I'm a beginner piano learner, and already have an upright YAMAHA U2 piano which I really love. Unfortunately I can't play on it most of the time as we moved to another house, and my Yamaha will stay in my parents house.
I'm looking for a sub-1000$ digital piano I can practice with, especially at night with headphones.
The most important factors of course are key action and sound quality, especially through headphones. I really want it to have a wood stand and 3 pedals to give an experience similar to my upright piano. I know that no piano in this budget will come even close to my U2, but I still want to enjoy playing on it. I will be able to play on my Yamaha U2 during weekends of course
I tried the Roland FP-30, I really liked the key action, but sound on headphones wasn't the best, and it's a bit over my budget when bought with the stand and 3 pedals.
I found a good deal on a lightly-used KORG LP-380
with a good piano bench, It has a really small factor, which is great, and a stand and 3 pedals.
O'm looking for reviews and real-life experience with this model, especially comparing it with other pianos in this price range.
- Do you recommend it for a beginner?
- How is sound quality and key action compared to other digital pianos in this budget like the Roland FP-30, Yamaha P-125 and Kawai ES110?
- Is the sound quality good through headphones, which will be my main use?
- WIll it be easy to connect it through a midi adapter to my iPad or android tablet to use piano lesson apps for improving my skills? Will I really notice the lack of wireless BT onnectivity ?
Thanks in advance!!