YAMAHA PSR-E453 OR CASIO CT-X3000

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YAMAHA PSR-E453 OR CASIO CT-X3000

Unread post by Haidu » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:40 am

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Yamaha PSR E-453
I want to buy a new organ. I am confused between the Yamaha PSR-E453 and the CASIO CT-X3000. What should I choose? Can anyone help me to further assess the sound of the CT-X3000? Does it sound better than the Yamaha PSR-E453? Thank you very much :)
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Re: YAMAHA PSR-E453 OR CASIO CT-X3000

Unread post by SeaGtGruff » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:53 pm

I haven't heard the CT-X700, CT-X800, CT-X3000, or CT-X5000 yet, but I'm definitely interested in them. My advice is to try to find a store where you can try out in person whichever models you're interested in-- not just to assess the sounds, but also the keybeds-- because videos and other people's opinions are no substitute for first-hand experience and your own opinions. :)

But as far as videos go, someone recently posted a 3-hour video of themselves unboxing and demoing a CT-X5000:

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Re: YAMAHA PSR-E453 OR CASIO CT-X3000

Unread post by parametric » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:08 pm

SeaGtGruff wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:53 pm
I haven't heard the CT-X700, CT-X800, CT-X3000, or CT-X5000 yet, but I'm definitely interested in them. My advice is to try to find a store where you can try out in person whichever models you're interested in-- not just to assess the sounds, but also the keybeds-- because videos and other people's opinions are no substitute for first-hand experience and your own opinions. :)

But as far as videos go, someone recently posted a 3-hour video of themselves unboxing and demoing a CT-X5000:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFtf-vR7IZg
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Re: YAMAHA PSR-E453 OR CASIO CT-X3000

Unread post by Saul » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:43 pm

Hello Haidu, welcome to yamahamusicians.com :)

Speaking from my own experience as someone who has the CT-X700 and has also tried the Yamaha PSR-E453 I can say that for me personally the Casio sounds better and the keys are of a higher quality.

The CT-X3000 has the same quality keys as the CT-X700 and also the same sound quality although of course it has more of everything.

The main advantage of the PRS-E453 is that there are a lot more of them about and there are a lot more styles available to download. It also has audio over usb if that is important to you.

Casio have said they are going to support the CT-X range with more styles for download but there is no firm date for when that is going to happen.

So bottom line is, if you want sound quality and playability go for the Casio. If you want the largest support network with plenty of downloadable styles go for the Yamaha.

As Michael and Chris said though, there is no substitute for going to a store and checking the keyboard out yourself. You may prefer the sound and feel of the Yamaha over the Casio but you won't know until you try both of them.
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Re: YAMAHA PSR-E453 OR CASIO CT-X3000

Unread post by EB5AGV » Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:10 am

I had the chance to play a CT-X700 on a local store. And they had the PSR-E453 also there, so I could compare. I was impressed by the quality of the keybed. It seemed quite a lot better, for me, that the Yamaha. I own a DGX660 which has the GHS keybed. Well, of course the Casio is not on that league, but it is lots closer than the Yamaha.

But that may or not be an advantage, as the stiffer keys mean that for fast playing they are harder to operate. So, as other people have said, try to check them for yourself and decide what you prefer.

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Re: YAMAHA PSR-E453 OR CASIO CT-X3000

Unread post by Saul » Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:59 am

Thanks for that update Jose. Glad to hear you liked the Casio.

I would say there is definitely more resistance to the keys on the Casio but that suits me. It's not semi-weighted of course but it does feel a little better quality than the keybed on the Yamaha. I guess though at this level we are sort of splitting hairs...if your familiar with that term?
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Re: YAMAHA PSR-E453 OR CASIO CT-X3000

Unread post by smpdmohanty » Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:01 pm

Does the Casio CTX3000 support USB Audio Playback like the Yamaha PSR e453 and e463 do?

For example, when connected to a computer over USB, can I play music via the USB from the speakers of the Casio CTX3000.

Also does CTX-3000 act as a midi controller for a VST on a DAW so that I can use it to play virtual instruments? (YES is my guess as I believe)


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Re: YAMAHA PSR-E453 OR CASIO CT-X3000

Unread post by Saul » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:45 pm

Hi Sampad, welcome to the forums :)

The CT-X3000 is a great keyboard and it does have a lot of features but playing back Audio over the USB B connection from a computer is not one of them. That connector is for MIDI only.

You can of course playback Audio wav files via the USB Flash Drive Port.

So in those terms the PSR might be better. The PSR E463 has a full audio interface which is why it allows playing of audio from the computer through the keyboards built in speakers.

You can use the CT-X3000 as a MIDI controller keyboard to play virtual instruments.

I really wish Casio had put an audio interface on the CT-X keyboards because apart from that missing feature they sound great and are really nice to play on.
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