Electro-Harmonix Headphone Amp for Guitar


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Electro-Harmonix Headphone Amp for Guitar

Gearank Recommendation

The Electro-Harmonix Headphone Amp appeared on our recommended list for Guitar Headphone Amps from March 2018 until January 2021.


There are times when complex tools can distract, if not totally derail your practice or creative processes. This is the reason why many still prefer straightforward gear like the Electro-Harmonix Headphone Amp, a portable unit that lets you play your instrument through headphones - nothing more and nothing less.

It's a compact box with a belt clip that's powered by a 9V battery, with basic input and headphone out jacks, and a simple volume control.

What makes it interesting is how it is designed to handle pedalboards, which can be nifty if you want to practice quietly while still using your performance rig.

It is built similar to their nano-size pedals, with a metal exterior for reliability and longevity.

If you're looking for a streamlined approach to playing through headphones then get the Electro-Harmonix Headphone Amp.


  • Tone: Clean
  • Controls: Knobs: Volume
  • Inputs: 1 x 1/4" (100 kΩ Impedance)
  • Headphones: 1 x 1/8"
  • Power Source: 1 x 9V Battery
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Guitar Headphone Amps.

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I have been writing about and researching music gear for many years, all while serving as a music director at my local church. I engage in guitar playing and singer-songwriter stints, in addition to mentoring young musicians and teaching guitar and bass.