Originally posted by orynos:
I don't want something that sounds like crap though.
So basically for good sound i need to buy a more expensive one unless I go through craiglist or ebay?
You need not spend a fortune in getting good, decent piano sound from a particular DP.
For your budget of $400, the PX-200 is priced close enough and would be a good candidate for getting your money's worth.
For it's price, the PX-200 wouldn't be skimping on polyphony (it has 128-note polyphony), connectivity options and some features like other DPs within its price range.
If you want a Yamaha, then you're best bet would be the YPG-625...again, you have to realize, that despite its ample features and hundreds of instrument tones, it only has 32-note polyphony. And its priced around $700 (see HERE
) . But hope is on the way, however, as the newer YPG-635 is coming in the next couple of months with 64-note polyphony...so if you badly want a "Yamaha" and you can wait...then this might be a good upcoming model.
Or you could go for the Yamaha P-85 (see HERE
If you must consider the YPG-625, however, it brings you within the price range of a worthy competition, the Casio PX-320 which is priced at $699, see HERE
The PX-200 and PX-320 BOTH have the same sound source/engine (i.e. "AiF" sound source). The piano sounds/samples are the same...the PX-320 only has added features.
If you're curious or if you want to hear how the PX-200/PX-320 piano sounds like, check out these links: Seaside Lee and his PX-320 recordings My 1st recording using the PX-320
There is no better substitute than dropping by various music stores and trying out, "hearing" out the different DPs within your budget range...and then you decide which to get.