Quality product, excellent sound. Prefer the weighted keys and full 88 for authenticity. Have not had a a chance to explore all features, but so far it's a ten.
The best Christmas gift for my son! Really beautiful piano and love the weighted keys! Feels very quality!
Item is as described. Customer service is terrible.
I used to play as a girl. I always played by ear and then took lessons as a teenager. Once I was in college and life took off, I had less and less time to sit and play and for almost 30 years it fell by the wayside. Lots of little signs told me I should get back into music. I didn't want a big, fancy or expensive keyboard. This was very affordable. Arrived in a timely fashion and fits my current needs. It doesn't have a lot of options or settings but If you're looking to get started again or for the first time, this is a good fit!
Extremely fast shipping! Keyboard is just as described.
My purchase specifically said "weighted keys" and when I received it they were 1/2 weighted keys. I took my time in making sure I picked out exactly what my daughter's teacher said she needed. I do not have the time or the money to send it back plus she needs one now so we are stuck with it but I am disappointed.
My keyboard is great! The sound is very clear and the weighted keys are great for dynamic control. It fits perfectly in my small NYC apartment.
Imagine a really big keyboard with all of the bells and whistles, something you have always wanted and then add the feel of regular piano keys to it, instead of the plastic keyboard keys and that's what you will get with this keyboard piano. The sound is amazing, comes with the pedal, and music stand prop that easily fits right on the top. I am simply amazed at this beautiful thing, and again, the sounds are amazing, has tons of options more like an organ type of set up. Our 11 year old is wanting to learn several different types of instruments. We have a regular piano in the house, but also a regular keyboard, however THIS keyboard he gets the best of both worlds and he is loving it, and so am I. I can't recommend this highly enough. This would be a perfect gift for anyone who either wants to get into learning the piano/keyboard, or who needs a new one. Perfect for beginners and pros. The craftsmanship is beautiful and if I have another person in my life that I need to get one of these for, I am absolutely buying this one again. I have nothing negative I can even say about it. It is a lot larger than what you might be used to seeing and it is portable, however, it is bulky so I recommend purchasing a keyboard bag to go with it. Hope this review is helpful!
I really like this Digital piano/keyboard. The keys have a nice weight but are a tad sluggish than others or a real piano, but you will get used to it, and if you are a beginner, you won't even notice. It features an impressive set of patches that sound good and are reminiscent of an older Clavi Nova from Yamaha or something similar like a Casio Digital Piano. There are beats and rhythms on offer here as well, a lot of them, it's quite neat. There are also a lot of built-in demo songs, some quite famous lol, I'll leave that as a surprise. To get accompaniment and such to work, you need to use a lot of key hold and press functions/actions to set things, it's not hard, but you will want to observe the Quick Sheet and the Manual on this. However, with this working you can effectively have a performance piano/synth going for you, you'll have a drum set/beat backing you as well as chord and fills and other accompaniment options. You can also have double voices and split keyboard voices, offering a wide range of play functions. If you've been wanting to try out Piano and want a straightforward way to have accompaniment and performance features without a large or difficult synth or arranger, this may not work for you because of the touch and hold system, however it's not hard to learn so I'd say it could work for anyone it just doesn't have a lot of direct push/access function buttons. MIDI functionality is handled through USB while there are DIN ports that look like MIDI ports on the back, they are for the triple petal option unit. They include a nice pedal for sustain in the box that works well and that's all most players will need in the beginning.
I have this in my room now. It allows me to practice playing piano at my convenience. The sound quality is good. And a person can easily store it away if needed, or take it on the road with them. I really enjoy it, and the keys actually feel like you are playing a piano.
First, this is not designed to be portable. It is light enough to pick up and put in the closet when you are done, but this is made to be put in a backpack or case to put on a plane. I knew and expected this, and it does not affect my overall rating. Sound is solid and clear, but you can also use headphones, speaker or MIDI. The weighted keys are great and feel almost like a real piano. My only complaint is it is a bit bulky, and having it high enough to get my legs under, my arms aren't at the perfect angle. not major, but not perfect. It is by far the best deal on a weighted keyboard you will find on Amazon.
