The 10 Best Keyboards With Weighted Keys

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We spent 25 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. If you're in the market for a keyboard, it's important that you know how much of a difference the action of the keys can make. Weighted keys are designed to approximate the tactile feel of an acoustic instrument. This is crucial if you hope to learn piano on your keyboard. Our list features the best models available, from entry level to pro tier. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best keyboards with weighted key on Amazon.

10. Yamaha P45 88

9. Kawai ES110

8. Yamaha DGX-660

7. Roland Juno DS-88

6. Korg Krome

5. Roland FA-08

4. Yamaha MX88

3. Yamaha CP40

2. Nord Piano 4

1. Nord Stage 3

Editor's Notes

December 04, 2018:

While there are many keyboards with weighted keys available on the market, we mostly chose models designed primarily for piano-oriented keyboardists. There were a few synthesizers with weighted keys available, but for the most part, we avoided these. With that said, a pick like the Korg Krome does blur the line between synthesizer, workstation, and keyboard.

Daniel Goldstein
Last updated on February 19, 2019 by Daniel Goldstein

Daniel is a writer, musician, and frequent traveler with a bachelor’s in creative writing from the State University of New York. In recent years, his writing chops have developed alongside his musical skills, thanks to a rich double life. During the day, he apprenticed with “Rolling Stone” journalist and critic Will Hermes, and when the sun set, he and his NYC-based, four-piece band gigged at high-end venues across the northeastern United States. His affinity for sharing things he's passionate about has culminated in nine years of experience as a music teacher at elementary schools, where he honed his ability to simplify and elucidate concepts to the uninitiated. All considered, he feels most at home writing about instruments, audio electronics and backpacking gear.

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