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Headphones + pedals

PostPosted: 07 Jul 2018, 00:25
by black03
Hi, what is the best device to test and listen to pedals with headphones? I was thinking about buying the Vox plug Amp with a good headset, but I did not try it and I do not know if the distortions sound bad?
Recommendations?

Re: Headphones + pedals

PostPosted: 07 Jul 2018, 15:45
by sixthfloor
The vox amplug will distort what you hear. Not very good for listening to a pedal on its own IMO.

I'd recommend plugging the pedals and your headphones directly to a mixer, or using a multi-fx unit (e.g. zoom G1on) in bypass mode.

Re: Headphones + pedals

PostPosted: 07 Jul 2018, 20:36
by apollomusicservice
I use my DIY tube/mosfet headphone amp, very good linearity and sound very good.
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Re: Headphones + pedals

PostPosted: 08 Jul 2018, 12:00
by 287m
try Velleman K4102 < your prefered cabsim < pedal in test

Re: Headphones + pedals

PostPosted: 09 Jul 2018, 01:19
by black03
287m wrote:try Velleman K4102 < your prefered cabsim < pedal in test


It works well? You have bad score on Amazon, I saw many videos that on the Namm are with headphones testing pedals, as manufacturers do?

Re: Headphones + pedals

PostPosted: 10 Jul 2018, 02:13
by 287m
black03 wrote:
287m wrote:try Velleman K4102 < your prefered cabsim < pedal in test


It works well? You have bad score on Amazon, I saw many videos that on the Namm are with headphones testing pedals, as manufacturers do?


What you mean about me have bad score in amazon :shock: never buy and sell in amazon. Just affiliate for some time ago. hahaha

its just a suggestion. you can try it on breadboard ( as schemo already on net ). If suit you, build it :mrgreen: btw, we talk about DIY, yes?
or you want try this? :wink:
sorry for lazy draw, all opamp is 5532. OL & OR is output for headphone jack.

for me, a (almost) flat response headphone/iem/earbud is must. best bang for buck is takstar HD2000 or ts671

Re: Headphones + pedals

PostPosted: 14 Jul 2018, 19:22
by black03
287m wrote:
black03 wrote:
287m wrote:try Velleman K4102 < your prefered cabsim < pedal in test


It works well? You have bad score on Amazon, I saw many videos that on the Namm are with headphones testing pedals, as manufacturers do?


What you mean about me have bad score in amazon :shock: never buy and sell in amazon. Just affiliate for some time ago. hahaha

its just a suggestion. you can try it on breadboard ( as schemo already on net ). If suit you, build it :mrgreen: btw, we talk about DIY, yes?
or you want try this? :wink:
sorry for lazy draw, all opamp is 5532. OL & OR is output for headphone jack.

for me, a (almost) flat response headphone/iem/earbud is must. best bang for buck is takstar HD2000 or ts671


Thank you for your response, but I really can not find options to buy in addition to the vallerman, as do the manufacturers to show their products at the Expo as Namm? I see many depriving with headphones.

Thank you

Re: Headphones + pedals

PostPosted: 17 Aug 2018, 05:21
by soulsonic
apollomusicservice wrote:I use my DIY tube/mosfet headphone amp, very good linearity and sound very good.
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sixthfloor wrote:The vox amplug will distort what you hear. Not very good for listening to a pedal on its own IMO.

I'd recommend plugging the pedals and your headphones directly to a mixer, or using a multi-fx unit (e.g. zoom G1on) in bypass mode.


Terrible advices....


I test my pedals with headphones all the time. The #1 thing is you MUST use some kind of thing with a cab sim. I built myself a simple headphone amp with a condor/marshall (switchable) cab sim circuit with a little simple mosfet preamp thing before that (to boost the signal up a bit to get a good level) and it works great.

ANYTHING WITHOUT A CAB SIM BEFORE THE HEADPHONE AMP WILL SOUND ABSOLUTELY AWFUL AND GIVE YOU A VERY POOR IMPRESSION OF WHAT THE PEDAL SOUNDS LIKE

I realize someone in this thread mentioned a cab sim already, so I'm not ignoring that post, I'm just saying, please pay attention to that advice to use a cab sim because it is absolutely necessary with headphones.

A pedal can't drive headphones directly, unless it's special with a headphone amp and cab sim built in, OMG...

Re: Headphones + pedals

PostPosted: 20 Aug 2018, 22:24
by roseblood11
Some of these small "amplugs" have really good clean sounds.