VOX Amplification has announced the mid-fall release of Amphones, active headphones with a built-in VOX Amplug guitar or bass amplifier that can also be used as conventional headphones.
Four Amphones models are available. “AC30″ reproduces the sound of the classic VOX AC30 amplifier. “Twin” simulates the sound of a famous US-made clean combo amp. “Lead” covers lead guitar sounds ranging from UK-made amps to US-made high-gain boutique amps. “Bass” models VOX’s classic AC100 bass amp with a wide-range design to accommodate a variety of tonal possibilities. The AC30, Twin, and Lead versions offer reverb/chorus & delay, while the Bass version provides a compressor. Each model uses a completely analog design to model the circuit response of the original amp.