Connections: headphone out, aux in Power supply: AAA batteries x 2 Dimensions: (W x D x H) 3.39 x 3.15 x 1.22” (86 x 80 x 31mm)
Worth the price. This is the one you want for your bass.
5.0 out of 5.0 by
BWK on April 3, 2017
Two years ago, I bought a different headphone amp: JOYO JA-03 "Tube Drive" Sound Effect Mini Guitar Pocket Amplifier with Headphone Output. I paid $11.11 for it. I can plug it in between my bass and headphones and hear myself. I thought that was all I needed--just to hear myself for practicing. But it really sounds like crap and it was not specifically for a bass.So, last week I bought this Vox unit VOX AP2BS amPlug Bass G2 Guitar Headphone Amp which does the same thing but is made for a bass and costs almost four times as much ($39.99). Does it sound $29 better? Oh, yeah.Both units have volume, tone and gain adjustments (pots), an aux input and, of course, a headphone output. The Joyo's initial gain adjustment is a pot whereas the Vox unit has 3 discrete levels you select with a push-button. (But there is a volume dial.) The Vox unit also has a drum machine with adjustable volume, tempo and 3 different rhythms, one of which can be tweaked to be just a metronome. I didn't want the drum machine but I could see a use for it, provided we're in 4/4 time.I wish I'd bought the Vox unit two years ago; it sounds that much better. The tone is clean and rich and sounds, to me, like an expensive amp.
5.0 out of 5.0 by
skyforce95 on June 26, 2017
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Sounds great with a stereo system; features are comparable to an AD30VT modelling amp
5.0 out of 5.0 by
Alan Turing on May 14, 2017
I wanted a "no frills" amp for practicing my guitar in bed late at night without disturbing the whole house and this unit fit the bill perfectly.Of course, a headphone amp is going to be limited by the speaker that generates the actual sound (this goes for any amp, really) so if you have crappy headphones, you shouldn't expect miracles, but if you have good headphones or better yet, a nice stereo system, you can expect to be very pleased with the sound quality and features at this price point. This unit essentially feels like they took the circuit board from one of those Vox modelling amps (AD30VT etc) and miniaturized it.I am mainly using this unit while plugging it into a real stereo system that I use for my TV and PS4 etc (a standard audio receiver and 2 large Technics floor speakers). On this setup, it sounds incredible, even better than the Vox digital modelling amps, possibly due to the nice technics speakers. Clean and slightly overdriven tones are essentially the same or better as a real AC30 (this unit adds *zero* noise, I couldn't believe it).Of course, when you try to push the gain up, since it's digital, this little thing will not be able to match the sweet tones of a real overdriven tube amp, and you might get some clipping or harsh distortion if you don't dial it in just right. In my experience, after finding the sweet spot between my guitar's volume and this amp's gain and volume knobs, I was able to dial in some really nice lead tones (once again, similar to the AD30VT), though ultimately I ended up sticking to the cleaner sounds which can range from natural "acoustic" low-gain tones to sparkly, shimmery tones with a medium amount of gain.As for negative feedback, I imagine some of the negative reviewers here who are reporting tinny / piercing sounds simply haven't found that sweet spot between their attack, guitar volume, amp gain, amp volume, and finally, speaker/headphone volume. You really need to get all 5 factors right to get the most mileage out of this thing. If you don't dial it in right, you will probably get less than stellar sounds but that just means you aren't dialing it in right. The effects (chorus, delay, etc) obviously will not sound as great as dedicated analog stomp boxes but they are good enough for a distraction. I only use the reverb, and I found that one of the 3 available reverb settings suited my needs perfectly.As a final though, I love having the amp controls right at the guitar. I wish my real amps would let me adjust gain and volume right from my guitar!
This Headphone Amp has Amazing Sound.
5.0 out of 5.0 by
Tom T on August 19, 2018
I purchased a VOX AC30 headphone amp a few years back and while it worked fine, It just didn't have the sound I wanted. When the "Blues" version of the amp was released I watched the reviews for a long while before deciding to take a chance. I figured that if it didn't sound any better than my AC 30 I could return it.Well, I was really surprised at how much better this amp sounded than my old AC30. With a decent (not expensive) set of over the ear headphones the sound into my ears is close to what I hear with a good full sized amp. I can plug my laptop or phone into the AUX input and play along with some backing tracks. A perfect setup for practice in a hotel room.Like other VOX headphone amps, this one has three sound versions plus three Effects. Thus you can mix up 12 different outputs. There are Tone, Gain and Volume pots for fine tuning. Turning up the gain has the expected effect of producing a gritty over-drive sound. The tone knob does a pretty good job of toning down treble.The VOX plugs directly into the audio jack of your guitar, but I find this pretty inconvenient since it never seems to orient so that adjustments are easy to make while playing. As an alternative, I use a two foot long 1/4" audio extension cord. That is long enough to allow me to wrap the VOX over my lap for easy access. It also reduces the chance of breaking the unit's audio plug when sitting the guitar down.I've tried many different approaches to getting a truly portable guitar amp setup. Most end up clumsy or sound awful. The VOX Blues headphone amp is a home run by comparison to anything I've tried to date.I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a way to play and practice when guitar sound is not necessarily welcomed.
4.0 out of 5.0 by
FHW3 on March 9, 2015
Great product ... to reduce the likelihood of breakage, put a 1/4 in leader cable on it, with a gender changer if necessary, rather than plugging it directly into the guitar. Otherwise you can fairly easily break off the plug in the guitar jack.