Top 5 Best Cheap Electronic Drum Kits That Don't Suck – All Under £500

We look at the 5 best budget electronic drum kits that are ideal for beginners.

PMT Portsmouth’s drum expert, Jof, takes a look at 5 of the best affordable digital drum kits that are ideal to start learning on and that won’t break the bank.

Electric Drum Kits used:

0:00 5 Best Cheap Electronic Drum Kits
00:25 Tourtech TT-12S – https://www.pmtonline.co.uk/tourtech-tt-12s-electric-drum-kit
03:29 Yamaha DTX-432K (Upgraded version of the DTX402K) – https://www.pmtonline.co.uk/yamaha-dtx432k-electronic-drum-kit
07:21 Roland TD-1K – https://www.pmtonline.co.uk/roland-td-1k-v-drums-electronic-drum-kit
10:03 Yamaha DD-75 – https://www.pmtonline.co.uk/yamaha-dd-75-portable-tabletop-drum-kit
13:13 Tourtech TT-22M – https://www.pmtonline.co.uk/tourtech-tt-22m-electric-drum-kit-with-mesh-head

Shop all electronic drums over at PMT Online: https://www.pmtonline.co.uk/products/drumspercussion/electronicdrumkits

When you first start learning to play the drums, picking a suitable beginner’s kit can sometimes be a little difficult as real acoustic drums are usually too loud for most homes, and electronic kits can cost hundreds or even thousands of pounds…but fear not, Professional Music Technology are here to help, as we stock a huge range of electric drum kits to suit different needs and levels of ability.

In this digital drum kit shootout, we’re checking out 5 of our cheapest electronic drumkits which still offer great quality, sounds and playability.

These are 5 of the best electric drum ki9ts under £500 – actually they’re all under £400!

There’s the Tourtech TT-12S, the most affordable of the bunch, the Yamaha DTX-402K which combines a full size kit with excellent tuition software, the stylish, compact Roland TD-1K, the extremely portable, battery-powered Yamaha DD-75 and finally, the incredible value Tourtech TT-22M, which features mesh drum pads…unheard of for a kit of this price!

So, if you’re looking for a cheap beginners drum set, all of the kits in this video are great options, offering all of the essential features that you need to learn to play the drums, including kick and hi-hat pedals, snare and tom drums, crash, ride and hi-hat cymbals and built-in metronomes to help you keep in time.

Take a quick look and listen with PMTVUK and try these kits out for yourself at your nearest Professional Music Technology store…

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50 Comments

  1. HelloMyFriends on December 21, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    3:03 was a Nate Dogg reference? Regulators!

  2. LIBERTYorD34TH on December 21, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    These kits are serviceable if your a beginner or you play a different instrument as your main and your just trying to get a feal for how drumming works. But lets be honest if your serious and are looking to have an ekit that rivals your acoustic kit, you NEED to spend at a minimum of a 1k+ to get the kind of features that’ll be ideal. This is coming from 25+ year player who has had ekits from $500-$5,000….and at least at this point in time anything under 1k is going to be a set of glorified practice pads. Although good news it used to be had to spend at least two grand to get something worthwhile so at least it’s trending in the right direction.

  3. Homero on December 21, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    Homie just started playing animal noises lmao

  4. paul rivera on December 21, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    I like the way he says its a good set for beginners and he plays them like a pro whos been doing it for many years lol

  5. Stllno on December 21, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    Your thoughts on the Aroma TDX 21 or TDX 30?

  6. Sasha Krimsen on December 21, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    Thank you this helped so much!

  7. Tea on December 21, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    yall should have made this video 2 years ago, I would have bought the tt-22m instead of my alesis nitro mesh kit

  8. park on December 21, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    12:30 reminds me of Ross’s music in Friends

  9. Julia Abatemarco on December 21, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    In case someone is looking at videos like these thinking of the holiday season gifts, the design on the hats of the Yamaha DTX kit triggers trypophobia like crazy not only on video but in real life too, so check with the person you want to give it to before buying. I’ve seen one in a store and it’s even worse than in video, I wouldn’t be able to use that kit. Not sure why Yamaha went for that design, probably to make them lighter, but it’s a hard pass, for the rest the kit performs well for its price bracket imh.

  10. Neil Addison on December 21, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    Prices would have been really helpful as a point of reference

  11. james mckenna on December 21, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    Are these only available in the UK???

  12. B Ma on December 21, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    Terrific review, Jof! Thanks for posting and priceless advice!

