Casio Privia PX 160 – A Privial Review

Product: Casio PX 160 Touch Sensitive

Price: $689.99

Cheapest place to buy: Amazon.com

Keyboard type: Full 88 Key

Guarantee: Full bundle for complete immersion & free shipping.

My Rating: 4.7 out of 5 Chopins’ Heart Jars


If you’re looking for a detailed guide for affordable digital pianos, then look no further!

Casio is best known and trusted for their signature sound and affordability of every one of their products. Whether you are a pro or an apprentice, this one could be the one for you! There are countless affordable options out there, but let’s discuss why the Casio PX 160 Privia Touch Sensitive deserves the spotlight.

Got a gig? Or are you just looking to entertain your guests? Either way the Casio PX 160 is portable (minus the stand) so it won’t weigh you or your wallet down.


HEADS UP! This review uses Piano Language (the language that all pianists magically use to telepathically communicate with each other.)


Let’s Look at the Key Features

Kind’a hard to lug that baby grand around, eh?
  1. The design is super modern and fashionable.
  2. Fully weighted, touch sensitive keys give way to countless possibilities.
  3. This keyboard is a full 88 key model, which is the best type for piano students of all levels. This is the best way to become adept at piano practice and mastery of the instrument. This feature is critical to high quality products.
  4. The Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action II( resembles a grand piano) keyboard has an irresistible feel and captures the sound dynamics of live performances with unparalleled response speed.
  5. Includes 18 distinct grand piano sounds, so this keyboard is meant for serious performers

Another cluster of features that are included in this deal is:

  • All three pedals (typically for grand pianos)
  • Sheet Music Rest
  • Built in speakers with headphones
  • The power cord (of course…lol)
  • A nice matching stool
  • High quality piano stand
  • And yes… the bloody service manual… 🙂

The Keys Themselves


This digital piano has Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action II. Action refers to the way the keys react to pressure and how quickly they respond. The Casio PX 160 Touch Sensitive obviously has sensitivity settings, which is a superb feature to this model and is typically only included in higher-end models!

The Black keys have an ebony matte finish to them as well.

They are fully weighted, which provides any pianist a truly immersive experience.

Model design

The design on this model is super modern and desirable for most.

Most of the time looks aren’t everything, except when we are talking about this keyboard. Casio is well-known for their modern and distinct design accompanied by their authentic stand.

It will truly appear nicely in most homes. Show off your new baby to all of your friends and family.

Configuration Modes

Duet Mode

This feature enables the keyboard to allow two people to play! Perfect for piano instructors and playing “Heart and Soul“!

Split-Mode

These features are often overlooked, but it can be essential to playing songs that require a more varitable touch. The keyboard recognizes the difference of the hands by measuring the octaves, thus enabling one sound in the right and another in the left.

Dual Mode

This feature allows the pianist to combine two sounds and morph them together. For example, you could unleash the vibraphone with strings.

The Most Important Feature of All – Sound

Life is better with music

What good is a keyboard if it’s sound is shoddy? This keyboard includes 18 tones of different variations. Some examples would be Mellow Grand, Jazz Grand, or Studio Grand; along with strings, vibraphone, and E-piano. They all deliver a different touch depending on the mood. For the price, the sound quality is above expectations. This makes it good for performing contemporary as well as classical pieces.

The reverb is distinct to Casio models, as they have successfully impemented it into their soundtracks.

Another Key feature is the brilliance measure. If you don’t know, brilliance is a way of regulating the sound. It produces an effect of tune ups or tune downs. This feature is limited to select models in the industry such as Kawai and some Yamahas.

Miscellaneous Features

The Casio Privia PX 160 Touch Sensitive includes some other handy features that haven’t been mentioned yet!

  • There are 2 headphone jacks and a USB port. You could either connect it to your computer or even a speaker system to make sure that everyone hears that treble.
  • There may not be a need for speakers because of the new technology but if you feel inclined to amplify that treble then feel free.

Time For Pros and Cons

Pros

  1. Huge amount of features included in the sale bundle.
  2. Free Shipping and Returns.
  3. Phenomenal sound quality.
  4. Fashionable and modern Design
  5. Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action II and touch sensitive, fully weighted keys.

Cons

  1. A bit pricey for starters
  2. Portable, but needs a portable sustain pedal to accommodate.
  3. Only comes in one color.

So is This Worth the Investment?

Now for the more important question at hand. Is it worth your time to go through everything to make this purchase? I would argue that it is if the above criteria appeals to you. This could be the one for you to help you hone your piano skills. It is somewhat affordable for pianists of all stripes and skills. This model includes an abundance of features that only higher end models have and they don’t substitute their losses for the price. This piano was designed for those who wish to succeed at their craft someday, no doubt. The Casio PX 160 Touch Sensitive is just one of many options for you!

Based on testimonials of other pianists who have bought and used this model, it is indeed worth it.

Coming from my own personal experiences – I totally agree!

What do you think? Your opinions are valuable to this community so don’t be afraid to speak up in the comments section! Help your fellow pianists out and share your experiences!

I wish you all the best,

Deeply Trebled

This site is dedicated to your success!

