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Best Portable Solution for Guitar with Headphone

I bought so many things over the years. I also sold them all. Yes, I often use my iPad as a MFX for my guitar, but sometimes, I just want a quick little device to play with my guitar and headphone.

Is there something better than this?

It's perfect to play on the go.

I will buy it, but I just wanted to know if you had a better alternative before I buy this.

Thanks.

Comments

  • Take a look at the Fender> @Montreal_Music said:

    I bought so many things over the years. I also sold them all. Yes, I often use my iPad as a MFX for my guitar, but sometimes, I just want a quick little device to play with my guitar and headphone.

    Is there something better than this?

    It's perfect to play on the go.

    I will buy it, but I just wanted to know if you had a better alternative before I buy this.

    Thanks.

    The model with the expression pedal looks good too. No clue how it sounds or the tones compare to iOS apps. Do you need the drums and the looper? There are plenty of “headphone guitar amps” with effects etc… Fender mustang micro, Vox etc…

    What’s wrong with an iPhone and an apogee jam plus? Not convenient enough?

  • @JoyceRoadStudios said:
    Take a look at the Fender> @Montreal_Music said:

    I bought so many things over the years. I also sold them all. Yes, I often use my iPad as a MFX for my guitar, but sometimes, I just want a quick little device to play with my guitar and headphone.

    Is there something better than this?

    It's perfect to play on the go.

    I will buy it, but I just wanted to know if you had a better alternative before I buy this.

    Thanks.

    The model with the expression pedal looks good too. No clue how it sounds or the tones compare to iOS apps. Do you need the drums and the looper? There are plenty of “headphone guitar amps” with effects etc… Fender mustang micro, Vox etc…

    What’s wrong with an iPhone and an apogee jam plus? Not convenient enough?

    I don't have an Apogee, just a Motu. But it's not quick to set my iPad, my sound interface, my USB power hub. Sometimes, I want something without screen and setting. Something plug and play. But I know, nothing beats the iPad. I have a bunch of really good effects to play in AUM.

  • edited November 22

    @Montreal_Music said:

    @JoyceRoadStudios said:
    Take a look at the Fender> @Montreal_Music said:

    I bought so many things over the years. I also sold them all. Yes, I often use my iPad as a MFX for my guitar, but sometimes, I just want a quick little device to play with my guitar and headphone.

    Is there something better than this?

    It's perfect to play on the go.

    I will buy it, but I just wanted to know if you had a better alternative before I buy this.

    Thanks.

    The model with the expression pedal looks good too. No clue how it sounds or the tones compare to iOS apps. Do you need the drums and the looper? There are plenty of “headphone guitar amps” with effects etc… Fender mustang micro, Vox etc…

    What’s wrong with an iPhone and an apogee jam plus? Not convenient enough?

    I don't have an Apogee, just a Motu. But it's not quick to set my iPad, my sound interface, my USB power hub. Sometimes, I want something without screen and setting. Something plug and play. But I know, nothing beats the iPad. I have a bunch of really good effects to play in AUM.

    But do you need effects, drums, and a looper? Or just the sound on an amp in your headphones? Take a look at the Fender mustang micro, is that the sort of thing you’re looking for? Also, lots of miniature amps out there with headphone jacks.

  • edited November 22

    I know what you mean about quick and convenient, lots of options out there, but perhaps others can chime in with recs.

    At the end of the day you just might need a more portable interface, like an iRig or an apogee jam plus. It’s the quick and convenient way to still use your best sounds on iOS.

  • I use a Fender Mustang Micro. Plugs into the guitar, it’s also a usb c audio interface and it’s also a Bluetooth receiver. So you can jam while you play backing tracks. It’s the size of a zippo. Love it.

    Not much editing though. It’s like a Vox Amplug on steroids. Sounds nice though

  • edited November 22

    Nuxx Mighty Plug. Similar to the Fender Mustang Micro, but cheaper and really good. IOS app, Bluetooth in, headphone out and also works as a usb audio interface.

    There’s also a new version, Mighty Plug Pro, which is…er… pro’er.

    I love these little plug in devices, the Bluetooth solved something for me I’d been trying to achieve with Vox amplugs, Bluetooth aux dongles (for rhythm accompaniment) and rubber bands. Usb rechargeable battery is definite progress from AAA’s.

    There is a 3rd party android app that lets you use a Bluetooth foot pedal to toggle the effects on and off, but alas not for iOS yet.

  • @JoyceRoadStudios said:

    What’s wrong with an iPhone and an apogee jam plus? Not convenient enough?

    Sometimes it’s good to have some time off… is that heresy here ? :smile:

  • edited November 22

    Just to add my 5ct, these small interfaces like irig hd 2 work without powered hub or camera adapter. And they are for sure lighter than those huge multi fx stompboxes ;) and they have stereo-out for the headphones. And irig has an additional amp-out which afaik apogee doesn’t have.

    Mighty plug looks really cool though. Can you change presets without using the app?

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