NAMM 2021: Vox revives its headphone amp range with the VGH series

Allowing for late-night or on-the-go practice

Vox VGH Headphones

Image: Vox

NAMM 2021: Vox has unveiled the VGH series, its latest set of all-in-one headphone amplifiers. The range follows Vox’s previous take on the formula, the AmPhones.

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.

Each unit lists for $129.99. Find out more at For more from NAMM 2021, take a look at our hub here.


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