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Yamaha DD65 Electronic Drum Pad Premium Package with Headphones Power Supply Drum Sticks and 2 Foot Pedals by Review Summary ,  Sep 2, 2015

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Yamaha DD65 Electronic Drum Pad Premium Package with Headphones, Power Supply, Drum Sticks, and 2 Foot Pedals
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 116 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.3
Returned or considering to return: 3.4%

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Individual Feature Rating
Sound4.5   average
Drum4.3   average
Price4.3   average
Pedal3.3   average
Speaker2.9   below average


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Button

Button:
"Pros: Great sound, Pad sensitivity, Set up of pads, Portability, Aux In and Aux Out ports, compatible with any Snare Drum standCons: Kick Pedal buttons slide on wood floor, Included stereo headphones make sound a bit staticky,Built-In speakers not loud enough for a good jam sessionFinal thoughts: Overall, the Yamaha DD-65 is an amazing portable drum set for its low-priced, high quality drum set, with the downside of the floor pedals being buttons, but that's a fairly easy fix if you buy the Yamaha KP-65 kick tower in which you can use a real kick pedal and its pad is large enough to sport a double kick (I personally reccomend a Pearl P932 Demonator Double Kick) but anyway guys, this product is perfect for people who are just learning or professionals who want a portable fix"
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"Some people complain about the button pedals for the hi hat and bass drum that come with the DD 65."
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"I gave it five stars, but I will say that the Button Pedals that come with it are junk."
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"Any problems I had with missing hits (particularly on the bass drum button) had, for the most part, resolved itself."
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"The spinner wheel and meager buttons do not make for a good user experience."
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"It fails to recognize hits sometimes, and the bass 'buttons' do not feel like real bass pedals."
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"Pros: Great sound, Pad sensitivity, Set up of pads, Portability, Aux In and Aux Out ports, compatible with any Snare Drum standCons: Kick Pedal buttons slide on wood floor, Included stereo headphones make sound a bit staticky,Built-In speakers not loud enough for a good jam sessionFinal thoughts: Overall, the Yamaha DD-65 is an amazing portable drum set for its low-priced, high quality drum set, with the downside of the floor pedals being buttons, but that's a fairly easy fix if you buy the Yamaha KP-65 kick tower in which you can use a real kick pedal and its pad is large enough to sport a double kick (I personally reccomend a Pearl P932 Demonator Double Kick) but anyway guys, this product is perfect for people who are just learning or professionals who want a portable fix"
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"The button of pedal 1 and 2 is rare, but is not a problem."
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"The button pedal for the bass drum is much easier to tolerate work with."
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"The foot buttons work pretty good once you get used to them but as stated in another review, plan on taping them to a hard covered book or something if you have carpeting."
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"Once everything was hooked up properly I hit the power button and it work perfectly."
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Drum

Drum:
"I have a small recording 'studio' at home and simply did not have enough room for any drum kit, this solves the problem."
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"The only negative I have seen is occasionally when you hit two drums at once one of the drums doesn't produce sound."
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"It contains over 100 different drum sets in one, and they all sound realistic and you can control the volume, so its less annoying than real drums."
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"Pros: Great sound, Pad sensitivity, Set up of pads, Portability, Aux In and Aux Out ports, compatible with any Snare Drum standCons: Kick Pedal buttons slide on wood floor, Included stereo headphones make sound a bit staticky,Built-In speakers not loud enough for a good jam sessionFinal thoughts: Overall, the Yamaha DD-65 is an amazing portable drum set for its low-priced, high quality drum set, with the downside of the floor pedals being buttons, but that's a fairly easy fix if you buy the Yamaha KP-65 kick tower in which you can use a real kick pedal and its pad is large enough to sport a double kick (I personally reccomend a Pearl P932 Demonator Double Kick) but anyway guys, this product is perfect for people who are just learning or professionals who want a portable fix"
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"Some people complain about the button pedals for the hi hat and bass drum that come with the DD 65."
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"It'd be hard to do this with real drums without losing your hearing."
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"I am mainly a guitar player but love to play around with drum beats."
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"Pros:-Nice set up gives you the feel of a real drum set on a smaller scale."
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"The sound is great and the drums are very responsive."
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"The bass drum trigger is satisfactory but I recommend replacing it ."
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"It was everything I expected and the drum instructor concurs that it is a good product"
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Pedal

Pedal:
"Foot pedals aren't great however."
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"I knocked it down a star because the foot pedals are junk."
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"Pros: Great sound, Pad sensitivity, Set up of pads, Portability, Aux In and Aux Out ports, compatible with any Snare Drum standCons: Kick Pedal buttons slide on wood floor, Included stereo headphones make sound a bit staticky,Built-In speakers not loud enough for a good jam sessionFinal thoughts: Overall, the Yamaha DD-65 is an amazing portable drum set for its low-priced, high quality drum set, with the downside of the floor pedals being buttons, but that's a fairly easy fix if you buy the Yamaha KP-65 kick tower in which you can use a real kick pedal and its pad is large enough to sport a double kick (I personally reccomend a Pearl P932 Demonator Double Kick) but anyway guys, this product is perfect for people who are just learning or professionals who want a portable fix"
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"4 stars instead of 5 because the pedals included are horrible."
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"Some people complain about the button pedals for the hi hat and bass drum that come with the DD 65."
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"The sounds are very good, and for a beginner such as myself, is very good,the only complaint i do have are the pedals, that, despite they work, they could be a bit more sensitive."
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"The high hat and base pedals could be more robust but the overall sound is great."
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"-The speakers are very weak (plug in a nice amp to get better sound).-The pedals, but they can be upgraded."
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"I also love how you can assign the hi hat pedal as another kick pedal and still assign one of the pads as an open hi hat sound."
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"Pros: Great sound, Pad sensitivity, Set up of pads, Portability, Aux In and Aux Out ports, compatible with any Snare Drum standCons: Kick Pedal buttons slide on wood floor, Included stereo headphones make sound a bit staticky,Built-In speakers not loud enough for a good jam sessionFinal thoughts: Overall, the Yamaha DD-65 is an amazing portable drum set for its low-priced, high quality drum set, with the downside of the floor pedals being buttons, but that's a fairly easy fix if you buy the Yamaha KP-65 kick tower in which you can use a real kick pedal and its pad is large enough to sport a double kick (I personally reccomend a Pearl P932 Demonator Double Kick) but anyway guys, this product is perfect for people who are just learning or professionals who want a portable fix"
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Price

