I'd like to share my amp story here as writing it all up might actually help me to finally make a decision and take an end to all the pondering. So when I started to play guitar two years ago I first bought a tiny Blackstar Fly 3. Seven month later I wanted more and looked into versatile modelling amps suited for bedroom practice. I went for the Vox VT20X over the Yamaha THR10, because it has an optional foot switch, better looks, lower price and more features accessible without plugging it to a computer. From time to time I like to record a song that I learned, with backing track, just for my self to keep track of my progress and for motivational purposes. As the Vox does not have a built-in USB interface I got a used Focusrite Scarlett Solo for this. So far so good. I have had the Vox for 15 month now and I really like it. Tonewise it has all I ever need. And it works great at really low volumes which is very important to me. Beyond some minor annoyances (like the somehow buggy Vox ToneRoom Software that I never really used) one thing really bugged me lately: I cannot get a reasonable good tone when recording the amp through my audio interface. I actually don't know if this is me, doing something wrong, or if the emulated headphone out of the amp is just not good for this purpose. Anyway...a bit of unreasonable GAS striked and I looked into other amps, that would fulfill my needs (low volume, tonal flexibility, foot-switchable etc). A big plus would be a built-in USB interface so I could get rid of the Focusrite interface (which always means more to setup and more cables) and an external effects loop for use with my looper pedal. No matter which forums you read or what Youtube channels you watch...all people seem to recommend the Boss Katana series for at home playing (and beyond). Apart from that, at some point I came to the conclusion that the Boss Katana 100 is the only amp that probably does everything I ever wanted. But even though some members on this forum claim that this amp is suited for really low volume I was very skeptical about that point (100W, 12'' speaker). So I finally just ordered one to try it out myself! I still don't really wanted to let go of my Vox VT20X and I thought I will probably return the Katana because it will be too big, too loud and not a great improvement tone wise... I have had it for two days now, only played about an hour or two but I must admit: Wow! I like it! Event at whisper quiet volumes (0,5W mode, Master on 1) it works and sounds great to me. It's noteworthy that it is hard to get a bad tone from it. You just set everything to 12, plug in and play and it sounds very good. There are only a few points I like more about the Vox: The control panel is more complex but also more powerful when you don't want to connect the computer to do the configuration (which I hate to do). There are LEDs and corresponding labels that tell you exactly which of the 12 effects are enabled and there are two knobs instead of just one to adjust the effects parameters. The price. Especially when you count in the tremendous expensive foot switch of the Katana. The Vox already had more power than I needed but the Katana is even way more overkill. I will never use the 50 or 100 Watt mode and will always keep the master volume at a minimum. My girlfriend likes the look of the Vox more because of the golden lettering. Another point where I don't really know which amp wins for me is the number of different amp channels. The Katana has few, "generic" and distinct channels which I like for the sake of simplicity. On the other hand the Vox models countless real life amps which is great for a beginner like me in order to get to know the sound of those different classic amps without actually playing them. Now contrary to my expectations I lean towards keeping the Katana and sell the Vox. I would still feel bad for the Vox though because, as I said, I like it very much and I always though the Valvetronix series does not get the attention it deserves. And I would certainly miss its awesome Orange Rockerverb model which was my go-to channel for clean and crunch. On the weekend I will try to record with the Katana and see if its an improvement. Then I will make a final decision. Sorry for this frivolous, overly long post. I wrote this more to organize my own thoughts than anything else but I am still interested in your input and recommendations on this topic!