13 Best Electronic Drum Sets

List Updated March 2020

Bestselling Electronic Drum Sets in 2020


Alesis Nitro Kit | Electronic Drum Set with 8" Snare, 8" Toms, and 10" Cymbals

Alesis Nitro Kit | Electronic Drum Set with 8
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Dynamic, comfortable pads for great feel and natural response
  • 8" high quality rubber drum pads (dual-zone snare, three single-zone toms)
  • Kick pad tower with bass drum pedal included
  • 10" cymbals: ride cymbal, hi-hat, crash w/choke
  • 4-post aluminum rack-super solid for stability and flexibility

Alesis Drums Nitro Mesh Kit | Eight Piece All-Mesh Electronic Drum Kit With Super-Solid Aluminum Rack, 385 Sounds, 60 Play-Along Tracks, Connection Cables, Drum Sticks & Drum Key included

Alesis Drums Nitro Mesh Kit | Eight Piece All-Mesh Electronic Drum Kit With Super-Solid Aluminum Rack, 385 Sounds, 60 Play-Along Tracks, Connection Cables, Drum Sticks & Drum Key included
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Premium Response, Natural Feel - Alesis patented Mesh drum heads for a quiet authentic response; perfect for practice and honing drum skills
  • Eight-Piece Configuration - 8" dual-zone snare pad, (3) 8" tom pads, (3) 10" cymbals: ride cymbal, hi-hat, crash w/choke, 8" kick drum, Kick Pedal, HiHat Pedal
  • Performance Ready - 4-post collapsible aluminum rack; super solid for stability and packs down rapidly for ultra-convenient storage
  • Nitro Module Included - 60 built-in play along tracks, sequencer, metronome and performance recorder; CD/MP3 aux input to play along with your own songs
  • Everything You Need - Connection cables, drum sticks, drum key, and power supply included for immediate creative potential right out the box!

Pyle Pro Electronic Drum kit - Portable Electric Tabletop Drum Set Machine with Digital Panel, 7 Drum Pad, Hi-Hat/Kick Bass Pedal Controller USB AUX -Tom Toms, Hi Hat, Snare Drums, Cymbals - PTED06

Pyle Pro Electronic Drum kit - Portable Electric Tabletop Drum Set Machine with Digital Panel, 7 Drum Pad, Hi-Hat/Kick Bass Pedal Controller USB AUX -Tom Toms, Hi Hat, Snare Drums, Cymbals - PTED06
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • COMPLETE DRUMSET SOUND: This electronic drum kit has 7 drum pad and hi hat and kick bass drum digital pedal controller to reproduce full drumset sound with tom toms, hi hat, snare, crash and ride cymbal perfect for professional and beginner
  • PRESET DRUM KITS: Pyle portable electric tabletop drum set machine comes packed with 55 preset + 10 custom preloaded drum kits, 300+ cymbal / drum sounds, and it also has a drum trainer learning mode for beginners / starter
  • DIGITAL CONTROL PANEL: The drums digital top panel control center comes equipped with an LCD screen and a ton of audio configuration controls that will allow you to create, record, and edit some truly unique and customizable music
  • CONNECT TO MAC AND PC: connect the table drum to your computer using a USB cable to act as a MIDI Connection for your favorite desktop software. it also has an AUX in jack for connecting other devices and a phone out jack for amplifiers of headphone
  • PLAY THE DRUMS ANYWHERE: This portable drum kit is powered by the included AC adaptor or you can go wireless and runs on (6) x 'C' battery so you can take it wherever you go and it comes with drum sticks which is perfect for drumming practice

PAXCESS Electronic Drum Set, Roll Up Drum Practice Pad Midi Drum Kit with Headphone Jack Built-in Speaker Drum Pedals Drum Sticks 10 Hours Playtime, Great Holiday Birthday Gift for Kids

PAXCESS Electronic Drum Set, Roll Up Drum Practice Pad Midi Drum Kit with Headphone Jack Built-in Speaker Drum Pedals Drum Sticks 10 Hours Playtime, Great Holiday Birthday Gift for Kids
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • PORTABLE AND PROFESSIONAL DRUM: Includes 1 SNARE, 3 TOMS , 1 CRASH, 1 RIDE, 1 HI-HAT; 2 Foot Pedals play sound of Bass Drum; 5 Timbres; 8 DEMO Songs; 3 Rhythms
  • RECHARGEABLE BATTERY: This drum is powered by a 2400mAh rechargeable battery, up to 10 hours playtime per charge, You will be able to take it with you anytime anywhere even play outside
  • EARPHONE JACK: By wearing a set of headphones while you play you can be as quiet as a church mouse while rocking out like you're playing Madison Square Garden. Not only do they make practice quieter, but electronic drums also make practicing more efficient, perfet for privite practice or late night playing
  • BUILT-IN SPEAKER: High-quality built-in dual speakers bring you astonishing bass effect, no need to connect with other speakers
  • PLAY GAMES: Standard midi out jack (5 pin jack) and USB midi out jack, you can connect the drum to computers to produce music or play games