Price:
"It's not perfect, but totally worth the money!"
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"Other kits in this price range seem really weak sauce (like that Ion set for a hundred something bucks looks like it would have a similar drum placement as a real set, but looks like its lacking in sound and durability)."
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"They are cheap and while they do work they are sometimes hard to use successfully."
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"It's extremely affordable, is well built (hey it's Yamaha), and sounds great."
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"Awesome piece of hardware for the best price"
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"What a great buy for the price."
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"Great price with the headphone and power adapter."
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"Well worth the money and lot's of fun."
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Quality

Quality:
"Pros: Great sound, Pad sensitivity, Set up of pads, Portability, Aux In and Aux Out ports, compatible with any Snare Drum standCons: Kick Pedal buttons slide on wood floor, Included stereo headphones make sound a bit staticky,Built-In speakers not loud enough for a good jam sessionFinal thoughts: Overall, the Yamaha DD-65 is an amazing portable drum set for its low-priced, high quality drum set, with the downside of the floor pedals being buttons, but that's a fairly easy fix if you buy the Yamaha KP-65 kick tower in which you can use a real kick pedal and its pad is large enough to sport a double kick (I personally reccomend a Pearl P932 Demonator Double Kick) but anyway guys, this product is perfect for people who are just learning or professionals who want a portable fix"
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"When I was young I'd often complain to my father about the quality of my guitar or my violin and he'd admonish me and remind me that an instrument does not make a great musician."
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"After getting completely frustrated with the quality of cheaper electronic drums sold off the shelf at most department toy stores I looked into a higher quality kit for my 8 yr old daughter."
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"I love the sound quality and the space saving size."
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"Happy with design, quality, price."
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"The sound quality of the drum sets is quite good."
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"I have a small pair of powered studio speakers and headphones, both of which provide plenty of volume to show off the surprisingly good sound quality found inside the unit."
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"This thing feels well built and the sound quality is great."
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Sound

Sound:
"The on-board speakers are not that great but it sounds real good through headphones or external speakers with low end."
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"It contains over 100 different drum sets in one, and they all sound realistic and you can control the volume, so its less annoying than real drums."
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"One is that rolls don't sound very good (not crisp at all)."
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"The sounds are very good, and for a beginner such as myself, is very good,the only complaint i do have are the pedals, that, despite they work, they could be a bit more sensitive."
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"THE MEH- The sounds aren't very good."
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"The internal speakers don't sound as good as the ear buds, but are great for playing some licks for your friends."
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"The high hat and base pedals could be more robust but the overall sound is great."
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"-The speakers are very weak (plug in a nice amp to get better sound).-The pedals, but they can be upgraded."
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"In a nutshell: I would highly recommend this if you have limited space and sound restrictions."
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"It's extremely affordable, is well built (hey it's Yamaha), and sounds great."
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"He easily plugged into his surround sound with no need for extra adapters."
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Speaker

Speaker:
"The on-board speakers are not that great but it sounds real good through headphones or external speakers with low end."
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"-The speakers are very weak (plug in a nice amp to get better sound).-The pedals, but they can be upgraded."
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"the volume is good through headphones but a major disappointment when playing the mp3 through external speakers."
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"The unit's own speakers are inadequate."
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"It also supports Yamaha's XG soundset (extended General Midi) I prefer using headphones, the speakers aren't that great."
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"The internal speakers don't sound as good as the ear buds, but are great for playing some licks for your friends."
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"-The speakers are very weak (plug in a nice amp to get better sound).-The pedals, but they can be upgraded."
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"The external speakers work great with a very good high volume without any sound distortion the included samples."
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"Pros: Great sound, Pad sensitivity, Set up of pads, Portability, Aux In and Aux Out ports, compatible with any Snare Drum standCons: Kick Pedal buttons slide on wood floor, Included stereo headphones make sound a bit staticky,Built-In speakers not loud enough for a good jam sessionFinal thoughts: Overall, the Yamaha DD-65 is an amazing portable drum set for its low-priced, high quality drum set, with the downside of the floor pedals being buttons, but that's a fairly easy fix if you buy the Yamaha KP-65 kick tower in which you can use a real kick pedal and its pad is large enough to sport a double kick (I personally reccomend a Pearl P932 Demonator Double Kick) but anyway guys, this product is perfect for people who are just learning or professionals who want a portable fix"
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"the speaker is good and well balanced if you can adjust a song to a full bass equalizer before plugging it in to the input audio to play along with the drum."
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"If you plan on rocking this just by itself plan on getting some serious speakers that can really handle the big kick sounds because they send out way too much bass for small speakers which become easily distorted."
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