Top 10 Best Rated 88 Key Digital Pianos


With the revolution in technology also came the invention of electronic pianos, or digital pianos. They are supperior to the old-school pianos in a few manners such as maintenance, portability, lower costs, variety and more. The following are only a few of the best rated digital pianos out there.

Casio Privia PX-130 88-Key Digital Stage Piano

Casio Privia PX-130 88-Key Digital Stage Piano

Details

  • 88 weighted, scaled hammer-action keys
  • 128-note polyphony
  • 16 tones (with layer and split)
  • Reverb (4 types), Chorus (4 types), Brilliance (-3 to 0 to 3), Acoustic Resonance

Rating:

4.5 stars
4.5/5

Price:

400-700

Review:

I decided to buy this piano because I wanted something portable to take to college. It was a hard decision, because I needed something that would sound and play like the acoustic I'm used to, but wouldn't put me in the poor house. So, after a good two months of comparing keyboards and digital pianos online, I finally chose the CASIO PX-130 for the weighted keys and sound quality. I'm absolutely blown away by it. It's even better than I expected. The keys feel amazing--lighter near the top, heavier near the bottom--the sound quality is as good (if not better) than my acoustic piano, and it never needs tuning, which will save me hundreds of dollars over the coming years.

You're getting an amazing instrument for the price. After all of the research I did on keyboards/digital pianos, I know I definitely made the right decision by choosing the CASIO.

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Yamaha DGX640W Digital Piano

Yamaha DGX640W Digital Piano

Details

  • 88-key Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) weighted action
  • Decorative wooden stand, PA150 adapter & sustain pedal included
  • More DSP effects for more realism of all Voices
  • Backlit LCD displays lyrics, chords & notation
  • Front panel USB to Device: connect optional USB storage devices

Rating:

4.7 stars
4.7/5

Price:

700-1 300

Review:

As a previous owner of a number of keyboards, including a couple of Korg M1s, I have never seen a more user friendly keyboard. Sound samples are top shelf and the combo ensembles seem unlimited. I bought this for my 12 year old but find myself using it as much or more than him. I can't say anything bad about this item though I would love more midi capability. It would be nice to have the option to transfer the sounds to a computer. That being said, I highly recommend this keyboard.

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Yamaha ARIUS YDP-161 Digital Piano with Bench

Yamaha ARIUS YDP-161 Digital Piano with Bench

Details

  • 88-key GH(Graded Hammer) weighted action keyboard
  • Dynamic Stereo Sampling AWM piano with 128-note polyphony
  • 2-track recorder with Flash-ROM song storage
  • Polished gold-colored Damper, Soft and Sostenuto pedals
  • Damper Resonance for richer piano sustain tones

Rating:

4.7 stars
4.7/5

Price:

700-2 000

Review:

I've had this for about a month now and I'm very satisfied with it. Assembly was easy. If you can put together a bookcase from Ikea you can put together this piano. The sound is fantastic, and it sounds really good with headphones too. The action on the keys is also pretty good, I'd be surprised if you could tell you're not playing on a real piano (disclaimer: I'm not a professional pianist). At any rate, considering the price, savings in space, ability to play with headphones, etc, this piano is a really good deal.

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Yamaha CP33 Stage Piano

Yamaha CP33 Stage Piano

Details

  • 88-key graded hammer keyboard with authenic touch
  • State-of-the-art AWM tone generation system
  • 28 original voices with a maximum of 64 note polyphony
  • Master mode for independent contrpl of up to two externsl tone generators
  • Compact, light and portable

Rating:

4.8 stars
4.8/5

Price:

900-1 500

Review:

I recently bought a Yamaha piano/synth and was disappointed in the light weight and cheap plastic feel. After deciding I wanted 88-keys, and the feel and weight of real piano keys, I researched the CP33 and then ordered one. It's a wonderful electric piano with a few extra sounds as almost a bonus. All of the sounds are excellent and sound very realistic. The controls are also perfect in that everything is right at your fingertips without having to drill-down through annoying menus. I'm extremely happy with this purchase.

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Korg SP250 88-key Portable Digital Piano

Korg SP250 88-key Portable Digital Piano

Details

  • Multi-level stereo sampling ensures accurate and faithful sound reproduction over the piano's entire dynamic range
  • The RH3 graded hammer action provides 88 keys and a life-like grand piano feel for confident, inspiring performances
  • With two headphone outputs, you can share your music with a friend
  • Sounds:5 Pianos, 7 Electric Pianos, 3 Church Organs, 3 Jazz Organs, Harpsichord, Marimba, Vibraphone, Acoustic guitar and more
  • The SP-250 is a complete instrument offering sounds, effects, sound system and pedal all in one

Rating:

4.6 stars
4.6/5

Price:

600-1 200

Review:

The Korg SP 250 had all the features we wanted in a digital piano. The sound is very rich in the bass range and the voice feature is great (choir-who and choir-do).The stand is strong even though it looked flimsy in the photo. My 13 year old musician is able to figure it all out with the manual.

We would recommend this piano for anyone, especially if you , like us, heat with a wood stove and can't keep a regular piano in good repair.

