I want to listen to two amps at the same time through earphones( so as to not upset my neighbours). I already have a signal splitter between the guitar and the amps but am looking to plug my earphones into “something” so that I can then plug into the earphone socket of each amp! Does this sound ridiculous or is there something I can buy to achieve this?

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    A mixer. You want a mixer. Jan 8 at 13:29
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    Honestly there's little point nowadays to use real amps if you can't use them real loud. Any decent digital simulation (like, VST plugins) will give better headphone results. There you can also easily experiment with running 2 amps in parallel (or 20, if you like). Jan 8 at 13:31
  • @leftaroundabout the only problem is getting an audio card, getting rid of latency problem, and having a computer started every time... I agree with you but I personally prefer to deal with real hardware when possible ;)
    – Tom
    Jan 8 at 18:23
  • I agree with @leftroundabout, and I would add Kemper or Line 6 and other amp sim solutions. Jan 9 at 1:58

Adding a little to Todd Wilcox's comment, the device you need is a mixer with panning controls. Pan channel 1 to one side and channel 2 to the other (or blend them to find a nice stereo image) and you will be able to hear both separately through the headphone out from the mixer.


I use a headphone mixer 'Miniamp' by Behringer. 4 channels in, 4 out - all adjustable. Works nicely.

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