NUX Mighty Plug as a headphone amp for bass?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by matdras, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. matdras

    matdras Supporting Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    Fort Collins, Colorado
    Does anyone have any experience with the NUX Mighty Plug as a headphone amp for bass?

    ...or how it compares to the Vox or Blackstar Amplugs?

    I am intrigued by the fact that it can connect to a phone via Bluetooth to receive audio, and that it has a rechargeable battery. Even if the effects are cheesy, I like the fact there are some different reverb and mod options.

    NUX Mighty Plug Bluetooth Headphone Amp
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  2. filmtex


    May 29, 2011
    And they indicate that -using the micro USB connection- it functions as an audio interface for recording, interesting. Many more options than the Vox Amplug, and although I'm not familiar with the brand, it's likely manufactured in the same local as the Amplugs and I've had good luck with mine. $30 difference in price, basically. Why don't you grab one and review it here for the rest of us? It looks like a pretty good unit actually.
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  3. matdras

    matdras Supporting Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    Fort Collins, Colorado
    It just might be worth a test! If I do, I will post a detailed review, since there doesn’t seem to be anything out there for us bassists.
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  4. Horseflesh


    Sep 22, 2020
    I did get the Mighty Plug and for what it's worth, this beginner thinks it sounds a lot better than $70.
  5. pfschim

    pfschim Just a Skeleton with a Jazz bass

    Apr 26, 2006
    SF Bay Area
    not the Mighty Plug, but I have a NUX Mini Studio IR loader that's equipped with a headphone jack, and it could easily work as a headphone/practice rig. Only issue with the Mini Studio as a portable unit is that it needs 9v DC power, does not appear (near as I can tell) to take a 9v battery. No idea on the Mighty Plug.
  6. casbonano


    Aug 29, 2009
    SW Florida
    I just got mine today. It’s amazing. It’s has instantaneously made my practice and playing at home life better. I think I’m going to review it here on TB.
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  7. Horseflesh


    Sep 22, 2020
    Yep, I still really dig mine. It’s convenient and the built in effects totally cured me of thinking about buying amps and pedals—which are fun, but expensive and unneeded for a rank beginner playing at home.

    There’s one thing that sucks, though... no volume control. You have to use the volume on the instrument. This is ok much of the time, especially with a bass... but the guitar side has many effects which require the instrument volume to be high to get the overdrive or fuzz sound you want. That means the sound in your headphones gets louder, too. Maybe too loud. So, I added an inline volume control.

    I wrote my own mini review over on Squier-Talk. Curious to see what you think @casbonano.
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  8. Horseflesh


    Sep 22, 2020
  9. antfarm


    Oct 2, 2017
    I have both the Vox Amplug Bass and the Nux Mighty Plug. Bluetooth audio streaming alone makes the Nux the clear winner for me. Plus the Vox has very limited tones and is extremely noisy even with the tone dialed fully back.

    Last edited: Jan 13, 2021
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  10. I became interested in the Nux when I found out about the just released Fender Mustang Micro.

    The Fender unfortunately has no bass amp models (yet?). But it has what seems the Nuk’s biggest downside - physical buttons to control volume and other things. No app needed. But also no app ... period.

    One effect I would wish for the Nux or any of these little headphone to have is a compressor.
    When I practice slap with headphones, not having compression makes it a bit tough on the ears.
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  11. King Louie

    King Louie

    Jul 17, 2016
    The NUX has "Rose Comp" in the effects section (Maybe only with the latest firmware?)