Yamaha DGX 650 Digital Piano Review

Digital pianos come in all shapes and sizes, with individual characteristics that make them unique and remarkable when compared to their competitors, the same applies to the Yamaha DGX650, which is well known for being an electronic keyboard with weighted keys.

Yamaha has combined the conventional characteristics of a piano and the functionalities of an electronic keyboard, giving us a solid keyboard with  88 weighted keys.


  • Functions   
  • LCD
  • Polyphony
  • Voices / Songs
  • Speakers

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  • Control panel
  • Keys Material
  • Weight


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New DGX 660

General Specifications table:

Voices500 +
ColourBlack / White
Graded Hammer Action
Kid playing the piano
App integration
Damper Resonance
Sound BoostX
Split Mode 
Aux Jack 
Dual Voicing 

Yamaha DGX 650 Main Functions:

  • Smart Chord  

This technology detects when a not is being played and the outputs a simple or complex chord, for example:

When a simple C note is played and a pop accompaniment is selected smart chord will playback a C chord. When a c-note is played and a Jazz accompaniment is selected smart chord will playback a C Maj9.

  • Style Recommender

This advanced technology listens to what is been played, then calculates the progression tempo and the melody line, and finally suggest (hence the term style recommended) the best accompaniment to play along with.

Thanks to the wide array of styles, the DGX is able to suggest a lot of o divers accompaniments, such as

  1. Jazz
  2. RnB
  3. Reggae
  4. Pop
  5. Country
  6. opera
  7. House


The Yamaha DGX 6560  Digital Piano comes with a total of 128 notes polyphony count, that allows users to display and express their playing in depth as well as creating or composing in the workstation.

  1. Excellent for beginners.
  2. Excellent for more experienced players.

A definition on polyphony.

Key action

The key mechanism used is the GHS which is weighted heavier on the left side and gets lighter as you move up the digital key, emulating the different hammer sizes on a piano.

A definition of GHS.

Unfortunately, the keys are made of plastic, a detail that the advanced players will find disturbing as they start playing, this could be a problem when playing really quick passages that need firmness and good grip. A solution to this could be looking into a piano like Yamaha p255 which uses ivory keys.

Yamaha DGX 650 vs 660

yamaha dgx 650 vs 660 digital pianoA very common question that rises up when researching the Yamaha dgx650 is the what is the difference between the dgx650 vs dgx660? They both look identical externally.

First off the Dgx-660 is an upgrade over the Dgx-650, which means is a little bit more expensive, but worth the money if budget is not a problem.

Here some important features the Yamaha DGX 660 presents that its predecessor does not have:

  • POLYPHONY DGX-650 =128 | DGX-660= 192
  • KEY ACTION  DGX-650 = GHS| DGX-660= GHS
  • VOICES  DGX-650 =500 | DGX-660= 554
  • STYLES DGX-660= 195| DGX-660= 205
  • WIRELESS DGX-650 = x | DGX-660= 

The Yamaha DGX 660 is a complete upgrade, nevertheless, the dgx650 is available on a lower budget.

You can read Article on the Yamaha DGX 660 vs 650 Digital piano. for more info.

Item Weight69  pounds
Product Dimensions58.9 x 21.5 x 12.8 in
Item model numberDGX650
Number of Keyboard Keys88
Country Produced Inchina
Speaker Count2
Aux line inputyes

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Yamaha DGX 650 vs p115

This is another interesting comparison, these two digital pianos are completely different, they offer different characteristics, but buyers still have trouble deciding which of them to invest in.

  • The DGX is made for an interactive learning experience, thanks to the keyboard workstation users can choose virtually any voice and any genre accompaniment. This digital keyboard is perfect for songwriters, as the product was made to help in composition and customization.
  • The P-115 is a very simple looking, and well performing digital piano. This piano will not provide users with distractions, as there is a very limited set of characteristics.

The DGX is an interactive experience, users are going to be split between testing the features and playing, while the P-115 is a simple but powerful digital, perfect for gigs due to its lightweight.


This allows users to split their musical instrument into 2, you will be able to choose 2 distinct voices to use in each section of the digital piano.

Dual layers

This digital piano allows the user to mix and match or layer 2 sounds at the same time, with over 500 voices users will be able to come with unique layers.


Midi recording is also available, furthermore exporting your recorded piece or arrangement is quickly done through the USB  port.

Who is This Product Perfect For?

  •  songwriters
  • Beat-makers
  • Interactive learners

Adult and child playing piano

What are the Down Sides to This Product?

There are not a lot of issues with this particular Yamaha Brand and model, although is a very good digital piano here are some negative points:

  • Keys Material

Unfortunately, the keys are not made of ivory like the Yamaha p-255 or others, the keys are rather made of plastic. This particular can make or break the buying decision of the more advanced pianist, as plasticity does take away from the overall feel.

  • Interface difficulty 

The DGX 650 is equipped with a complete keyboard workstation, the piano presents a lot of buttons, which might prove intimidating. Learning the functions and the characteristics of every button will take a long time, users will have to be equipped with the user manual to accelerate the process.

  • Price

This is not the cheapest digital piano out there, the digital will be available for nothing less than $ 500, nevertheless, the piano is worth the money.

  • Speakers

By looking at the DGX 650 speakers You would think, “WOW they are huge”, that is true, but unfortunately the speakers threshold are a big limitation, the speakers are not that great, Unfortunately, a lot of buyers have picked on this.

  • Weight

Unfortunately is not a light piano like the P45 and P115, it is best at a stationary location. due to its weight

Yamaha DGX 650 : One to avoid? ; This digital piano does a lot of things right, it presents great functionalities and personality but is not the perfect match for gigging musicians due to how heavy it is, not impossible to move around with, but many will find it heavy Best digital keyboard with weighted keys for beginning songwriters, music teachers and interactive learners in the market.The great number of polyphony it presents coupled with the GHS action makes this product a valuable digital piano.

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