Casio is a renowned maker of all kinds of electronic instruments, including musical ones. Initially, many in the world of music viewed Casio as a maker of toy instruments. However, in recent times, this brand has been proving to us all that it is a brand to be taken seriously.
Perhaps what we love most about this brand is the fact that there is always something for everyone in its offerings. Casio carries all ranges of keyboards from entry-level keyboards to high end console ones.
Our article today explores some of our favorite Casio keyboards ever made. Come with us!
|Name||Rating||Number of Keys||Polyphony||Color|
Casio PX-770 WH Digital Piano
|(4.5 / 5)|
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Casio Privia PX-870 Digital Piano
|(4.2 / 5)|
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|(4.3 / 5)|
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Black; Champagne Gold
|(4.4 / 5)|
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Casio Wk-245 76-Key Digital Piano
|(4.5 / 5)|
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|(4.1 / 5)|
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|(4.3 / 5)|
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|(4.2 / 5)|
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|(3.7 / 5)|
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Casio PX-360BK Digital Piano
|(3.5 / 5)|
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1 Casio PX-770 WH Digital Piano
Are you looking for an elegant digital piano with weighted hammer-action skills, and very realistic piano sound? Well, the Casio PX-770 WH Digital Piano might just be what you have been looking for.
The Casio PX-770 WH Digital Piano comes with stimulated ebony and ivory textures. It also comes with detailed resonance and 18 other tones.
It gets even better. The Casio PX-770 WH Digital Piano further comes with versatile practice, performance, and one of the biggest game changers in music in recent times; MIDI recording tools.
Furthermore, the Casio PX-770 WH Digital Piano is great for concerts. This piano comes with a built-in library of 10 classical pieces. And, in case you didn’t know, this gives you the ability to play along with recordings of a live symphony orchestra. Wow, right? Well, there’s more.
At this point, you probably can already see that this piano is elegant and really functional. Now, in addition to that, the Casio PX-770 WH Digital Piano has a slim and compact design; saves space and looks good in literally any room.
However, in spite of its slim design, the Casio PX-770 WH Digital Piano uses the same key action as larger Casio digital pianos. So, you really do not lose anything in ditching the larger pianos for this more compact one.
The Casio PX-770 WH Digital Piano comes in a classy white, and has a dimension of 54.7 by 11.77 by 31.41 inches. Note that this dimension does not include the music stand.
2 Casio Privia PX-870 Digital Piano
The Casio Privia PX-870 Digital Piano is something special, and we will be telling you why here. So, first of all, this piano has a new sound projection 4-speaker system. This feature makes the sound coming from your piano even more powerful.
In addition to this stunning new piano sound, you get something more; detailed resonance with 18 other Tones!
Now, one feature that will be difficult for us to overlook is the 88 scaled, weighted hammer-action keys. These keys also come with stimulated ebony and ivory textures.
Apart from being really functional, the Casio Privia PX-870 Digital Piano is also really stylish. This piano comes with a modern wooden cabinet and a sliding key cover. These, together help to protect the keys mainly from dust, and then, any other thing.
If you are a beginner, the Casio Privia PX-870 Digital Piano is just the right piano to start off with.
The Casio Privia PX-870 Digital Piano bundle includes a furniture-style bench, instructional book, instructional DVD, online lessons, and a polishing cloth. A total package, isn’t it?
So, with this piano, and all it comes with, you can go from being a beginner to being a self-taught piano virtuoso.
More so, the Casio Privia PX-870 Digital Piano is available in 2 different colors; white and black. Coming with the PX-870’s two-track MIDI recorder, this piano further allows you to record your sessions on this piano and listen later.
There’s more to this piano, by the way. It comes with 19 instrument tones; 2 octaves; and weighs 74.08 pounds. Also, it has a dimension of 55.08 by 11.77 by 31.54 inches, and a speaker size of 4.72 by 1.57 by 2 inches.
3 Casio Privia PX-160BK 88-Key Digital Piano
The Casio Privia PX-160BK 88-Key Digital Piano takes you into the new multi-dimensional AiR (Acoustic and intelligent Resonator) generation. This generation offers you an improvement over the preceding generation, especially in sound and features.
One of the ways it does that is with the AiR engine which, in their words, delivers sound with seamless dynamics for a remarkably and expressive performance.
