How to Choose a digital piano: What to Look for When Buying One

How to Choose a digital piano

man in checkered shirt playing a digital piano

Buying a digital piano can be a difficult task. With the wide range of prices and features, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the choices. This article will provide you with some insight into what goes into choosing a new digital piano and anything that one should look out for when making their selection.

A typical purchase decision involves five main considerations:

1) Budget- how much money are you willing to spend?

2) What is the purpose of a digital piano? Is it going to be: used at home, for classical training, or something else?

3) Are there any colors or looks that you prefer?

4) Is the user a beginner or an experienced player?

5) How soon do you need it?

Digital pianos allow the user to save and share their music on an SD card. They are also able to plug in headphones for silent playing. When choosing a digital piano, you will want to decide whether or not you need any of these features before looking at what brands offer them, as they may come with a higher price tag. Other considerations include the look and feel of the keyboard; how much weight it has; whether or not there is a stand included; speaker sound quality (how good does it sound?). If this is what you are looking for, this blog post will help.

a digital piano in a dimly lit area

There are two basic types of pianos: acoustic and digital (stage). An acoustic piano produces sound by creating vibrations with felt-covered hammers striking strings or wire strings within the instrument’s body. In contrast, a digital piano uses sound samples stored in memory chips. In general, digital stage pianos are recommended for those who are interested in playing the instrument at home or on the road.

As you search for your new keyboard, it’s important to find one that best suits your needs and budget. A digital acoustic piano is more expensive than a digital stage piano because they require additional hardware such as microphones and amplifiers. Many of today’s models also come with speakers built-in to allow the performer to hear themselves play without being plugged into an external speaker. This article is for those who are looking to buy a new digital piano. It will cover what to look out for when selecting the right one and some of the benefits of each option.

Sustain pedal

dusty piano keys

You should consider a sustain pedal immediately. It allows you to keep the notes playing without you having to hold them down with your fingers. This is especially helpful when you want a note to last longer than what your finger can do. For many people, the sound quality of their digital piano is a huge factor in choosing one over another, and this is no different for those looking at buying headphones for use with their keyboard. If the volume or level on your computer speakers goes up too high, it can start to become woeful, so headphones are a good addition.

Dynamic range

Not all digital pianos have the capacity to produce the same dynamic range that a traditional piano can. Dynamic range refers to the difference in volume between the loudest and softest sounds that a piano can produce. While capable of producing these soft sounds, many digital pianos don’t have as much power behind them when it comes to the louder notes.


The weight of your new keyboard is an important factor because you’ll be lugging it around with you for longer than what your finger can do. Ensure that whatever keyboard you buy is lightweight and portable enough so that carrying it around is not burdensome.

Piano keys:

Man with a tattooed hand playing a digital piano

Check out the keys of your keyboard before you buy them. You should consider what kind of key sensitivity, which is how hard or soft the keys need to be pressed, is preferred. After all, it’s only natural that your personal preference may not match up with someone else’s.

Weighted keys will feel more like an acoustic piano, where the keys are heavier in the lower registers and lighter on the higher registers. A grand piano will come with weighted keys. Most experienced players appreciated their responsive nature. The hammer action makes the playing experience more realistic. The hammer pulls back in a springing motion when the keys are engaged.

Touch sensitivity:

This is the ability of a keyboard to respond to varying degrees of pressure. If you like a responsive feel, then go for it! Some players may prefer non-touch sensitive keyboards so that they can control their dynamics more precisely. Piano sound: the best way to find out what type of sounds you want is by listening to different demos before buying one. The more features and capabilities built into your digital piano, the higher the price will be on average (but don’t let that stop you from purchasing the right digital piano).

Onboard speakers:

sound output means that you may prefer using onboard speakers instead of headphones. Having onboard speakers will be a necessity if you’re looking for something portable. It means having one less thing to carry around.

Keyboard sensitivity

The higher-end digital pianos will have keys sensitive to how hard they are played, but some may prefer non-touch sensitive keyboards to control their dynamics more precisely. The best way to choose a digital piano is by trying out some different ones in person. If this isn’t possible, you should go through as many demos as possible before purchasing one online. The type of sound quality and features will depend on what you are looking for in a digital piano.

Playing experience: You also want to consider your playing experience when selecting your digital piano. If you are a beginner, you may want to go with a simpler model with fewer features. This will allow you to learn without the overwhelming amount of settings and functions. But if you have more experience or are looking for something to play in public, then going with a more advanced digital piano is your best bet.

A stage piano is a digital piano designed for use on stage in a live performance setting. It is perfect for a concert setting because of its ability to connect wirelessly with other devices and play in the way you want. A stage piano also comes with a durable body that can handle being lugged around from gig to gig.


When it comes to size, you’ll want something small enough for easy transportation but large enough so that your fingers will have room on the keys.

Cabinet type

Your digital piano’s cabinet style is an important consideration when selecting a new one. Pianos are a versatile instrument that you can use in any number of settings. When choosing a new digital piano, there are many factors to consider before deciding on the best one for you. The most important factor is where and how you will use your new instrument.

Here is a list of the top 5 other features to look for when buying a digital piano:

-Piano keys that are weighted and durable. –Polyphony, which is the number of sounds your instrument can produce at one time. The more polyphony your digital piano has, the better it will sound when you play fast passages.

You want to be able to get the full effect out of any music piece without slowing down or hitting too many wrong notes because there were not available on your digital piano when you learned to play. -Sound system that includes stereo speakers. This will allow you to hear your music in the same way it would sound if played on a traditional acoustic piano. It is important to get a digital piano with at least 10 watts of power so you can play for people without them needing to plug their ears because they are uncomfortable listening to loud music.

88 or more keys will allow you to play the most popular pieces and many difficult and intricate pieces from classical repertoires such as Beethoven’s sixth symphony or Johann Sebastian Bach’s Toccata and Fugue. Lastly, you should buy a digital piano with at least 61 keys so that you can play in the same octave as most grand pianos. That is especially important for those looking to get classical training

Pianos are an expensive purchase, and many people are intimidated by their vast selection of choices. To help make your decision easier, we have outlined some features to look for when shopping for a new digital piano.

First, get one with stereo speakers or headphones so that you can hear the music through two channels – one on each side.


In the world of digital pianos, there are a lot of different features that you can find. For example, some offer over 1,000 instrument sounds to choose from, while others may only have about 40. Some keyboards have preset rhythm patterns and rhythms while others do not. As far as specific brands go, Roland is one company that has many options in terms of sound and design to choose from, but they are on the more expensive side, so if you’re looking for something less expensive, Yamaha is a solid pick. We have reviewed some of their products and will post links below.

There are so many factors to consider when choosing a digital piano, and it can be overwhelming, but if you follow these guidelines, you’ll be able to make the best decision for your needs.

Rob is a musician and audiophile at heart. He plays 5 instruments. Besides music, Rob enjoys a good whiskey and the outdoors.
Robert S. Thompson

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