Summary: We purchased this as a gift for in-laws a few years ago, and it's a great keyboard for anyone who just wants to play or learn to play the keyboard. It's not a substitute for piano playing but it has some great sounds and is clear as a bell.
Summary: First off--this IS NOT A PIANO!!! This is a cheap, poor sounding, poorly made electronic keyboard. It is not touch-sensitive--a must when playing anything in the piano repetorie. If you want to take piano lessons--find a qualified teacher in your area--don't rely on a cheap keyboard--it will only set you back if you get serious about music.
Summary: I, unfortunately, feel victim to the same problem as another reviewer. I ordered the PSR-175 but was sent the YPT-200 Karaoke keyboard, which hardly has the same features. Luckily for me, I was able to return it and received a full refund including the express shipping I paid. However, they promised me they would contact Amazon to have this listing removed, but two months later it's still here, baiting another poor soul.
Summary: I am sorry to say I really cannot review this item, because I never received it! I was sent, what they thought was a "comparable" keyboard, without the adapter, stand, etc. that was listed in the description of the PSR-175. I emailed the company shipping and called, but I didn't receive an explanation of why I didn't receive the one I ordered, if it was out of stock they don't sell anymore anything, I only got a credit for the shipping which, of course, did not cover the...
Excerpt: The screen shows the score and a keyboard picture. When you press a key on the keyboard, the note will appear on the score and on the keyboard. The keyboard is made out of plastic, so is really light, it includes a music stand and has the option to run it on batteries or 12 volt DC adapter. Overall, I wouldn’t advise this for a more advanced keyboard, Yamaha do offer more advanced better keyboards.
Summary: Before I go on, let me state for the record that I have been playing classical piano for over 15 years, and I bought this keyboard for jamming and multitrack recording (both midi/audio). First, for those who are confused with the entry level Yamaha portable keyboards, the PSR-175 is almost exactly the same as the PSR-175AD and the PSR-172. The only difference is that the PSR-172 is much more widely available than the 175s.
Summary: I purchased 4 keyboards for a piano lab at one of our schools. I was pleased with the quality , performance, and overall look of the instrument. My students play in groups using different band sections and we are studying each section (woodwinds, percussion, etc. ). We are having the musical time of our lives. Thanks for a great product.
Summary: I received the PSR-175 about two days of ago and to my surprise, it surpass my expectations. Besides being extremely light, it also comes with a power adapter, musical book, instruction booklet, and even a Yamaha instructional DVD. The sound quality of this keyboard is excellent. As the other reviewers has said, the portable grand is the best feature of all. Its sound is so rich like that a real grand piano, that one would almost think it is a grand piano.