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Vox amPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp  

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    VOX tone that plugs directly into your guitar!

    The Vox amPlug Metal 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. 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, 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, the Vox 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.

    Metal delivers the explosive roar of US high-gain metal sound, and uses two stages of ultra-high gain plus a mid-cut circuit, giving you modern metal high-gain sound anywhere and anytime.

    Also available in AC30, that emulates the AC30 top boost sound of a vintage VOX AC30, and Classic Rock, which gives you the great high-gain sound of a UK-made 100W amp.

    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
     
    4.8

    (based on 27 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (3)
    • Portable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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          • Experienced (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        MY GOD IT'S PERFECT!!!!!!

        I was thinking about spending 100 bucks on a 15 watt amp from line 6 but then ran into this little guy on youtube and bought it as soon as possible! i loved...Read complete review

        I was thinking about spending 100 bucks on a 15 watt amp from line 6 but then ran into this little guy on youtube and bought it as soon as possible! i loved it!!! i have not one bvad thing to say about it except i wish the battery life was longer but 15 hours is still pretty good haha. Its capable of some serious high gain distortion! I can play Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon, Bullet For My Valentine, Avenged Sevenfold and MANY MORE high gain distortion bands all in one amp that fits in my pocket! im completely impressed! if youre looking for quiet practice and high gain distortion whenever...this amp is for you! you can also carry around like some ipod speakers and set up like a portable rig with this thing instead of spending $30 on the cab for it!!! i love it so much! i plan to buy more vox amplugs in the near future!!! one last thing...this is by NO MEANS a clean amp...for metalheads only...but i seriously recommend it...its just too awesome!!

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        AMPLUG METAL HEADPHONE AMP

        Bought this expecting both good gain and a okay clean sound not the case...if you want both don't buy it but if all you want is gain then it is a good...Read complete review

        Bought this expecting both good gain and a okay clean sound not the case...if you want both don't buy it but if all you want is gain then it is a good purchase.

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        5.0

        Great tone

        By jeremy

        from Texas

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dose Not Sound Cheesy
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Portable

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vox amPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp:

          It's got a great metal sound !

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          3.0

          AMPLUG METAL HEADPHONE AMP

          By cjaqua

          from Chatham, MI

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Portable

          Cons

          • Poor Sound Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vox amPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp:

            Bought this expecting both good gain and a okay clean sound not the case...if you want both don't buy it but if all you want is gain then it is a good purchase.

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            5.0

            Krunchy

            By little hoot

            from wherever you think

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Vox amPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp:

            kruchy metal sound

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            4.0

            Worth it to me..

            By Kidmag

            from San Diego, CA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Portable

            Cons

            • Limited Functions

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vox amPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp:

              4 stars because there isn't a good overdrive sound, or ability to adjust tone controls (bass/mid/treb). You can get great distortion, and a couple different kinds. I play it through a strat mostly because it sits in the jack nicely. The thing has the same basic tone whether your playing single coils or hums, high or low output - sure there are differences, but they are not major differences, so just pick the guitar that the jack sits in nicely. Different headphones sound differently, like I find my Bose headphones to be too bassy, and the cheaper ipod headphones actually sound better. This thing has a TONE of bass. So yeah not super versatile, but definitely good for metal, and crazy over the top heavy distortion. I don't find the low gain tones to be anything near a good overdrive, once you get down there it just gets weak and fizzy. But for what it does, its nice.

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              5.0

              Great lil Crunch

              Comments about Vox amPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp:

              Got this lil fellow to help with the late night urge to practice and house full of sleeping children, dogs and wife. It has surpassed my personal expectations, introduced this to well seasoned player and he said he would be getting one soon. Only thing is if you don't play alot of lower tones riffs then it's deff not for you but if you dig that crunch then this satisfies that need totally. I am bout 99% sure I am getting another model (classic Rock or Lead) to practice less darker tones and riffs. Great buy for my buck!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              This things great!

              Comments about Vox amPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp:

              If you're on the fence....just buy one. For the price it is well worth the fun and convience!
              This little thing ROCKS! Ofcourse you need some decent earbuds, but the sound is really amazing! I was hesitant to buy one, but I said what the hell. I was pleasantly surprised and for the price it was worth it. I may try some of the other sounds.
              It's plastic, but what isn't anymore.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome

              By sage dawson

              from U.S.A

              Comments about Vox amPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp:

              Super awesome, nice heavy tones. I thought i broke mine cause i dropped it opening the batteries it came with, but i realized that i just had my headphones plugged into the wrong hole.
              Awesome design, very durable, very handy, very portable.
              Super awesome.
              Waaaaaaaay worth the money, and its cheap anyways so another plus.

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              5.0

              Fantastic!

              By Unnamed User-wYXK3

              from New Delhi, India

              Comments about Vox amPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp:

              The construction is all plastic and the grill is actually a sticker but the jack is solid and this thing sounds great even through trashy headphones. Really authentic Hi-gain sound. There is no clean sound and even dialing the gain knob back all the way produces a fuzzy sound. I am a rock guitarist however and this doesn't bother me. Battery life is decent. Overall very satisfied for the price I paid.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              MY GOD IT'S PERFECT!!!!!!

              By Anonymous

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Vox amPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp:

              I was thinking about spending 100 bucks on a 15 watt amp from line 6 but then ran into this little guy on youtube and bought it as soon as possible! i loved it!!! i have not one bvad thing to say about it except i wish the battery life was longer but 15 hours is still pretty good haha. Its capable of some serious high gain distortion! I can play Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon, Bullet For My Valentine, Avenged Sevenfold and MANY MORE high gain distortion bands all in one amp that fits in my pocket! im completely impressed! if youre looking for quiet practice and high gain distortion whenever...this amp is for you! you can also carry around like some ipod speakers and set up like a portable rig with this thing instead of spending $30 on the cab for it!!! i love it so much! i plan to buy more vox amplugs in the near future!!! one last thing...this is by NO MEANS a clean amp...for metalheads only...but i seriously recommend it...its just too awesome!!

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              It is not a replacement amp!!

              By Anonymous

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Vox amPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp:

              This is a great piece of equipment! It is ment to give you some tone and crunch when you cant plug into a big amp. My guitar tech hooked me up with this! It is great to warm up with in the green room, or in the van. People, quit acting like this doesnt sound as good as your main amp!! It's FOR PRACTICE!! and its worth every penny!!

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