Best DJ Mixers in 2020



Yamaha Mg06X 6-Input Compact Stereo Mixer With Effects Review:


Owned this mixer for about two months, and it's actually better than expected. It is small, I would probably consider it a two channel mixer (though technically it has six channels), does not have a mid-range EQ, the channel volumes are a knob, instead of a slider and it also doesn't have USB output; so why 5 stars?

I think some of the "less positive" reviewers maybe had unrealistic expectations of a super small form-factor, sub-$120 mixer. It fits a need and; that comes down to what is does have. The signal to noise ratio is fantastic as far as I can subjectively tell. It also has dual (stereo), balanced XLR outputs. Effects are well done, although admittedly, I don't really use them (especially in pre-production). As far as "no midrange EQ", there is no substitute for a hardware based knob but, if you know how to work the high/low EQs alongside the gain and master volume, you can in-fact, somewhat "tweak the mids" and this shouldn't be a deal breaker for an experienced sound person. You can tell the minute you explore the unit, that it is well made and uses high quality components.

All things said, in my opinion, it is a two channel, podcasting mixer. I have two Shure SM7B microphones and a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 connected to this mixer for small studio interviews. I am confident saying that I would challenge any sound professional to come up with a better sounding setup for the money. You can spend 10x as much for an insignificant bump up in quality.

As a side note, I've used this setup with Adobe Audition/Premiere, Audacity and Garage Band (although with Garage Band, I was using a Shure SM-57 as a guitar mic) and again, it exceeded my expectations.



Yamaha MG06 6-Input Compact Stereo Mixer Review:


Owned this mixer for about two months, and it's actually better than expected. It is small, I would probably consider it a two channel mixer (though technically it has six channels), does not have a mid-range EQ, the channel volumes are a knob, instead of a slider and it also doesn't have USB output; so why 5 stars?

I think some of the "less positive" reviewers maybe had unrealistic expectations of a super small form-factor, sub-$120 mixer. It fits a need and; that comes down to what is does have. The signal to noise ratio is fantastic as far as I can subjectively tell. It also has dual (stereo), balanced XLR outputs. Effects are well done, although admittedly, I don't really use them (especially in pre-production). As far as "no midrange EQ", there is no substitute for a hardware based knob but, if you know how to work the high/low EQs alongside the gain and master volume, you can in-fact, somewhat "tweak the mids" and this shouldn't be a deal breaker for an experienced sound person. You can tell the minute you explore the unit, that it is well made and uses high quality components.

All things said, in my opinion, it is a two channel, podcasting mixer. I have two Shure SM7B microphones and a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 connected to this mixer for small studio interviews. I am confident saying that I would challenge any sound professional to come up with a better sounding setup for the money. You can spend 10x as much for an insignificant bump up in quality.

As a side note, I've used this setup with Adobe Audition/Premiere, Audacity and Garage Band (although with Garage Band, I was using a Shure SM-57 as a guitar mic) and again, it exceeded my expectations.



GoXLR - Mixer, Sampler, & Voice FX for Streamers Review:


Saw this product at TwitchCon and was very skeptical at first, but saw a LOT of familiar faces at the booths after walking by. I was unwise to not pre-order on their first wave of shipments but as soon as the second wave came available for pre-order I immediately took advantage. Let me say that the wait was WELL worth it. The functionality, versatility, and all around amazing features it has makes me feel like I got a hold of something that is going to be very huge soon. It does everything I want and more. Captures my gaming pc, streaming pc, and I can isolate specific channels to be able to have full control in adjusting things as I need them. The sound FX is a whole new level. This mixer is all my machines built into one. I don't need a compressor, dB booster, I have an updated mixer, no more oceans of cables... Just simplicity. Very awesome product. Would highly recommend. I got stumped on an issue I had and reached out to the team and John (very amazing person) went into full detail, and troubleshooting with me until everything was crystal clear. These people know what they're doing, and it's nice to get help so fast when I needed it. I approve!



