January 2023

Digital Pianos: MetaRanking

This page highlights the aggregate summary of Digital Piano rankings posted by key online experts, as of January 2023.

Summary

Between 10 Jan 2023 and 10 Jan 2023, ReviewFinder team examined a total of 79 Digital Piano endorsements from 10 reputable publishers.

56 Digital Pianos were endorsed in total, only 19 made it into this month's ranking (ReviewFinder requires a minimum of 2 endorsements to be included).

As of 10 Jan 2023, Roland RD-2000 takes the cake as the most critically-acclaimed digital piano with 4 expert endorsements. 1 expert out of 4 recommended it as the '#1 digital piano' this month. It is followed by Yamaha P71 and Yamaha YDP-184 , with 4 and 2 expert endorsements respectively.

Brand breakdown
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Price breakdown
As can be seen in the chart below, lowest high-ranking digital pianos start at $139 (Casio Casiotone CT-S200) and go up to $4199 (Nord Stage 3 88). Median digital piano costs $699.99 (Yamaha P115).
$139
$4199

At a glance - January 2023 Ranking

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Rank Change Price Digital Piano
Gram Parsons
Run The Music
Old Time Music
Music Critic
Luxury Pianos
Best Digital Piano
Prime Sound
Music Radar
Gearank
The Guitar Junky
1
- $2600
Roland RD-2000
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1
3
-
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3
8
-
-
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2
- $500
Yamaha P71
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-
5
4
2
-
-
-
3
-
3
- $2400
Yamaha YDP-184
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-
-
-
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2
-
-
-
1
4
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Yamaha YDP-181
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-
-
-
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2
-
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3
5
- $899
Casio Privia PX-770
3
-
-
-
-
-
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3
-
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6
- $599
Roland FP-10
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4
-
-
-
-
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2
-
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7
- $4199
Nord Stage 3 88
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3
-
-
-
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4
-
-
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16
- Check price
Casio Privia PX-160
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2
8
-
-
-
-
-
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17
- $1300
Yamaha Arius YDP-144
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-
-
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3
-
-
-
-
7
18
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Roland FP-90
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-
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3
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8
19
- $1878
Roland F-140R
5
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-
-
-
-
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4
20
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Korg B1SP
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4
7
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-
-
-
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21
- $700
Roland FP-30
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5
-
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6
-
-
-
-
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22
- $260
Rockjam Keyboard 561 Superkit
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6
5
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-
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23
- $549
Yamaha P-45
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-
-
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8
-
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4
-
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24
- Check price
Kawai CE220
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6
-
-
-
-
-
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6
25
- $700
Yamaha P125
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-
-
-
-
-
-
10
4
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26
- $731
Korg SP-280
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7
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-
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7
-
-
-
27
- $699
Kawai ES110
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9
-
9
-
-
-
-
-

Sorted by price:

Position in ranking Price Digital Piano
#22 $259.98 Rockjam Keyboard 561 Superkit [buy] [more info]
#2 $499.99 Yamaha P71 [buy] [more info]
#23 $549 Yamaha P-45 [buy] [more info]
#6 $599 Roland FP-10 [buy] [more info]
#27 $699 Kawai ES110 [buy] [more info]
#21 $699.99 Roland FP-30 [buy] [more info]
#25 $699.99 Yamaha P125 [buy] [more info]
#26 $731.50 Korg SP-280 [buy] [more info]
#5 $899 Casio Privia PX-770 [buy] [more info]
#17 $1299.99 Yamaha Arius YDP-144 [buy] [more info]
#19 $1878.47 Roland F-140R [buy] [more info]
#3 $2399.99 Yamaha YDP-184 [buy] [more info]
#1 $2599.99 Roland RD-2000 [buy] [more info]
#7 $4199 Nord Stage 3 88 [buy] [more info]

We ranked Roland RD-2000 #1 in January 2023 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Pianos” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Roland RD-2000 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Run The Music

Best Overall Digital Piano

Pros
Zero-latency processor
V-Piano and SuperNATURAL sound engines
Very versatile in live performances
Extremely authentic feel
Easy to integrate with DAWs and other third party software
Available on Amazon

Cons
Not suitable for beginners

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Old Time Music

Pros
High Quality Sound
128-Voice Polyphony
Real Time Adjustability
Wood Keys

Cons
Very Pricey

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Best Digital Piano

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Prime Sound

Best for Live Performances

Pros
Eight available zones for sound mapping
The rich and natural sound
Amazing for live performance

Cons
You need to buy the pedal and bench separately

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We ranked Yamaha P71 #2 in January 2023 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Pianos” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Old Time Music

Pros
Affordable
Ten Different Voices
Dual Mode

Cons
Very Simple
Squeaky keys

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Music Critic

Pros
Fully-weighted 88 key digital piano for a realistic sound and feel.
Good for beginners.
Dual mode which has the ability to combine two voices together.