I set this up very easily. The only thing that is truly needed is to read the instructions about how to control the sounds and demos, as well as the other features (I did not find this intuitive). The keyboard seems very robust (weighted fairly heavily), and may be considered a little unweildy because it is a full 88 keys - in my book, a true advantage/requirement. As far as it being good for a beginner, I can say that I like it, and I truly am a beginner. The pedal is heavy enough to stay on the floor and not slide around due to being pushed on. The pedal's function may be inverted too - it can either sustain when pushed down, or truncate the continuation of the sound when pushed down. The linear response of the action is not over the entire depression of the pedal, which makes it more binary in its operation for someone like me (a beginner). I had someone come over that had a little more experiences with pianos and they said they liked it (they were certainly not a professional, but neither an inexperienced person such as myself). I have had pianos in my household for my early years and am cetainly familiar with how real ones feel. The keys do feel pretty good, with some inertia when pressed down, and the loudness is appropriately adjusted to the force it is pressed down with.
Its really cool..great for beginners and has alot of details. It just doesn't come with a stand to sit the piano on...
Sounds great. Son loves it.
I have always had a keyboard since childhood, but never one with such modern features. There is a USB slot that allows recording onto a flash drive, as well as MP3 capabilities. I can use in conjunction with sheet music or my iPad. The foot pedal gives me the feeling of being at a grand piano.
I got this for my kid because they are taking piano lessons and an electronic keyboard just doesn't have the right feel or sound compared to an actual piano. I am so happy to have gotten this because the keys really do feel like a real piano and are properly weighted, just as they claim. They can make softer or louder sounds depending on how hard the key is pressed, which a regular keyboard cannot do. And the keys don't feel like plastic, they feel like real piano keys. And the sound is beautiful, it sounds just like a real piano. It looks very nice as well. It isn't super loud, but neither is a real piano, and the volume on this can go higher than that. My child hasn't checked out all the bells and whistles of this, but as I said, the main reason I got it is for the true look, feel, and sound of a piano, and this exceeded my expectations. It feels like a quality piece of equipment and looks sleek. It doesn't sit quite right on the stand we have, it moves around a bit because it isn't completely flat on the bottom, but I am going to try to fix that by putting grip tape on the stand. This has made my kid more excited about practicing and learning and that alone makes this a great choice!
The media could not be loaded. This electric piano is great for beginners and the sound quality is good and the volume control is great it is easy to use and easy to setup and it’s great for beginners of all ages
Great for table top. Would be nice if it had an option to come with a stand.
My 17 year old son has been begging for a keyboard with weighted keys. He got this one for Christmas and is in love. The sound is excellent (he plays hours a day). The quality seems to be nice. I am not a player myself so relied on the other reviewers and he is super pleased. For the price point, it can't be beat. Others with similar features seemed to be much pricier.
The first keyboard came damaged from shipping so I had to return. The second came undamaged. Very satisfied with the features and sound and the realistic feeling of the keys being weighted. This was for my daughter that is 15 years old and wants to take piano lessons. Was approved by her teacher before we bought. Very happy with purchase.
Great for beginner
The sound quality of the piano is great. I was told by the piano teacher that if you want to learn piano, then you should start with 88 key from very beginning. The keys totally feels like the acoustic piano except this one saves so much space and much less weight. The length of the piano is about 52in. I lay my IKEA KALLAX shelf organizer to hold the piano for now. I love how it has the plug in headphone function, so it won't disturb my neighbor downstairs at night. The regular 3.5mm headphone won't work. You will need 6.5mm one. I love the metronome option because my daughter and I both are beginner. I have to say you got to really read the owner's manual to learn about the hidden function under different keys. I am amaze by this.
