I finally tried out one in a music store because I can use many of its features and like the packaging and the reviews/reputation and need the headphone capabilities for direct-in band practice. But I was using phones and the sound just seemed distant and obscured in the mid and upper freqs for all the models. Boosting with the pedal patches helped but I just did not get the "in the room with the amp" kind of response I had expected. Letdown again? Or, is there a secret? If you use one is it good to phones, direct, live into the front of a clean amp or into a power amp? I want great tone and easy access in all applications. Pedal POD???? or??