Yamaha Reviews

Yamaha DGX 650 Review

An exhaustive Look At The DGX650



To say the very least, the DGX650 is among the most fun digital pianos available today. Its multitude of special, purposeful, and very easy to make use of features make it a total joy to play and play around with for advanced pianists and both beginners, while its quality of sound and action that is key make it a wonderfully realistic instrument too. In this Yamaha DGX650 review, we will check out these features, in addition to examining the pros, cons, and different elements of the piano.

Among the most obvious pros of the DGX650 is its variety of wonderful features such as Smart Chord auto accompaniment and a style recommender that provides a list of suitable accompanying styles based off exactly how you’re playing. Various other advantages of the DGX650 include an excellent acoustic sound, and a realistic key action.

Among the only complaints about the DGX650 is that, while they’re fairly simple to use, there’s more or less a learning curve to accessing all of the piano’s features. Additionally, like several of Yamaha’s other digital pianos, the volume output of the DGX650 is significantly less large as some would like.



Utilizing PureCF sampled audio taken from Yamaha’s acclaimed CFIIIS Concert Gran, the sounds of the DGX50 is as near an acoustic piano that a digital piano is able to get. The one disadvantage is you are not gon na be hearing it in reverberating volume, as the piano comes equipped with only 2 six watt speakers. Nevertheless, if this’s not a problem, then the quality of sound of the DGX650 is unparalleled. The DGX650 is effective at producing 128 notes of polyphony, which makes it really effective at playing some piece without cutting notes short.

If there’s 1 thing that Yamaha gets right almost every single time on their digital pianos, it is the primary key action, and also the DGX650 is not an different. The keys of the DGX650 are graded and weighted, which means they’re heavier on the lower end and lighter on the expensive, and the reaction of theirs may also be adjusted between 4 different settings: Hard, Soft, Medium, and Fixed.

To surmise, playing the DGX650 is as close as a digital piano is able to get you to the feel of a real acoustic piano.
Some other Features and Specifications of the DGX650

Despite its quality sound and action that is key, it is the list of additional features that actually set the DGX650 apart. One of these is an intelligent Chord system that will automatically embellish the chords of the key element you are holding when pressed. Yet another excellent feature is a style recommender which will instantly provide a good list of accompany beats based off exactly how you’re playing.

The list of features continues with hundred preset songs from artists like Coldplay and elton John, 195 preset voices, a damper resonance pedal, USB connectivity, 1.7Mb of storage, the Yamaha Education Suit, which breaks down songs into their individual elements making them much easier to learn, and an AUX line output that enables you to hook up to a multitude of various other devices like computers, mobile devices, as well as other instruments. To top all of this off, the DGX650 also includes an one year warranty from Yamaha.



Yamaha DGX650 has also 88-key weighted hammer action. It has similar system as an acoustic piano in that higher pitched keys are lighter than lower pitched keys. Yamaha P115 has GHS (Grade hammer standard), so Yamaha DGX650 is able to control touch and responsiveness. Touch is lighter and allows easier control responsiveness and velocity, making it a good piano for the use of both performance and practice.

Yamaha DGX650 Review Final Thoughts

The DGX650 is a digital piano with all the bells and whistles, and a good sound and action that is important to back them up. If it’d a far more powerful set of speakers, there would not be a complaint against it, but even still, the DGX650 is among the most fully equipped digital pianos we have today.


  • PureCF-sampled piano: Sampled from Yamaha’s acclaimed CFIIIS concert grand, no other digital piano brand at this price delivers recordings from such a high-end instrument.
  • AUX line input: Connect any device with a line output like mobile devices, computers, mixers or even another keyboard and hear it through the internal speakers.
  • 128-note polyphony: Provides enough horsepower for a dropout-free performance while layering two Voices and playing two-handed, sustained chords.
  • 88-note, weighted GHS action: Heavier touch in the low end and lighter in the highs, just like an acoustic piano.
  • “You Are The Artist” Series: Professionally-arranged, play-along songs matched with song books from Hal Leonard. Learn to play songs by artists like Elton John, Taylor Swift, Adele and more.




Yamaha P115 vs. DGX-650

 The action and the piano voices are the same between the two. With the dgx650 you are paying for more powerful speakers and a host of ensemble features like lots of extra instruments, accompaniments, song library, lessons, etc. It also weighs more because of the larger speakers. For the most part it is a question of how much you care about the non-piano bits.

Yamaha DGX 660 vs 650 Digital Piano

1. Polyphony
Of course, the biggest difference between this two electronic piano is the polyphony ratio and that brings us to their numbers:

Yamaha DGX 660 as a total Polyphony of 192
Yamaha DGX 650 as a Entire Polyphony of 128

They both present a good enough/ impressing amount of polyphony, the DGX 660’ratio, however, is significantly higher than the DGX 650’s. This is not a small difference especially when approaching the technical part side of music, Polyphony is a theory I talk about in every article review due to the heavy importance in the piano world.

2. Microphone Integration
The biggest selling point for the DGX660 is the new mike integration that’s the best (or second best) bit of technological advancement which Yamaha has integrated into this digital workstation.

Both this Yamaha keyboards are famous for their versatility, but again an upgrade like a microphone slot really overshadows the DGX 650……

You can sing along while you play, hearing your voice with digital effects through the instrument’s speakers. Plus you can record your performance to a device that is USB to share with your friends and loved ones! 

3. Piano Room
An attribute that has been added to the 660 is Piano room:

The DGX-660 provides a dedicated virtual space where you can select from a variety of pianos and acoustic settings, making your personalized practice or performance environment. Simply select your preferred piano, then select acoustic spaces from a plain space to a club stage to a concert hall. You can even adjust the position of the digital piano lid!

4. Wireless connectivity (Chord trac{ker)
WIreless connectivity is everywhere, in your phone, your television, your gaming console, anyplace…

The Yamaha DGX 660 ✔ Wireless connectivity

The Yamaha DGX 650 X Wireless connectivity

Digital pianos and keyboards in this day and age should have wireless connectivity. Unfortunately, that is not always true, the DGX 650 seems not to support this.

5. Voices e Songs
Although there is not a noticeable difference in voices and songs between this 88 keys digital pianos, is still worth mentioning their general count:

Yamaha DGX 660 provides 554 voices

Yamaha DGX 650 offers 543 voices

Yamaha DGX 660 offers 205 styles

Yamaha DGX 650 offers 195 fashions

Bottom Line
The DGX 660 offers an upgrade to the 650 but at a higher price HERE


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