100points

Allen & Heath Xone 4D

57points

Pioneer DDJ-SB

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41 facts in comparison

Allen & Heath Xone 4D vs Pioneer DDJ-SB

Allen & Heath Xone 4D
Pioneer DDJ-SB
Allen & Heath Xone 4D
Pioneer DDJ-SB
100
points
57
points

Why is Allen & Heath Xone 4D better than Pioneer DDJ-SB?

  • The mixer section can work as stand-alone
  • Has LED sound level Indicators
  • Has midi input/output port
  • The device is mappable
  • 57mm narrower
    430mmvs487mm

Why is Pioneer DDJ-SB better than Allen & Heath Xone 4D?

  • 2.9kg lighter
    2.1kgvs5000g
  • Has Serato DJ software
  • 16 more pads
    16vs0
  • 1 more microphone input ports
    1vs0
  • 89mm shorter
    271mmvs360mm
  • Does not require power adapter
  • Has pitch faders
  • Has touch sensor jog wheels

Top specs and features

Design

1.weight

5kg

2.1kg

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2.Has backlit LED buttons
Allen & Heath Xone 4D
Pioneer DDJ-SB

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.

3.height

360mm

271mm

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4.thickness

90mm

58mm

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5.width

430mm

487mm

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Controls & Buttons

1.number of buttons

58

24

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.

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2.number of faders

12

5

Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.

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3.number of knobs

56

14

More knobs (rotating controls) can give the user more dedicated control over the device, eg. volume, effects, EQs etc. Types of knobs may differ: endless type or step type.

Best

Allen & Heath Xone 4D

56

4.encoders

10

0

A type of knob that has a push button functionality built in. Encoders are for browsing and selecting your digital sound files or turning on a function that makes use of a control's rotation such as sound effects or tempo/tap tempo selection.

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5.drum pads

0

16

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.

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Ports

1.has midi input/output port
Allen & Heath Xone 4D
Pioneer DDJ-SB

Controllers generally talk to your Mac or PC using MIDI over a USB connection, but sometimes it is possible to connect other devices to your controller. This allows you to control and sync various parameters using a traditional five pin DIN cable connection.

Features

1.The device is mappable
Allen & Heath Xone 4D
Pioneer DDJ-SB

Users can map, set and regulate the entire midi controller giving different functionalities to all different buttons, knobs and faders. The device could be also set up with different softwares.

2.Is compatible with Mac OS X
Allen & Heath Xone 4D
Pioneer DDJ-SB

It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.

3.Is compatible with Windows
Allen & Heath Xone 4D
Pioneer DDJ-SB

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.

Miscellaneous

1.has a frequency filter
Allen & Heath Xone 4D
Pioneer DDJ-SB

The device has a filter knob (hi-lo pass) for each channel. Filters are used to manipulate sound and control which frequencies are lost and which are retained.

2.has Serato DJ software
Allen & Heath Xone 4D
Pioneer DDJ-SB

The bundle includes Serato DJ software ready to install. Usually this is a basic version of the software.

3.RCA connector output ports

12

2

Is a type of electrical connector (phono) commonly found on audio equipment. It is used to carry audio signals and facilitate connection between various sources in audio systems.

Best

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12

4.headphone sockets

2

2

The number of headphone output ports the device has (usually 6.35mm or 3.5mm).

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5.microphone inputs

0

1

The total number of microphone input ports (usually XLR or ¼”) the device has. The majority of professional microphones use the XLR connector that ensures a better sound quality.

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6.outputs

10

2

Is the total amount of outputs that the device has. More output ports allow users to connect more output devices such as power amplifier, submixer, recorders or powered loudspeakers.

Best

Allen & Heath Xone 4D

10

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