The Casio Privia PX-160BK 88-Key Digital Piano is not just really functional, it is a really elegant looking musical instrument. Plus, you can get this piano in the black or champagne gold finish; both of which are really classy colors for pianos.
More so, the Casio Privia PX-160BK 88-Key Digital Piano is narrow and lightweight, and has a dimension of 11.5 by 52 by 5.5 inches. So, this piano is easy to move around and set up.
Also, this piano has headphone outputs in the front panel, and “class compliant” USB connectivity. With this, this piano is made usable with Mac or Windows computers without having to install drivers.
This is not even all about this piano. It also possesses a two-track recorder, which enables you to record your sessions while you play. Plus, it also enables you to easily playback these sessions whenever you want.
There’s a special feature that stands this piano out among others. The Casio Privia PX-160BK 88-Key Digital Piano offers split and layer capability. This allows you to play bass with your left hand and have two layered tones in your
4 Casio LK-190 61-Key Premium Lighted Keyboard
The Casio LK-190 61-Key Premium Lighted Keyboard is a portable, compact, and lightweight, keyboard. This keyboard also comes with 400 high-quality tones and 150 fun rhythms, so you can see sound is really great with this keyboard.
Furthermore, this keyboard has 61 full-sized piano style, touch response, light-up, keys. If you are a beginner, then you’ll probably love this keyboard; the keys specifically.
The Casio LK-190 61-Key Premium Lighted Keyboard is loaded with songs, and these light-up keys are there to teach you how to play these songs.
They also come with batteries, and so, can either be used with or without the AC adapter. This makes the Casio LK-190 61-Key Premium Lighted Keyboard really convenient to use. You can take it around with you, and there will literally be no halt to your creativity.
More so, with this keyboard, you can now create and recreate dance music styles, using the new dance music mode.
With the dance music mode, you can include filter, flanger, gate, roll, low-fi, and other effects to further embellish your tracks, and make them sound even better.
The entire Casio LK-190 61-Key Premium Lighted Keyboard package includes the Lk190 keyboard, headphones, a stand, and power supply.
At times, people around you might not want to be disturbed by the music from your keyboard. You can easily just connect your headphones and enjoy your beautiful music on your own.
It is important to know, anyway, that this keyboard comes in 2 other different styles: the LK-265 and LK-280.
5 Casio Wk-245 76-Key Digital Piano
This digital piano falls under the category of “budget digital pianos”. And at just about $200 dollars, this digital piano is one of the most affordable digital pianos you will fin out there.
Straight off the mark, if you’re a beginner who doesn’t make any money from his music yet, it’s good to get something around the price range as this one. That way, you’re investing in your craft, but still placing a sensible risk, one that won’t leave you bankrupt.
Furthermore, the Casio Wk-245 76-Key Digital Piano comes with 76 keys. These keys are “piano-style keys” that possess a touch-response feature. For a beginner, amateur, or even entry-level professional, a 76-key piano is more than sufficient. It allows you ample flexibility, so you can run scales all the way, from left to right.
How about the sound? This digital piano comes with a 48-note polyphony. Now, while that in a professional state isn’t very great, it is sufficient enough for a 76-key piano.
Want to know the best part? Well, the best part about this digital piano is that it is a digital workstation. It features 180 rhythms, a 32-registration memory, and 152 inbuilt songs.
Moreover, with 180 rhythms to play with, you can create your own live instrumentals. Also, with a 32 registration memory, you can record whatever instrumentals you just created using the rhythms. And finally, scoring a few of the 152 inbuilt songs (or all of them if you’re superhuman) improves your play, making you more versatile.
6 Casio CGP-700BK 88-Key Digital Grand Piano
The reason why most people use a digital grand piano is because it provides best of both worlds. Thus, it provides you with the feel and acoustics of a grand piano, and the versatility of a digital piano.
How does it mimic the grand piano? The Casio CGP-700BK 88-Key Digital Grand Piano mimics the acoustic grand piano with its Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action. It responds to every keystroke by incorporating a system of three sensors which detect your keystrokes sequentially.
Furthermore, due to this sequential detection, the keyboard allows small variations in time between detection and sound production of a keystroke, just like an acoustic grand piano. Also, to create an even better feel on this digital piano, it is simulated with and ebony and ivory feel.
Away from the feel of this piano, we dive right into its sound. This piano comes with a stand. The stand features two 40-watt speakers. The sound coming from underneath the piano increases its similarities to the traditional piano.
