Price - £650 - 700 approx
One of the most common questions we get asked by customers researching their digital piano or keyboard is along the lines of "Which is better, Casio or Yamaha?". I personally have always used Yamaha but if you compare the specifications 'under the bonnet' as it were, Casio are sometimes better on paper. There are a few things to help you choose -
- Casio have standardised their available finishes to Black only. There are no other available finishes for the new Casio Pianos. Yamaha, however, offer 3 for the YDP-142 - Black, Cherry or Rosewood.
- The AP-250 is usually a little pricier than the YDP-142. Given the differences are only small between the models, you should consider whether you need to spend the extra money for the Casio.
- Yamaha have a better reputation for quality - but - Casio are shaking off the "Watches and Calculators" joke to become a serious consideration.
Final Word -
It really comes down to what you need. The AP-250 has a few more voices and built in songs and the speakers are 2w more powerful than the Yamaha. But is it worth the extra money for the slight differences in software?
For more advice feel free to contact our Sales Team who will be happy to help.