Alesis Surge Mesh Kit - Eight-Piece Electronic Drum Kit with Mesh Heads, Chrome Rack and Surge Drum Module including 40 Kits, 385 sounds, 60 Play Along Tracks and USB/MIDI Connectivity

Alesis Surge Mesh Kit - Eight-Piece Electronic Drum Kit with Mesh Heads, Chrome Rack and Surge Drum Module including 40 Kits, 385 sounds, 60 Play Along Tracks and USB/MIDI Connectivity
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Natural Feel, Premium Response - 8" mesh kick drum tower with kick drum pedal (included), 10" dual-zone mesh snare and three 8" dual-zone mesh tom pads
  • Express Yourself - (3) 10" cymbals: ride cymbal, hi-hat, crash w/choke
  • In-Demand Sound - Surge Drum Module with 40 kits, 60 play-along tracks and 385 sounds
  • Connectivity Covered - Inbuilt Sequencer to record your own playing, connect your mp3 player to the Aux input for jamming to your favourite tracks or record / control MIDI using on-board USB / MIDI inputs / outputs
  • Everything You Need - 4-post chrome rack, connection cables, drum sticks, drum key and power supply included

Alesis CompactKit 4 | Portable 4-Pad Tabletop Electronic Drum Kit with Drumsticks

Alesis CompactKit 4 | Portable 4-Pad Tabletop Electronic Drum Kit with Drumsticks
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • C batteries required (best with Polaroid C batteries)
  • 4 velocity-sensitive pads provide realistic sound
  • 70 percussion voices, 10 effect voices, and 50 play-along songs built in
  • Coach feature displays notes on LCD and instructs user
  • Play immediately with included drumsticks and AC adapter

Ion Audio Redline Drums Illuminated Electronic Drum Kit

Ion Audio Redline Drums Illuminated Electronic Drum Kit
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Play drums like a rock-star without the noise complaints
  • LED-illuminated pads provide visual feedback while playing
  • Built-in drum coach sharpens your skills: play-along patterns and 30 songs
  • 3.5mm (1/8-inch) aux input for jamming along with your digital music collection
  • Headphone output for practicing privately, Includes drumsticks and headphones.

Alesis Command Mesh Kit-8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit with Mesh Heads, Chrome Rack and Command Drum Module including 70 Kits, 600+ sounds, 60 Backing Tracks, USB Sample Loading and USB/MIDI Connectivity

Alesis Command Mesh Kit-8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit with Mesh Heads, Chrome Rack and Command Drum Module including 70 Kits, 600+ sounds, 60 Backing Tracks, USB Sample Loading and USB/MIDI Connectivity
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Natural Feel, Premium Response - 8" mesh kick drum tower with kick drum pedal (included), 10" dual-zone mesh snare and three 8" dual-zone mesh tom pads
  • Express Yourself - (3) 10" cymbals: ride cymbal, hi-hat, crash w/choke
  • In-Demand Sound - Command Drum Module with 70 kits, 60 play-along tracks, 600+ sounds, custom sample loading via USB
  • Connectivity Covered - Inbuilt Sequencer to record your own playing, connect your mp3 player to the Aux input for jamming to your favourite tracks or record / control MIDI using on-board USB / MIDI inputs / outputs
  • Everything You Need - 4-post chrome rack, connection cables, drum sticks, drum key and power supply included

RockJam Portable MIDI Electronic Roll Up Drum Kit with Built in Speakers, Power Supply, Foot Pedals and Drumsticks

RockJam Portable MIDI Electronic Roll Up Drum Kit with Built in Speakers, Power Supply, Foot Pedals and Drumsticks
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Drum pads provide realistic expression; similar sounds to a non-electric drum kit
  • 9 drums pads with variety of sounds: Crash cymbal, high tom, Snare, open/close hi-hat, low floor tom, low-mid to, ride cymbal
  • USB MIDI connection enables musician to upload beats to computer
  • Thick pad can be rolled easily to make travel easier
  • Necessary Accessories included: Two Pedals. Power Supply, and Drumsticks; built in speakers

Electronic Drum Set, 9 Pads Electric Drum Set with Headphone Jack, Built in Speaker and Battery, Drum Stick, Foot Pedals, Best Gift for Christmas Holiday Birthday

Electronic Drum Set, 9 Pads Electric Drum Set with Headphone Jack, Built in Speaker and Battery, Drum Stick, Foot Pedals, Best Gift for Christmas Holiday Birthday
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020

Electronic Drum Set, iWord Hand Roll Up Drum Pad Portable Rechargeable Drum Kit with Headphone Jack Built-in Dual Speaker Drum Pedals Drum Sticks 10 Hours Playtime

