Pioneer Reviews


Pioneer DDJ-SB Serato DJ Controller Review

The Pioneer DDJ-SB is the recently released entry-level Digital DJ controller for the Pioneer and Serato DJ lineup. This new compact and fully USB-Powered controller has the familiar 16 Performance Pad layout, aluminium-top jog wheels, built-in Low Pass/High Pass filter knobs, and comes bundled with the Serato DJ Intro software for the very low street price of only $249.


Pioneer DDJ-SR Serato DJ Controller Review

The Pioneer DDJ-SR is a compact and professional Digital DJ Controller that fits nicely within the new Pioneer DDJ controller range as a trimmed down two-deck version of the DDJ-SX which is still capable of controlling all four virtual decks of Serato DJ. The new Pioneer DDJ-SR has a smaller footprint than the DDJ-SX and adds a new PAD PLUS button that gives the 16-performance pads even more functions than before.


Pioneer S-DJ80X Active Reference Monitor Review

Pioneer has recently released the new S-DJ X monitor lineup that is affordable and squarely aimed at DJ's who want good performance speakers with a small form factor. The Pioneer S-DJ X range comes in either the five-inch (S-DJ50X), the six-inch (S-DJ60X), or the eight-inch (S-DJ80X) woofer configurations and have an auto on/off mode to save on power when not in use. These speakers are powered internally by an AB amplifier and Pioneer says that the technology in the woofer design and front port found on these speakers improve air flow with “Groove Technology” for deep and vibrant bass. We now have a pair of S-DJ80X monitor speakers in the DJbooth Lab for the full review treatment so check out how they held up during our tests in the review below.


Pioneer XDJ-R1 Wireless DJ System Review

The Pioneer XDJ-R1 is a new all-in-one DJ system that can be used in many different ways and using many different combinations of media for music playback. The Pioneer XDJ-R1 can function as a two-deck DJ controller that can work with almost any DJ software of your choice (comes bundled with Virtual DJ LE). The XDJ-R1 can also function as a true standalone two channel DJ mixer, it can playback audio files directly from on-board USB flash/hard drives, and it can even be used in conjunction with Rekordbox and Remotebox in order to wirelessly control most of the DJ functions using compatible iOS & Android Wi-Fi enabled devices that are running the Rekordbox Pioneer DJ library software. The XDJ-R1 goes even a step further than the XDJ-AERO we reviewed late last year by adding dual CD slots in the front of the XDJ-R1 to allow users to playback music from CD’s. All of these functions can be performed on each deck individually meaning the DJ has the choice of using the XDJ-R1 in hybrid mode to mix between different tracks in various different playback modes.


Pioneer DJM-750 Professional DJ Mixer Review

The new four-channel professional grade Pioneer DJ mixer that is meant to be the successor to the extremely popular DJM-700 is finally here. The new Pioneer DJM-750 brings many new upgrades to the table over the original including a few additions from mixers in the top of the Pioneer DJM range. The DJM-750 takes some of the new features found on the Pioneer DJM-850 such as the Sound Color FX and Boost Color FX at an even more affordable price. Check out my HD-Video and written review to see if the DJM-750 makes the grade.


Pioneer DDJ-SX Controller & Serato DJ Software Review

The Pioneer DDJ-SX Digital DJ controller is the latest and greatest Flagship (top-of-the-line) professional DJ controller from Pioneer DJ division that offers the most complete control over the newly released Serato DJ software which will replace the Serato Itch software for Serato DJ controllers. The Pioneer DDJ-SX is with the new Second Generation of Pioneer DJ controllers (DDJ-WeGO & XDJ-Aero) which now dawn the new metal-top jog wheels instead of the push-top design, and they all feel like they were built better than the original DDJ’s of a few years ago. Check out my Full HD-Video and written reviews after the jump.


Pioneer CDJ-2000nexus Review

The Pioneer CDJ-2000nexus is the new flagship Pioneer Multi-Media deck with some nice improvements over the original CDJ-2000 with the inclusion of Beat Sync, Slip-Mode, Wireless Rekordbox Integration, Perfect Traktor HID Integration, and a new updated display with Zoom Waveforms and color indicators. Check out my new update review video and writeup to see if this costly upgrade is worth the price of admission.


Pioneer DDJ-WeGO DJ Controller Review

The new Pioneer DDJ-WeGO is a new Digital DJ controller that comes bundled with a four-deck version of Virtual DJ LE, all in a compact package with most of the on-board features that all DJ’s need today. The DDJ-WeGO comes in at a good Pioneer Price-Point for beginner DJ's or those who are on a budget. Check out my full HD-Video and written reviews to see if the DDJ-WeGO is the go-to controller for your needs.



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