All three models in the range integrate a certain guitar or bass tone straight into a set of headphones, with no guitar-based dongle required. The VGH AC30 is, of course, based on the chimey sound of a Vox AC30, while the VGH Rock is based on ‘80s and ‘90s high-gain stacks, and the VGH Bass is based on a “wide dynamic range” bass amplifier.
For all three, the core guitar tone is achieved with Vox’s valve reactor circuitry, while the on-board effects include chorus, delay, and reverb, each with 3 variations. Vox also notes that the cable that connects the VGH to your guitar is now longer and thicker when compared to the AmPhones – and the controls have been moved to the right ear, meaning you can make quick adjustments without taking your left hand off the guitar’s neck.
The hardware includes an aux-in jack for easily connecting any music source and practising along without disturbing the neighbours. When the power is turned off, the VGH headphones act like a normal pair of headphones – and given they’re manufactured by Audio Technica, there’s quite a lot of headphone-building experience behind their sound.
See more with Vox’s demo video below.