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#1796161 - 11/26/11 09:05 AM YAMAHA EZ-200 vs CASIO LK-270 vs YAMAHA PSR-E423
Atrox Offline
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I made an account solely to pose this question, I'm 15 and thinking of starting piano again, since 8 years ago a traumatic experience left me without my piano teacher, together with my willingness.
Please, if these keyboards do not seem good enough, give your opinion.

YAMAHA EZ-200 vs CASIO LK-270 vs YAMAHA PSR-E423

http://www.thomann.de/fr/yamaha_ez200.htm (YAMAHA EZ-200)

http://www.thomann.de/fr/yamaha_psre423.htm (YAMAHA PSR-E423)

http://www.thomann.de/fr/casio_lk270.htm (CASIO LK-270)

the casio and yamaha ez have lightened keys, probably my best choices.

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#1796170 - 11/26/11 09:41 AM Re: YAMAHA EZ-200 vs CASIO LK-270 vs YAMAHA PSR-E423 [Re: Atrox]
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Casio PX-130.
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#1796173 - 11/26/11 09:47 AM Re: YAMAHA EZ-200 vs CASIO LK-270 vs YAMAHA PSR-E423 [Re: Kawai James]
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Originally Posted By: Kawai James
Casio PX-130.


i forgot to mention that my budget is around 100-250 euros

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#1796174 - 11/26/11 09:50 AM Re: YAMAHA EZ-200 vs CASIO LK-270 vs YAMAHA PSR-E423 [Re: Atrox]
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Save a little longer - it'll be worth it.

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#1796178 - 11/26/11 09:58 AM Re: YAMAHA EZ-200 vs CASIO LK-270 vs YAMAHA PSR-E423 [Re: Kawai James]
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Originally Posted By: Kawai James
Save a little longer - it'll be worth it.

Cheers,
James
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I don't really want to spend that much money on a piano, since i'm the kind of person that begins something and leaves it unfinished if i can't do it right frown and if piano isn't my thing, buying such a monster would be a waste of a great product and my own money.

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#1796179 - 11/26/11 09:59 AM Re: YAMAHA EZ-200 vs CASIO LK-270 vs YAMAHA PSR-E423 [Re: Atrox]
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But god, it sounds fantastic.

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#1796184 - 11/26/11 10:12 AM Re: YAMAHA EZ-200 vs CASIO LK-270 vs YAMAHA PSR-E423 [Re: Atrox]
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but, between the 3 models i specified which is the better one?

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#1796219 - 11/26/11 11:21 AM Re: YAMAHA EZ-200 vs CASIO LK-270 vs YAMAHA PSR-E423 [Re: Atrox]
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It makes sense not to blow a ton of money if you are likely not to be serious about piano. Having said that, a really crappy keyboard will ensure that you don't get serious about it.

I'd suggest looking into renting, borrowing, or buying something used if you really don't want to exceed that price point. There's a reason no one wants to recommend one of the listed pianos. It would sully the words "digital piano" to do so.


Edited by gvfarns (11/26/11 11:22 AM)

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#1796306 - 11/26/11 02:43 PM Re: YAMAHA EZ-200 vs CASIO LK-270 vs YAMAHA PSR-E423 [Re: Atrox]
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You talk about starting piano but list three keyboards. Kawai James and gvfarns answers are spot on. If you want to just doodle around with some vaguely piano like sounds, electrics pianos, synths,and possibly waste up to 250 euros then just throw a dice to pick any of the three. Maybe you'll get the bug and get half the outlay back when you come to resell and buy a proper digital piano. But bottom line is you stand to make a loss if you really meant 'piano'. Loss in time as well as money.

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#1796325 - 11/26/11 03:33 PM Re: YAMAHA EZ-200 vs CASIO LK-270 vs YAMAHA PSR-E423 [Re: Atrox]
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What's your ultimate goal? A fun hobby just for yourself, playing keyboard in a band, concert pianist, etc?

If this is just for entertaining yourself, you don't care about bad habits, and you'll never be in front of an audience, the PSR-E keyboards will give you some entertainment. Avoid anything with keys that light up. But if you end up being more serious than entertaining yourself, then you'll outgrow these models quickly, and have to undo bad habits. And have to save up even more money just to get back to where you are now.

I doubt as gvfarns warns, that you'd never get serious. If you decide not to play piano, it won't be because you played a crappy keyboard. It will be that you just don't like it. If you have a real passion for it, the crappy keyboard will leave you unsatisfied ans wanting more.

Does your school offer a piano class (mine called it 'keyboarding')? If so, start there. You get daily practice and on something better than the models listed. And hopefully good instruction from a teacher.

BTW, what's your setup right now? Do you have a piano? Do you have a computer? What did you use to practice years ago?


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#1796837 - 11/27/11 05:29 PM Re: YAMAHA EZ-200 vs CASIO LK-270 vs YAMAHA PSR-E423 [Re: Atrox]
dannac Offline
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but, between the 3 models i specified which is the better one?


If you have practiced piano with a teacher before, you will soon wish you had something better than the keyboards you mentioned.

..... but beings you asked, I believe the PSR E423 is the best in that bunch.

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