53points

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2

55points

Pioneer DDJ-SB

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2
Pioneer DDJ-SB
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Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2 vs Pioneer DDJ-SB

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2
Pioneer DDJ-SB
53
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Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2
55
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Pioneer DDJ-SB

Why is Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2 better than Pioneer DDJ-SB?

  • 16 more buttons
    ?

    40vs24
  • 13 more knobs
    ?

    27vs14
  • Has LED sound level Indicators
    ?
  • Has plug and play feature
    ?
  • 1 more outputs
    ?

    3vs2
  • Has Traktor DJ software
    ?
  • 2 more TRS connector output ports
    ?

    2vs0
  • 47mm narrower
    ?

    440mmvs487mm

Why is Pioneer DDJ-SB better than Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2?

  • 600g lighter
    ?

    2.1kgvs2700g
  • Has a frequency filter
    ?
  • Has Serato DJ software
    ?
  • 16 more pads
    ?

    16vs0
  • 1 higher total number of headphone ports
    ?

    2vs1
  • Does not require power adapter
    ?
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
    ?
  • 19mm shorter
    ?

    271mmvs290mm

Price comparison

Design

1.weight

2.7kg

2.1kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.Has backlit LED buttons
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2
Pioneer DDJ-SB
Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
3.width

440mm

487mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
4.thickness

40mm

58mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
5.height

290mm

271mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.

Controls & Buttons

1.number of buttons

40

24

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
2.number of faders

5

5

Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.
3.number of knobs

27

14

More knobs (rotating controls) can give the user more dedicated control over the device – e.g., volume, effects, EQs, etc. Types of knobs may differ between endless type or step type.
4.encoders

0

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.
5.drum pads

0

16

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

Features

1.Has plug and play feature
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2
Pioneer DDJ-SB
The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
2.Is compatible with Mac OS X
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2
Pioneer DDJ-SB
It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.
3.Is compatible with Windows
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2
Pioneer DDJ-SB
It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.

Miscellaneous

1.has a frequency filter
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2
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
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2
Pioneer DDJ-SB
The bundle includes Serato DJ software ready to install. Usually this is a basic version of the software.
3.Has LED sound level Indicators
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2
Pioneer DDJ-SB
LED sound level Indicator on the mixer section allow DJs to instantly identify the sound level of each channel.
4.headphone sockets

1

2

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

2

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.
6.Has pitch faders
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2
Pioneer DDJ-SB
Pitch faders are necessary for precise BPM matching when mixing tracks.

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