Numark M2 BLACK | Professional Two-Channel Scratch Mixer with 3-band EQ per Channel Review:


I purchased this to replace a 13 year old radio shack mixer that I've been using in my Home studio and I can say this is definitely a BIG STEP UP although the old mixer served me very well for 13 years it was getting time to replace it I love the added features of the eq controls my old board didn't even have those let alone a balance knob This mixer has more wonderful features than I ever expected as other reviewers gave it 5 stars I'm doing the same becauae for the money it's a great value and it's a good economy size as it doesn't take up too much space if you are looking for a good cost effective mixer for whatever purpose you desire This will do the job



Rolls MX42 Stereo Mini Mixer Review:


I had a Kenwood DNX9960 that I used in my 2006 GMC Envoy from 2010 - 2016. Then I got a Pioneer 8100NEX. I had the DNX9960 sitting on my shelf for about a year. I loved some of the things on the DNX9960 that the 8100NEX just didn't have, especially the Garmin navigation. One day this past summer when I was logging tons of miles in my truck for work, the thought popped in my head to put both head units in at the same time. I could use the DNX9960 for navigation and reverse camera. I could use the 8100NEX for everything else (cd, usb, radio, satellite, bluetooth calls, etc.).

I did some research and learned that using simple Y adapters wouldn't be a sustainable solution to this idea. I ended up finding these and ordering two of them. I put them in the back of my truck in a cabinet I made for my amps, capacitor, tv tuner, time delay relay, reverse sensor module, & a bunch of excess cables.

This thing works great. I have all the cables buried under the carpet and these units back with all my other stuff. It's pretty damn slick. I realize my console looks like crap right now so not quite slick, but it was a timely idea that I thought of, considering I'm in the middle of overhauling my center console. It'll look nice and clean once it's all done.

One other thing. I initially had an annoying whistling noise that was present regardless of volume level. I was able to diagnose that as a grounding problem. I had 2 different grounding locations for the 2 different head units. Once I used the same ground location for both head units, the whistling noise disappeared and all is well.

There is a little bit of attenuation with these but my equipment can compensate for the loss in volume with some basic amp/head unit settings. This thing works great for my application.



Sound Card V8 Voice Changer, Dual DSP Noise Reduction Chip, Multiple Funny Effects, Femate Mini Echo Audio Mixer for Ps4 Xbox Phone Computer Ipad Karaoke LiveMe Streamer Youtube Anchor and More Review:


5 stars solely because of the price and value. It does work, there are many errors in spelling and labelling, and seems to have a bit of a crackle in the audio as well as SPEAKING WHEN BUTTONS ARE PUSHED (which broadcasts through to all audio outputs) The battery is pretty much useless, but if plugged into micro usb and powered up, it does everything it claims to do. And for 17 bucks shipped, what more do you want?

Comes with several audio and proprietary micro usb to 1/8 audio cables, an aux cable and a power cable, and all worked just fine.

Overall as a small mixer board with some weird sound FX and audio FX this thing is great for my small FM Transmitter radio station. This unit, a laptop and 25 watt FM Radio transmitter and im a legit on air radio personality, with several line level, condenser and powered mic inputs it checks all the boxes, and again, 17 bucks??!! and i see this same unit for 70 bucks from other sellers, with hundreds of feedback. seems odd but whatever.



Behringer Xenyx X1222USB Premium 16-Input 2/2-Bus Mixer with USB/Audio Interface Review:


I don’t write many reviews, but I am compelled to write this one because I got excellent service from the manufacturer, which is a rare thing these days and Behringer deserves an acknowledgement in this case.

I bought a Behringer Xenyx X1222USB a little under a year ago. It’s been working great for my application using it as the main board for live gigs with a small band (vocals, a couple of mics on amps for string instruments, keyboards in direct, a wind controller and an iPad via an Alesis IOdock for backing tracks).

This whole time I hadn’t used the built in FX, as I’ve been using an external FX box. I finally got around to checking them out, auditioning all the presets and messing with the various parameters, when all of the sudden (about 15-20 min into this) I got this really loud rapidly repeating clicking sound that just masked everything else. The only way to make it stop was to shut down the unit. After powering back up, the mixer behaved just fine, as long as all the controls for the FX were in the minimum settings. As soon as I would bring the FX back in, the same thing would happen again within 15-20 min. I tested it several times and I made sure that all controls were in their nominal settings (i.e., I was sure I was not overloading the FX unit). Luckily this took place when I was in my home studio. I had gigs coning up the following 2 days so I convinced myself that this only happened when the FX processor was engaged. Sure enough, I did not have any problems at the gigs over the next 2 days and everything went fine (with the FX off).

