We take a look at two popular items, the Yamaha P71 and the Casio Privia PX160. There is a lot more to this sort of decision than price, so we see if we can help you decide which is best for your needs. Click here if you would like to see more product reviews in the same category.
Everyone has different preferences and priorities, so to make choosing easier we have attempted to give a frank review of the products. Let's start with the Yamaha P71. Next up is an Amazon exclusive piano, namely Yamaha P71. It has 88 weighted keys and contains 10 different sounds. It allows you to layer two voices together so that you can feel like the one-man-band you’ve always wanted to be! Probably the best thing about this piano is that it’s very light and slim, so if you don’t have much room you could actually keep it under your bed or sofa or some other empty space and just put it on a table whenever you want to play. If you want to connect this piano to a computer you can do so via USB, which is great if you want to try a little bit of composing.
Now we will have look at an alternative, the Casio Privia PX160. If you liked the last piano but would like to have a couple of different ones to choose between you should check out Casio Privia PX160BK 88key digital piano. It is too very slim and simple and a really good substitute for a real acoustic piano. The 18 different sounds you can choose between are really nice and the speaker system is very good for the price. One of the best things about this piano is that it’s not only available in black, but also in a gold/champagne color which is really cool. This piano can easily be connected to a tablet or computer via MIDI USB. Another great thing about it is that it has a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty, so if something should be wrong with it, it’s all taken care of, which is nice to know.
|HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON|
|Yamaha P71||Casio Privia PX160|
| + 88key digital piano|
+ Weighted keys
+ 10 different voices
+ Slim and light
| + 88key digital piano|
+ 3-year manufacturer’s warranty
+ 18 voices
+ USB connection with MIDI control
+ Slim and light-weight
+ Great Built-in Speakers & speaker system
|WHAT OUR TEAM THOUGHT|
|If you’ve always wanted a piano but always found an excuse not to get one; “We don’t have space for one”, “They’re too loud”, “It’s too expensive”, then this is the piano that suddenly takes all the excuses away!||Once again we have a piano that is perfect for anybody who really just wants a normal piano and want to be able to turn the volume down and try a couple of different sounds once in a while. It’s compact and easy to bring with you if needed and it takes up little space in an apartment. Check out the Casio Privia PX350 as an alternative.|
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