The authors of this article have compiled a comprehensive list of piano keyboards compared across a variety of criteria. The focus of the list is based on the piano sounds of the keyboards, although each one has other options and features as well. The other features are not ranked as the criteria rated only applies to the piano sounds. Every keyboard was evaluated under identical listening conditions. The authors mention how expensive and heavy the keyboards are but also state the positive aspects outweigh the negatives. This is a great resource for anyone considering a piano keyboard purchase.
- This piano shootout brings all keyboards into a comparison under uniform listening conditions of the exact same performance
- Volume was matched but frequency balance is impossible to make uniform, so differences reflect the variations of each keyboard
- Know that these keyboards are expensive; this entire collection tested is worth almost $17,000
“I don’t think anyone has ever conducted a comprehensive listening comparison for digital keyboards like this, and after finishing this exercise, I think I know why.”