The following day, before calling Behringer, I did some research and found that many people have experienced similar problems with FX units on Behringer mixers going back a few years (although I didn’t find anything specifically for this model). Some people attributed the problem to cheap capacitors made in China (I can’t confirm this one way or the other) but frankly I was a bit disappointed that Behringer hadn’t addressed the issue on newer models, given the number of complains, although I have noticed that some models now use a different version on the FX processor (don’t know if these address the issue or not).

In any case, I called Behringer and much to my surprise, I was talking to someone within a couple of minutes. The service person was very knowledgeable and asked a few pertinent questions and she quickly assessed that indeed it sounded like a faulty FX unit. She emailed the RMA while I was still on the phone and told me that they typically have a 10 business day turnaround. I sent it in on a Tuesday. UPS tracking said they had it on Thursday. By the following Thursday it was at my from door! I was really blown away. Everything seems to be working just fine.
The only negative is that you have to pay for shipping to get the box the them. Once they determine that it’s indeed a warranty issue, they’ll fix it and ship it back to you for free. So be sure to save your box and packing materials, in case you have to send it in.

Btw, it has a 1-yr warranty, but if you register it within 90 days, they extend it to 3 years. I had not registered it, but the Behringer rep told me it was covered for 3 years anyhow. You may want to register your unit just in case.



Neewer Super Compact 4-Channel Stereo Headphone Amplifier with DC 12V Power Adapter for Sound Reinforcement, Studio, Stage, Choir, Personal Recording, Features Ultra Low Noise (Original Version) Review:


Gain is lower than my PreSonus HP4, which is a good thing because that thing was way too hot! I'd always have the knob so low on my HP4 that it was in the unbalanced L&R zone where the knob was almost completely off. These I end up setting between 10 and 12 o'clock for my various phones and monitors. We'll see how it holds up, but the monitor output on my HP4 blew out about a year in, and after a few years of being powered-up it literally burned up! When I wasn't home! One of the ICs and caps overheated and ruptured. Also hated the HP4 headphone plugs being right next to the volume controls and physically interfering, these are logically on the back with the audio and AC adapter inputs.

Anyway, it could use rubber feet, and the AC adapter has a super bright LED that I've got some blue painter's masking tape over to dim it (center positive, barrel negative, 12VDC), but it seems fine. And the price is right!



Pyle Professional Audio Mixer Sound Board Console - Desk System Interface with 6 Channel, USB, Bluetooth, Digital MP3 Computer Input, 48V Phantom Power, Stereo DJ Streaming & FX16 Bit DSP-(PMXU63BT) Review:


This product has been working great since day one. the fx features is super cool the BT option also works perfect. i use it to do mh podcast and i record directlyto the pendrive with mic music effects all. then just upload to podcast feed or to audio editor to fix or add audio. i can also record directly to my computer with the usb cable. too bad the channel is share with usb BT and Rec. but hey for the price is a steel.... it does more than other more expensive mixers. it also has a send and return. headphone and conteol room out. amd main out. also xlr /or 1/4” imput. if you are on a budget to tey things out. Pyle is the brand to get. also pyle mics for 13$. are awsome



JUST MIXER Audio Mixer - Battery/USB Powered Portable Pocket Audio Mixer w/ 3 Stereo Channels (3.5mm) Plus On/Off Switch Review:


Finally a good powered mixer for 3.5mm stereo inputs! It works great. I am using it to mix the output from my Mac with an Amazon Echo and feed it to multimedia speakers. I like the fact that it has gain and left/right balance for each channel and I can power it from a USB hub. It seems to have a solid build too, it does not feel or look cheaply made.

The only thing I found is that there is a lot of RF noise (clicking, buzzing, humming) when I connect my iPhone to the same USB hub, but that is to be expected since it such a powerful RF device. So I leave the iPhone disconnected unless I want to transfer photos and such.