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Pianos and keyboards

All the piano/keyboard reviews, guides, and tutorials at Higher Hz.

Studiologic Numa Compact 2 review

In my opinion, Studiologic is a brand that people overlook far too often. They make some outstanding stage pianos, synths, and controllers. This review looks at the Numa Compact 2, a flexible keyboard piano with 88 semi-weighted keys.

Casio Celviano AP-470 review

When you think of the best-known digital piano brands, they each have a flagship series, and for Casio, it’s the Celviano range. A Celviano digital piano all but guarantees a high-end performance.

In this review, I am looking at the AP-470, one of the most popular pianos in the series. It’s been around for a few years, so I want to see how it stacks up against today’s competition.

Casio CDP-S160 review

Casio has an excellent reputation for beginner keyboard pianos and continues to offer excellent value for money. One of the things that makes Casio so good for the beginner market is that they always push the limits of what’s possible on a tight budget.

Continuing that trend, Casio has released the CDP-S160, a successor to the popular CDP-S150. The newer model comes with a higher price tag, so I will find out if it’s worth the extra money and who it suits most in this review.

Yamaha Arius YDP-105 review

The YDP-105 is the successor to the YDP-103, Yamaha’s popular entry-level model. I will go through the best and worst things about the YDP-105 and see how it compares to its predecessor. I will also discuss who it suits most and if it’s worth upgrading for existing YDP-103 owners.

Donner DEP-20 review

Finding the best beginner keyboard piano is often more about the budget than quality. Ideally, you want to find a good mix of value for money and quality/quantity of features.

While Donner is relatively new to the keyboard piano market, they are well-versed in making beginner-friendly products. This review looks at the Donner DEP-20, a budget instrument aimed at first-time buyers.

The 7 best Yamaha keyboards and digital pianos in 2023

Yamaha is one of the most prolific manufacturers of keyboard instruments globally. They produce everything from stunning concert grand pianos to the ideal first keyboard for kids.

We aren’t stretching our list to a concert grand, but we’re looking at various models over a wide price range.