Electronic Drum Set, iWord Hand Roll Up Drum Pad Portable Rechargeable Drum Kit with Headphone Jack Built-in Dual Speaker Drum Pedals Drum Sticks 10 Hours Playtime
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • 2400mAh Rechargeable Battery: Up to 10 hours playtime per charge, definitely enough to get in a full day's practice or a full day crazy party
  • Headphone Jack & 2 Build-in Speaker: Provide a secret space to practice or share your music with your friends. Also can use the speaker jack to connect with EXT speaker at the party
  • Playing with Backing Track: Connect your drum with the MP3/Phones output jack to play your drum with the backing track. You can record all of these music and share with friends or post your music online
  • Connect to MAC & PC Start Playing Game: Connect the drums pad to your computer using the USB cable(include the package) - work as a MIDI controller for drum software to get more fun
  • Professional Drum Kit Included : 1 * 7 Tabletop Drum pad (1 SNARE, 3 TOMS , 1 CRASH, 1 RIDE, 1 OPEN HI-HAT, 1 CLOSED HI-HAT), 2 * Foot Pedals; 2 * Drum Sticks, 1 * USB Cable, 1 * 3.5 mm Audio Cable, 1 * User Manual

Alesis DM6 USB Kit | Eight-Piece Compact Beginner Electronic Drum Set with 8" Snare, 8" Toms, & 12" Cymbals

Alesis DM6 USB Kit | Eight-Piece Compact Beginner Electronic Drum Set with 8
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Realistic-feeling full electronic drumset, includes DM6 drum module "brain" and everything you need to get started
  • Headphone and amplifier outputs to practice quietly or jam out live; USB-MIDI output for sending MIDI data to virtual instruments & software on your computer
  • Contains 108 top-notch drum, cymbal, and percussion sounds with aux input for practicing with an external audio source
  • Includes kick, snare, (3) tom, (2) cymbals and a hi-hat pad, kick pedal & hi-hat controller
  • Dual-zone 8" snare pad expands expressive playing freedom with multiple sounds per pad

Roland Electronic Drum Set (TD-17KVX-S)

Roland Electronic Drum Set (TD-17KVX-S)
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • The essential tools to improve your drumming
  • The TD-17 includes a variety of expressive modelled drum sounds inherited from the flagship TD-50
  • An array of built-in coaching functions will track your technique, measure your progress and increase your motivation
  • You can expand your TD-17 by adding an extra crash cymbal or second snare
  • Components include: Sound Module: TD-17 x 1; Snare: PDX-12 x 1; Tom: PDX-8 x 3; Hi-hat: VH-10 x 1; Crash: CY-12C x 2; Ride: CY-13R x 1; Kick: KD-10 x 1; Drum stand: MDS-4KVX x 1

Buying an Electric Drum Set? Features, Ideas You Should Consider

Ideas to take into account when buying an electric drum set.

I live in an apartment where an acoustic set is not possible with paper thin walls. With my electric set if I start a heavy beat it's never much louder then a hard tap. The only way it might get loud would be if I pounded on my bass pedal. Most electric sets are made out of rubber and sound much like a traditional practice pad. Some of the more advanced electric sets are made of mesh making them even quieter but adding to the price.

If you plan on recording an electric set is MUCH easier and can give you high quality sound. To record an acoustic set you need a lot of microphones and recording equipment such as a mixer to bring the sound together. To record an electric set you need a output cord (possibly an adapter for your computer), and some recording software. Basic recording software is free making this a great option. I record jam sessions so if I'm asked to play a beat I don't remember I can easily play it back.

Each electric drum set has a module. This is basically the brain of the set telling each pad what sound to make. The capabilities of the module are going to have a direct effect on how much it is going to cost. The low level modules will have maybe a hundred different sounds, where expensive sets are going to have a few thousand. I would choose somewhere in the middle. Depending on how you want to mix and match sounds you might want to go higher or lower. Each module also has a limited amount of memory for custom drum kits. This allows you to put any sound on any pad the more memory you get the more expensive the module.

One of the main problems with an electric set is you loose the original feel of a tom or cymbal. It took me a bit to adjust from an acoustic to a electric drum set but I'm glad I did. Since each pad is rubber you get the same bounce from each hit. This is especially helpful when I'm playing fast because I can feel exactly where my sticks will be. Some high end sets are made of mesh. It does have a nicer feel but in my opinion is not worth the price tag. Your best option is to go to a local music store and try out a mesh set to see if its worth the extra couple hundred dollars.

In conclusion the best way to buy a electric drum set is to do your research. Make sure you have exactly what you want before you make a big purchase. Price is a huge factor but start at the mid level sets as they tend to have more features for the best value. Electric sets are highly underrated but finding the right one might take some time.

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