CASIO OR YAMAHA KEYBOARDS, WHICH TO CHOOSE?
It happens very often in stores and online to be catapulted into this alleged diatribe: are CASIO keyboards or Yamaha keyboards better?
In reality there is no precise answer, they are both serious companies with which it is a pleasure to work. CASIO is on the market with very high-value digital pianos as well as small keyboards (which many commonly call pianolas) perfect for middle school children – such as the famous and very popular CASIO Sa 76.
Yamaha, the most well-known brand that carries a worldwide reputation on its shoulders, is equally capable of (for many, many years!) With pianos and keyboards of the highest value and an excellent quality-price ratio.
SO AGAIN: CASIO OR YAMAHA KEYBOARDS, WHICH DO I CHOOSE?
It depends. Yes, it first depends on the type of keyboard we need. For example, if we are looking for keyboards for school, then the choice will fall on CASIO keyboards with its already mentioned SA 76, while on higher cost keyboards, Yamaha has excellent alternatives of excellent quality, and the choice can fall on the tone.
Especially as regards the pianos, the Yamaha have a brighter and more harmonious sound on the high frequencies, while the CASIO sound “more classic”. All this therefore translates into a matter of personal taste more than anything else.
Having said that, it is fair to point out that there are many piano teachers who prefer CASIO, as well as those who prefer Yamaha (and often they are “lined up” on one side or the other).
To us, in all honesty, both brands sound really great, and it would be good and right to compare CASIO and Yamaha keyboards of the same price range (CASIO CDP 130 vs Yamaha P-45, for example) rather than brand vs brand, which it makes much less sense.
To conclude, we invite anyone faced with this difficult choice to try the keyboards and pianos for themselves, and not limit themselves to an opinion from a teacher or online reviews.
Digital pianos reproduce the sounds of an acoustic piano through electronics. The best digital pianos have touch-sensitive keys and highly realistic sound. Although a digital piano can never completely match the tone and feel of an acoustic piano, they are wonderful musical instruments for situations where an acoustic piano is too large, too heavy, or too expensive as compare to digital piano.
In addition, digital pianos have unique features such as recording capabilities and multiple instrument “voices.” Digital pianos are suitable for apartments and other residences where you have to worry about noise levels. You can play the digital piano with headphones, allowing you to enjoy musical pleasure without disturbing others.
Looking for a great digital piano to bring the joy of music into your home? Here are five of the best-selling digital pianos.
1) Casio Privia PX-130 88-Key Digital Stage Piano
The Casio PX-130 88-Key Digital Stage Piano offers unprecedented sound quality and performance, wrapped up in a sleek, portable package.
“It’s absolutely amazing. The feel is wonderful, the sound is beautiful, and the touch feels just right to me. It’s not like playing a Yamaha C5, but it’s as good as, and in fact better than, any other keyboard I’ve ever played. I’ve played many real pianos with less enjoyable actions.” J. Mellette
2) Yamaha P95B Digital Piano
The Yamaha P95 digital piano gives musicians high-quality sound and natural piano touch response, all in a slim, exceptionally affordable instrument.
“Hands down the Yamaha P95 is the most touchy feely digital piano I’ve ever had the pleasure to play. It invites expression, something I really was missing from my acoustic piano days. So that’s marvelous. The tone is nearly perfect.” – Diane F.
3) Yamaha NP30 Portable Grand Piano
The Yamaha NP30 Portable Grand Piano is a compact, lightweight digital piano that delivers exceptional sound.
“While this keyboard can’t duplicate the feel of a real piano, it comes very close. The sound is perfect, I love the portability, and I like the professional look (it doesn’t have a bunch of flashy colored panels, lights, and buttons). I wish Yamaha made a model just like this but with all 88 keys.” – Michael M.
4) Yamaha DGX640W Digital Piano
The Yamaha DGX640W Digital Piano has weighted Graded Hammer Standard action for the most piano-like feel. Get grand piano sound plus a wide selection of other voices.
“The realistic sound, the feel of the keys, the overall fine-quality build, and the reasonable/affordable price, just to name a few of its features, makes it easily the best deal you can get at the market right now.” – Tropical Sunshine.
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5) Casio AP220 Celviano Digital Piano with Bench
The Casio AP220 Celviano provides a natural and authentic grand piano experience with the convenient features of a digital piano.
“This piano was a fantastic deal, with lots of features and the very necessary headphone capability for apartment living. Most importantly, the sound of the piano is very good, even coming from past experiences on grand pianos – it sounds like an acoustic upright. The resonance of the higher notes is better than that of the much lower, but it’s not very noticeable when playing.”
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