp directly into your guitar, and enjoy serious guitar sound anywhere, anytime.

    Even with its ultra-compact size, the Vox amPlug perfectly reproduces the complex and warm distortion that is distinctive of a vacuum tube, as well as the powerful high gain produced by a large amp stack. Using analog modeling technology, amPlug delivers full-fledged amp sound.

    Even the circuit response of the original amp is simulated completely. The simulation extends not only to the response of the tone circuits, but also to the way in which the high frequency and gain are affected when you turn down the volume control of the guitar. Every detail has been faithfully reproduced.

    amPlug can be used in numerous ways. With up to fifteen hours of battery life, it's easy to take amPlug anywhere. In addition to practicing at home, it's a great way to warm up before a live performance or on the road. And amPlug is not just a convenient way to get great guitar sound. There's also an AUX input jack so you can jam along with your CD/MP3 player.

    Classic Rock gives you the great high-gain sound of a UK-made 100W amp, and uses four classical gain circuits to deliver that great sound.

    Also available in AC30, that emulates the AC30 top boost sound of a vintage VOX AC30, and Metal, based on a California-made high-gain amplifier head.

    Features
    • Plugs directly into your guitar—a great-sounding headphone guitar 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.
    • Up to 15 hours of battery life with two Alkaline AAA batteries.
    • Quick and easy setup! Just connect amPlug to your guitar and enjoy serious sound.
    • With its completely analog design, great care was also taken with amPlug's gain circuitry.

    You've tried headphone amps before, but not from Vox! Satisfaction guaranteed.

     

    amPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp Specifications:

    • Power supply: two AAA batteries
    • Battery life: with alkaline batteries: approximately 15 hours (with zinc-carbon batteries: approximately 7 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 Metal Guitar Headphone Amp
     
    4.7

    (based on 23 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (18)

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      (4)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (5)
    • Portable (5)
    • Excellent sound (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Clean to Over the Top Crunch

        I just received this small headphone amp and just quit playing it after two straight hours. I purchased the Vox Amplug AC30 about a year ago and was less than impressed with it. At...Read complete review

        I just received this small headphone amp and just quit playing it after two straight hours. I purchased the Vox Amplug AC30 about a year ago and was less than impressed with it. At the time, I was running it into a Highway One Telecaster with stock single coil pickups.I now have a Gibson SG Standard with stock pickups. I really debated weather or not to get the AC30 again or the Classic Rock because I couldn't find any definitive reviews about how clean the Classic Rock could get. Let me be DEFINITIVE...It can do cleans really well! It can also get some crazy gain too. I was really impressed by how responsive it was to my playing dynamics. Even with a lot of gain, all I had to do was roll back the volume and it sounded so warm and full.Having watched the few YouTube videos with the AC30, I didn't think it would have enough gain or crunch. I'm so glad I went with the Classic Rock.

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        Cheap toy

        I bought this because I wanted a quick little practice amp and was really unhappy with it. The distortion tone is awfull; no tonal harmonics at all and there is no clean tone,...Read complete review

        I bought this because I wanted a quick little practice amp and was really unhappy with it. The distortion tone is awfull; no tonal harmonics at all and there is no clean tone, just a constant rasp. I gave it away and bought a Pocket Rockit S1 which sounds 100x better and it icludes headphones and has a nifty rotating input plug. The Vox is not worth the money. Its just a fad toy.

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        5.0

        Great Device!

        By Beast

        from Nashville

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Limited Functions

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vox amPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp:

          Perfect practice amp if you live in an apartment, dorm, or have family that you want to bother. Classic rock version sounds great. Just wish that it was a bit louder. These ears are old.

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          5.0

          Excellent product!

          By DaveyJoe

          from North Las Vegas, Nevada

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

            Comments about Vox amPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp:

            This thing is like having a portable amp attatched to your guitar without all the hassle. You can plug it in, feed in a jam track from your lap top, desk top, or cd/dvd player thru the aux port on it, plug in you head phones and hear yourself jam like you were on stage!

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            4.0

            Serves the Purpose

            By Jim in SC

            from Beaufort, SC

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Connect Also Mp3 Player
            • Easy To Use
            • Portable

            Cons

            • Not Loud Without Gain

            Best Uses

            • Playing Quietly

            Comments about Vox amPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp:

            I just bought my third Classic rock one, which is positive and negative. A great little device for playing when you have to be quiet. The 2 biggest drawbacks are the following. (1) In order to get much sound you have to turn up the gain which gives a lot of distortion so surprisingly only a small window for warm nondistorted sound considering there are other versions with more distortion. (2) It seems that after a while they start giving some static, although after putting them away they work ok again. Don't know why, but doesn't seem related to the strength of the battery. Finally, on a positive note, the VOX products seem to be the only ones of these plug in amps that permit both a headset and an mp3/computer input. This is useful for playing along with recorded songs.

