Compare the Casio Casiotone, 61-Key Portable Keyboard to the Casio LK-175 PPK

Today Music Critic will be comparing the Casio Casiotone, 61-Key Portable Keyboard to the Casio LK-175 PPK. The Music Critic reviews can help point you towards models and brands that suit your needs. If you would like to see more product comparisons from the same category, click here.

 Casio Casiotone, 61-Key Portable KeyboardThe first product we will be looking at is the Casio Casiotone, 61-Key Portable Keyboard.

 Casio LK-175 PPKThe second product we are looking at in this head-to-head review is the Casio LK-175 PPK. The next keyboard is another instrument from Casio, the LK-175. It is specifically designed for children and has LED keys that light up when you play. You can also learn new songs with this feature. It has 400 tones and 150 rhythms, which is way more than any kid needs, but it’s fun! It has 110 built-in songs which is just amazing


HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON

Casio Casiotone, 61-Key Portable Keyboard

Casio LK-175 PPK

KEY FEATURES

+ Carry handle
+ Connect to the Chordana Play app
+ Headphone option

+ 61 lighted keys
+ 400 tones
+ 150 rhythms
+ 110 built-in songs
+ Fun for kids

Cons:
• The speakers don’t sound great, but on the other hand kids are most often not very picky about that.

WHAT OUR TEAM THOUGHT

We really love the carrying handle. It makes portability a breeze! Take this keyboard with you wherever you venture.

This is a good keyboard for beginners, especially young children. The lighted keys make it fun to learn, however we imagine it can be quite frustrating to try to keep up in the more difficult songs. Your kid won’t become a professional pianist just by using the built-in functions, but it’s a fun way of learning that can serve as an introduction to playing the piano, and even a complement to regular piano lessons. It has 400 voices, 150 rhythms and 110 built-in songs, so the possibilities are almost infinite when it comes to creating unique music, however, it only has 61 keys. 61 is probably enough for most kids though, but as they grow older and become better you will probably need to upgrade at some point and buy a better keyboard. It’s still a good option to buy for a beginner, since it’s really affordable. Sometimes it’s hard to tell whether a new hobby will be a long term project or if the new instrument will be forgotten in a couple of months, and then it’s good not to invest too much money initially.



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