Today digital pianos range in difference by size, weight, and quality. Many digital pianos have weighted key action, and their advantages over traditional pianos is in their portability and the fact they never need to be tuned. This digital piano review gives some general information about digital pianos that I have played with and provides a link for recommend sites to buy these and other great digital pianos online from trusted sites.
Yamaha P120 Review
The Yamaha P120 is a very good replica of an acoustic grand piano, and the key-weight is very close to the real thing. You have options to change the touch of the keys to soft, medium, and hard. This digital piano will weigh a little over 40-45 pounds. The Yamaha P120 have impressively realistic sounds, especially the two settings for Grand Piano. The other incredible sounds that you will like would also be the organ and harpsichord which are also very realistic. A downfall though is that there are few bells or whistles for this digital piano.
Roland HP137 Review
The Roland HP137 is realistic enough for practicing on, but this piano in my opinion is best for beginners. The keys are a bit light and not so realistic, and would be fine for non-professional players, or players in the early stages of learning how to play a piano. The piano can play the sound of a grand piano, electric piano, harpsichord, pipes, and also come with a demo of eight songs. The piano do not take up much space and also have two headphones jacks so when you play, only you can hear the sound.
Casio CPS-85 Review
The Casio CPS-85 is a very good portable piano that is not too heavy. This digital piano have the feelings of a upright piano, which is good for practicing piano lessons but the keys are a bit light. There is a option for piano 1, (which is higher in sound), and piano 2 (which is more relaxed). The choice of different voices such as the harpsichord and vibraphone will provide enjoyment while playing and practicing your favorite pieces.
Kawai MP9000 Review
The weighted-keys are actually wooden with the “bounce back” action as an acoustic grand piano. The hammers are on top and below the keys, and this is what creates the bounce back key action. The piano is a bit heavy and weighs about 100 pounds. This digital piano is good for pianists interested in jazz and classical music. The Kawai MP9000 is limited in that there are just 16 sounds (plus the changes you can make) but they are good quality sounds.