Pioneer CDJ-850
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Pioneer CDJ-850

CDJ-850, Tabletop DJ player from Pioneer in the CDJ series.

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Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 35 reviews )
 21 reviews60 %
 8 reviews23 %
 1 user review3 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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JimboSpins10/06/2012

JimboSpins's review"cheaper than the 900 but same abilities "

Pioneer CDJ-850
The CDJ 850 is one of the best and most affordable solutions to having a CDJ set up. It is made by Pioneer and for years they have been making these CDJ units and they are very well built and constructed. The CDJ 850 is one of the cheaper ones when it comes to price, not cheap in quality. For less than a 1 grand, the CDJ 850 almost has the same features as the 900 models except the 900 models cost a lot more.

The CDJ 850 has top of the line mixing features and an unprecedented sound quality. You can pull all of your files and music from CD’s USB drives or external hard drives, and it plays WAV, AAC, AIFF and almost any other type of audio file that is used. Keep your computer at home with the CDJ 850 like you do with the 950 because all of your stuff can just be on USB drives. So what is really the difference between the 850 and the 900 besides the price. Well for starters I think the 900 has a better build to it, and a more stylish design. In my opinion that is the main thing that is the difference with the two. The CDJ 850 seems to be more for a DJ that is a beginner or with a smaller budget to work with and needs a CDJ device.

The CDJ 850 comes with a DJ management software called Rekordbox, its not the best software for DJ management but its pretty darn good for it to be free with the CDJ 850.
The face of the CDJ 850 is made so that the DJ has the quickest control and access to the music files. And with the WAV running across the screen you will have the proper visuals you need to be able to mix properly as well as have the artist name, and BPM of the song right there in front of you. The CDJ 850 is a low priced machine with everything a DJ needs. It would be my first unit if I was just starting out.
deejay will08/22/2014

deejay will's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Pitch perfect"

Pioneer CDJ-850
2 years of use, after the royal cdj 400 is for display, jog accuracy, ergonomics, and I use it with hard drives in rekordbox. I do not have that choice since I saw the nexus 900 for display and the link.
thomas.ls01/19/2014

thomas.ls's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good product"

Pioneer CDJ-850
Platinum affordable value with the same base report that the CDJ 900 or 2000 without rj45 for link. But for the price, we are not disappointed. Very satisfied with my purchase. My silver plates are coupled with an Allen & Heath console area 62, which gives a very tablet without breaking the bank!
matt.mns07/29/2013

matt.mns's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good product"

Pioneer CDJ-850
How long have you use it?
For more than a year

Have you tried many other models before buying it?
CDJ 1000, CDJ 900, CDJ 800, CDJ 350

What is the particular feature you like best and least?
What I like the most is the opportunity to enjoy the multi (CD, MP3, PC).
The Rekord box compatibility
That the JOG is the same size as the range of 900 and 2000 CDJ

What I like least is the wave form in CD mode which is (almost) non-existent.
The analysis is too long to be usable

How would you rate the quality / price?
If the mode slip and link function are not a priority is to have the plate.
For the price, it is excellent.

With experience, you do again this choice?
Without hesitation
Thib.is@DJ09/11/2011

Thib.is@DJ's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good material!"

Pioneer CDJ-850
How long have you use it? 3 months

Have you tried many other models before buying it? Cortex HDTT 5000

What is so special that you like most and least?

The +:
- The size
- The jog fairly accurate
- Fast loading CDs and USB / menu speed and Research
- Buttons: the "Quick Start" is really nice!
- Ability to work in his first cue and loop points via software, a great way to prepare Sets
- Accuracy of Pitch

The -:
- First, it is very expensive ...
- The automatic loop are imperfect, difficult to count on it without touch points input and output

How would you rate the quality / price?
It's expensive, but hey, quality is at the appointment.

With experience, you do again this choice?
Of course! With a little over budget, I showed still end ... but the CDJ 850 and already a good compromise between the CDJ CDJ 350 and 900.
martin7203/13/2011

martin72's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Satisfies"

Pioneer CDJ-850
For how long have you been using it?

1 month and a half

Did you try many other models before getting this one?
CDJ400 CDJ 800MK2 CDJ100S CDJ1000MK3 CDJ900

What thing do you like most/least about it?

MORE: So it's definitely a good turntable. It is super fast (more than the mk3, I tested) to load both cd mp3 cd that the usb key. Even my hard drive 500gb walking quickly but not reliably. Sensitivity is very good, I think the dial is the same as the adjustable Heavy 1000MK3. So for all that is put loops or cue is perfect. CUE and PLAY buttons are impeccable too, is short of PIONEER. The sound quality is at the appointment.
The screen is good, it uses more virtual buttons next and previous track, while at the wheel and you can walk on CDs to see what is going to post. Registering cue points and loops as is done on 1000MK3.