Also, to produce an excellent piano sound, there is a dedicated button to that effect, on the piano. Aside that, there are other 550 instrument tones and effects.
All these features might look too good to be true, but it gets even better. This product comes with a 3-year manufacturer warranty. Just to be clear, that’s an extended warranty from what the seller might offer. So, if the seller gives a two-year warranty, it automatically increases to 5 years.
Because of this, you are very sure that this keyboard will last you for very long. Hence, if you’re looking for a long-term investment with limited risks and great reward, you have just found it.
7 Casio PX560BE 88-Key Digital Stage Piano
Another digital piano that reproduces the sound of a concert grand piano is this one we have here, the Casio PX560BE 88-Key Digital Stage Piano.
The way it does this is similar to the product above. It features a Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action II system. What this system of three sensors, it detects your keystrokes sequentially. It is able to detect little differences in the velocity which determines the volume and attack of each and every note.
Even more, the Casio PX560BE 88-Key Digital Stage Piano is an 88-key keyboard. This immediately shows you that this keyboard is for professionals. For beginners and amateurs, 88 keys might be a little bit overwhelming. So, if you belong to the aforementioned categories, you might want to check out other keyboards.
Want to know about the sound source? Well, the sound source on this keyboard is Casio’s Multi-Dimensional Air. It comes with an acoustic and intelligent resonator. According to the manufacturer, this will give you some of the best piano sounds you’ll ever hear.
We know that looking through these features, you’ve been asking yourself how this is any different from a traditional acoustic keyboard. Well, let’s see then, shall we?
This keyboard includes 550 different tones. And with 550 different tones, you get a wide variety of musical instruments, you also get almost all the music genres. This gives you a lot of flexibility and versatility with what you can play. This, this is what you cannot get with an acoustic grand piano.
Lastly, the keyboard also comes with a stand. However, this feature is optional and would, of course, determine its price.
8 Casio CTK-2550 61-Key Portable Keyboard
This product we have here is slightly different from all the others that we’ve discussed earlier, unlike the others, it’s a keyboard, not a digital piano. Yes, there’s a difference. The difference is slight, but it’s there, and it’s in the purpose.
The purpose of a digital piano is mainly to replicate the sound and feel of an acoustic piano. Majorly because acoustic pianos are very expensive. On the other hand, keyboards are not built to mimic the acoustic piano.
They are mainly for beginner-intermediate players. It creates a piano sound without maintenance or hassle. It is mostly directed towards producers of music, rather than the creators. So, back to this keyboard.
This keyboard is very portable and lightweight. Therefore, it’s something you can carry around without much stress. Also, it won’t be consuming much space.
It is a 61-key keyboard and comes with a 48-note polyphony. While a 48-note polyphony is not the best out there, it is definitely good enough for a 61-key keyboard.
In terms of sounds produced, this keyboard offers a whole lot. The Casio CTK-2550 61-Key Portable Keyboard comes with 400 different tones and 100 different rhythms. With these many tones and rhythms, you hardly run out of inspiration on what to play.
You don’t know how to play the keyboard? Don’t worry. This keyboard comes with a Step-up lesson system. On top of that, it allows for Chordata Play app integration. The app makes learning how to play the keyboard fun.
Finally, if you want to party, you don’t need anything else. This keyboard comes with 50 built-in dance music rhythms. Different tunes that are sure to liven up the party.
9 Casio PX-5S
The Casio PX-5S is one of those keyboards for the experts or those that plan on taking keyboarding large scale. Why? Well, for one, the Casio PX-5S comes with a 256 note polyphony.
Now, there are two things to this. Firstly, there are very few keyboards that currently cover that much. And two, you probably won’t be needing that much.
Furthermore, the Casio PX-5S has the Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action II that gives it a quality grand piano sound. However, in addition to the grand piano sound, there is also the classic electric piano and harpsichord and clav sound.
Furthermore, there is the Stage Settings. This feature allows you to access and manipulate sounds on your keyboard. Each stage on the keyboard can configure 4 keyboard zones, knob and sider assignments, effect settings and phrases.
We should add here that the Casio PX-5S has 88 keys and weighs about 24 pounds. Plus, you can record your performances using an external USB thumb drive. Whatever is saved on the thumb drive is saved as a standard WAV file.
All you need do to get things started is to press the Audio Record button twice. And of course, you can playback whatever you save using same USB drive.
