New digital piano (px150?)

Posted by: Ch4OSm4n

New digital piano (px150?) - 02/05/13 07:17 AM

Hi all,
sorry for my english. This week i'll buy a digital piano. I'm a 24 old guy who played for 10 years piano and now, after a stop of 8 years, i'd like to restart it.

At home i have an acoustic piano but in my university home i must buy a digital piano and my budget is in the range of casio px 150.

I tried it and i like it, but i'd like to know if there are better alternatives in the same range of price.

Thanks so much smile
Posted by: mitzysman

Re: New digital piano (px150?) - 02/05/13 08:16 AM

only thing better for that price is the Yamaha p-105.
Posted by: Charles Cohen

Re: New digital piano (px150?) - 02/05/13 10:22 AM

I played both the Yamaha P105 and the PX-350 (which has the same keyboard as the PX-150).

I preferred the PX-350 "feel". It's closer to an acoustic piano.

So between P105 and PX-150, I'd take the PX-150. But (as you see here) people have different opinions.

I agree that there is nothing better, at that price.

. Charles
Posted by: dmd

Re: New digital piano (px150?) - 02/05/13 10:45 AM

If you can afford the PX-350, I would go with that instead of the PX-150. I think the speaker system is a little better and that results in a little fuller sound.
Posted by: dire tonic

Re: New digital piano (px150?) - 02/05/13 10:52 AM

I chose the casio px-150 in preference to the yamaha when I bought a few weeks ago. It's not a straightforward decision - they're close in pure value-for-money terms.

I was swayed, at the time anyway, by the feel of the action on the casio which I found marginally more convincing and piano-like than the yamaha. It may have been the 'ivory and wood' feel keys adding to that impression.

Also, it seemed to me that the casio had a slightly deeper key travel which I prefer but this could have been illusory.

Perhaps I should say, I was more concerned by the action than by the sound emerging from the built in speakers since I use the piano quite a lot with samples. The guy in the shop thought the yamaha sound straight out of the speakers was better than the casio which may well have been the case. But even when using the casio's internal AP sound I would be inclined to use decent headphones which, in any case, would be way better than relying on the internal speakers of either piano.

But there wasn't a lot in it...
Posted by: mitzysman

Re: New digital piano (px150?) - 02/05/13 10:54 AM

Originally Posted By: Charles Cohen

I preferred the PX-350 "feel". It's closer to an acoustic piano.


i agree the px150/350 keyboard "feel" is better than the yamaha p-105... that's the 1st time I would say that about Casio smile
Posted by: Ch4OSm4n

Re: New digital piano (px150?) - 02/05/13 01:00 PM

Thanks so much guys laugh
I played also p105 and i found px150 better for me. My goal is to know if there were others good piano in that range, but if there are only p105 and px150 I made my choice laugh I think if 2 pianos are very close like these, the only important thing is which do you prefer subjectively.

Originally Posted By: dire tonic
I was more concerned by the action than by the sound emerging from the built in speakers since I use the piano quite a lot with samples. The guy in the shop thought the yamaha sound straight out of the speakers was better than the casio which may well have been the case. But even when using the casio's internal AP sound I would be inclined to use decent headphones which, in any case, would be way better than relying on the internal speakers of either piano.

I also the same. I'm interested on mechanics cause i use headphones or The Grand on Computer smile
Posted by: gvfarns

Re: New digital piano (px150?) - 02/05/13 06:42 PM

Those are your only two options in that price range. If you prefer the Casio, you have your answer.

The only downside of the Casio I'm aware of is that the pedal it comes with by default is just on/off, not continuous. That's a significant loss for me at least. You can buy the optional stand/pedal combo that has a real piano-like pedal (sp33). It plugs into a different jack than the default pedal, and the cheap pedals you can get around are not compatible with the progressive-pedal jack.

In every other technical respect the Casio seems to win, although many people (myself included) subjectively prefer the sound of the Yamaha. Doesn't matter in your case.
Posted by: anotherscott

Re: New digital piano (px150?) - 02/06/13 07:26 AM

Originally Posted By: gvfarns
Those are your only two options in that price range.

There's also the lower priced Yamaha P-35, and the Korg SP-170 has also had its fans. (Well, I guess if you want to be complete, also the Williams, but its fans seem to be few and far between!)