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Luxury Pianos

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Gearank

Under $500

Pros
88 full-size keys
Graded Hammer Standard action
Great sounding piano and e.piano
Streamlined design and interface

Cons
Limited to 10 Voicings
No rhythm and learning features
Dated technology and connectivity

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Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

Identify Experts

We identify key publishers and experts that consistently review and recommend Digital Pianos.

Capture Rankings

For each publisher we find a currently recommended "top 10" list of Digital Pianos, it must be updated in the last 9 months.

Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for January 2023 ranking

We ranked Yamaha YDP-184 #3 in January 2023 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Pianos” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Yamaha YDP-184 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Best Digital Piano

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The Guitar Junky

Recommended

Pros
Has clear and crisp sound with good volume
Action feels realisic, not too springy
With half-pedal capacity and has record and playback options

Cons
Music rest is thin
Not sufficient volume towards the higher keys
Pedals need more time to get used to

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We ranked Yamaha YDP-181 #4 in January 2023 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Pianos” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Prime Sound

Customers’ Choice

Pros
Adjusts the sound when using the headphones
Can record both hands separately
Numerous modern features improve the experience of using the piano

Cons
The chair might damage the hardwood floor

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The Guitar Junky

Runner-Up

Pros
Advanced Wave Memory replicates the sound of an actual piano
Auto-power off, so you don't need to do it manually
Graded hammer action feels like a real acoustic piano

Cons
lacks USB to host feature, you need additional MIDI to USB line
Pedals require more force to press down

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We ranked Casio Privia PX-770 #5 in January 2023 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Pianos” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Gram Parsons

Best Cheap Piano for Beginners

Pros
A less expensive digital piano
A more portable digital piano
Has Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action II
Has Multi-Dimensional AiR Sound Source sampling
Has simulated ebony and ivory feel
Comes with a complete starter kit

Cons
The speakers are sub-par
Not the most feature-rich

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Music Radar

Best value digital piano for your living room

Pros
Excellent sound and action
Includes triple pedal unit and cabinet

Cons
Not portable

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We ranked Roland FP-10 #6 in January 2023 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Pianos” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Run The Music

Best Cheap Digital Piano for Beginners

Pros
Very gig-friendly and compact
Excellent escapement and ivory feel keys
Bluetooth connectivity
Rich and authentic piano sound with string resonance and simulated key-off
Extra features and sounds are available via app

Cons
Lacks optional 3-pedal unit
Does not offer the most powerful speakers
Lacks dedicated line out jacks

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Music Radar

The best playing-action in its price bracket

Pros
Bluetooth MIDI
PHA-4 keybed at a bargain price

Cons
No line outputs
Relatively weedy speakers

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We ranked Nord Stage 3 88 #7 in January 2023 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Pianos” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Run The Music

Best Stage Piano

Pros
High quality sounds
Authentic and decent digital effects
Drawbars designed for organ tone control
Dedicated section for every voice group
Available on Amazon

Cons
Very expensive
The weighted action key might not suit everyone’s needs

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Prime Sound

Highest User Control

Pros
Two displays for optimal control and clarity
Connectivity with external devices
Multiple functions

Cons
It is only available in one color

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We ranked Casio Privia PX-160 #8 in January 2023 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Pianos” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Old Time Music

Pros
Affordable
High-Quality Speakers
Tri-Sensor Key Tech

Cons
Squeaky Keys

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Music Critic

Pros
Not just a digital piano but a complete bundle to satisfy your playing needs.
Elegant look with an improved quality of sound given by its redesigned speaker system.

