Both are great lil amp just as long as you realise they are just what they are. The Vox is 5 watt with a bigger speaker more models to choose from. The Roland is 4 watt smaller speaker less FX and models but with both of these the grind channels suck. They have a great clean setup but the distorion channels really blow. These amps are meant to kick back in bed and just plow away. They don't gig. They might record clean pretty well but they are limited. For what they are and what they are meant to done every guitar player should have one on their nightstand.