Recently, my neighbors politely asked me to restrain my explorations of sound. It probably had something to do with my recent acquisition of a Whammy pedal, the expansion of my guitar's range by 2 octaves in each direction, and my newfound ability to annoy dogs and vibrate walls. So, I have been working with headphones for the last couple of days. First, I plugged them into the headphone jack of my amp, but I worried that running the amp without a speaker cabinet plugged in would do it no good. Last night, I tried plugging the phones into the appropriate output of my jamman (my setup: guitar>whammy>volume pedal>Rat>Vortex>Jamman). Hot damn! This was the first time I'd head the Vortex in stereo. Wow! (Yes, I remember our discussions of how the Jamman loops in mono but it passes stereo signals through intact...) I want to emphatically second Travis' suggestion that the cat trying to figure out his new Vortex get some good stereo phones. A lot of patchs that sounded like "chorusy echo" or "echoey chorus" before make a lot more sense and the power of the echo settings is a lot clearer. Polyrhythmic echo settings that sounded like a blur kick ass when one rhythm is on one side & one on the other. Now I've got to figure out a way to go stereo on gigs. It appears that most small clubs do not run stereo PAs, or don't use the stereo capability of the ones they have. I suppose the only solution is to get a power amp and a couple of cabinets of my own. How many of y'all do stereo live? and how?