Maybe, maybe not. Youre own experience can bear this out for some of us who cant be a"sed spending time fiddling with settings and stuff.
Switch on (dammit, wheres the bloody switch? Volume control? HOW long before it actually sounds?) and play. Hopefully the default setting will highlight the pianos best qualities make it stand out from the nonentities suurounding it.
Some do. The kawai ES7/8 was good to go and a worthy contender. The HP 605 was very disappointing. Others were unimpressive to fair. Now I know Im not being fair myself, or even to myself, but within 10 seconds of hitting the keys, Im walking away. In fact Im almost propelled away by what I perceive.
And pérception is the name of the game. Advertising gives you that which is not always (hardly ever) borne out in practice. . .I use the word "practice" lightly.
My current FP50 (over deep pockets wouldnt allow me the FP80) made an impression, but has had issues with me since I got it home. Bit like the dog (wont mention thr wife) but Im happy to say its now a much loved member o the family and has its very own bass practice amp, to make its bottom a bit fatter.
But it nearly went back!
If anybodys got this far (Sun morning is a good time for drivel) then, please can you tell me what "sounboard behaviour" is supposed to do. . .
Have fun. Here she is in her new home. . .