We will be looking at two popular products, the Alesis Nitro Kit | Electronic Drum Set with 8" Snare, 8" Toms, and 10" Cymbals and the Yamaha DD-65 Portable Digital Drum Kit with Foot Pedals and Drum Sticks. Not sure which is right for you? With so many great options on the market that's hardly surprising, so read on and see if we can help you reach a decision. This product comparison article is just one in a series titled 10 Best Electronic Drum Sets Under $500
Everyone has different preferences, and we hope our frank reviews will make your decision easier. First, we will take a look at the Alesis Nitro Kit | Electronic Drum Set with 8" Snare, 8" Toms, and 10" Cymbals. The Alesis Nitro Kit electronic drum set, everything considered, is probably the best value to cost ratio of any budget set on the market today. With this Alesis you get everything that you might consider a must have, but beyond this, you get a few extra bells and whistles that push this baby over the top.
The second product we are looking at in this head-to-head review is the Yamaha DD-65 Portable Digital Drum Kit with Foot Pedals and Drum Sticks. Producing one of the better looking low profile budget electric drum sets, Yamaha has created the DD-65 kit. With 8 drums spread out over the stylish chrome casing, this set will be perfect for beginners or more advanced players looking for a portable set.
This set is a complete 8 piece kit, including the traditional items you would expect. It is noteworthy that the mounting rack is aluminum, thus keeping everything secure. Also, this Alesis comes with a Nitro electronic drum module, with an extremely intuitive button layout, stock full with hundreds of different sounds, and over 50 play-along tracks.
This set has a few options not often seen in this price range, including an AUX in jack allowing an MP3 player to be connected, along with the more popular USB port. This kit also comes with a variety of pre-loaded sounds and tracks, something we have come to expect.
|HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON|
|Alesis Nitro Kit | Electronic Drum Set with 8" Snare, 8" Toms, and 10" Cymbals||Yamaha DD-65 Portable Digital Drum Kit with Foot Pedals and Drum Sticks|
+ Amazing cost to value ratio
+ Sturdy 8 piece set held down by the aluminum rack
+ Intuitive and useful module
+ One of the more stylish units
+ Option of an AUX in jack
+ Fun automated features in the control panel
|WHAT OUR TEAM THOUGHT|
|With perhaps the best cost to value ratio, and some unexpected options, this Alesis Nitro electric drum set is the ideal budget kit.||This Yamaha DD-65 electric drum set comes with most of the options we would expect at this price range and is perhaps the most stylish of them all in this range.|
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