Mar 15, 2016

REVIEW - Casio PX760 Digital Piano - Recommended

UPDATED REVIEW - September 5, 2017 - Recommended Casio PX760 Privia digital piano is now discontinued and replaced by the new PX770 for 2018. The PX770 is currently available in limited quantity and is selling for the same price as the older PX760. There are some important upgrades on the new PX770 so please read my latest review of this new model at the following link: Casio PX770 Review 


The new Casio PX770 (like the previous PX760) is only compact furniture cabinet digital piano of all the major brands available in this lower price range under $700US. The internet discount price of the PX770 is $699US just like the previous model so the price has not gone up. The piano has an attractive cabinet design, 3 finish colors, an intuitive control panel layout, fairly powerful internal sound system for the average size room, some impressive digital features and functions, the instrument sound samples (recordings) are noticeably more realistic than previous model and some of the competition, and the PX770 has a new play-along song library of orchestrated classical music that sounds great. But what makes this piano really stand out is its acoustic type piano sound and nicely weighted piano style key action.

Casio PX760 digital pianoPrevious review of the older PX760: I have played this PX760 quite a bit and the sound upgrades not only include realistic piano sounds with a large dynamic tonal range and 3 electronic senors per key, but also pro quality sounding instruments such as improved strings, electric pianos, and as always, a very nice "ivory & ebony feel" key action which is superior in weight and response to any Yamaha digital piano I have played in this price range. With regard to new features, Casio has included a new music library that consists of 10 orchestra classical songs which you can play along with using the piano sounds. The 10 songs are in an audio wav format (recorded from live orchestra) and sounds just like a real recording of the instruments as you would have in a regular CD. The new songs are independent in their sounds Casio PX760 digital piano and format (the piano itself does not have these sounds) but you can interact with them by playing along. The 10 songs are standard classical music and although they are fun to play along with, you would need to be able to read music (or play by ear) and play along at the song notation skill level so that you could interact with the music properly. You can slow down the songs, mute either right or left hand playback sound for live playalong (both features are pretty cool) and do a few other things with the orchestra accompaniment which are all fun to do and helpful for learning. There are also other ways to interact with recorded music such as with iPad apps, etc, and that include larger music libraries that offer a good variety of music in multiple music categories. In the Casio music library there are 10 songs with all of them being in the classical category although there are more songs which can be had from an additional song library on-line at a Casio site.

Casio PX760 digital piano
PX760 control panel
Overall I believe the new upgrades in this PX760 are very nice, and the PX760 offers even more piano quality for the money than its competitors in the same price range for a cabinet digital piano. The PX760 is very popular because it has the most realistic piano sound in its price range for a furniture cabinet model utilizing some advanced digital sound technology with 128-note polyphony processing power, a very responsive ivory/ebony feel key action, it is fairly easy to use, has some cool features that many other pianos in its price range do not have, and it looks attractive in its sleek contemporary cabinet with sliding metal key cover. I especially like the intuitive control panel with the buttons laid out in front of you instead of off to the side of the keyboard like some other brands do. The functions are easy to see, easy to use, and allow you to access a number of useful interactive features like 2-track MIDI recording for separate right and left hand playback to hear how each hand did during your practice session. Very useful for students. The internal stereo sound system has 16 watts of power going into two separate speakers and even though that does not seem like much, the volume and quality of sound is much bigger than I expected and would be sufficient for average size rooms. The piano also has the ability to layer/combine two instrument sounds at one time, split two sounds with one for the left hand and one sound for the right hand which is fun to do. There is also a duet piano feature allowing 2 people to play at the same time with the same notes having the piano sound come out in the same octaves even though the 2 players sit on the opposite side of the keyboard. Many digital pianos have this feature now and some companies call it "twin piano," "four hands piano," etc, but they all do the same thing which is useful depending if you have two people practicing the same song at the same time using the same music.