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            4.0

            Meets your needs

            By JGG

            from South Carolina

            About Me Experienced

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Is As Advertised
            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Playing With Music On Yt
              • Ultra Portable
              • When Need To Play Quietly

              Comments about Vox amPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp:

              This is as advertised. Has plug in for guitar and input from computer/mp3 player. The only one available with both apparently. My only complaint is that it is not available with a clean sound. Even for the rock version, by the time you max out the volume and put the gain up enough to hear there is usually too much distortion for a cleaner sound. It's ok, but not like it should be. Yo would expect this from the heavy metal version.

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              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              THIS THING IS UNDER PRICED VERY NICE

              By FLASH

              from KY

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Vox amPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp:

                  VERY WELL WORTH THE MONEY AND THEN SOME

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                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  mini amp that rocks

                  By The Varment

                  from Fall City, Wa

                  Comments about Vox amPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp:

                  Wow! this little amp really really kick's ass. Turn the gain down and it is clear and clean. turn the gain up to get down and dirty. Turn the gain all the way up and you have great sustain, And I only have a $20 set of head phones. Playing this mini amp on my GIBSON studio.

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                  (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Clean to Over the Top Crunch

                  By beaugatlin

                  from Plano,TX

                  Comments about Vox amPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp:

                  I just received this small headphone amp and just quit playing it after two straight hours. I purchased the Vox Amplug AC30 about a year ago and was less than impressed with it. At the time, I was running it into a Highway One Telecaster with stock single coil pickups.I now have a Gibson SG Standard with stock pickups. I really debated weather or not to get the AC30 again or the Classic Rock because I couldn't find any definitive reviews about how clean the Classic Rock could get. Let me be DEFINITIVE...It can do cleans really well! It can also get some crazy gain too. I was really impressed by how responsive it was to my playing dynamics. Even with a lot of gain, all I had to do was roll back the volume and it sounded so warm and full.Having watched the few YouTube videos with the AC30, I didn't think it would have enough gain or crunch. I'm so glad I went with the Classic Rock.

                  Comment on this review

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Pretty Good

                  By Bloozy

                  from Winston-Salem, NC

                  Comments about Vox amPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp:

                  I'm a hard sell on many items. I recently bought this item and instantly liked it. It's made to sound a little crunchy to relatively distorted. I find the sound good enough for anything I want to practice. With the gain down as low as it will go, I even get a "clean enough" sound for songs that require no crunch or distortion (though others may find it not clean enough). The only problem I have is that it will not plug completely into my Heavy Metal Strat. I solved this by routing it through a chorus pedal which not only made it work for the Strat, but now added chorus. If I wanted to travel with it, I'd simply take my Les Paul which the Vox has no problems plugging into. I think it's priced a bit high, but no too bad (apparently; I bought one!) That you can route MP3 and other sources through it is a real bonus when I'm trying to learn some new licks.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent practice amp.

                  By Punx93-WvOIZ

                  from Bloomingburg, Ohio

                  Comments about Vox amPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp:

                  This is a very versatile amp that can go from sweet cleans to insane ditortion. I play stuff like Green Day, paramore and the offspring; when I use it with my strat, I get that perfect tone with some adjustment of the gain and tone. I like that it uses AAA's and not 9 volts (more convenient, cheaper)I love this and I would definately recommend it.

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Perfect practice amp

                  By Tonefreak9

                  from Florida

                  Comments about Vox amPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp:

                  This little headphone amp has a great tone. Its modeled after old British amps so its got a great overdrive sound. Please note that if you want to get a clean tone look at some of the other models. The gain must be turned up a little to hear anything out of this. If you normally play out of a tube amp with some grit, there won't be much of a difference in your tone when you plug into this. It also comes with an auxillary input so you can plug in your cd player or your ipod. For those of us that live with other people this is a great way to be able to practice songs over and over without annoying everyone around you. Also, if your car stereo has an aux input also then you have got yourself a mobile rig. Think about those commercials for the car that came out a few years ago with Slash plugged into it wailing.

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