April 2024

Digital Pianos: MetaRanking

This page highlights the aggregate summary of digital pianos rankings posted by key online experts, as of April 2024.

Summary

On 3 Apr 2024, ReviewFinder team examined a total of 71 digital piano endorsements from 10 reputable publishers.

56 digital pianos were endorsed in total, only 13 made it into this month's ranking. (ReviewFinder requires a minimum of 2 endorsements to be included)

As of 3 Apr 2024, Roland RD-2000 takes the cake as the most critically-acclaimed digital piano with 3 expert endorsements. 1 expert out of 3 recommended it as the '#1 digital piano' this month.

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 $5999 (Nord Stage 3 88). Median digital piano costs $699.99 (Yamaha P225B).
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At a glance - April Ranking

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Rank Change Price Digital Piano
Rolling Stone
Equipboard
Best Digital Piano
Prime Sound
Music Radar
The Guitar Junky
Gearank
Run The Music
Luxury Pianos
Gram Parsons
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Roland RD-2000
The Roland RD-2000 is a highly praised digital piano that offers a realistic playing experience, exceptional sound quality, and durability, making it a versatile and reliable choice for professional musicians and performers.
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Yamaha YDP-184
The Yamaha YDP-184 is a high-quality digital piano with a standard keyboard length of 88 keys, Yamaha's Graded Hammer System (GHS) for realistic piano action, a polyphony of 256 notes, exceptional harmonics with Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM) technology, and a highly regarded sound quality, making it suitable for serious pianists and advanced players.
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Roland FP-10
The Roland FP-10 is a highly regarded digital piano that offers a realistic playing experience, versatile features, and impressive sound quality in a compact and durable instrument.
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Yamaha P125
The Yamaha P125 is a highly regarded digital piano that offers a realistic playing experience, high-quality sound, portability, and durability, making it suitable for both professional musicians and beginners.
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Yamaha P71
The Yamaha P71 is a highly regarded digital piano with a full-sized keyboard, realistic touch, exceptional sound quality, and portability, making it suitable for beginners and intermediate players.
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Casio Privia PX-770
The Casio Privia PX-770 is a highly recommended digital piano that offers a realistic playing experience, exceptional sound quality, and portability for both beginners and advanced musicians.
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Nord Stage 3 88
The Nord Stage 3 88 is a highly regarded digital piano that offers a realistic playing experience, exceptional sound quality, and durability, making it suitable for professional musicians and music enthusiasts.
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Yamaha Arius YDP-144
The Yamaha Arius YDP-144 is a versatile and high-quality digital piano that offers a realistic and immersive piano-playing experience, making it suitable for pianists of different skill levels.
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Roland FP-90
The Roland FP-90 is a highly recommended digital piano with exceptional sound quality and a realistic playing experience, making it suitable for professional musicians, music students, and anyone in need of a reliable and long-lasting instrument.
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Roland F-140R
The Roland F-140R Digital Piano is a highly recommended option for both beginners and advanced players seeking a realistic and expressive playing experience, with its authentic piano action, exceptional sound quality, portability, and durability.
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Roland FP-30
The Roland FP-30 is a highly regarded digital piano that offers exceptional sound quality, a realistic playing experience, and portability, making it suitable for pianists of all levels.
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Kawai ES100
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Yamaha P-45
The Yamaha P-45 is a highly recommended digital piano with a full-size keyboard, realistic feel, excellent sound quality, and portability, making it suitable for beginners and professionals alike.
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#5 $499.99 Yamaha P71
#4 $549.99 Yamaha P125
#3 $599 Roland FP-10
#20 $599.99 Yamaha P-45
#6 $791.12 Casio Privia PX-770
#19 $899 Kawai ES100
#15 $1299.99 Yamaha Arius YDP-144
#1 $2399.99 Roland RD-2000
#2 $2399.99 Yamaha YDP-184
#16 $3798 Roland FP-90
#7 $5999 Nord Stage 3 88

We ranked Roland RD-2000 #1 in April 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best digital pianos” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Roland RD-2000 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Best Digital Piano

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Prime Sound

Best for Live Performances

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

You need to buy the pedal and bench separately

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Run The Music

Best Overall Digital Piano

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

Not suitable for beginners

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We ranked Yamaha YDP-184 #2 in April 2024 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

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

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

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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 April 2024 ranking

We ranked Roland FP-10 #3 in April 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best digital pianos” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Roland FP-10 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Music Radar

The best playing-action in its price bracket

Bluetooth MIDI
PHA-4 keybed at a bargain price

No line outputs
Relatively weedy speakers

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Run The Music

Best Cheap Digital Piano for Beginners

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

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

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We ranked Yamaha P125 #4 in April 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best digital pianos” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Equipboard

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Music Radar

Best with onboard songs

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

No Bluetooth capability

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Gearank

Under $750

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

Bulky and heavy
Limited physical controls

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We ranked Yamaha P71 #5 in April 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best digital pianos” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Gearank

Under $500

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

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

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Luxury Pianos

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We ranked Casio Privia PX-770 #6 in April 2024 because:

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

Best value digital piano for your living room

Excellent sound and action
Includes triple pedal unit and cabinet

Not portable

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Gram Parsons

Best Cheap Piano for Beginners

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

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

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We ranked Nord Stage 3 88 #7 in April 2024 because:

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

Highest User Control

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

It is only available in one color

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Run The Music

Best Stage Piano

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

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

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We ranked Yamaha Arius YDP-144 #8 in April 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best digital pianos” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
The Guitar Junky

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

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

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Luxury Pianos

Best professional grade digital upright

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We ranked Roland FP-90 #9 in April 2024 because:

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

Most Acoustic-Like

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

Does not include the stand

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The Guitar Junky

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

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 #10 in April 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best digital pianos” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
The Guitar Junky

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

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

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Gram Parsons

Best Intermediate Piano with Weighted Keys

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

A more expensive digital piano
Not many customization options

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We ranked Roland FP-30 #11 in April 2024 because:

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

Best Digital Piano for Intermediates

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

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 Kawai ES100 #12 in April 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best digital pianos” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Equipboard

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Prime Sound

Lightest Digital Piano

A light piano that you can carry around
Split, and dual playing modes give additional versatility
The half-damper capability is quite useful

It lacks a display screen

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We ranked Yamaha P-45 #13 in April 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best digital pianos” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Equipboard

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Luxury Pianos

Light and portable

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