Yamaha PSR-E353 Portable Keyboard 61 Key (Discontinued)

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89 out of 100. Incorporating 100+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$180
Yamaha PSR-E353 Portable Keyboard 61 Key
Yamaha PSR-E353 Portable Keyboard 61 Key

NB: This keyboard is out of production and has been superseded by the Yamaha PSR-E363, but the following information will be helpful to anyone buying one second hand.

Yamaha consistently delivers, giving their brand name the world renown that it deserves. Being one of the most highly rated keyboards in the entry level market, the Yamaha PSR-E353 showcases the Yamaha's design philosophy, which is to make good quality instruments for students while keeping the price low.

With its velocity sensitive keys, variety of voices, and arranger features, the PSR-E353 is a great student keyboard that has satisfactorily served as the first keyboard for many.

Features:

  • 61 Synth Style Full Size Keys
  • Action: Touch Response
  • Velocity Sensitive
  • 32-note Polyphony
  • 136 Style varieties
  • 2-track Sequencer
  • 2-way 12cm Stereo Speakers
  • USB MIDI
  • 550 voices, built-in effects
  • Music Rest
  • Optional Sustain Pedal
  • Runs on 6 x AA batteries
  • Optional power adapter
  • Weight: 9.70 lbs.

Pros

The words fun and enjoyable came up a good number of times in customer reviews, along with positive remarks on the PSR-E353's value for money. Most of the users who loved it were beginners, but there were some experienced musicians who were impressed with the quality they got considering the price. The keyboard's touch response also got a lot of thumbs up, along with its music tuition and auto-accompaniment features.

Cons

Some customers reported that the stand and headphones were of poor quality, so you may want to look at a more stable stand, or if not, a sturdy table will suffice. The weight and feel of the keyboard, which is very light had some users worried, but this maybe a design decision since this is meant to be a portable keyboard.

Overall

With its cool features and big brand backing, the Yamaha PSR-E353 is a safe choice for beginners and students of the instrument.

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