One more thing, the Casio PX-5S is compatible with both Windows and Mac devices. Also, the keyboard can be used as a controller for your iPad using Apple’s Camera Connection Kit.
10 Casio PX-360BK Digital Piano
We’ll start with saying that this keyboard comes with Casio’s quite popular Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action II. This gives the Casio PX-360BK 127 times the resolution that traditional keyboards have.
Furthermore, the touch and response of this keyboard closely resemble what you’ll have on a Grand Piano. You know, the keys feel lighter on the upper register and heavier on the lower.
Now, on the face of this keyboard is a 5.3 inch display. The display is bright, colored and touch sensitive. The icons on this display are universal ones so you shouldn’t have any issues figuring out what icon is for what.
What’s more? The Casio PX-360BK includes 550 tones. With this feature, you know that a decent number of musical instruments are well represented. From guitars and basses to strings and drums, you have the extra instruments covered.
Now, in addition to that, the Casio PX-360BK comes with over 200 rhythms. This allows you cover a decent range of musical styles.
Also, he Casio PX-360BK has an interesting duet mode. What does this do? It allows the keyboard be split into two equal ranges. This way, a teacher and a student can play the exact same things on one keyboard.
We definitely will not forget to add that the Casio PX-360BK has a USB port that allows you connect to a PC, iOS device or a Mac. And you can do that without having to do a driver installation.
One last thing, the Casio PX-360BK allows you record internally or externally. Internally, there is a 16 track MIDI recorder with which you can record a whole production. On the other hand, you can attach a USB stick to the USB port if you need to do a quick record.
Casio Digital Keyboards Buying Guide
Why Casio Digital Keyboards?
One of the reasons Casio has a decent following with its digital keyboards is because it has a wide range of them. There just seems to be something for everybody; beginner or expert, small or large budget.
Also, Casio makes sure to come up with digital keyboards that can stand the test of time as regards durability. And, furthermore, one can see that Casio takes care to follow trends in technological advancements.
All in all, Casio has proven itself to be a dependable brand when it comes to digital keyboards and customers are noticing. You probably have to and that is why you’re here.
Picking The Right Casio Digital Keyboard For You
Judging from the above listed Casio digital keyboards, it is safe to say that Casio knows their stuff when it comes to digital keyboards. Picking the right Casio digital keyboard could then be a bit confusing.
However, if you bear the below factors in mind, you should be able to find you the right one. Ready? Let’s check them out
You know how keyboards have polyphony? Well, you’ll see from the review that while the Casio CTK-2550 has just a 48 note polyphony, the Casio PX-5S has a 256 note polyphony.
A 256 note polyphony is a lot to take on and not many keyboardists ever need to go that far. So, if you are just starting out or want to get a keyboard for just the kicks, you shouldn’t be thinking of going after this one. Especially seeing as the 256 note polyphony keyboard costs quite a bit. However, don’t go below a 128 note polyphony.
Aside the polyphony thing, you should also consider the number of keys the keyboard comes with. A few Casio Digital Keyboards come with 61 or 76 keys. However, most of them come with 88 keys.
Now, why does this matter? There are certain songs, like classical songs, that you cannot play on a 61 key keyboard. So, if you sure you’ll be doing a lot of complicated songs, you should look to the keyboards with 88 keys or maybe 76 keys.
Also, you should know that an 88 key keyboard will take up more space than a 61 key keyboard. If you think you can afford the space, then go right ahead. However, you should know that the difference between both sizes isn’t so much.
A good number of Casio digital keyboards come with the regular USB ports that allow you to connect to a computer. However, there are a few that are compatible with iOS and Mac.
This already opens to you a world of possibilities that you can explore while playing your keyboard. However, it’s up to you to decide if you need or even want that much sophistication. Especially knowing that with more sophistication comes a higher cost.
Casio has digital keyboards that go for anything between below $100 and above $1,000. This means that there should be a Casio digital keyboard to cater to a decent range of budgets. Just be sure to pick something you can afford.
Whichever of the above listed Casio digital keyboards you decide to get should be good enough for you. The products are of great quality and you can almost be certainly sure that you’ll get something that suits your need.
Seeing as you have gone through the product reviews and the buying guide, we can almost be certain that you’ll make the right decision. However, if we must go with one, it would definitely be the Casio PX-5. This piano is excellent with so many high end features.
Overall, it’s our most loved Casio digital piano!