Best Electronic Drums

1 Roland TD25KV Review

Roland TD25KV Review

While 2-4k for an electronic might seem expensive, the truth is, the quality rivals some of the d...

9.7
2 Yamaha DTX562K Review

Yamaha DTX562K Review

Yamaha delivers on tone and response with the Yamaha Dtx562k.

9.3
3 Roland TD11k Electronic Drumset Review

Roland TD11k Electronic Drumset Review

Roland makes amazing electronic drumsets.  The modules are amazing and the response and feel of t...

9.4
4 Roland TD30KV Review

Roland TD30KV Review

This is the end all be all electronic drumset…at least for now.

9.9
5 Alesis Strike Pro Review

Alesis Strike Pro Review

Very well built electronic drumset by Alesis.  

9.5

The electronic drumset used to be a novelty item that was rarely used in a professional setting and hardly ever used for live performances. The best electronic drumset was hardly more than an expensive set of practice pads exclusively used for a “quiet” option for parents buying a quiet beginner electronic set for a young drummer, or professional drummer that lived in urban environments and had to have low volume practice sessions.

Times have changed for these musical instruments and now options for electronic sets are abundant with incredibly complex sound modules that deliver huge banks of snare drums, bass drums, toms, and cymbals.  The designs of the cymbals pads, kick pads, trigger pads, and the various drum pads are available in a variety of rubber pad and mesh pad options, creating a realistic feel and drum sounds that can rival the most advanced drum machines but with the full electronic drumset experience.

When finding the best electronic drumset, one has a wide range of factors to look at from the drums sound, range of sound and sound quality to price ranges, mesh heads vs. drumming pads and so much more, all of which we cover in our buyers guide.

Featured Electronic Drums


Roland TD30KV

9.9/10 Read review
99 %
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9.9 Expert Score

I can’t think of an electronic drumset better than the Roland TD30kv.  The sound module is as good as it gets and the hardware and mesh pads are so dynamic and responsive that it is as close to playing an acoustic drumset as you can get while enjoying all the perks of digital drumming.

Sound
9.8
Price
10
Durability
10
PROS
  • Endless possibilities
CONS
  • Its not cheap

Roland TD25KV

9.7/10 Read review
97 %
Last Amazon price update was: December 13, 2020 9:48 am
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9.7 Expert Score

The Roland TD25kv series electronic drumsets are some of my favorite electronic drumsets available today.  While they may be expensive compared to the beginner electronic drumsets, they are very reasonably priced when compared to high end professional electronic drumset models.

Sound
10
Price
8.9
Durability
9.8
PROS
  • Natural swing motion in cymbals
CONS
  • Can get pricey for some

Alesis Strike Pro

9.5/10 Read review
95 %
Last Amazon price update was: December 13, 2020 9:51 am
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9.5 Expert Score

Alesis Strike Pro is an impressive electronic drumset, especially considering the reasonable price.  It’s built to have the look, sound and feel of an acoustic drumset but with a great interface and sound bank with the ability to use your own samples.

Sound
9.5
Price
9.5
Durability
9.5
PROS
  • Durable
CONS
  • Hi-Hat stand could be better

Roland TD11K

9.4/10 Read review
94 %
Last Amazon price update was: January 24, 2021 8:23 pm
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9.4 Expert Score

While the Roland TD11ks is priced for beginner and intermediate level drummers, this electronic drumset would be great for any drummer looking to add an electronic drumset to their practice room or studio.

Sound
9.4
Price
9.4
Look
9.4
PROS
  • Great sound bank
CONS
  • It has rubber pads instead of mesh

Yamaha DTX562K

9.3/10 Read review
93 %
Last Amazon price update was: December 13, 2020 9:50 am
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9.3 Expert Score

The tones in the Yamaha DTX532K are quite impressive and there are a ton of great tones to work with.

Sound
9.5
Price
9.5
Durability
9.1
PROS
  • Mesh Heads Always a Plus
CONS
  • There are quieter options

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In the modern age of drumming, there are now more forms of electronic drumming than ever before. There are several great (and not so great) brands of electronic Drumsets like Alesis, Roland and Yamaha.

Now there are also a ton of option for drum pads and triggers and drum machines, including analog drum machines and digital drum machines. With all the electronic drums becoming popular there have also been efforts to create drumsets that are “the best of both worlds” in the form of hybrid drumsets.