Well the Vox AmPlug is a good tool for practicing with Headphones
Regarding using it as a Preamp. I dont see much issues with it not sounding good
But be careful coz every VOX AMPLUG has its own signature tone. So if u kinda buy a Classic. U will get the distortion. And that distorted signal will be passed on to a pc software..
Its better to play with a Clean tone than a distorted one.
Again..VOX AMPLUG is costly..comes for around 2500 - 3k. why dont u look out for USED Amplifiers with Headphone/Recording out instead??? Much better than getting a Vox AMPLUG imo since u r tight on budget..
Guitars : USA Fender Stratocaster 1981 Collectors Series, Ibanez RG420eg, Cort X6vpr Snake skin, Custom Tele Style Guitar
Processor : Boss ME 70
Amps: Laney Cub10(4 Sale), Roland Microcube
Recording : Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, Shure SM57
For Sale: Sansamp Tri-AC