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Williams Overture 88 Key Digital Piano

Williams Overture 88 Key Digital Piano

Details

  • Console-style digital piano with sliding key-cover and full vanity panel.
  • Dark Wood grain finish.
  • Keyboard: full size 88 Note, Hammer-action keyboard, with selectable touch response.
  • Pedals: Sustain, Sustenuto, SoftPolyphony: 64 notes maximum.
  • Main Voices (from control panel): 15 Voices (5 main voices x 3 variations)Piano1, Piano2, Honky-Tonk,Electric Piano, FM Electric Piano, VibraphoneHarpsichord, Clavinet, Nylon String GuitarChurch Organ, Jazz Organ, Rock OrganStrings, Slow Strings, Synth StringsGen.

Rating:

4.2 stars
4.2/5

Price:

600-900

Review:

This is a heavy, good quality piano that is very attractive as well.

I was pricing just a similar keyboard with no frame at barely a hundred dollars less than this entire piano.

Good buy and happy with purchase.

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Yamaha P155 Contemporary Piano with Mahogany Top Board

Yamaha P155 Contemporary Piano with Mahogany Top Board

Details

  • 88-note, GHE (Graded Hammer Effect) weighted-action keyboard
  • 128-note polyphony
  • Dynamic Stereo Sampling - 4 separate layers of stereo samples
  • Key-Off Sample plus Sustain Sample for acoustic piano realism
  • Emulates the soft/half pedaling and damper effects of an acoustic

Rating:

4.5 stars
4.5/5

Price:

999-1 700

Review:

This is the 4th or 5th portable electronic keyboard I've ever owned, and since my first, which was a classic early 70s Fender Rhodes, it's the first I've bought with a genuine weighted feel to it. I play mostly rock, a little jazz, and lately am getting into electronica and ambient music. I have a guitar-playing friend who bought a Yamaha Clavinova for his family, and I remember the first time we jammed together, how it felt just like my baby grand but didn't need to be so loud, so I could blend into a couple guitarists. Unlike the Clavinova, which I understand is an ancestor of this one, the P155 is portable, though you wouldn't want it to be too much heavier. I play it through a substantial Roland keyboard amp and it sounds great. Good Rhodes voice, too. I use an X-stand and it works fine, even with another lighter controller stacked on top, though I did notice it rocking the other night when I was. Haven't messed with the MIDI on it yet. The other voices -- a couple slightly different strings, vibes, clavinet, etc. are OK, just the basics.

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Casio PX-330 88 Key Digital Stage Piano with Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action

Casio PX-330 88 Key Digital Stage Piano with Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action

Details

  • 88 weighted, scaled hammer-action keys
  • 128-note polyphony
  • 250 tones (with layer and split)
  • Reverb (4 types), Chorus (4 types), Brilliance (-3 to 0 to 3), Acoustic Resonance

Rating:

4.4 stars
4.4/5

Price:

640-900

Review:

The only real piano i've played was in my school's auditorium and the difference b/w these two is not much really. The casio px 330 sounds almost the same, but of course it's not going to beat the real thing. The keys are a little heavier than the one in my school and i really don't mind it being a little heavy because when i go back to play on my school's piano I can play the songs easier. Honestly this is my first 88 key keyboard and I didn't have the chance to test out any of the yamaha 88 keyboards especially the p series, but what made me buy this was the weight of this item and the opinions i got from people.

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Williams Allegro 88-Key Digital Piano

Williams Allegro 88-Key Digital Piano

Details

  • 88 touch-sensitive, hammer-action, velocity-sensitive keys
  • Layer, Split, and Transpose modes
  • Reverb and Chorus effects

Rating:

4.1 stars
4.1/5

Price:

300-400

Review:

I just purchased this piano a little over 6 months ago and I'm extremely satisfied with it. The weighted keys have nice heavy feel with great pressure sensitivity. They do take a little getting used to if you're more used to playing on a synth keyboard. Each of the instruments sound good and the keyboard has many features listed in the manual such as MIDI functions and control over reverb, etc. The sustain pedal capability makes the piano sound great. The MIDI-in and out function is a great plus, it also has an L an R line out as well as a 1/4" headphone output. The speakers have fairly good quality considering the price, and if you don't like them you can hook it up to an amplifier.

Con:

The only con about this keyboard which I didn't mark against it is the cheap sustain pedal it came with. It comes with a square sustain pedal which is a nice bonus, but after only a week or two, the pedal stopped working. I purchased an M-Audio SP-2 piano style sustain pedal, and now I have no problems. I strongly recommend buying a better quality sustain pedal if you intend on using the sustain function.

Overall:

A great quality keyboard for a cheap price.

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M-Audio ProKeys Premium Stage Piano

M-Audio ProKeys Premium Stage Piano

Details

  • Ease of use, sound quality and 88-note hammer action provides unprecedented value
  • Stunning 3-layer stereo grand piano
  • Large 64MB sound bank with 14 world-class instruments
  • Built-in MIDI controller functionality
  • Best digital stage piano value on the market

Rating:

3.5 stars
3.5/5

Price:

550-600

Review:

I had a casio with about 66 keys... i wanted something with awesome sound quality that i could take to a nice hotel and just set up and play...i also wanted something that could hook up to my macbook as a midi controller.

This thing is awesome. yes the keys seem heavy, but to me it just feels like im really playing a piano...

If u are running through hanon finger exercises your forearms will tire... but i guess its like that with all finger exercises...

Seems to me like the weight of the keys is just surprising to say the least b/c you dont really know if its a keyboard you are playing or an actual piano.

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