LEAST: The Auto-beat loop does not work reliably all, it's crass, it shifts from qqes frames directly, loops are not at all accurate, both done by hand (even with files analyzed Rekordbox).
Twice in the evening, they bugged on a cd, as if it was scratched! I tried again the next day at home, no worries, completely incomprehensible. And there's nothing worse than being afraid that hold the deck while reading the pieces! So I regravé my cds, checked my tracks, etc. ...
Then, I find it crazy that the CDJ850 is unable to read the Waveform in advance as 1000MK3 does. There are two ways to have the waveform: Scan All Rekordbox on and then play with USB. Then there is the solution for people like me who have lots of cds and have no desire to have only USB: turn the cds let pitched at 100% (to go faster ;-) ) at home a USB key inserted and in this case we have any. But I find it a little pathetic on the part of Pioneer djs so trying to impose the use of USB devices, but their plates are the queens of CDs.
It's really a shame not know how to set the hardness of the jog as the mk3.

What is your opinion about the value for the price?
Despite what I said above, I think for the first time Pioneer has released the turntables with excellent value for money, 900eur for such plates is crazy!
Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice?

I'm mixed. I think buying a pair of 1000MK3 opportunities for the same price as a pair of 850 Hot PCQ they provide cues that are far more interesting than the auto beat loop (I'm not saying if it worked, but there pq no it does not work not even), the fastest waveform, setting the jog, the proven reliability and proven!
DJkaio12/15/2010

DJkaio's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" AN UPDATE!"

Pioneer CDJ-850
- For how long have you been using it?
4 months
-Did you try many other models before getting this one?
CDJ 200, CDJ 400 6 months CDJ 800 MK1 and MK2 club CDJ 1000MK3 1 year, CDJ 900 in the club, a club CDJ 2000

- What is so special that you like best?
USB (management incomparable with CDJ 400: 1000 Faith better), precision (not seen any difference with the 1000), waveform (as well as the 1000 mk3) rekordbox (really huge classed as music on the PC), fast (better than 1000MK3), playlist management live

- What is so special that you like least?
No waveform on the cd not scanned (such as 1000 and burning MP3), no hotloop (even a little would've been cool if the one received on a loop you lose)
gray! BPM without the decimal point (we will not make me believe that it is complicated to do!), no digital output

- Bullet points!
Automatic loop section is really sucks! even with my feet I'm better. When the music is very rhythmic is correct (and again) but when the music would do what a melody, it's great no matter what! How much is the same as its loop on 1000MK3.
The HID (MIDI) UNUSABLE! Traktor does not recognize them! serato either. VDJ soles of one switch with USB or CD (although personally I would use if the booster shot but it's complicated). Thus totally useless! We'll have to wake up at Pioneer and we lay the drivers that go to the output of platinum to a faith! it starts to become a habit!

"My advice:
Better than the 800, 400 without problem. Same quality workmanship that 1000MK3 but not the same niche (if you're only CD, stick with 1000, otherwise it's an evolution really !!!). Finally and in conclusion: not to buy to mix with a soft but very very good to mix mp3 (rekordbox is truly monstrous!) = Awaiting Update from Pioneer
-What is your opinion about the value for the price? Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice?
To correct for an authentic pioneer. Some default, but really close to their upscale. I would do this biensur choice but I will still get me a pair of CDJ 2000 when I had enough!





Mathieu (Pioneer DJ France)10/15/2010

Mathieu (Pioneer DJ France)'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Product Quality"

Pioneer CDJ-850
For how long have you been using it?
2 months.
Did you try many other models before getting this one?
CDJ 800 mk2 and mk3 cdj 1000 Mk2. Cdj 900. Denon S3700.

Most
- Pioneer Ergonomics, no time to adapt if we know how a cdj (800 or 1000)
- Quality and responsiveness Pioneer: CD playback fast, accurate pitch and BPM basic functions and effective
- Construction blameless
- Touch pioneer, no difference from the cdj 1000.
- Responsiveness and sensitivity of better than a jog CDJ 800 mk2. Level of 1000.
- Pitch + / - 6%

+ + Benefits

- USB very well managed. No bug even with a large hard drive.
- Rekordbox! Absolutely essential to move its entire library in its software pioneer. Long analysis but then used to prepare really well set.
- Display wave and mp3 tag very quickly if analysis rekordbox

Disadvantages:
- Requirement to scan files with Rekordbox for displaying the wave of the song.
- Obligation to connect a USB cradle for the display of the wave in CD playback. (I hope an update will solve this because it is very slow compared to a 1000 mk2).
- No safety in case of "pulling" wild usb
- Screen a little small (3-line display to get his pieces)
- Obligation to format the device as FAT32
- Color Gray
Not tested: HID mode and noon.

What is your opinion about the value for the price?
Good but still expensive ..... More expensive than a cdj 1000MK2 in 2005, however the top of the range at the time.
Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice?
yes without hesitation because the product suits me perfectly. (Personal use)