Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. They’re about the same price here, but I’m not sure if one sounds better/has more features. To be brief, this will help to recreate some of the nuances you might hear on an acoustic piano whenever a key is in the transition from being pressed down by your finger to being released. First of all, this is a great article that actually goes in depth about the piano. The GSH doesn’t offer synthetic ivory keytops found on some more expensive models like the YDP-163. I’ve been looking for something with weighted keys to use as a controller. The only major differences are the polyphony and bluetooth availability. This then allows you to play alongside your favorite song. I’d, however, be very careful when buying a used digital piano, and would only consider buying it in a nearly new condition. Ultimately, it’s only for you to decide whether these upgrades are worth the extra money. The same budget for these three models. He is now happy to share his knowledge of the industry here, at Piano Dreamers. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. The Yamaha YDP-143 featured a 6 watt speaker system (for a total of 12 watts, as there are two 12cm speakers). For example, the Digital Piano Controller app provides a graphic, easy-to-use interface to control different parameters and functions of the piano, which partly makes up for the lack of a display. How does Kawai KDP 90 compare with Yamaha YDP 143 or Casio Privia PX-860? And in this particular case, I think the Yamaha YDP-144 is pretty impressive. Imaginative concerns of online digital piano purchase. So, ultimately it’s up to you to decide if you want to pay 1.5x more for the extra features. In other words, you can find your favorite songs in MIDI format (SMF) on websites like YamahaMusic, MIDIworld, etc., transfer them to the piano, and use in the same way as preset songs, which gives you much more freedom in choosing what to learn and to play. Yamaha released the newest YDP 143. In terms of sounds, features, and functions they are completely identical. Being in love with music his whole life, Lucas started this blog as the “go-to” place for the most accurate and detailed information about the world of music, and especially pianos! Moreover, a good pair of headphones will provide a clearer and more detailed sound compared to the onboard speakers. I think one of the things that the average person is most interested in knowing about (especially when comparing a new digital piano to it’s predecessor) is how well the new piano stands out in the sound department. So I wouldn’t say the YDP-143 is a unique or irreplaceable piano on the market today, but it’s still a nice, reliable instrument that will serve you and your family for years to come. Hello How would you compare it to a p115? Metronome, as you probably know, is a learning and training tool that helps a lot in determining if you’re playing accurately. Hi, it seems that you’ve overlooked the YDP-143 vs P-115 comparison in this review. First, the Smart Pianist app works with the YDP-144 if you have an Apple iPhone or iPad. The Yamaha YDP 143 digital piano is a complete upgrade, everything the YDP 103 digital piano does, the YDP143 does even better.Ultimately all this power and performances come at a higher price, the YDP 143 is more expensive.