We have spent almost 48 hours on research to find the finest digital keyboard with weighted keys, especially with 88 keys. We have found that the Yamaha P71 is the best-weighted keyboard having 88 keys. Our lab experts have also made the Casio Privia PX-160 our runner-up.
In this article, we are going to review the top 10 88 key keyboards. We are also going to learn why should we choose a weighted keyboard and how it can help us
Best 88 key weighted keyboards
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1. Yamaha P71 88 key digital piano Review
The design of the Yamaha P71 is very eye-catching. It really has a cool minimalist design. You will need very little space in your home or studio to keep that beauty. It only weighs 25 lbs. The depth of this 88 key piano is less than 12 in.
If you have played any digital piano from Yamaha, you may know their sound quality. We have tested the sound quality of this P71 in many ways and we are happy with the characteristic. It has 10 different voices and obviously with the tone of Yamaha’s grand acoustic piano. You can even combine two different voices like piano and strings to have a better taste.
2. Casio Privia PX-160 Digital Piano Review
specially built for the beginners. But a professional player can grab that too. This one is the updated version of Casio’s top-rated 88 key digital piano “PX-150”. The best part we love about this piano is that it worth every penny you spend.
It comes with a CS-67 piano stand, an SP-33 pedal, a furniture bench, and a polishing cloth. It also comes with the instructional book and the manufacturer provides an Austin Bazaar instructional DVD with the piano that can help you if you are a beginner.
The elegant design of PX-160 can attract everyone. It has two colors: white and black. It is another lightweight piano that weighs only 98 pounds.
The speaker quality of the Privia PX-160 is awesome. Casio has redesigned the speaker system in this version. It has two output ports on the front side for the speakers and input for the pedals and headphones.
3. Yamaha P-115 Digital Piano Review
P-115 comes with L-85 Yamaha piano stand, LP-5A Pedal, and a cool piano bench. The manual/instruction book can come in handy for the player. Yamaha P-115’s key is GHS weighted and this 88 key acts like an acoustic piano that means they seem heavier in the low end but lighter in the high end.
The sound system of P-115 is brilliant. The Yamaha teams have integrated Pure CF Sound Engine with that budget-friendly 88 weighted keys keyboard. P-115 has its own controller iOS app for iOS devices. The interface of the app is very simple and anyone can navigate it easily.
4. Yamaha P45 88 Weighted Keys Digital Piano Review
Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) keys. P45 is lightweight and easy to use. This can be the best option for anyone who is looking for the best digital piano with 88 weighted keys.
The sound system of this Yamaha keyboard is more realistic like a grand piano sound as it comes with the full-stereo AWM sampling. It has dual 6W amplifiers operated with built-in stereo speakers so that you can play even in front of crazy crowds. The Keyboard layer mode and Duo mode are unique features. You can create more adorable sounds by using the Keyboard layer mode and if you want to practice with your partner together.
This Yamaha too comes with a piano stand, a bench, and a music book or CD. The piano stand is also from Yamaha. The Yamaha L85 stand is beautiful and stylish. The bench is from the Knox.
5. Yamaha P-45 Digital Piano Review
It too has 88 GHS weighted keys that feel like the real acoustic piano. You can feel the natural instrument sound in stereo with its advanced wave memory stereo sampling. P-45 has the dual-mode by which means you can combine even two different voices together. It will help you a lot when you will practice with your stage partner.
The design is pretty much similar to the previous P45. The stunning black color fits really well. The piano has some USB to HOST ports that allow you to connect with a lot of musical instruments. You can even connect with your mobile devices.
6. Korg B1SP 88 Weighted Key Digital Piano Review
Korg B1SP is a beautiful 88 key keyboard under $1000. Actually, it is close to $600. (Can’t mention today’s price for some reasons 🙁 ). These 88 natural weighted keys will help you to taste the real sound of acoustic pianos. This piano comes with 8 digitally sampled sounds.
You will enjoy a fantastic sound system as the Korg B1SP has integrated with a built-in stereo sound system that runs with MFB servo technology.
