The 10 Best Electronic Drum Sets in 2021
Drums are fun. There is no doubt about it. The problem is that drum kits are heavy, noisy and loud, which makes it impossible to practice wherever you may want, whenever you have the time.
Luckily, electronic drums offer a perfect alternative for acoustic ones. They are foldable and silent, so you can play them almost anywhere, day or night. In the last years they have been improved a lot, producing a realistic sound with the versatility of the best software included.
Check our list to find the best options in electronic drum kits, connect your headphones and start drumming: your neighbors and housemates will thank you for this.
RockJam 8 Piece Electronic Drum Kit
RockJam has designed this low-cost, 8-piece beginners’ drum kit with 4 mesh heads that will offer you a more real skin drum experience while playing, and can even mute their sound so you can play anytime, anywhere.
This set also includes 30 different drum voices, plus more than 40 demo songs to practice all kinds of musical genres.
- Features high-quality and velocity sensitive rubberised cymbals
- Includes a USB to Midi out to to connect to Daws and other recording equipment
- The set comes with drums sticks and headphones
HXW SD61-2 8 Piece Electronic Drum Kit
Another excellent starter drum kit that counts with advanced features is this HXW 8-piece one.
With a collapsible design, it is a perfect option to save even more space, making it easier to take anywhere. Like all HXW products, this kit has been designed by professional engineers and then reviewed by master drummers before being dispatched. This, together with its very affordable price, makes this drum set an excellent option to invest your money in.
- With silicone cymbals that feature a dual-zone with choke
- High density mesh drums for a natural feel and a wider range
- Includes 227 world-class percussion sounds and 15 built-in play along tracks to practice
Alesis Command Mesh Kit
Alesis is a company known for their high-quality electronic products, such as keyboards, synthesizers, electronic drums, amplifiers and speakers. That is why we had to include their Command Mesh Kit in our list.
Besides the quality of the set, it offers multiple connectivity options: smartphones, MP3 players and other Aux-compatible devices can be linked to the Command Drum Module’s Aux input, for a perfectly electronic experience.
- Features tightly-woven mesh drum heads for an excellent playing response
- Includes a command drum module with 70 kits, 60 play along tracks and more than 600+ sounds
- With connection cables, drum sticks, drum key and power supply also included
Yamaha DTX522K Electronic Drum Set
The Yamaha option for our list is the DTX522K kit, suitable for beginners or more advanced players.
The quality of the materials used in this version has been improved: cymbal stands are now stronger, bringing more stability while playing. Plus, it is an expandable kit, so you can add and modify its elements freely.
- Includes a bass drum pedal, stereo headphones and drum sticks
- Advanced cymbals can be choked and muted before striking
- The drum module offers 50 preset kits and 50 user kits to practice better
Zhruns Electronic 8 Piece Drum Kit
Zhruns’ option is this electronic drum set that includes its onw iron metal assemble rack and drum throne.
This kit will allow you to tune each drum and cymbal separately so you can present the sound of each piece according to your level or the technique you would like to practice.
- With 300 sounds and 30 demo songs, metronome and recorder to practice
- Includes advanced features such as mesh drum heads and cymbal choke
- Features French DREAM’s sampling technology and a 128-polyphony
Roland TD-17KV-SV-Compact Series
Founded in 1972 in Osaka, Roland is a company that produces electronic musical instruments, equipment and software.
The TD-17KV series produce a sound and play experience similar to that of an acoustic set, thanks to its mesh heads and cymbals, but including also built-in training functions so you can track your technique and measure your drumming progress.
- Expandable by adding an extra crash cymbal or a second snare
- Features a quality KD-10 Kick pad
- Includes a Coach Mode that scores your practice so you can improve your drumming
Alesis Drums Nitro Mesh Kit
Another Alesis option is the Nitro kit, a more affordable option with all the company’s quality.
This set features mesh drum heads to produce a realistic sound and enjoy a responsive and immersive playing experience, while improving your drumming skills.
You can even choose among the drum kit alone, or to include a pair of headphones or a Strike amplifier.
- Includes 385 drum and cymbal sounds in a collection of 40 ready-to-play kits
- With a sequencer, metronome and performance recorder
- 4-post aluminum rack, connection cables, drum sticks, drum key and power supply included
Donner DED-200 Electronic Drum Set
The DED-200 is a drum kit that, despite of its reasonable price, has a good weight and balance, offering an excellent performance experience. It has been designed by professional engineers, using digital technology to collect the original sound of drums and avoiding delays and repetitions.
This option features advanced elements such as 8-inch all mesh drumheads and 12-inch silicone cymbals, all on a stable and collapsible iron metal stand.
- 15 main drum kits and 255 timbres to choose from
- French DREAM’s sampling technology used
- With 30 days of money back guarantee
Behringer has created this electronic drum set that includes a professional-grade kick pedal with trigger pad, among other advanced features, such as dual-zone snare, pads and cymbals.
The kit comes with all mounting hardware and an LCD, icon-driven user interface for an easy operation and a perfect experience.
- 15 drums sets (5 user-programmable) and 175 sounds to choose from
- Features HDS240USB sound module
- With USB and MIDI interfaces included
Carlsbro CSD130 9-Piece Electronic Drum Kit
The 9-piece kit created by Carlsbro is an affordable and complete option that will allow you to practice and to play for small crowds.
Perfectly compatible with teaching software and audio sources, MIDI devices, smartphones, tablets and mp3 players, thanks to its USB inputs and aux jack, this kit will help you improve your drumming and make you enjoy your playing.
- Features a bass kick pedal with a 2″ bass pad and a 7.5″ dual-zone snare pad
- With 250 high-quality percussion voices, 30 drum kits and 20 demo songs
- Includes hardware, drum key, drum sticks, headphones and throne
Roland is a trustable brand that produces electronic musical instruments, equipment and software. This kit is an example of their products' quality, offering one of the best drumming experiences, both for starters and more advanced, intermediate players.
- Coach mode to measure progress
- Features an onboard recorder
- Dual zone snare and cymbals
- If you are looking for a starter-level drum kit, you might be happy with an even more affordable option.