Amphones let your rock out with no amp
If you own a guitar or a bass, and you like to practice, you have a problem, and that problem is the shrieking barbarians you have been forced by circumstance to make your neighbors. You can keep the amp on 1 and fire it up at three in the afternoon on a Monday and you’ll still have the people you can hear having joyless sex and the guy who never stops moving furniture at your door, whining about that horrible racket you’re making.
So, for a hundred bucks, you can get the best thing that ever happened to guitarists with rent money.
Amphones are pretty much self-explanatory. Plug the quarter-inch jack in, slip on the phones, and start playing. They’ve got dials for gain, tone, volume and effect, and they’re powered by a set of AAA batteries. They’re not going to replace the amp that you have, but they do allow you to play without disturbing the annoying people around you.
The best part is that they’re $100 and that they’re built by Audio Technica, a Japanese company that actually does good work with audio equipment at reasonable prices. But they’ll let you practice, especially when the neighbors start having joyless sex on the furniture they’ve moving.