Choosing A Basic Headphone Amp

While you can get amp heads and combo heads that include a headphone jack, some people prefer to have a separate guitar headphone amp. Having a pocket amplifier system that works with your headphones allows you to use your guitar anywhere and not worry about the noise. Basic headphone amps for guitars that are small and much easier to port around.

There are many different types of guitar headphones amps. When the only feature you’re looking for is to be able to use the headphone amp, not worrying about added effects or recording features, there are still a lot of options just for a basic headphone amp.

When looking for the right guitar headphone amp, consider the specifications – what they mean and how they suit what you’re looking for.


Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 5 inches
Weight: 3 ounces
Batteries: 2 x AAA
Connections: Headphone Out, AUX In
The VOX AP2AC AC30 is a top-of-the-line headphone amp with expert circuitry and power to give you a sound you’ll be able to get lost in. It’s a bit pricier than a lot of the other heaphone amps but the difference in sound is noticeable.

Dimensions: 100 x 88 x 23 mm
Weight: 0.3 ounces
Batteries: 2 x AAA
Connections: Headphone Out, AUX In
The NUX Classic Rock Guitar Plug is a great basic headphone amp with built-in distortion with a classic rock effect. It gives you everything you need and more, plus it’s small and slick.

Joyo Ja-03

Dimensions: 3.5 x 1 x 3 inches
Weight: 0.3 ounces
Batteries: 2 x AAA
Connections: 1/8 inch stereo in
The Joyo Ja-03 is a great inexpensive headphone amp that gets the job done. It has good sound and controls to let you create distortions.

MXR M152 Micro Flanger

 

Dimensions: 13.8 x 7.1 x 3.5 inches
Weight: 4.8 ounces
Batteries: None – USB Chargable
Connections: Headphone Out, AUX In

The MXR M152 Micro Flanger is a solid headphone amp that is dependable and simple.

 

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