Casio Keyboard Reviews: It is a known fact that Casio makes some incredibly priced digital Keyboards and Pianos. But now, they have even more to offer than just the cost advantage, which makes them popular among beginners and experienced players.
The best one in this category, the Casio LK280 is available as a premium keyboard pack that gives you necessary accessories such as Headphones, Power Supply, and Stand. Perfect for beginners who want to learn the keyboard, comes with touch-sensitive keys, and a much better sound. Read more...
One of the best value for money products, the Casio CTK-2300 is a 61-Key keyboard that comes bundled with Headphones, Stand and Power Supply. Perfect for beginners who want to learn the keyboard. It comes with touch-sensitive keys, and a much better sound, and has everything that you need to get started right away. 150 rhythms, sampling function, new Voice Pads and ability connect a CD or MP3 player via the audio input so that you can play along to your favorite song on the keyboard. Read more...
The Casio WK-225 is a 76-Key Touch Sensitive Keyboard that can be used for learning, for its accompaniments, and is portable enough to be easily carried around. The 76-keys lets you practice many more songs compared to 61-keys. If you're looking for really weighted keys, you may have to explore other options. Read more here...
The new Casio Privia PX-150 redefines the digital piano category with unprecedented sound quality and performance in a sleek package that is supremely portable. The Casio Privia PX-150 features all new grand piano samples and a new Tri-Sensor 88 note scaled hammer action keyboard. An excellent piano to help you get started! Read more....
A great sounding upright digital piano that looks even better, comes with a bench, features a 3-pedal unit for traditional piano pedaling. Value-for-money piano for those looking for a piano in the classic design! Read more....
Okay, so what are some really good keyboard models in the Casio keyboard series that should tempt somebody who is planning to buy one?
Starting with kids, you have the hugely popular 44 key mini keyboard, the casio sa-76 which is ideal for all little fingers. If you want a bigger keyboard for your child, then you can even have a look at the 61-key casio lk-100 keyboard. Both these keyboards do not come with touch sensitive keys though, which is not a big deal if it is for kids and you don’t want to spend a lot.
But if you are willing to spend a bit more (around $130), you can have the 61-key touch sensitive keyboard - casio ctk-2300, which is an excellent keyboard, that also provides you the ability to connect CD or MP3 player for practicing along with favorite songs.
Have you always dreamt of playing the piano, but are really short on budget? If you have never owned a keyboard before and would love to play a lot of piano songs, then have a look at the casio wk-225 76 key piano keyboard. It gives you all the arranger features along with 76 touch sensitive keys, and that too for just around $200. You may want to read that again!
Now for the intermediate to more experienced players, who are looking for something more - better sound, features and more keys and really don’t care if it is a Casio, but want a value buy. Then one of the hidden gems, which surprisingly not many people are aware of, is the 76-key casio wk-7500. With drawbar organ ones, powerful effects and synthesizer mode, it is for the experienced players who expect some more from their keyboard.
But what about keyboards with 88 keys, that have weighted keys, which are the better ones from Casio? It is from their Privia series, which is fast becoming a rage in the portable digital piano segment. Couple of models to watch out for are the privia casio px-150 and the privia casio px-350.
Until a few years back, Casio keyboards were regarded by many as toy keyboards. Though they did sell many mini-keyboards at that time, they also had a good line-up of arranger keyboards, but still it failed to find acceptance among the experienced keyboard players.
Many keyboard and piano players still maintain the same view, but seem to have a different take on their digital pianos, especially their Privia range of pianos, and a couple of models in the Casio WK and the CTK keyboard series.
The reason for this change in views has been their introduction of top quality portable, weighted-action piano keyboards in recent years, which has been lapped up whole-heartedly by the music keyboard community. The Casio mini keyboard is now used only by kids.
In addition to the numerous voices and styles, a top end Casio piano keyboard now comes with many advanced features. You can find audio inputs so that you can connect a mic or guitar which can then be heard from the Casio Keyboard speakers.
Dual headphone jacks, sheet music for internal demo songs, are some of the other improvements that you can find on some of the top Casio Privia keyboard.