One of the things that people should be aware of is that the PX760 is the only digital piano of all the major brands in this price range that has an actual full size stand-up cabinet with a built-in metal key cover and with a control panel that faces the player. All other major brands only have portable pianos in this price range. Also, the PX760 is the only piano to offer 3 different cabinet colors including a limited edition medium brown walnut-oak color in the US and some other countries, as well as satin black or white. A brown walnut-oak color is not available on any other major brand in this low price range, so if you like and want the brown color, then the PX760 is it...period...and that feature is another very compelling reason to purchase a Casio PX760 if the brown color is what you want and that you also like the piano for what it can do in its low price range.

Casio PX760 digital piano
PX760 black with closed key cover
There are other high quality digital pianos out there in this lower price range, but in my opinion for $699 internet price, the PX760 cannot be beat for what it does in its furniture cabinet and I definitely recommend it because it plays and sounds great for its price. This model is really for people who mainly want an entry furniture cabinet piano that focuses on piano playing and not too much else. If you really just want to play piano and enjoy piano music with a few extra features (bells & whistles) and you want to stay nearer or under the $700 price range, then the Casio PX760 is probably for you. I can also help people with getting lower prices than Amazon, internet store (including bundles) and local stores on the new PX760 and other popular brands & models, so contact me before doing anything else and I can give you details on how I can help you.

*One final note of interest...It is good to also know that Casio produces an upgraded digital piano above the PX760 and above the newer PX770 that I recommend and that model is called the PX780 ($899US internet discount price). In my opinion it's definitely worth more than its $200 difference in having a bigger, bolder piano sound along with an array of additional and useful educational fun features for children and adults. If you have the extra money, the Casio PX780 will be worth your consideration. Go to the following link to read my review on the PX780: Casio PX780 Review


If you want more info on new digital pianos and LOWER PRICES than internet, Amazon, Bundles, and store discounts, please email me at tim@azpianowholesale.com or call direct at 602-571-1864.

7 comments:

  1. Thank you for the review. The px760 is very similarly priced as the px350 with the stand and pedal. Which one would you say is a better deal?

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  2. I’d like to repeat Camila’s question of 9/1/15, but with a specific focus as whether there are any differences in piano sound quality between the PX-760 and PX-350.

    My thought is if the PX-760 offers a higher quality piano sound, then that would be the trade-off in not having as many voices as the PX-350.

    I’d like to compose, and having 200+ voices with the PX-350 is definitely a plus. But perhaps I can get those voices by buying patches and using MIDI. If so, I would be very happy with a superior sounding and affordable digital piano that has 15-20 voices.

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  3. I'm not able to find any dealers locally that have a demo of the PX-860. I have been able to find the PX-760 and am planning on visiting soon to demo the PX-760. How would you compare the hammer key action of the PX-760 to that of the PX-860? I guess to ask another way, would the key action of the 860 be better or the same to the PX760? Thanks in advance.
    Jay-Q

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  4. Hi,
    I'm not from America so I would appreciate you commenting here:
    I'm currently buying a digital piano, and my options are a kawai es100 or a casio px760. Assuming both are at same price, which would you recommend? Thanks a lot.

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  5. Both of those models are very good for their lower price range and I do recommend them for different reasons. If portability is important to you then the Kawai ES100 would obviously be the best choice because the Casio PX760 is not portable. The Casio has USB output for direct computer and tablet device connection, but the Kawai does not. I like the internal speaker system of the Casio better as it does have stronger audio output. However for key action and piano sound, they are very different from each other but both good. I personally like the Kawai key action movement and piano sound and enjoy playing it and it sounds very good through headphones.

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  6. Which is your preference, the Which do you like better - Yamaha ydp-103 digital keyboard or the new Casio PX 760?

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    1. I feel like the Yamaha starts with the better samples; however, the way the Casio processes their samples (on the actual digital piano) makes them sound. Ore musical and dynamic. There also seems to be a longer sustain with less artifacts. But the real clencher between this two is that the Casio has a much better sound system built in than the Yamaha. It's not only louder, but it's more full sounding. That and, once you play the Casio, you'll realize that the Yamaha's keys just feel cheap. Hands down, I'd go with the Casio between those two. Another option is also the CHP-700, but I don't think it sounds quite as nice as the 760. However, it's much. Ore portable and has WAY more sounds.

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