Yamaha P-95B user reviews
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- On of the biggest issues that I thought I would face when getting the Yamaha P-95 was the fact that it would feel like a real piano. Now im not professional piano player but I do know how to play a little bit and have been getting lessons for a while now. I have always wanted to get a really good grand piano but my apartment is just too small for one of those and most of the good grand piano’s just cost way to much to buy when you live in an apartment so I will wait till I buy a house to get a real good grand piano. So for now I needed something that would get me a real good piano feel for a small price and in a digital form so I can keep it in my room to practice and write songs with. This P-95 has been one of the closetst affordable substitutes to a real piano I could find. I am very happy with the purchase of it.
- The sound is great, it is a full 88 key with weighted keys that feel like a real piano’s keys. The sound that it provides is excellent there really isn’t any substitute for a real grand piano but if I would have to pick out someone that could compete with it it would be the Yamaha P -95
- Easy to set up and use, really no set up involved at all. Just plug it in and start playing right away.
- Overall Opinion
- Great sounding piano’s and a great feel to it, you truly wont be able to appreciate this until you try it. I do suggest trying it before you buy it though so go to your store that has one and sit down and start playing to see if you like the feel and the weight of it.
- The P95 is a fine digital piano; it may not be as entirely full-featured as its peers, the Casio Privia PX-330 and the Korg SP250, but I believe its piano sound does indeed surpass either of the other two's. Unfortunately for the poor P95, Yamaha has a habit of crippling their entry-level products with convoluted and arbitrary limitations, like 64 note polyphony. I have no idea why Yamaha didn't decide on the standard 128 note polyphony.
Most playing is fine; but when I was comparing it to its peers (I ended up buying the Privia PX-330, and have written a review on that as well) I found that notes did in fact drop out when playing through heavier and more saturated passages in the music. In fact, when you're trying it out, since pianos have 88 keys; gliss from the bottom to the top or top to bottom on both the white and black keys and you'll hear the ever jarring note dropouts.
Finally. Don't make me mention the lack of 1/4" outs. Do not presume to gig with this guy, especially for reasons explained in sound. Thank goodness for the MIDI connections.
- This piano does get lots of points for being incredibly easy to use. Everything from metronomes, to sound selection, to layering; it's all very intuitive to use. Nothing much to be said here.
- The sounds are fantastic. The piano sound is the best in its class by a respectable margin. I, however, am not a huge fan of the touch. I find it to be a little bit too light; it doesn't feel quite weighted. It seems to be closer to semi-weighted. This was quite the turn-off.
It's a shame that without the necessary line outs, that the built-in speakers aren't better. They distort fairly easily.
- Overall Opinion
- The Yamaha P95 is a perfectly respectable board, until you discover Yamaha's painful limitations imposed on it. You could tell me that I should like it for what it is, and I do. You could tell me I am bitter about the piano because it wasn't what I was looking for, but the truth is that if it is designed to compete with full-featured pianos, Yamaha cannot arbitrarily take out important features to drive the consumers to the next model up while still hoping for it to be a viable option against its peers.
So before you buy a P95, know that it's not a flexible machine. It sounds good, but it can't do much with it when its hobbled by Yamaha's ridiculous business model. Anyone notice the new MOX synthesizers have 64-note polyphony? Absurd.
User reviews in other languages
- Keyboard 88 keys
I have the version with the foot pedal 3 and Yamaha, dolce, sostenuto and sustain
Midi IN / OUT
2 headphone connections (large stereo jack)
- Touch is very good (for that price)
the manual is necessary if one is using the metronome or you want to reverbs, there are not many buttons, so you have to do some simple manipulations sometimes not ...
- The sounds are good, if the piano is quite realistic basis, others are used, see anecdotal, it depends on what you make!
- Overall Opinion
- I have the past few days, I have a Yamaha CP 5, so I can compare with this keyboard, it is very good value, efficient, pleasant to the touch, realistic!! and super light, Yamaha really sure I believe with this little keyboard that goes straight to the point, besides being able to disassemble the keyboard to a keyboard on stage, they provide an extra sustain pedal ... it really is class! In my opinion the best value for money, because I really do not like the Casio or Korg, which I believe compete with keyboards in the same price ...?
For that price I would do this choice, it is also very lightweight (12kg for the keyboard only) and very fun to play with a great piano sound ... need I say more? thank you Yamaha, former keypads me quite intolerable to hear but the new series are very well made ...