Just wish to share my experience on my new Kawai ES100 after 1 week.
1. Keys are well-aligned and uniformly-spaced.
2. No clicking sound from any keys.
3. Keys return very quickly; but don't really push-back against your fingers.
4. All keys feel solid when pressed, no mushy feel on any keys.
5. The sounds are pretty decent from the on-board speakers.
6. Can sometimes feel the keys reverberating when playing.
7. Sustain pedal feels solid
8. Can hear the keys fallback to their original rest positions (through headphones).
9. Can hear the sustain pedal activated (through headphones).
I think I got a near-perfect keyboard this time. Your mileage might vary since I have access to a local Kawai store. I tested the display set and bought that display set on the spot. I don't want to leave it to chances where the delivered set might have clicky-keys (if you recalled, I had my fair share of clicky-keys from Kawai).
I have to say the keys on the ES100 don't feel very different from my Yamaha U3 (which I bought new and sold recently when I moved). The reverberating keys and key-fallback noise remind me of my U3. The ES100 plays great and doesn't restrict my playing in any way. Maybe because I'm not playing classical; I'm just toying with simple piano improvisation with inversions and runs.
To beginners who are learning piano and thinking of "should i get the Kawai ES100 or something else", i say "just get this". I've owned Yamaha P155, Kawai ES7 and top-of-the-line Kawai CA95, so I have good references to compare this purchase with.
I'm really impressed that Kawai can make such a superb keyboard at this price-point.
Well done, Kawai!
Last edited by iceporky; 08/04/17 11:58 PM.