Casio Privia PX-350 Digital Piano Review
Privia PX-350 Digital Piano Review
Price: Varies (S799.99 – 1k+)
What is it?
A Digital Piano that features great grand piano feel and sound weights under 30lbs!!!
“A high-performance model featuring a new sound source for realistic piano sound that enhances the quality of stage performance and music production”.
· Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR* sound source (Acoustic & Intelligent Resonator)
· 128-note Polyphony (Maximum)
· 250 pro-quality tones
· Hammer Response
· Damper Resonance
· Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II
· Simulated ebony and ivory keys
· Audio Recording
· 180 Rhythms including ethnic rhythms and patterns for piano play.
· Rhythm Editor (10 user Rhythms)
· Music Preset (300 presets and 50 user areas)
· Registration (96 set-ups)
· Multi-Track Recorder
· Pitch bend wheel
· USB flash drive port
· Line IN / OUT jacks (L/ MONO, R for each)
· Duet Mode
· Song Expansion
· Digital effects: reverbs, choruses, brilliance, DSP (preset for some tones)
· Operation lock function
· Connector for optional 3-pedal unit, which supports half-damper pedal operation.
· Auto Power Off
· 3 Year Limited Warranty
What I like:
- The overall feel of the keys
- Has many inputs and outputs
- USB port on the front.
- You can save songs on a flash drive to either MIDI or WAV
- Audio sounds great all around (Through Built-In Speakers, PA or AMP, Headphones, Recording Through flash drive, etc.)
What I don’t like:
- Dust / Fingerprint Magnet (at least on the black one)
- No dust cover included (I’ve been using the foam shield that came with it)
- Foot switch included is pretty much useless (just by a universal sustain pedal)
- Really complicated to use ( keep the instruction manual )
- No 1/8 in headphone jacks (3.5mm)
- Recorded Audio volume seems like it should be a lot louder. (Easy fix in an audio editor)
Video above is a raw (straight through camera)
Buying a digital piano is an investment specially when taking into consideration that you will be spending $500+ dollars on one. I was leaning towards getting a Yamaha p155 but I didn’t want but I didn’t want to fork out 1G on a product that is going on 5 years old. Specially being that the Yamaha will most likely put out a successor to the p155 within the next 2 years. This is what pushed me to the Casio. In all honestly I do not regret my choice at all. Casio has really put in a lot of work of rebuilding its name with its Privia line of keyboards and it really shows with the PX-350. The audio quality is really nice even with the built in speakers. The feel of the keys are the best I have used on a digital piano under $1500 (they don’t have that plasticy feeling that you get with others in the price range. Other manufactures should use the PX350 or even the 150 (the px-150 is basically the base model of the 350. It lacks the display 2 speakers, some of the voices, as well as other luxuries. But it does have the same keys and grand piano sound. ) as a base of what a digital piano should be. If there was something I really don’t like about this digital piano, it would be that it seems over-complicated to use a lot of the features. It could have been much simpler….
Build Quality: 4.5
Audio Quality 4.5