14 thoughts on “Casio Privia PX 160 – A Privial Review

  1. Thank you for a sharp review.  I loved the tone of the review, it definitely didn’t fall flat with me.  I think your site title of Deeply Trebled is totally bassless.  Sorry, you gave me so many puns to work with I just had to score a few.

    You were mentioning it is a little pricey for a beginner, what would you recommend for someone just keying off one their piano journey?

    1. Hey Rob,

      That is literally the funniest thing ever! It seems that your puns were completely accidental and they weren’t natural quite yet. I don’t mean to be cut time but I’ve gotta get back to my score. 

      You really know your your music terms, I like that. 

      For beginners, meaning they know nothing about the piano at all but are eager to get started, I would recommend a “Yamaha PSR 61 key piano” >Yamaha PSR 61 key piano or at least “a semi-weighted full.”a semi-weighted full. They are both good quality and affordable. If this is truly your forte and passion then I would go with the Casio Touch. Don’t forget to check out my Digital Pianos – Best of 2019 article if you’ve go the time.

      Thanks again Rob and don’t forget to hit that treble!

  2. I used to play piano when I was a child, up until I reached my teenage years, then I had other things to do 🙂 When I was at university, I played now and then, just for fun (for myself) but what I really enjoyed was playing melodies of songs we sang in a choir I was part of. Unfortunately I sold my old piano when I was not in a good financial situation about 10 years ago. I would love to have one now and I stumbled upon your review. Do you think it’s suitable for someone like me just playing for fun or is it for professional musicians only?

    1. I am so glad that you have the joy of music in your heart! I completely understand why you quit playing. I stopped once too. Since I was a lil lad, my parents just wanted me to play, but I didn’t have the passion at the time. It seems like you still have that passion though!

       To answer your question, yes, it is perfectly suitable to play for enjoyment. If you truly have the desire, then little else can stop you. Even concert pianists enjoy what they do, but there is a lot of pressure on them to perform so frequently. They wanted me to become a concert pianist,which was a great honor, but I didn’t want that lifestyle.  There is a lot of satisfaction by just playing your heart out.

      If you ever need anything, give me a holler.

      1. That’s so true! I remember I had to practise everything so many times that by the time I could play it perfectly I didn’t enjoy it anymore.
        Thanks for your reviews, one can tell you are a music lover!

  3. Many years ago I played the piano and loved it.  Recently, I have begun to play again on a small, functioning, inexpensive  electronic keyboard. You have thoroughly covered the basics of this Casio offering.  The fact that it has a full keyboard and offers several modes for playing is great.  I am wondering if  any keyboard stand would fit this keyboard and how the pedals are configured it the stand is  not purchased.  This seems like a great choice for a beginning again player.  Thanks for the arrticle.

    1. Hey Anastazja!

      It’s great news that you love to play the piano and continue playing! What kinds of pieces do you like to play, if I may ask? 

      Your observation about the stand is a good one. The stand that is included in this order is strictly made for Full Keyboard Casio products.The nice feature is that it includes all three pedals. The downside is that once you disconnect the piano from the stand, the pedals won’t work. To accommodate this. you may need to purchase a sustain pedal if you are travelling. Other than that, any stand or table will work, but to get the maximum immersion of piano playing, you’ll need that pedal. 

      If you ever need a review or have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

  4. Hi i found your review very useful and informative. Regarding Casio PX 160 touch sensitife.

    It has gort so many features.It seems quite modern.The keyboard is a full 88 key model and 18 distinct grand piano sounding has got built in speakers with headphones.

    This piano is a very good reccommendation for music lovers

    Thanks for sharing this great reiview

    1. Hi S.J.

      Thank you for your comment! It seems like you’ve learned a lot from the post. The good thing about this deal is that Amazon includes many of the accessories that aren’t ordinarily part of the deal. I’ve played or performed on almost every keyboard out there. The PX 160 Touch Sensitive gives me the feeling of a nice 1921 Baldwin Grand. Of course, the keys are plastic – not ivory…

      Thanks again. I hope you’ll find this site useful in the future!

  5. Hey, Thanks for lighting on Casio PX 160 Touch sensitive piano. I found your review is useful for making a decision to buy Casio PX 160 is amazing with all details need before buying any product. I am very impressed from your review. Now I understand Life is nothing without music.

    Thanks for providing good details.

    Parveen

    1. Hey there!

      Thanks Parveen. I really appreciate your comment and I am glad you found this useful. Life is rather dull without music don’t you think? If you ever need me to research a different product or have general questions, you can rely on me!

  6. Thank you for this awesome review!  From the get go, I could tell that this was going to be a great review because there is so much going on for this piano!  I love how it has different modes, and I would like to play it on duet with my wife.  I’m sure she would like to take me on in a duel, but I would suck at that!  This product looks like it would be worth every penny that it cost, and i would love to have one!

    1. I appreciate it, Jessie.

      There is indeed a lot of potential with this keyboard. Typically, I favor Yamaha over Casio, but this one is just a beauty, so I’d even consider purchasing the Casio Touch Sensitive. The features are so abundant and comprehensive, that it is hard to pass up! If you so choose to purchase it, feel free to refer to this site and leave another comment about your experience.

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