  13. khang tran on December 21, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    The animals doe ..bruh ahaha

  14. GhostRider2224 on December 21, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    This list saved me from a very expensive mistake thank you so much. Definitely going for the Tourtech

  15. jak p on December 21, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    I would be concerned about loosing or breaking the custom cable on the tourtech kit.

  16. Odi Obara on December 21, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    Unfortunately the Tourtech is not available in the US.

  17. Train on December 21, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    can you get double bass adon for tt22m by maybe buying a second bass drum with pedal?

  18. Andrés 10Vázquez on December 21, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    My favourite one was the Yamaha DTX-432K becouse of the control un intensity
    I mean
    I wanna to have two sounds of snare but I want it to be becouse of how hard I hit, not where

  19. park on December 21, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    Combine every kit there to get a mega kit

  20. zDragonPlayz on December 21, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    how to get the sound out of the electric drum kit

  21. Daniel Dougan on December 21, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    What about the Alesis Nitro Mesh Kit? Is that as good as the Tourtech or better?

    I play piano / keyboard, and I know how important it is to have weighted keys on a keyboard… way more important than having tons of sounds, although I like that too on my Yamaha Portable Grand DGX-560.

  22. Lui Gi on December 21, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    All I can afford for now is "Real Drum" app 😪

  23. Tea on December 21, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    ah yes, my favorite percussion instrument a cow, a cat and a chicken

  24. prod. B4ylock on December 21, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    the way you put your shoelaces are a war crime

  25. Rick D on December 21, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    You have to also buy a speaker with it so what is a good option?

  26. anthony tang on December 21, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    12:26 lol

  27. Luis Mario Ramírez Peralta on December 21, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    No kidding this is the first time i see a drumkit reviewer nail the latino style, Amazing!

  28. Tea on December 21, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    12:30 Yamaha should add that kit to their new drum sets

  29. Maximus Heronimus on December 21, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    DD75 sounds almost better than DTX402

  30. Mike Smith on December 21, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    The Alesis mesh line is unbelievable for what you get for the price. I have the command Mesh with superior drummer 3!

  31. ShonenBeat on December 21, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    AHAHAHA i love the First Date intro. Fuck yeah

  32. Grant Himel on December 21, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    Give the chipmunks back

  33. HH on December 21, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    My main problem with these kits is, none of them really look like real drums. Being a drummer sure is expensive…

  34. surfer_kid Jerry on December 21, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    Mans plays first date by blink as the intro

  35. mordmartin on December 21, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    I really don’t believe in beginners or pros. It’s really whether you’ve got the rhythm or not. I’ve seen people who have been "drummers" for years but the minute they start playing, as a musician, you just know that they’ve don’t got "it".

  36. Ikekujin on December 21, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    Do any of these come with capability of adding a second kick pedal??

  37. TheEpongeMan on December 21, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    I found a used alesis dm10 studio kit for 390€, just need to convert it to mesh; because realheads suck and are sooooo noisy

  38. SteMir ReViews on December 21, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    Thanks!

  39. nico.nation on December 21, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    but can u do rim clicks like Travis does

  40. Pils76 on December 21, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    6:49 man of culture

  41. RH Sauches on December 21, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    Were you playing first date by blink 182 in the beginning?

  42. Jello 55 on December 21, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    Question BIG QUESTION ive been looking at the alesis nitro mesh kit its like 300$ and I would like your opinion on it before i get it, because the ones you showed look amazing but i wanna know if the alesis one is still good

  43. Guowei Duan on December 21, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    Thanks! So informative, which one fits a 5-year-old beginner best?

  44. beat boy on December 21, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    thanks man i really want my own electric drum set this really on which one i like and cheap thanks 🙂

  45. Želja Plavog Oka BlueEyeDesire on December 21, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    And I see now no delivery option for out of UK!? Thanks for nothing…….so pity…..

  46. Anton Blazevich on December 21, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    Wich is better to interface with recording software? Wich software do you recommend to use ? Thank you

  47. David Britt Affiliates on December 21, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    Muchas Gracias 👊🏾

  48. Jimmy Dunn on December 21, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    So glad I just saved my money and bought a real electric set and not wasted my money on 3-5 hundred dollars toys.

  49. jak p on December 21, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    How would the Yamaha DD75 compare to the Alesis compactkit 7?

  50. Yoncey de la Torre on December 21, 2020 at 10:52 pm

    I am looking for a kit for a teenager to learn, not interested in quality of sound but more of quality of level of learning. Meaning a drum kit that is specifically for learning and can adapt and use the electronic technology to be able to learn faster and easier for example learning software etc….once and if my son gets good, then we can talk about an acoustic set with quality sound and step up. Any information would be great! Thanks in advance!!!

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