Headphone Amp

(1 customer review)


Listen to your guitar through headphones for tuning or quiet practicing with the Saturnworks headphone amp.

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The Saturnworks headphone amp enables you to listen to your guitar through headphones, for tuning or quiet practicing.

The Saturnworks headphone amp pedal switches between an amplified 1/4″ stereo (TRS) headphone output jack and a true bypass output. The headphone out allows you to silently tune or to quietly practice. Also, with the headphone amp pedal, you don’t even need an amp. You can use the headphone amp by itself, without an amp at all, to quietly practice. You can hear yourself play, rather than angry complaints from the neighbors.

The MP3 input version adds a stereo MP3 input plus an active mixer circuit. This allows you to mix an MP3 signal, from inputs such as a phone or computer, to your guitar signal. This setup lets you play along with your favorite music, either through headphones or through your amp. This version has separate level controls for each input (guitar + MP3) and a level control for the headphone circuit. The footswitch bypasses the headphone amp circuitry and sends the summed guitar + MP3 signal to the amp output jack.

The headphone amp comes with a 1/4″ to 1/8″ adapter so that you can use it with smaller headphones and earbuds. The MP3 version comes with two adapters, so you can easily connect your headphones and MP3 input.

Please note: since the headphone amp comes before your amp, it will not sound like your amp. The sound coming through the headphones will be the ‘pure’ signal, as it sounds before it hits your amp. Many of your effects, particularly fuzzes and distortion pedals, may sound different than you’re using to hearing them through your amp’s speakers. This may seem obvious, but we have had customers complain that the headphone amp didn’t sound like their amp.

Saturnworks pedals may be customized with various graphics, LED colors, and select component upgrades. Check out our graphics and upgrades page for more info.

Saturnworks headphone amps are handcrafted in the USA with boutique grade features and components including:

  • A 2.5″ x 4.5″ cast-aluminum enclosure — 3.6″ x 4.75″ for the MP3 version.
  • A high quality switch.
  • Heavy duty Neutrik jacks.
  • Runs on standard 9v DC center-negative power.
  • Handcrafted and bench-tested in California, USA.
  • A 1-year warranty against manufacturing and parts defects.


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Headphone Amp, Headphone Amp with MP3 Input

1 review for Headphone Amp

  1. toby

    Solid, Sounds great, behaves like a regular pre-amp.
    I use it for quiet after-the-kids-are-asleep practicing/tone questing and in a loop-switcher channel with my sampling pedals, I can preview what’s happening before I unleash it.

    Like all the SW things, it’s built to last.

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