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We ranked Yamaha Arius YDP-144 #9 in January 2023 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Pianos” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Luxury Pianos

Best professional grade digital upright

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The Guitar Junky

Pros
Quality digital piano, especially the pedal system
Has two-track MIDI recorder and USB audio interface
Beautiful sounds from its flagship CFX concert grand

Cons
Comes with minimal effects and options
GHS key action isn't as realistic in this model
No Bluetooth connectivity option

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We ranked Roland FP-90 #10 in January 2023 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Pianos” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Prime Sound

Most Acoustic-Like

Pros
Produces great acoustic-like sound
Four integrated speakers
Connectivity with tablets or smartphones

Cons
Does not include the stand

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The Guitar Junky

Pros
Super fun to play, especially the acoustic pianos
You can feel the fully-weighted action
Has powerful speakers you can hear wonderful tones from

Cons
No Duo mode that most digital pianos have
Modeled sounds aren't everyone's choice
It's still hefty, though advertised as portable

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We ranked Roland F-140R #11 in January 2023 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Pianos” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Gram Parsons

Best Intermediate Piano with Weighted Keys

Pros
Has USB and Bluetooth connectivity
Has SuperNATURAL Piano sampling
Has Progressive Hammer Action
Has 34 different effects
Can support a 128 note polyphony
Has 316 different voices

Cons
A more expensive digital piano
Not many customization options

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The Guitar Junky

Pros
Great sound quality, thanks to the SuperNATURAL sound engine
Bluetooth connectivity for MIDI and iOS devices
Fully-weighted keys with ivory feel

Cons
Comes with mini input jacks, you need an adaptor
No multi-track recorder function
Limited options for sound customization

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We ranked Korg B1SP #12 in January 2023 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Pianos” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Old Time Music

Pros
Very Affordable Package
Fully Weighted Keys

Cons
Basic Keyboard
Mediocre Sound

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Music Critic

Pros
88 keys with weighted hammer action for a realistic feel.
The sound is close to an acoustic piano thanks to the MFB (Motional Feedback) servo technology.
It comes with three pedals as well as damper, sostenuto and soft.

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We ranked Roland FP-30 #13 in January 2023 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Pianos” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Run The Music

Best Digital Piano for Intermediates

Pros
Excellent key action together with ivory feel keys and modified escapement
Bluetooth MIDI connectivity
Powerful 22W onboard speakers
35 built-in piano sounds
Gig-friendly with SuperNATURAL sound engine

Cons
Only few sound customizations
Lacks line out jacks
Lacks lesson mode or function

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Luxury Pianos

Best professional keyboard

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We ranked Rockjam Keyboard 561 Superkit #14 in January 2023 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Pianos” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Music Critic

Pros
Comes equipped with 61 full-size keys.
The size of this digital keyboard is pretty compact making it a very portable digital piano.
100 keyboard sounds, 100 rhythms, and 50 demo songs will help along your learning experience.
LCD screen.

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Luxury Pianos

Best 61 keys digital piano

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We ranked Yamaha P-45 #15 in January 2023 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Pianos” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Luxury Pianos

Light and portable

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Music Radar

Most affordable Yamaha digital piano is a bestseller

Pros
Great sound quality
Premium brand at entry-level price

Cons
Only 64-note polyphony
No smartphone app integration

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We ranked Kawai CE220 #16 in January 2023 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Pianos” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Old Time Music

Pros
Wooden Keys
Attractive Stand
192 Internal Sounds
29-Songs

Cons
Pricey relative to performance
Stand vulnerable to cosmetic wear

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The Guitar Junky

Pros
Adjust the dynamics of individual layers of various instruments
Three-pedal configuration adds to the authenticity of this piano
Has superb sampled sounds and effects

Cons
Inconsistent, some keys are stiffer
Not portable because of it's shape, not its weight
Simple metronome won't accomodate complex time signature

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We ranked Yamaha P125 #17 in January 2023 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Pianos” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Music Radar

A feature-packed portable beginner’s piano from Yamaha

Pros
Wide range of excellent sounds
50 onboard songs to play along with

Cons
No Bluetooth capability

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Gearank

Under $750

Pros
88 full-size keys
Superb graded weight action
Great sounding piano and e. piano
Versatile features via Smart Piano App

Cons
Bulky and heavy
Limited physical controls

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We ranked Korg SP-280 #18 in January 2023 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Pianos” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Old Time Music

Pros
Easy to Transport
Moderate Price
Low Profile Stand
Good Keyboard

Cons
Low quality onboard speakers

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Prime Sound

Best Volume Potential

Pros
A total of 30 instrument sounds
High potential when it comes to volume
Lightweight design

Cons
The weighted keys could be better

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We ranked Kawai ES110 #19 in January 2023 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Pianos” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Old Time Music

Pros
Lightweight
192-Note Polyphony
19 Different Sounds

Cons
Poorly weighted Keys

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Luxury Pianos

Best from Kawai

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