The Yamaha P105 88-key digital piano is a simple yet elegantly designed piano with excellent sounds and keyboard feel; perfect for the serious learner and for piano practice. It comes with drum patterns and pianist styles (and not with hundreds of accompaniments if that’s what you are looking for).
Easy to Use, Excellent key Action, Realistic Sounds
Who Is It For?
At this price range, you have options from other brands as well, such as from Casio, Williams & Korg. No doubt the Yamaha p-105 is a good piano, but if you’re looking for more choices, here are some.
First is the Yamaha DGX640, which is an excellent piano but also has several arranger like features, including styles. If you’re not interested in the various styles & voices, you can consider the simply designed Korg SP280 piano that has excellent piano sounds & key touch. Another value-for-money option is the Williams overture piano & the Casio px-150 piano.
Its lightweight and quite portable, and that coupled with the excellent piano sounds, make it well-suited for the gigging musicians as well.
Fuel your creativity with fun and inspiring performance options
The cool drum grooves / piano styles are fun to play with, and excellent for practicing rhythm playing.
The USB TO HOST port and line-level AUX outputs mean you can connect it to computers, storage devices, amplifiers, iPad and so on.
If you’re a piano teacher, you’ll appreciate the Duo mode that lets two people play on the piano, each with their own middle C, and you can also connect two headphones.
Overall, a great 88-key weighted-action piano with an excellent piano sound, suitable for piano learning and for practice. The Yamaha P105 is lightweight (under 27 pounds) and can be used for performance as well.
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Good for the price
The yamaha p105 has a a Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) keyboard which is available on the cheaper Yamaha pianos, whereas the P155 has a Graded Hammer (GH) keyboard, which is more real-piano like. But then that explains the price difference of a few hundred dollars. But still, its good for beginners who are seriously learning the piano and even for those who prefer a lighter action. In addition to the various voices you also get 10 built-in rhythms, including a Pianist Style.
Good piano sound
I wanted the P155, which has a better sound, but I couldn’t afford as it was a few hundred dollars more, it so I went for this one. This one is also good, and has features that were good enough for me to take the plunge. Has several voices, but i personally prefer using the grand piano voice.
First of all this is a Yamaha piano and it comes with weighted keys. You also have choices of black and white color. You also get a matching stand and pedal unit, and its comparatively lightweight. A great piano.