Originally Posted by drache713
You can do a quick test by trialing the Helix Native plug-in on your laptop and using the compatibility with stomp option to narrow down the number of blocks you can use to match the hardware unit. Bear in mind that ther may be slight differences due to the hardware unit having an input that changes impedance to match what you have as a first item in your chain and the headphones amp will be different between your interface and the hex stomp. Other than that I can highly recommend the stomp. It’s small, perfect for home play and there’s an update staled to later this year to extend the number of blocks you can use. Alternatives? Mooer GE250, Hotone Ampero or if you have the cash - Axe FM3. There’s also the Waza headphones but I cannot speak to its quality as I’m yet to test them.
You won’t get the same feel from a modeler through monitors or headphones as you would interacting with a real tube amp and a cab, but it works well when your situation doesn’t allow loud equipment. If you end up getting the stomp, start with a preset from one of the gurus like Jason Sadites (or watch his videos for extremely useful tips on how to make your modeler tone alive and responsive) or buy a preset pack from one of the established sellers. Also, give yourself a favor and skip e built in cabs on the stomp and get a good IR.