Boss Katana:Go vs Fender Mustang Micro: which headphone amp is right for you?

Boss Katana Go vs Fender Mustang Micro: which headphone amp is right for you?
(Image credit: Future)

As guitarists, we are guilty of not practicing as much as we should – sometimes we’d much rather doom scroll our way through social media and marvel at the talented players on display. Well, practicing doesn’t need to be a chore, there are many gadgets out there that will make the process of learning a lot more enjoyable. One such gadget I've found particularly useful is the headphone amp. This clever device allows you to play day or night without disturbing the rest of your household. 

In the world of headphone amps, the Fender Mustang Micro reigns supreme. It offers players a wide range of amp models and excellent connectivity, all at an affordable price. But there's a new player on the scene, the Boss Katana:Go, ready to challenge Fender's dominance. This compact device packs everything we love about the Katana series of amplifiers into the palm of your hand, promising a powerful practice experience. 

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month**

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

Daryl Robertson
Senior Deals Writer

As a Senior Deals Writer at Guitar World, I help create and maintain the site's 200+ buyer's guides, scour the internet for the best possible deals on a range of guitar products, and spend a lot of time getting hands-on with the latest guitars, amps, pedals, and more. My gear reviews have also been featured in many prominent publications, including Total Guitar and Future Music magazines and

During my career, I have been lucky enough to talk to many of my musical heroes, having interviewed members of Sum 41, Foo Fighters, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators, Creeper, Thrice and more.

In a past life, I worked in music retail. For a little under a decade, I advised everyone from absolute beginners to seasoned pros on the right gear for their needs. 

I also have a passion for live sound. I'm a fully qualified sound engineer who holds a first-class Bachelor's degree in Creative Sound Production from the University of Abertay and I have plenty of experience working in various venues around Scotland.