This 88 weighted key piano has many features that is sure to impress. The weight keys feel weighted and realistic. Not like cheap plastic feel. The two speaker and bass speaker puts out a lot of volume. Has a built in metronome, record feature, eight piano sounds, plus rhythm tracks. But, what really sets this apart for me is the ability to hook up my cell phone and use apps. Or use a tablet or computer. There is so much goodness packed into this digital piano that I can hear the sustain pedal now. And it doesn’t sound digital!
I love it! The weighted keys have a great feel, and it sounds great. I love the headphone jacks because my kids want to play it all day long. Shipping was incredibly fast, it showed up 2 days after I ordered!
The things about this purchase that could be improved is for the company to sell a stand for it. We had to improvise a way to support the keyboard and have little to choose from in our apartment. Another thing that would be helpful is to engineer a more substantial music holder. This one seems to follow a common Yamaha music holder which is also not substantial. Otherwise the weighted keys and sound quality for the cost is excellent.
This keyboard sounds great. The weighted keys feel like a regular piano. The sound from the onboard speakers is okay, but plugged into my PA system is sounds just incredible. The keyboard is spacious and comfortable - not compact and cramped! There is a suitable array of connections - audio input and output (for connecting to a PA system or external speaker, plugs for a variety of pedals, a USB port for connecting to a computer, and a second one for an MP3 player. All are easily accessible on the rear of the unit. I'm a guitarist primarily and just getting started on keyboards, and so far I've found this to be a perfect entry level instrument. The combination of good sound, a true keyboard feel and layout, and some capability to integrate with my computer for recording are all great features!
Snow Dog Dad
I wanted a piano that I could learn (and re-learn) some basic piano skills. I wanted something with decent sound, but I did not care about a lot of the sound effects and synthesizer functions that some digital pianos have. This piano really fits my need well. The 88-key keyboard feels much like a acoustic piano; they have good feedback. The sound is quite good, but my one major complaint is that sometimes it seems like the volume just fades out or gets really quiet. I'm not sure why it does that. It does not do it all the time. It has two headphone jacks. I am self-learning so I only use one. This is nice since I don't have to disturb my spouse when I'm practicing. I imagine the second headphone jack is handy if you have an instructor working with you, but need to work in a quieter space. It has some features that I imagine I'll use as I start learning more and advancing including metronome, transpose, and auto-chord. It also includes a sustain foot pedal. On the whole, this is a good piano for beginners and for children. It has some cool features that I will probably use as I advance. The price is quite reasonable.
Gen of North Coast Gardening
The keys feel right. Nice and heavy compared to a lot of things in this price range. The whole thing is heavy, really, and feels like quality. Since my kids often play with this, I much appreciate both the multiple headphone ports, and that the various beats and instruments aren't really easy buttons to get silly and play with. The emphasis is really on the piano itself and more serious playing, which I really appreciate. Setup was easy, and it fit well in my house. It's heavy enough that it doesn't slide and tip. Not a lot of excess frills, but it does what it does competently.
When I received this piano, I was surprised. It was better than I thought. The sound is perfect and the quality is great. It is great value for money. My friend also wanted to buy a piano recently. I would recommend it to He, this is a good choice.
Your browser does not support HTML5 video. This 88 weighted key piano has many features that is sure to impress. The weight keys feel weighted and realistic. Not like cheap plastic feel. The two speaker and bass speaker puts out a lot of volume. Has a built in metronome, record feature, eight piano sounds, plus rhythm tracks. But, what really sets this apart for me is the ability to hook up my cell phone and use apps. Or use a tablet or computer. There is so much goodness packed into this digital piano that I can hear the sustain pedal now. And it doesn’t sound digital! Trust you found this review honest and helpful:-)
I have always wanted to buy a piano, I have been looking for a piano for a long time, and then I saw this EP-120, I like it very much, it is very suitable for beginners, and the price is good value for money
The quality of this piano is clear. The keys are so strong and truly weighted as advertised.
The size of it is massive, just as big as a my full size piano.
The sound quality is great, the instrument options present a fantastic quality.
