While I am truly a Korg man when it comes to pianos, I have tinkered with my fair share of other digital pianos over the years. One debate that I often get from parents and younger players is: What is their favorite in a Casio vs. Yamaha Digital Piano comparison? Since both of these companies make reputable products I will go through a few categories and pick a winner. So here you go in the debate.
THE BEST CASIO DIGITAL PIANO
Price: Overall the price in the Yamaha vs Casio digital piano debate is a very mute issue as they tend to make similar products priced similarly. If you are a beginner pianist you can’t go wrong with either the Yamaha NP11 or the Casio CTK-2200, as they both offer great features for the beginner player. As you move higher up the ranks things tend to get a little tricky as they each offer various pros and cons depending on the model. As an advanced pianist I will give the price nod to the Casio as they tend to give you “more bang of the buck” and will often have better sales on their top of the line sit down models like the Casio PX850, which I picked as my #1 overall digital piano.
THE BEST YAMAHA DIGITAL PIANO
Variety: The Variety category is a very easy one to compare as Yamaha tends to add a lot more “bells and whistles” to their products. Certain products such as the Yamaha P105B and other Yamaha P series come with bundles that make it easy to start off with for a newer student. While these are fun to play around with and great for younger students who are just getting to know their digital piano, they are not very useful to those of us who play professionally or who only need the piano to sound like a traditional acoustic piano.
Sound: Both of these companies offer solid sound no matter what price that you pay. While they do not have the overall sound of the Korg digital piano, they both offer great sound when hooked up to a solid system. Some of the Yamaha’s I have used before tend to break down quicker and their keys become a little funky sounding, but this is not all the models. The Casio’s I have dealt with have never had a breakdown in sound from what I have seen. I own a Casio PX750 currently and it sounds just like it did the day I took it out of the box. Like I said, for the first 2 years or so both have solid sounds and sound great when hooked up to a sound system, but because the Yamaha’s tend to wear down quicker I will have to give the edge to the Casio digital pianos in the Casio vs Yamaha digital piano debate.
Overall: While I think you can’t go wrong with either brand in the ongoing Yamaha vs Casio debate, I feel that Casio tends to be a better overall choice. With better sounds, slightly better products and good pricing for their higher end models, they win my choice in this battle. Like I said before if you would like to get first hand customer reviews of any of these products listed please click the link below for further details.
Full Reviews in the Casio vs Yamaha Debate
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