Casio PX860 Digital Home Piano & Keyboard

Last updated: July 26, 2021


You can simulate 18 different instruments with this digital keyboard. If you regularly entertain large groups, this is a great choice. It works well in bigger rooms, thanks to built-in speakers. You can also record two tracks, then combine them later to play simultaneously.

We looked at the top Digital Keyboards and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Digital Keyboard you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: This digital keyboard is an all-in-one system, with sound, speakers and the ability to record tracks.

In our analysis of 49 expert reviews, the Casio PX860 Digital Home Piano & Keyboard placed 4th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The perfect sound in a compact piano. With the PRIVIA top model you will see the achievements of Air technology, showing how these compact design instruments can also develop their full sound potential. All the new elements in the new sound tones of the PX-860 are completely convincing when the lid of the PRIVIA is opened up. You will to appreciate the smallest subtleties of the sound, as it turns the sitting room into a concert hall. Using the new ‘Concert-Play’ function the piano part with keyboard accompaniment can be played. The ebony and ivory touch keys, open-lid function, outstanding Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II and Multi-Dimensional Morphing Air Sound Source ensure the highest levels of performance and a compellingly proficient instrument.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Re-creates the sound of a grand w/tri-sensor scaled hammer action keyboard.
The system allows for not only detailed and clear notes with a max polyphony of 256, but also a natural sustain and falling-off from each key press.
The PX-860 is also very loud, so there is certainly no need to purchase additional speakers in order to make it louder. This piano comes with four powerful speakers that are already built into the instrument, so you know that you can turn the volume up high when the mood and setting calls for it.
The Tri-Sensor technology for Casio keyboards gives a fine response to the nuance created by top players and the graded hammer action makes bottom notes feel heavier than the ones near the top end.
The best part is that it allows you to record your own performances onto a USB stick or a remote hard drive. Thus, you can cherish your own recordings.
Casio PX860 has 256 Polyphony, this means it can provide even more stability compared to other digital pianos. PX860 has concert, classic, modern, mellow, and bright piano types; The 5 different sounds allows user to a much deeper self amusement.
With a max polyphony of 256 notes and an excellent sound engine – the Multi-Dimensional Morphing Air – the sound of this keyboard is nearly unbeatable.
The keyboard’s Tri-Sensor technology gives a fine response when playing and allows the pianists to feel even the smallest change in responsiveness.

What reviewers didn't like

Menu of 18 tone choices is sufficient for most amateurs but might disappoint a composer or recording artist.
No ability to download or record songs, Does not come with a bench
The main problem though is the number of recordings. Having just 10 stored in the digital piano is not that many, although you can of course use apps on mobile devices or computer software in order to find more music. This isn’t something that is off-putting in the slightest though.
Perhaps the only other slight con is that the recorder only records 5000 notes. This may be slightly limiting to users in the habit of playing longer creations but it is a small negative for an instrument that offers a whole lot of pleasure musically.
There are only 18 tones so it might not be sufficient for the intermediate player, but for a beginner, it should be fine.
Music stand for holding music cannot be adjusted
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