The design of the Korg B1SP is quite interesting. Most probably, this one is the most beautifully built weighted piano we have reviewed so far. I love how they have designed the piano with the sheet stand, pedals, and keyboards. It is simple but elegant somewhere. The furniture bench from Knox increases the beauty of that piano as well.
7. Yamaha DGX-660 88 Key Grand Digital Piano Review
Pure CF Sound Engine is a unique feature of Yamaha. They have developed it with the experience of a long-time piano manufacturing. This technology helps you to get the acoustic alike sound. GHS weighted keys are more comfortable and can reduce the physical work of your hands. The piano Room setting lets you create your own piano environment at your home. You can simply make your desired club stage or concert hall environments.
You can connect a microphone with the DGX-660 and play the piano with singing your favorite songs. But, if you are shy to sing like me (actually, I am a bathroom singer 😀 ), you can play the pre-built songs from the music library. You can see the lyrics on the display as well. Now, just record everything like music, piano sound, and your voice together with the help of the built-in recorder and hear it on the built-in speakers.
8. Yamaha YDP143R Arius Series Console Digital Piano Review
great choice for your stage performance.
This Yamaha YDP143R too comes with a bench. You will also receive a music book where 50 tones are printed. Those 50 songs will also be stored in the built-in memory! As it has a 2-track song recorder with built-in memory, you can record what you play and can listen to them later. That is a good way to judge your own music. Even, you can make your own private CD :D.
The half-damper pedal comes in handy when you are laying and it creates a fine distinction that could be similar to the paddling on a grand piano. The GHS weighted 88 keys can give you the feel of real acoustic pianos.
The design of the Yamaha Arius YDP143R is simply mind-blowing. The dark rosewood color makes it even more stunning. The sound system of that digital piano is quite similar to the Yamaha P71 but more upgraded. Yamaha has used the Pure CF Sound Engine technology in this piano to make it more like the sound of a grand piano. This technology is generally found in $2000 worth digital pianos. But, we are surprised to see it with this model.
This Yamaha YDP143R of Arius series has a controller iOS-based application. This application is quite simple if you compare to other controlling apps. You will be amazed at seeing the graphical beauty of that controlling app. The navigation is so easy.
9. Yamaha Arius YDPS52 Traditional Console Style Digital Piano Review
This piano comes with 88 weighted and synthetic Ivory GH keys. The keys are made of plastic. But, you will feel the same comfort as an acoustic piano. The one and only cons of this piano are the keyboards are a bit noisy. But, except for this one, this piano is superb in quality.
Yamaha Arius YDPS52 has two colors; white and black. For me, the white one seems more classy than the black. I have bought the white one a couple of months ago. I loved how Yamaha has designed the entire piano set. The pedal is also giving an extra edge to its beauty. This version of the Yamaha Arius series seems more compact. It is suitable even for a small apartment. The product dimension is only 16.7 x 57.6 x 20.6 inches. So, you can imagine how thin and slim the piano is!
Sound quality is one of the best parts of the Yamaha Arius series. All of their Arius series pianos are familiar with the top sound quality. The Arius YDPS52 has kept the same flow running. It has string resonance that creates the sympathetic sounds of acoustic pianos. You will be amazed to hear the sound quality. The acoustic optimizer can help you to get a more similar sound to an acoustic piano.
This model of the Arius series comes with built-in speakers and a recorder. You can record your own playing and can justify your arts. You can control the customizer by simply using the iOS application. The Stereophonic Optimizer is another cool stuff from Yamaha. You can enhance the feel of the sound while you are wearing the headphones.
10. The ONE Smart Piano (Weighted 88-Key Digital Piano) Review
This “Smart Piano” can be treated as one of the finest beginner’s pianos. They have integrated some LED lights with the GH keys. So, the LED light will guide you from zero to play a built-in song. There are 4000+ sheet music, 100+ videos, and games in their free mobile app. This app is available for both iOS and Android systems.
It has a MIDI output port and a built-in recorder. You can record your own voice as well by connecting a stereo mic. The weighted keys are made of plastic.