Summary: Great value for money. The platters and basic functions feel the same as top end club cdjs. Perfect for home practice and prep for club gigs. The 850 also works very well with Rekordbox. All pre-set cue points and loops are instantly accessible. The wave form is also pre-loaded when tracks are exported through Rekordbox. Outstanding piece of kit. If you live outside of the States, make sure you check voltage.
Summary: I have owned these players since they were first released back in 2011 i think and i have to say they are okay but after sometime you will realize that they are not worth the money you put in, pioneer never fix the bugs, never put any firmware upgrades. the player has many issues and bugs like for the menu search for example the scroll is very bad and the navigation is too cheap, i know that this is what u get for a 890$ player unlike the 2000s but if i wwould go back i...
Excerpt: Great product and build quality. If you have used Pioneer CDJs in the past, it will take you about 30 seconds to familiarize yourself. If you have not used Pioneer CDJs, you should. They are incomparable in quality and feel. B&H had the best price by far on the black CDJ-850s.
Summary: I would give this a 4.5 Stars only because I've used the CDJ 2000 and the jog wheel feels a little better (but not worth the price difference). It's perfect for DJ's using time coded CD's (i.e. Serato). If you are using DJ Software, you don't need 50% of the functions on this unit. It's provides a great backup (with USB sticks) if your laptop ever fails.
Summary: The CDJ 850 is an awesome player! I upgraded from a small $90 Numark controller and this is a lot to take in. One CDJ alone is bigger than my entire old set up. I use Virtual DJ and I was worried about compatability but you just plug in the USB cord, press "PC" and it's ready to go. The only major issue I had was that the CDJ 850 doesn't have 3 cue point buttons like the more expensive versions.