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Check this out:

 

http://www.voxamps.com/amphone/

 

I've been waiting for something like this to come out for a while now. They're going to sell for $99 and there's four different models to choose from.

 

EDIT:

 

As some of you have already found out, they will be shipping out mid October. Here are some reviews and some more info about them:

 

http://www.engadget....amp-headphones/

 

http://www.digitaltr...r/vox-amphones/

 

http://www.electroni....delay.effects/

 

For anyone who missed it, here are the audio samples of each model:

 

http://soundcloud.co...phones-twin-rev

http://soundcloud.co...phones-lead-rev

http://soundcloud.co...amphones-bass-1

http://soundcloud.co...phones-ac30-rev

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Leave it to Vox to build a better mouse trap-yet again.The original AmPlug is a great little rig and incredible if you play it through a high-end stereo system.Since the phones are made by Audio Technica they should be of above average quality.With the built in effects the phones should be one of the best practice aids available and there will be one on my Christmas list(an AC-30 no doubt) this year.I wonder if they'll be coming out with a Joe Satriani model like the did with the Amplug.

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They do not list an availability date on these yet for the USA.

I sent them an email, hoping to hear back soon.

 

I listed to all the sound samples, and the dry signal for both the ac30 and lead sound good, but I am leaning towards the lead one.

 

 

Hmmmm, Sweetwater will have them early October.

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/amPhoneLead/

Going to login and get a set...

It's Arriving Soon!

We've confirmed this item will ship soon from Vox and should arrive in our warehouse the week of 10/14. Go ahead, place your order now. We will ship it immediately, the very same day we receive it from Vox.

 

Why wait?

We have a great relationship with Vox and we'll receive this item as soon or sooner than anyone else in the country. We have the best service team in the industry, and free tech support for everything we sell.

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Also just found out from my local shop these will also be with us in the UK in October and they will be

 

£99

 

 

Bloody cheek!!!

Which ones you going for?

I had to Google that to convert the price, more than what we pay here in the US.

99 British pounds sterling = 160.4592 US dollars

 

I do knot know the exchange rate if that means you are paying a lot more, or if it equals out with the economy where you live.

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Which ones you going for?

I had to Google that to convert the price, more than what we pay here in the US.

99 British pounds sterling = 160.4592 US dollars

 

I do knot know the exchange rate if that means you are paying a lot more, or if it equals out with the economy where you live.

Yeah it often happens to us.. even with that exchange rate sometimes they just decide to charge us the same in pounds.. Its kind of annoying.. I know theres like shipping and tax.. but $60 worth... I dont think so...

 

And im not sure what one I want yet... will probably want to try them in real life first :)

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Sweetwater just called me on the tele, and I told him I read a negative review on it at one of the URLs above in the first post.

He said he does not know how that is possible since the Vox rep was just out at Sweetwater the other day, and he does not even have a set in his hands yet.

 

So I am hoping these are better than the reviewer spoke of here.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/18/vox-amphones-audio-technica-guitar-amp-headphones/

As far as sound goes? Well, it's basically just as passable as the build quality. No matter how we set the dials, the sound of guitar came out very harsh and hard to make out. The plug does have the vibe of an actual AC30 in its voicing, but it comes through as simply a wall of intense overdrive. Further exacerbating the problem, the main volume was insanely loud set to just a mere a two out of 10, leaving little room for mixing in our music or fine-tuning over levels. The on-ear controls are also hard to reach, meaning we had to take the cans off every time we wanted to make an adjustment -- a much easier task with the AmPlug which is always near your fingertips. Hopefully the Amphones will receive a bit of tweaking before their October release, but, as it stands, this editor will be sticking with the AmPlug and his own choice of headphones for practicing -- despite its niggles, it's hands-down the better option.
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  • 4 weeks later...

Would be even cooler if it had some kind of output so you could record from it.. that would make them perfect..

 

 

Hey Rabs,

 

If you want something for recording check out the line6 Pod. I have the 2.0

I see there is now also a smaller cheaper version called the pocket pod.

Never used it though.

 

It's a cool little amp modeler with flange/delay/reverb and some nice distortions on it.

 

Looks like the 2.0 is around 200 bucks Canadian here and the pocket pod is 134.

Got mine a long time ago and I'm pretty sure I paid alot more than that.

Can't remember though, don't matter.

 

It's really versatile. 1/4 inch outs with a switch to flip between using on an amp(set clean) or direct into a mixer, or in your case your boss recorder. Midi in/outs.

 

Plus, what I really like about it is lately I just use it as a practice amp.

Sit it on the coffee table and plug my headphones into it. I don't bug my family.

And it sounds great.

 

I really like it.

 

 

http://line6.com/pod20/ins_outs.html

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Hey Rabs,

 

If you want something for recording check out the line6 Pod. I have the 2.0

I see there is now also a smaller cheaper version called the pocket pod.

Never used it though.

 

It's a cool little amp modeler with flange/delay/reverb and some nice distortions on it.

 

Looks like the 2.0 is around 200 bucks Canadian here and the pocket pod is 134.

Got mine a long time ago and I'm pretty sure I paid alot more than that.

Can't remember though, don't matter.

 

It's really versatile. 1/4 inch outs with a switch to flip between using on an amp(set clean) or direct into a mixer, or in your case your boss recorder. Midi in/outs.

 

Plus, what I really like about it is lately I just use it as a practice amp.

Sit it on the coffee table and plug my headphones into it. I don't bug my family.

And it sounds great.

 

I really like it.

 

 

http://line6.com/pod20/ins_outs.html

Yeah I have a recording device for that..

 

But I just think it would be cooler if you could record from it.. You have this nice juicy tone and all you can do is practice which in itself is cool but id want to record it...

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