Hi James, haven’t had any experience with Gear4music instruments since they are mostly known as a music retailer rather than a manufacturer. Will I notice any unpleasantness after playing for a while? Another new port that the B2 has is a stereo mini Audio In jack that allows you to connect your phone or MP3-player and stream your favorite music directly to the B2’s onboard speakers. This article will guide you through all the necessary information to make sure you know all the ins and outs of choosing your first digital piano. So, it’s normal for ANY keyboard instrument to make mechanical noises, that’s just the law of physics. Your reviews, insight and recommendations have helped immensely. I would like to ask your advice, what to choose between a casio px 160 and a casio cdp s150 at about the same price (with the second one would there be also the pedals and the stand included)? Korg SV-1BK 73-Key Piano Details Review. And I’m not surprised. Thanks for such a detailed review… Much of my time got saved.. You made the right decision opting for a keyboard with fully weighted keys. As for the instrument, all the options you mention will serve you just fine in the early stages. While, it’s very affordable, you get what you pay for. The piano is good for teacher or those with more experience with additional functions to facilitate better playing. In practice, I don’t believe it’s an issue since the volume of you playing (either via headphones or onboard speakers) will not allow you to hear the noise coming from the keys. 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Casio PX-160 / Privia PX-S1000 The B2 features 88 full-sized keys that use Korg’s NH (Natural Hammer) action. (document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0] || document.getElementsByTagName('body')[0]).appendChild(hs); The one con I noticed was 60 note polyphony but the price for a weighted keyboard is a wow to me. For one thing it has proper jack outs and there is a chance that I might play in public in a band. In this case, the piano will need polyphony not only for the notes you’re playing but also for the backing track. And finally, you can save your own performances recorded with the instrument to the flash drive as well as load them back onto the instrument when needed. Which one sounds better to your ears? One of their beginner friendly instrument is Recital electric piano that is designed without any confusing programming function and a nice sound you will surely love. There are also Reverb and Chorus customization capabilities to help you get the sound exactly what it needs to flourish. Hi, thanks for the response! It is probably not necessary for beginner but if you plan on keep using or learn to play more complex notes, it can be really helpful. Partner Mode, metronome, transpose function, and master tuning are the only functions this keyboard has to offer. ). This electric piano is coming in full 88 keys which are semi-weighted with adjustable touch sensitivity function. The best option, however, is to find the right instrument for your needs and experience. Lucas – I want to know difference in keys action – amongst Casio PX 160 and Casio PXS 1000, when its purely for playing piano. 73 keys are enough to play most (99%) modern pieces. Have fun with your CDP-S100. The first one simply didn’t work, no power at all (it was the piano itself, not the power supply). Some advanced (classical) pieces require a full set of 88 keys. Thanks!…. In my opinion, it feels better than the Yamaha and has more sounds/features than both the CDP-S100 and P-45. Thanks in advance and keep up the good work. 5-7 years would be the ideal earliest age to get your kid started on the piano. Buying the cheapest possible keyboard with light-weighted keys is not be the best idea even if you’re a complete beginner. Right now i am thinking of choosing between: Thanks again for your help! Mike, thank you for the very detailed guide. But what makes a good keyboard for those who are just starting out? Nowadays, technologies in this space evolve so quickly and the keyboards you mentioned are like 10 years old. var hs = document.createElement('script'); hs.type = 'text/javascript'; hs.async = true; The worst part is that somes notes are sometimes drowned by the others.