Am I the only one who thinks CDJs feel cheap?
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    Default Am I the only one who thinks CDJs feel cheap?

    Hey guys,

    So i'm fairly new to DJing, but i've played around with many controllers, turntables, etc. I have never really played with any CDJs until a few days back. Wow do the CDJ 2000s feel cheap. I don't know if it is just my subjective opinion on them but the jog wheels feel extremely "plastic-y" and they are WAY overpriced. The jog wheels on my S4 feel much better and the build quality overall seems superior to CDJs.

    I played around with almost every model of the CDJ and they all have that cheap feel to them.

    Does anyone else feel the same way as me, or am I crazy?

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    Yeh, i kinda feel the same way. i like spinning platters like the denon 3500/3700
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    Feel the same way about the too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrcles View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicky H View Post
    Yes
    +1 particularly about the s4 jogs being nicer.
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    Yeah…the CDJ-2000s might be the only CDJs that don't feel cheap (and the 1000s that came before them) but they definitely don't feel cheap compared to the S4 or really any DJ controller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geminimech View Post
    +1 particularly about the s4 jogs being nicer.
    I personally like the feel of the S4s jog wheels. Much closer to vinyl in my opinion. That's just my opinion and it's completely subjective.

    But otherwise, the CDJs (including the 2000s) feel cheap to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrcles View Post
    I personally like the feel of the S4s jog wheels. Much closer to vinyl in my opinion. That's just my opinion and it's completely subjective.

    But otherwise, the CDJs (including the 2000s) feel cheap to me.
    Hey man, different strokes for different folks! You like the feel because it's what you own. I'd venture a guess you'd feel differently if you owned a pair of 2000's
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    They do the trick, but they have a killer price tag
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    Quote Originally Posted by geminimech View Post
    Hey man, different strokes for different folks! You like the feel because it's what you own. I'd venture a guess you'd feel differently if you owned a pair of 2000's
    Yes but the reason I own an S4 is because I liked the feel of it before I bought it. I don't like the feel of the CDJs and therefore I wouldn't buy them. That means that I would never be able to own a pair of CDJs to feel differently about them
    Last edited by Cyrcles; 12-31-2011 at 12:11 AM.

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