The speakers are good and the experience is awesome too.
Overall it is THE option if you want to get a real sound and a real experience.
I was told by the piano teacher that if you want to learn piano, then you should start with 88 key from very beginning. The keys totally feels like the acoustic piano except this one saves so much space and much less weight. The length of the piano is about 52in. I lay my IKEA KALLAX shelf organizer to hold the piano for now. I love how it has the plug in headphone function, so it won't disturb my neighbor downstairs at night. The regular 3.5mm headphone won't work. You will need 6.5mm one. I love the metronome option because my daughter and I both are beginner. I have to say you got to really read the owner's manual to learn about the hidden function under different keys. I am amaze by this.
The quality of this piano is clear. The keys are so strong and truly weighted as advertised. The size of it is massive, just as big as a my full size piano. The sound quality is great, the instrument options present a fantastic quality. The speakers are good and the experience is awesome too. Overall it is THE option if you want to get a real sound and a real experience.
The Eastar EP-120 Beginner Digital Piano is a nicely priced digital piano with 88 fully weighted piano style keys to simulate the feel of an acoustic piano.
The human machine interface is a touch panel.
It comes with a Metal Sustain Pedal, power adapter and a music stand.
No stand or feet are included.
This has really rich sound as well as a MIDI USB interface.
I love that this has a silent practice function.
This is a great piano for learning how to play and it does take up considerable real estate so be aware of that.
+ Keys feel amazing – very close to a real piano. Like uncanny valley but in a good way, the only things missing are the individual character of a mechanical piano but that’s not really necessary for being good at playing piano.
+ Audio quality from the big speaker is pretty great, the sound output is whole and full without any weird artifacts
+ If you just use it as a piano, the basic operation of music keys and pedals, on/off buttons, volume controls are very intuitive to normal piano users.
+ The many standard options are pretty good for fine tuning the options
+ MIDI works fine with musescore
+ There is a USB port for playing and recording MP3 files
Power usage: less than 11W at max volume. This keyboard itself could’ve been powered by USB given the low power consumption, and potentially by other USB sources like power banks so you can play this piano away from the wall socket without a long extension cord, or during a power outage. Unfortunately it isn’t, power is supplied by a 12V 36W barrel adapter.
- The ancillary functions are less intuitive. If new users want to access the advanced functions and they will absolutely need the instruction manual
- Being a big weighted piano, don’t expect much portability. It is heavy, thick, and very long. The only thing it is more portable than is a real piano.
This is lovely but it's heavy!! It's a nice quality and nice sounding piano though and it's easy to play and learn for a beginner. The weighted type keys are nice. I highly recommend using this with a keyboard stand. The fact that it has 88 full keys is nice. It's pricy but worth it. It sounds realistic and it is easy to set up. You can choose other instruments and demo songs and more. Not too bad for a beginner. The price point is appealing too.
For starters the weighted keys feel natural and make playing rather piano-like. The sound is also nicely piano-like. Chords are no problem as this thing has all the polyphony you need. All 88 keys are there, and transitioning from this to an acoustic piano won’t be difficult.
It comes with a sustain pedal, which is the most important pedal especially for beginners. And, as is the case with most of these keyboards, you can hook up headphones and practice without disturbing others. It also has MIDI and audio in and out ports, so there’s a lot of flexibility here.
Build quality feels pretty good. I’m not sure what I’d improve in this case. The keyboard is heavy and solid and I expect it will last a long time if treated like a musical instrument and not luggage.
All in all, this is a great keyboard and I’m delighted I can use it to help someone in my family learn piano.
USPS almost lost my package. It took me a lot of effect to get the package back. and I am glad that I got it back because the sound quality of the piano is great. I was told by the piano teacher that if you want to learn piano, then you should start with 88 key from very beginning. The keys totally feels like the acoustic piano except this one saves so much space and much less weight. The length of the piano is about 52in. I lay my IKEA KALLAX shelf organizer to hold the piano for now. I love how it has the plug in headphone function, so it won't disturb my neighbor downstairs at night. The regular 3.5mm headphone won't work. You will need 6.5mm one. I love the metronome option because my daughter and I both are beginner. I have to say you got to really read the owner's manual to learn about the hidden function under different keys. I am amaze by this.
