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Comparing Yamaha P-45 and Yamaha P71

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Consumer Score
In comparison:
Yamaha P-45 ranks #8 out of 75. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Yamaha P71 ranks #9 out of 75. It is in the top 10%.
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9.9
Amazing

Experts recommend Yamaha P71 more than Yamaha P-45

As of 9 Jun 2022, experts prefer Yamaha P71 over Yamaha P-45, but both Digital Pianos have solid expert endorsements.

As per this month's meta ranking, Yamaha P71 received 4 recommendations: from Luxury Pianos (22 Feb 2021), Gearank (29 Apr 2021) Music Critic (24 Mar 2022) and 1 other. By contrast, Yamaha P-45 received only 2 recommendations from Luxury Pianos (22 Feb 2021) and Music Radar (27 May 2022).

Rank Change Price Digital Piano
The Guitar Junky
Luxury Pianos
Best Digital Piano
Prime Sound
Run The Music
Gearank
Gram Parsons
Music Critic
Old Time Music
Music Radar
2
- $500
Yamaha P71
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2
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-
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5
-
4
5
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17
- $550
Yamaha P-45
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8
-
-
-
-
-
-
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4

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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 22 Feb 2021 Luxury Pianos ranked Yamaha P71 as #2 and Yamaha P-45 as #8
    Rank Digital Piano Comment
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    #2 out of 10 Yamaha P71
    ... ... ...
    #8 out of 10 Yamaha P-45
    Light and portable
    ... ... ...
  • On 27 May 2022 Music Radar ranked Yamaha P-45 as #4
    Rank Digital Piano Comment
    ... ... ...
    #4 out of 10 Yamaha P-45
    Most affordable Yamaha digital piano is a bestseller
    ... ... ...
  • On 29 Apr 2021 Gearank ranked Yamaha P71 as #5
    Rank Digital Piano Comment
    ... ... ...
    #5 out of 5 Yamaha P71
    The Best Digital Pianos Under $500
  • On 24 Mar 2022 Music Critic ranked Yamaha P71 as #4
    Rank Digital Piano
    ... ...
    #4 out of 9 Yamaha P71
    ... ...
  • On 28 May 2022 Old Time Music ranked Yamaha P71 as #5
    Rank Digital Piano
    ... ...
    #5 out of 9 Yamaha P71
    ... ...

Verdict

After counting and adding up the 79 expert endorsements of the May rankings, Yamaha P71 outranks Yamaha P-45. This is not to say that that Yamaha P-45 is a bad option. Like Yamaha P71, it is recommended by experts, but less.

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Customers like Yamaha P-45 and Yamaha P71 about the same

At ReviewFinder we prefer to focus on professional product reviews, because customer reviews can be disproportionately affected by unrelated factors such as delivery, specific seller listing problems, and, of course, fake reviews. With that said, below is the summary of consumer sentiment.

Yamaha P-45
Yamaha P71
Consumer score (CS) is a normalized computed representation of customers' sentiment towards a product.
CS of 10 is similar to a 4.8 star review, CS of 0 is similar to a 2 star review.

Both Yamaha P-45 and Yamaha P71 have very similar amazing customer reviews.

As can be seen in the chart above, median best-selling digital piano receives a consumer score of 8.8 (great). Both Yamaha P-45 and Yamaha P71 receive customer reviews that average out above that median threshold.

Yamaha P-45
In comparison:
Yamaha P-45 ranks #8 out of 75. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
Yamaha P71
In comparison:
Yamaha P71 ranks #9 out of 75. It is in the top 10%.
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9.9
Amazing
Median best-selling Digital Piano
In comparison:
Yamaha Arius YDP-103 ranks #38 out of 75. It is in the top 10%.
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8.8
Great





Yamaha P71 is more popular than Yamaha P-45

It's fairly safe to say that Yamaha P71 is a more popular digital piano than Yamaha P-45, based on its 5,000+ reviews. Popularity is determined based on product sales. Note that older and cheaper products tend to sell more.


