I need a more convenient way to play bass to music at night. currently i use the headphone output of my bass amp to send my bass sound to my over-the-ear headphones, then i have my in-ear headphones from my ipod to play the music, and then use both headsets at the same time. as you can probably guess, this isnt working to well. primarily, my headphone cords arent too long, so i have to sit just about next to my amp and lean over so i can keep some slack. how can i increase the length of my cords to play more comfortably? is there a device that i can hook my ipod and amp to so i can hear both through only 1 headset? also, the headphone output of my amp has some static noise in it. while mild, its present and kinda bugs me. far as i can tell, it is caused by the amp and not my bass as it keeps even and doesnt change with playing. is there some different preamp or device that can let me control my sound but have a cleaner sound or be more portable than my amp?