Yamaha PSRE-343: How good is the PSRE-343?

The Yamaha PSRE-343 provides plenty of digital extras to for diverse playing. The AUX and USB port allow connection with endless opportunities to connect with different materials and applications. The Yamaha PSRE-343 also offers connectivity with your iPhone or iPad to control the sound with your phone.

Yamaha PSRE-343
  • The Aux Line Input allows you to connect any music device with a headphone output, such as an MP3 player, a computer, a mixer or even another keyboard, and hear it through the internal speakers.
  • Touch-sensitive keys add dynamics to your playing. Play lightly and the sound is soft. Hit the key hard and it's loud.
  • Melody Suppressor isolates the melody of audio songs connected to the Aux Line Input jack and reduces the volume allowing you to sing along or play the lead.
  • Battery power allows the ultimate in portability, with no need for an adapter or power outlet. (Power adapter not included.)
  • USB to HOST port allows you to connect and interact with a wide variety of educational, music creation or music entertainment applications on a computer or mobile device.

*last price update on 2019-07-17

Pros

This powerful little keyboard is lightweight and fully portable, whilst still supporting over 500 voices and 136 styles. The Yamaha PSRE-343 is battery powered, whilst still creating a powerful and dynamic sound. With touch sensitivity, you’re sure so get a mighty and expressive sound from the Yamaha PSRE-343.

Cons

The Yamaha PSRE-343 relies on 6AA batteries in order for it to be portable. This means that you are constantly going to be buying and replacing these on the road, which could get expensive. There are only 61 keys in total, and the polyphony reaches 32, so it’s not a full keyboard and flexibility in chord playing and duets is limited.[/wpsm_cons][/wpsm_column]

Our Ratings

PianoReport's Ratings
  • Touch Sensitivity
  • Sound Quality
  • Build Quality
4.3

Sound Quality

The Yamaha PSRE-343 advertises an Ultrawide Stereo Effect creates a stereo image wider than the speakers with Yamaha’s digital imaging technology. This means that you can create a much wider sound, which is great for performances. The Yamaha PSRE-343 also has a number of digital effects, such as a myriad of EQ settings, allowing the user to edit the sound to their own ideas, as well as a melody suppressor so that you can play or sing along to the music.

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Key Action and Realism

The Yamaha PSRE-343 is not a full sized keyboard, and it does not have accurately weighted keys, so it does not have the realism that a digital piano would offer. However, the Yamaha PSRE-343 does offer touch sensitivity in the keyboard, so you can play as expressively as you could on a real piano.

Other Features and Specifications

The Yamaha PSRE-343 provides plenty of digital extras to for diverse playing. The AUX and USB port allow connection with endless opportunities to connect with different materials and applications. The Yamaha PSRE-343 also offers connectivity with your iPhone or iPad to control the sound with your phone. There are built in lessons to help you develop your skills and learn more with the Yamaha PSRE-343, so you will never get bored with this powerful little keyboard.

With 550 voices and 136 styles, as well as recording capabilities, you can create a diverse sound and style that fits your vision perfectly, as well as share it and perform it on any available platform.

Final Thoughts

Although this is not a full sized keyboard, the Yamaha  provides a wealth of different applications and features to make up for it. The fully portable keyboard and Ultrawide Stereo effect make this keyboard perfect for both performance and practice, so it is the perfect fit for any need.

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