To consider

Customers who view Yamaha P-45 and P71 often consider Casio Privia PX-160, a pricier option.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Yamaha P-45 and P71
Casio Privia PX-160 $549
In comparison:
Casio Privia PX-160 ranks #11 out of 75. It is in the top 10%.
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9.7
Amazing
2 expert recommendations
Yamaha P121 $630
In comparison:
Yamaha P121 ranks #7 out of 75. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
No expert recommendations Better Reviews
Casio PX-S1000 $650
In comparison:
Casio PX-S1000 ranks #3 out of 75. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
No expert recommendations Better Reviews
Yamaha P71 $500
In comparison:
Yamaha P71 ranks #9 out of 75. It is in the top 10%.
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9.9
Amazing
4 expert recommendations
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, Yamaha P71 outranks Yamaha P-45 by 15 positions. This indicates that, as of 9 Jun 2022, Yamaha P71 is more critically acclaimed than Yamaha P-45.
Rank Change Price Digital Piano
The Guitar Junky
Luxury Pianos
Best Digital Piano
Prime Sound
Run The Music
Gearank
Gram Parsons
Music Critic
Old Time Music
Music Radar
1
- $3000
Roland RD-2000
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3
8
1
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-
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3
-
2
- $500
Yamaha P71
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2
-
-
-
5
-
4
5
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3
- $2400
Yamaha YDP-184
1
-
2
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
4
- $899
Kawai ES110
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9
-
-
-
-
-
-
9
5
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [18]

83
Total expert reviews: 18
  • with a score: 8
  • without a score: 10
Highest score by PianoReport
100
Average score based on 18 reviews
83
Lowest score by Digital Piano Review
60

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20

Expert reviews [26]

79
Total expert reviews: 26
  • with a score: 4
  • without a score: 22
Highest score by Old Time Music
92
Average score based on 26 reviews
79
Lowest score by buydigitalpiano.com
65

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
From Seller:
  • Includes the P45 Digital Piano, power adapter, sustain pedal and music rest
  • 88 fully weighted piano style keys simulate the feel of an acoustic piano and provide a quality playing experience
  • GHS weighted action is heavier in the low end and lighter in the high end, just like an acoustic piano
  • Read more
From Seller:
  • Amazon exclusive model includes power adapter and sustain pedal
  • 88 fully weighted piano style keys simulate the feel of an acoustic piano and provide a quality playing experience
  • Contains 10 different voices, including digitally sampled tones from real Yamaha acoustic grand pianos
  • Read more
Video Reviews Most popular unboxing/review videos.
No video reviews linked yet for Yamaha P-45.
Why is P-45 (P-71) the Best Beginner 88-Key Keyboard from Yamaha?
Review by Jeremy See
Very popular! 101K views!
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Basic Review of Yamaha P-71 digital piano
Review by howtohippie
Popular! 13K views!
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Yamaha P71 88-Key Weighted Action Digital Piano with Sustain Pedal and Power Supply
Review by Chris Garsee
Very popular! 113K views!
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From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
EAN Numbers: 0086792347776, 0086792363318, 0086792997278, 0642892771905, 4957812579698, 4957812579704
UPC Numbers: 086792347776, 086792363318, 086792997278, 642892771905
Model Numbers: P45B, P45LXB
EAN Numbers: 0889025108546
UPC Numbers: 889025108546
Model Numbers: P71B
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Yamaha P-45 is a very popular and one of the cheaper options. It's in the top 3 bestselling digital pianos and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Casio Privia PX-160 or Donner DDP-100 .

Yamaha P-45 is $250 less expensive than an average digital piano ($799.99).

Yamaha P71 is a very popular and one of the cheaper options. It's in the top 3 bestselling digital pianos and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Casio PX760 or Korg B2N .

Yamaha P71 is $300 less expensive than an average digital piano ($799.99).

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