Yamaha PSR e253 Keyboard Review

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Yamaha PSR e253Yamaha PSR e253 Keyboard reviewed here. This is a great, affordable 61-key instrument for the beginner looking for his/her first keyboard; it comes with several tones and you can learn to play along with the several built-in accompaniments.

Though this is a basic keyboard for the absolute beginner, it still comes with 61 keys and several voices and styles that make it a joy to play. The best thing is that Yamaha has been upgrading this model over the years, with psr-e253 being the latest one. For around 100 bucks (just the keyboard), this is ideal fit for any child who is showing good potential (instead of buying him/her a mini keyboard) or even for the adult who just wants a keyboard for fun.

  • Pros: Affordable, comes with 61 keys, connect to iOS devices (like iPhone, iPad), plenty of features
  • Cons: No touch sensitive keys, no sequencer, no USB, AC adapter not included


If you are looking for a good 61-key keyboard for your growing child who is showing keen interest in music, this can be a good keyboard. However, these do not come with touch sensitive keys, which is essential for serious keyboard and piano playing.

Nevertheless, for the price, it comes with several learning as well as playing features which makes it a joy to play.

You also get the bundled package, where, along with the keyboard, you also get power adapter, Stand, Headphones.

Yamaha PSR e253 Keyboard

Watch: Yamaha PSR-253 demo.


  • 61 keys full size keys (no touch sensitive)
  • Stereo speakers, Amplifiers 2.5W + 2.5W, 2 x 12 cm speakers
  • High Quality Voices and Styles and Digital Effects (100 preset styles, 102 preset songs)
  • More Advanced Y.E.S Education system
  • Portable Grand Button
  • Auto Power Off mode
  • 32-note polyphony
  • Tuning, Transpose -12 / +12
  • Master EQ
  • Connection with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
  • Included accessories: music rest
  • Optional accessories: PA-130 adaptor, Stand, Headphones
  • Overall Ratings

    The Yamaha PSR-253 is a good, entry-level 61-key keyboard for the serious child student and for adults who want to have some fun. It comes with several features for learning as well as practicing.

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