Best headphones practice amp?

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  1. usablefiber

    usablefiber Active Member

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    I need to find a way to practice using headphones for late night. I don’t really have a good computer or software or a setup like that i can use with plugins or whatever. I also don’t particularly like the little vox mini plug in amps very much: i always bump them and get tangled and such:

    I know the spark is a popular choice as i’m sure it has bluetooth, but honestly i’m not a huge phan of app and computer style amps with a million presets and options and such.

    i was looking at the orange micro terror which has an output as well as usable with my 1x10 little cab for practicing.

    The dsl 1 has aux in and out jacks, not sure if that means headphone usable or if you can just use 1/4in jack as a headphones.

    The dsl1 is ideal for me since it’s a grab n go practice option and a little more versatile than the micro.

    are there any other good options out there? head, combo, or other i haven’t thought of? again don’t want to go more than a few hundred, the dsl 1 as much as i’d want to go.

    also if there is some kind of tech option that you could explain to me as someone who is just awful using computer, let me know. Thanks guys.
     
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    fitz288 Well-Known Yinzer Gold Supporting Member

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    Spark?
     
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    what do you currently have?
     
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    gregr Well-Known Member

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    You can get really great tone with an amp in a box pedal into a clean combo amp with the pedal volume set low.
     
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    Not sure which dsl 1 you're talking about. If you are talking about the newer DSL1CR or DSL1HR, they have an audio in and an emulated out. The emulated out (made by softube) will work with headphones.
     
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    Gunner64 Emotional Support Animal Gold Supporting Member

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    Blackstar id core 10. Totally smears the Marshall dsl1's headphone out. Awesome stereo delay/ chorus. Infinitely tweakable through the blackstar website

    Trust me, The headphone out on the dsl1 is absolutely terrible.
     
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    Sapient   Silver Supporting Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Just go with the classic. Always sounded kick butt-oxen too ....

    [​IMG]
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    lol beat ya to it.
     
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    Sapient   Silver Supporting Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Yea, but their picture is grainy.

    Lol.
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    no charge for that. GC photography.
    what the "your package is on the way" thingy about?
     
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    fitz288 Well-Known Yinzer Gold Supporting Member

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    I had one of those thingamabobs a long, long, long time ago.
    IIRC, it made everything sound like,... Boston...
     
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    Hughes & Kettner - Spirit of Nano Series

    I have the vintage version. It's awesome.
     
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    Sapient   Silver Supporting Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Guitar I got. Its purpose is more for festive spirits actually though.
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    eh, it wasnt to bad honestly. i would take one now even.
     
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    fitz288 Well-Known Yinzer Gold Supporting Member

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    I liked it a lot.
    There was nothing like it back then (late 80's?).
    Battery sucker, rechargables back then sucked too.
    Plugging in a dc power supply kind of defeated the portability functionality...
     
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