My 13 year old daughter is taking piano lessons and her teacher wanted her to get a full 88-key board with weighted keys, ideally. These seem to be semi-weighted, but are a huge step up from what she had before (non-weighted keys). FYI, Eastar = Donner, the same company that makes inexpensive guitar pedals and accessories that I like. Here are my favorite things about it: - Sturdy construction (though fairly heavy for size) - Great realistic sound quality - Piano-like feel - Felt at edge/top of keys for quiet and smooth operation - Sustain pedal included (NOTE - there's a switch on there that controls its operation as normal or reverse) - Can expand with a 3-pedal unit - Lots of input/output options, including dual headphone jacks on the front - Metronome, beats, sounds all pretty decent Could be better: - The touchscreen controls require you to also use keys on the keyboard to activate or disable functions. It is fairly confusing to use, and there's no display to give you any feedback, e.g. you can't see what instrument tone is selected, BPM for metronome or beats, which sample song is playing, etc. Overall, though, it's a quality keyboard and a good value for the price. It's great for a piano student more so than a gigging musician (though it could be used that way).
I have always wanted to learn piano, but my job kept me moving too much so I waited. Plus, technology has improved so much during the last 30 years. I didn't need anything with lots of bells and whistles, just something close to the experience of a true acoustic piano. It has a few features I may never use, but I could change my mind in future. I like the metronome function to help me keep the rhythm of the piece and is great for practice. The sound is loud enough through the speakers. It is rather heavy, so not as portable as I would like. I was hoping to carry this with me to class. Still, there are online lessons. Overall, I am pleased with this piano.
When it comes to keyboards I am a bit picky. I usually gravitate towards a fully weighted type. That term of course is a bit of a trick because you can never really capture a stringed acoustic piano. This includes all of the extra stuff you can do with actual strings attached to the keys rather than a computer chip and a photocell or something like that. With a keyboard I like to try to mimic as much of the actual piano qualities as possible, with the understanding I will never be able to open up the top of the keyboard to reveal the strings to then pluck, like Keith Jarret during his late nineteen- sixties stint with Charles Lloyd. I like to spend around four to five hundred with keyboards due to my history of dropping them when traveling to a gig. My method is therefor - use the under five hundred keyboards as your main foundation then you can add stuff via the midi cables- etc- such as a Moog Mother32. With this price preference in mind i look for a few tell tale signs that I am looking at a keyboard I can trust. The first is there should be under ten tones and the second is you should be able to multi tap the same key with both hands to sort of skip along in time- to see how weighted the thing is. I am happy to say this super nice and affordable keyboard from the Eastar brand has provided me with a unit that passes most of my requirement and the parts I do not like can be adjusted to fit my instrument setup. I love how this has only eight tones to choose from and has that red felt stuff at the top of the keys. Those two features make this keyboard look authentic and professional. The shiny sleek look of the control area look just like my modern touch sensitive high end speaker I have. The touch screen buttons make this a futuristic keyboard. I love the thickness which is very important for longevity. I have a similar keyboard from another brand I have owned for about eight years and it is still going strong with no bad keys-(and I often hammer the keys) with the thickness of the body being similar. I feel the outer shell part is made for traveling often from gig to gig. I love how there are usb as well as midi options on the back. There are quarter inch ports on the front. There is a computer printer style end to usb for connecting to an interface. One thing I have to point out that is kind of major in relation to the only negative thing I have to say is this keyboard is not fully weighted like the product page says. The directions say semi weighted right on the included directions. The semi weighted ability is mediocre but not bad. This is very important for seasoned piano players or basically any one who knows about keyboards because there is a huge difference between semi vs fully weighted units. I just went through two experimental low priced units in the 200.oo range and their definition of semi weighted included a background bell/drone noise that bled through each sound. This is not the case with this one because when I do my test where I use two hands to simultaneously tap a single key, I received better results than any other keyboards with the semi weighted title I have ever used. This is a good sign and the organ tone is great and worth the purchase alone. For a little under four hundred this keyboard is a great buy. I am saying this as someone who has been through five different units in the past ten years with the only one of them still standing having a very similar design to this one. The piano sounds sound about as authentic as they can. The sustain pedal is neat in that is is of the traditional style that has the center pedal a metal color like the old stand up pianos. In conclusion I am very satisfied with this keyboard and am also impressed with this brand which I will now look into further for other products that may be of interest. I recommedn this keyboard.
