Product Comparison: Kawai ES110 vs Roland FP-30


General Specifications
Brand
Kawai
Roland
Model
ES110
FP-30
Origin
China
Malaysia
About the Product
The ES110 combines a new graded hammer key action, new speaker system and 88-note piano sampling to offer an unbeatable piano experience in a low cost, lightweight portable instrument.
If you’ve dreamed of having a piano in your home but don’t have the space or budget for a full-sized instrument, your wait is over. The affordable FP-30 offers Roland’s acclaimed sound, feel, and modern features in a top-quality 88-note instrument that fits any space with ease. Light and portable, it’s a great fit for performing players and music classrooms as well. Adding in numerous sounds beyond the piano, built-in practice and recording functions, and Bluetooth® wireless support for working with popular music apps, the FP-30 delivers a premium musical experience previously unattainable in such a streamlined package.
Key Specs
Number Of Keys
88
88
Key Size
Full-Size
Full-Size
Number Of Sound Effects
19
35
Number Of Tunes/Songs
5
30
Polyphony
192 notes
128 notes
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Kawai ES110 Digital Piano
  • Very high-quality sounds, good action, fast response.
  • Several types of pianos allow customizing for different pieces. the touch is terrific for a keyboard--light sensitive, easy to voice.
  • Harpsichord and organ stops are good and handy. the recording is very easy and a great aid to practice.
  • Wonderful piano sound. I'm a big fan of the Kawai concert grand sound and it's the main reason I went with it over its competitors. To me, it sounds amazing and I get goosebumps listening to myself play on it.
  • Key action is a bit noisy compared to more expensive keyboards.
  • Great feel to the keys and great sound quality. However many features are hidden in complicated submenus that require the manual, including basic features like transpose.
Roland FP-30 Supernatural Digital Portable Piano
  • This purchase was definitely worth every penny. The keyboard bed, and key action perfectly matches an authentic piano, and the sound quality perfectly captures the nuances of a real grand piano. So glad that I purchased this over a Kawai and a Yamaha.
  • I spent months reading reviews, listening to demos, reading specs, etc before finally deciding on the Roland FP-30. It had everything I was looking for in an ideal digital piano: full-size, weighted-keys that feel like a real piano, midi controller capabilities, and a truly fantastic piano sound
  • The FP30 has met and exceeded all of my expectations so far. It is a powerful instrument, with more capabilities than I will realize for a while. The sound is terrific and the sound bank and internal rhythms are characteristic.
  • The weighted keys are as close to a real piano as I've ever felt (keep in mind...I am a saxophonist, not a piano player, but my son who is, actually said, "this feels more like a piano than some pianos I've played!").
Size & Weight
Height
5.75 in.
5.9 in.
Width
51.6 in.
51.2 in.
Depth
11.3 in.
11.9 in.
Weight
26.5 lbs.
31 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Kawai ES110 Digital Piano
  • Easy to move around since it doesn't weigh much (unfortunately, this also means that it's easy for it to shake a bit while playing).
  • I love this piano. It is lightweight and compact. I can take it in any room in me house.
  • IT's portable and easy to use.
  • The matte finish of the keys and keyboard make it look a bit cheap to me. It is a very subdued look.
Roland FP-30 Supernatural Digital Portable Piano
  • What I love most about this piano is that it is rugged and almost twenty pounds lighter than my RD800. Very solid piano.
  • This lightweight FP30 is the best thing that has been made in recent history.
  • I like the feel of the keyboard, but I'm disappointed in the durability, or lack thereof.
  • It's so light, that it mover around on the stand it sits on.
Features
Keyboard Sensitivity
Hammer Response
Key Touch: 5 types, fixed touch
Pedals
Damper Pedal with Half-Dampering
Dedicated Pedal Board KPD-70 (optional)
Digital Effects
Yes
Yes
Metronome Included
Yes
Yes
MIDI
Yes
Yes
Recording Feature
Yes
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
Number Of Headphone Jacks
2
2
Integrated Speaker(s)
Yes
Yes
Additional Accessories Included
Power Supply, DAmper pedal F-10H
Music Rest, AC-adapter, Power Cord (for connecting AC Adaptor)
Extras
Dual and Split Keyboard Modes, Harmonic Imaging sound technology, Reverb models include Room, Small Hall, and Concert Hall, Included F-10H damper pedal with half-damper support, Dedicated line-out jacks (speakers may remain enabled for local monitoring)
Rich, responsive tone from Roland’s renowned SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine, Powerful amplifier and stereo speakers deliver impressive sound, Compact and lightweight body for easy mobility in and out of the home, studio, or classroom, Built-in Bluetooth wireless connectivity
USB Port(s)
2
What customers say about "Features"
Kawai ES110 Digital Piano
  • It doesn't have USB port, but you can use the MIDI standard port, line-out it's a very welcome option.
  • The other instruments or voices are superb too, built in speakers are very good, but obviously better through headphones or connected to a external sound system.
  • Has a metronome and plenty of normal keyboard sounds. The every note sampling makes a great sound.
  • Earphones disconnect the internal speakers nicely and allow practicing anytime. The front jacks for the earphones make their use very handy.
  • Only two small problems, the pedal slides around with use. Maybe a sticky pad on the bottom or better get the 3-pedal option. and very rarely there is a strange sounding note (softer or more abrasive?). Maybe it is my old ears !
  • The speakers are okay but sound a bit muddy in the low-end. I use headphones most of the time and they work well.
Roland FP-30 Supernatural Digital Portable Piano
  • I wish there were a few more EP's, but the handful that are there are quite good. The built-in speakers are reasonably powerful and sound quite good and full-range.
  • The builtin speakers to make it really easy to take to gigs without having to worry about bringing an amp, though they would sound better facing the player as opposed to facing downward.
  • The only thing that I didn't like much is the note holder. A page at a time is fine but it does not hold books that well. But that is not enough to take even half a star. Awesome!!!!!
  • I wish it had standard two 1/4" jack outputs and a standard five-pin MIDI IN and MIDI OUT (and thru), but there are cables made by HOSA (and others) that take care of this design decision handily.
  • One thing that had wondered about, but is not mentioned in the specs is that it will do MIDI over USB!!!
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
Other Information
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