This comparsion is stupid for me.
First of all, it should be compared: the top stage pianos only or the top workstations only or budget pianos only. If he wanted to compare stage pianos, he could to use Grandstage instead of Kronos. CP4 or CP88 instead of Montage. Casio could be compared with FP30 or P125 at least.
BTW, where is Kawai MP7SE/11SE, Kurzweil Forte, Dexibell S9?
However, I completely can't understand this guy, who is probably well experienced on stage and he is assessing the cheap budget Casio as a sound on 8.5! Does he already deaf by too much decibels?
The leader himself and his typical clown behaviour, suited to some of stupid TV standups - I hate this! Nice and really funny show I prefer to watch when I want to watch it but not when I'm expecting a substantive test. Look at Tony's comparison tests from Bonners Music and compare to this "boy". 100% sensible presentation of Tony.
Andertons presentations - no thanks!
I think these were being played through monitors and sound/action is a subjective thing anyway. What he prefers is not necessarily meaningful to others just because he can play a bit. Also don't forget that Casio are good value for money and that is their business model: innovation at cost. Maybe the Casio has a nice action and sound. Others have told me that the Casio CDP-S100 sounds rubbish through it's own speakers, so maybe the monitors make it sound a tonne better. Piano Man Chuck also thinks the new Casio sound engine is pretty good, so it is possible that we underestimate the Casio CDP-S100 just because of its price?
Jordan Rudess plays the Kronos despite it's action being less nuanced than other boards---maybe he just likes how the Korg RHIII feels? Does it mean this is the best action just because Rudess might think so? I haven't played the new Casio actions yet. Maybe they are really nice, maybe not.
Totally agree that the instrument set for comparison wasn't ideal. Maybe they didn't have other instruments available lol. I din't think there is anything persay wrong with comparing workstations with stage pianos for sound/action as it's good to hear what's going on in the workstation world and how it compares to the stage piano market. However, I do like to see all competitor boards in the same test.
His style is fun clown whereas Tony is more serious. I guess that's surface in terms of how the instruments sound.
Anyhow, unless you're unable to test the instruments you're interested in, these videos are just trailers for the store test right---a bit of fun!