Today Music Critic will be comparing the Casio WK7600 PPK 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.
The first product we will be looking at is the Casio WK7600 PPK.
The 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
Did you read through the previous review thinking ‘Come on, that’s more like a toy! I need a proper keyboard, something that I can really use at gigs and in the studio!’. If that’s the case, you’re looking for the big brother to the one we’ve already looked at.
|HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON|
|Casio WK7600 PPK||Casio LK-175 PPK|
+ 76 keys
+ 820 tones and 260 rhythms
+ 17 track sequencer
+ 32 channel mixer with 9 sliders
+ 61 lighted keys
+ 400 tones
+ 150 rhythms
+ 110 built-in songs
+ Fun for kids
• The speakers don’t sound great, but on the other hand kids are most often not very picky about that.
|WHAT OUR TEAM THOUGHT|
|This is a great keyboard for somebody who loves to play around and try different things. It has 820 tones, which is enough to keep you busy for a year or so minimum, and some of the sounds are really nice! It’s a really good addition to your home studio and will encourage a beginner to practice more, since it offers endless fun possibilities! It’s really unusual to get a sustain pedal with your keyboard, and the fact that one is included here is just wonderful. It’s obvious that this keyboard wasn’t just designed for beginners that doesn’t know how to play, but intermediate and advanced players could definitely use it as well! It’s especially good if you want to try your hands at some music production since it not only has MIDI so that you can connect it to your computer, but also has a 17 track sequencer and a 32 channel mixer. It has amazingly many voices- 820!||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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