Rated 4 out of
"Portable" is a broad word; otherwise a good start!
I am a beginning DJ and originally selected this system for portability and because the deck didn't look very crowded or difficult to learn. As the M1X-DJ provided, I wanted a system that I could pick up and plug-and-play anywhere.
Anywhere, that is, until I tried it without being plugged into AC power. Unbeknownst to me (it was pretty hard finding reviews and info about this product beyond the manual to begin with), the system doesn't supply power to the Lightning cable on battery power. Without this connection, my phone and Djay 2 cannot connect and the DJ board side is useless. Basically, it becomes a simple Bluetooth speaker with AUX I/O.
This is a unique subtlety unique to my situation, where my "anywhere" was going to be remote Boy Scout camping locations. Most users probably won't encounter this, but I feel as if this information needs to be published somewhere.
As for the rest of the system, it is very good and functional for learning the basics in beatmatching, transitioning, and making a beginning mix. The speaker is powerful enough to fill a sizeable room - I never had to exceed 2/3 of the maximum volume to date.
Every now and then, I will have some anomalies where the board will stop responding to Djay 2 and I'll lose control, or my tempo will change randomly (the latter case is usually fixed by pausing and resuming, and the former by restarting the system and app). While some of these issues are probably the software's fault this proves critical for a system reliant on Djay 2.
All in all, Armin Van Buuren partnered with Phillips to construct an entry-level system for people to be able to plug and learn. This system accomplishes that goal and provides a mostly glitch-free experience; my only beef is that the portability factor was the most advertised component, yet the DJ decks are reliant on AC power alone.
Date published: 2018-02-24
Rated 4 out of
This is a good product. Sound quality is excellent. Price is not bad also. Would have been a super great product if this item is not limited to iPads.
Date published: 2015-10-28
Rated 1 out of
this product has fizzed out
really great when new, then slowly it wouldn't read the iPad or iPhone now as a dj tool it is useless
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 3 out of
Get rid of the D batteries and install a rechargeable motorcycle battery type.
Add support for Android including App
Then it's a 5 star across the board
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 1 out of
Does not work well
I bought it and after barely using for 1 year it stopped working. Should have read the reviews on other blogs. And after calling Philips and spoke to Clare. They pretty much said there's nothing they can do. So now it's just an expensive speaker. Google the reviews first before you end up unhappy
Date published: 2015-07-02