John W. Graham
The Eastar EP-120 Beginner Digital Piano is a nicely priced digital piano with 88 fully weighted piano style keys to simulate the feel of an acoustic piano. The human machine interface is a touch panel. It comes with a Metal Sustain Pedal, power adapter and a music stand. No stand or feet are included. This has really rich sound as well as a MIDI USB interface. I love that this has a silent practice function. This is a great piano for learning how to play and it does take up considerable real estate so be aware of that. I'm happy with the quality, the sound and the feel of this piano.
Disclosure: This item has been offered to me by the Amazon Vine program to review. I pay a tax to the IRS on its value as "unearned income" for the current tax year. The Eastar EP-120 is a good value in an entry-level digital piano, suitable for beginners but also for more advanced players in terms of putting in the practice hours. The keyboard touch is a bit peculiar at first, and there is more key weight and resistance than the indication "semi-weighted" might suggest. Once you get used to it, there are sufficient key response levels to allow you to sharpen your skills in between practice on an acoustic piano (assuming performance on an acoustic piano is the goal). The sound is decent; the samples are not especially complex or long, but do not have the unfortunate obvious cycling earlier models suffered from. A pedal-shaped sustain device is supplied, and although it feels much better than a tiny square switch and does not click on/off, I doubt it allows a variable level of sustain. Luckily, it has a rubber surface underneath, so your foot won't end up chasing it around! The speakers are serviceable, and the volume control is fortunately a knob rather than a press-and-hold button. There are a few less-than-convincing alternate voices, organ, harpsichord, strings, etc. which I never would use anyway. There are a series of demonstration tunes as well as a band-in-a-box type auto-accompaniment, in case that's of interest. Best of all: if you get yourself stuck in some bells-and-whistles mode, just turn off the keyboard, and when you turn it on again, it will default to the standard piano tone. You can record yourself playing (apparently up to about 5000 notes), which may be useful in gauging progress (the recordings are lost when the keyboard is shut down). There is a metronome function, which if you want it to work like an old-fashioned mechanical model, just select 1/4 as the time signature. Two headphone jacks allow private practice. Good for the price, and recommended for those who need a decent digital piano on a budget.
This is an excellent digital piano that works and feels a lot like my Yamaha but costs less. I’m giving it to my niece to learn on, but here’s what I liked: For starters the weighted keys feel natural and make playing rather piano-like. The sound is also nicely piano-like. Chords are no problem as this thing has all the polyphony you need. All 88 keys are there, and transitioning from this to an acoustic piano won’t be difficult. It comes with a sustain pedal, which is the most important pedal especially for beginners. And, as is the case with most of these keyboards, you can hook up headphones and practice without disturbing others. It also has MIDI and audio in and out ports, so there’s a lot of flexibility here. Build quality feels pretty good. I’m not sure what I’d improve in this case. The keyboard is heavy and solid and I expect it will last a long time if treated like a musical instrument and not luggage. What’s not to like? Not much. To me, this keyboard has the functionality of a Yamaha but at around 100 clams less. If I were a professional musician, I might get the Yamaha just for peace of mind. But this Eastar is more than sufficient, especially for beginners and serious amateurs. All in all, this is a great keyboard and I’m delighted I can use it to help someone in my family learn piano.