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My Amp Through Headphones

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by unixfish, Nov 30, 2020.

  1. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Apr 20, 2013
    Northeast Ohio, USA
    After reading a bit about @DrPepper and his headphone amp, I decided to plug in some ear buds to my Mustang III V2 this weekend.

    Things sounded - different. In a good way.

    I scrolled through a bunch of pre-sets I have never really liked, but never got around to replacing. I found I liked them a lot better with headphones. A lot.

    Maybe it is because I can finally "hear" the intricacies of the sounds? Or maybe there are sounds you pick up in headphones that are lost to a 12" guitar speaker?

    Regardless, I was surprised how much fun I had. I will probably need to get an extension cord for my earbuds or some decent over-the-ear units with a longer cord.

    Now I know why people record with this amp - maybe speaker vs. direct out gives you much different sounds, closer to headphones, and opens up some possibilities.

    Has anyone else found this to be true?
  2. cenz

    cenz Tele-Meister

    Mar 15, 2020
    Frozen Sphincter MN
    Yes. Mustang 2v2, Code 25 and Crush 12.

    Get regular over the ear headphones. I have a set of cheap Audio-Technica phones with a 20 ft cord. 29 beans at GC. Better than earbuds.
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