Yamaha EZ-220 Portable Arranger Keyboard – Battery Powered w/ MIDI (Discontinued)

90 out of 100. Incorporating 1200+ ratings and reviews.

Gearank Recommendation

The EZ-220 appeared on our recommended list for Portable Keyboards Under $500 from June 2018 until April 2020.


As part of Yamaha’s popular PSR Series, the PSR-453 also exemplifies the company’s goal of putting quality instruments in the hands of students and intermediate keyboardists.

It balances price and features nicely, with soft synth style playability, 758 onboard sounds in addition to its multiple piano sounds, 220 accompaniments for jamming along with, and a wide range of buttons for control and more.

Many of the positive reviews we’ve seen are from parents and teachers who either bought one for some else or recommend it.


  • 61 Synth Style Full Size Keys
  • Action: Touch Response
  • Velocity Sensitive
  • 48-note Polyphony
  • 758 onboard voices
  • One button Grand Piano mode
  • Pitch wheel and 2 control knobs
  • 150 arpeggio patterns help create complex arrangements
  • 220 intelligent accompaniment styles help you flesh out songs
  • 26-type harmonization
  • 6-track recorder
  • Onboard effects (Chorus, Reverbm Stereo, EQ)
  • 3.5mm aux-in
  • USB MIDI + USB connectivity
  • Can run on 6 x AA batteries
  • Optional power supply
  • Weight: 14.9 lbs.
This was previously on our recommended list however as of April 2020 we replaced it with more highly rated options which you can see in our guide to The Best Portable Keyboards Under $500.


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