1. Johnboy

    I enjoyed reading this. I’ve owned a YDP 163 since June 2018 ( about a year now) and I love it. I was just interested in how today’s perception of it has changed from 2016. Things are moving fast in the world of DPs ! I find GH3 really nice to play. It seemed too heavy at first but I got used to it. It matches some of the heavier acoustics I’ve played and the transition is easy. This would be much more difficult if the 163 had lighter keys. I won’t be upgrading anytime soon, and if I did, I’d choose the YDP 164. I like how the heavy keys have strengthened my fingers and wrists. I am interested in the new voices on the 164 too. I may travel down to a music shop and try them out. I’m still amazed by the sound of the 163’s CFIIIS – voice 1, however.
    Thanks for the info.

    • Hi John,

      Thanks for sharing your experience with the YDP 163. I’m glad you found the right one and enjoy it.

      The new CFX sound on the 164 is indeed better. But I wouldn’t upgrade only for that. The CFIIIS is more than good enough.

  2. Pentrental

    Great post! It’s nice to see a review on a product that is not recommended from time to time so that we might weed out the bad from the good to find our best options. This is definitely a specialized niche and very helpful to keyboard playing enthusiasts, kudos. You spelled it all out very clearly from the get-go and I really like the look of your post here. Numbers, pros, cons and pricing really does well. Thank you for an honest review, I’m looking forward to any more that you might come across!

    • Wei

      Thanks for dropping by. The digital piano market is pushing out new models with more advanced features and technologies every year. The YDP-163 simple is too old to compete with all those new models in 2019. Yamaha has launched an updated version called YDP-164 and I’ll make a review of it soon. Make sure to come back and check it out.

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