Hunting for budget keyboards is not that simple as its looks, The tough part is that those keyboards which fits your budget ($200) does not deliver the quality and the one which deliver is way off your budget.
Luckily, the Casio CT-X700 61-keys Keyboard is here for our rescue.
Digital Pianos/Keyboards are quite sophisticated musical instrument and this market is primarily under the influence of big players like Casio, Yamaha, Korg, Kawai to name a few.
And making consumer level keyboards is not their priority at all. This is why you will came across only a handful of budget keyboards with these big boys brands names.
The awesome sleek and stylish design makes it quite easy to carry on without causing any kind of back pain issue even when carried for a long time.
This wonderful keyboard offers rich and high quality sound and is giving a tough fight to keyboards at this price range when it comes to quality and feels.
So, Let's See what it offers and why it is a good budget piano to consider.
Comparing CT-X700 with Other Casio Bestseller Keyboards
Tones - 600
Rhythms - 195
USB MIDI Connectivity
Trial Of Playground Session
AiR Sound Technology
Hall Simulator, Reverb Effects
3 Year Warranty
Touch Response Keys
Tone - 600
Rhythms - 180
USB MIDI Port
Light Up Keys
Light Lesson Mode
Tone - 400
Rhythms - 150
Dance & Reverb Effect
Tones - 400
Rhythms - 100
Scaled Hammer Action Keys
Sound Projection Speaker
Key Slider Cover
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Features and Specification of CT X700 Keyboard
Design & Interface :
The design of the Casio CT-X700 can be expressed as quite straight forward as most of the functions/buttons are categorized under there respective sections.
A simple interface really helps in avoiding the jargon and assist on focusing what needs to be focused upon.
It has some nice built-in speakers with nice design elements like rounded corners and a sleek angled front.
It features nice bright backlit white display and a unique smart phone shelf which helps you connect the headphone out of your phone to the audio in of the keyboards.
The connectivity also allows you to cancel any other audio or noise coming from your phone into the keyboard which is quite cool.
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Sound of CT X700 :
The AIX sound source enhances the overall tone and produces wonderful high quality sound like that of an acoustic piano.
It produces period accurate phaser taking you back in time. Which is an appropriate effect for this type of instrument.
You will also get a lot of other instrument sounds in CT X700 portable keyboards like electric piano, guitar, bass, brass, organ sounds, drum kits, snare drums with four different tonality.
And of course they sound according to the intensity of your key press.
CTX 700 comes Pre loaded with plenty of emulated sounds of vintage instruments and drum machines and lots other musical instruments too.
In my opinion I think for a newbie or even for intermediate keyboard players digital keyboard is far much better option than Acoustic pianos in the beginning of the race (when you are learning).
There are lots of reason for this and CT X700 does a fair judgement to support what I said.
I fall in love with the quality of the sound (as I mentioned above) they are nice, clear and crisp.
In addition, there are 600 built-in tones and 195 built-in rhythms in the CT-X 700.
I think these tones are enough to cover musical genres from around the world.
There is also a built-in arpeggiator, so if you want to make an EDM hit you can do that right on the CT-X 700.
The price of CT X700 is very affordable and is perfect for anybody who are just going to start their musical journey.
It’s one of those keyboards that anybody could own and everybody actually wants.
It can be categorized as the entry point in the CTX family of portable keyboards from Casio. (CTX 5000 is the top of the CTX line of keyboards as of 2019)
The slight difference in other models of the CTX family is the presence of pitch bend wheel (On CTX 800) and USB storage so you can save and load your songs easily.
The CT-X 700 , 800 and 3000 all are battery-powered and are extremely lightweight too.
In fact, CT-X 700 weighs only around 9 pounds. It means the CT-X 700 is always ready to make you sound your best no matters where you are.
You will also get a quarter inch line outputs and a modulation button to get a perfect grip on your sound.
CT-X 700 has a nice powerful 15 by 15 watt speaker system and you can see cool crimson rings that surround the built-in speakers.
With the Casio CT-X700, you also get direct category select buttons, so if you are looking for just the right sound in the middle of a set, you’ll always be able to get to it very quickly.
You can also save your own creations on the USB drive plugged into the USB port. This port also lets you play back audio files on the keyboard.
There is a microphone input on the CT-X 700 that lets you sing along with the powerful built-in speaker system.
Casio CT-X700 vs Yamaha E363 vs WK 245 vs CT-X3000
|Casio CT X700||Yamaha E363||Casio WK 245||Casio CT X3000|
|Number of Keys||61||61||76||61|
|Type of Keys||Piano-style, Touch-response keys||Full-sized keys, Touch sensitive||Full Size, Touch-responsive|
|Polyphony||48 Notes||48 Notes||48 Notes||64 Notes|
|Presets||600 Tones, 100 Arpeggiators, 195 Rhythms, 161 Built-in Songs (AiX Sound Source)||574 voices (197 sounds, 18 drum/sfx, 339 XGlite voices), 154 preset songs||600||800 Tones, 260 Accompaniment Styles, AiX Sound Engine|
|Number of Effects||40||2||151|
|Effects Types||Reverb, Chorus, Master EQ||Reverb, Chorus, EQ, Harmony||Reverb, Chorus, Virtual Hall||Reverb, Chorus, Delay, Master|
|Storage||USB flash drive|
|Audio Recording||2-track song recorder|
|Audio Inputs||1 x 1/8"||1 x 1/8" (aux in)||1 x 1/8" (Audio), 1 x 1/4" (Mic/Sampling)||1 x 1/8"|
|Audio Outputs||1 x 1/4" (headphones/output)||1 x 1/4" (headphones)||1 x 1/4" (headphones)|
|USB||1 x Type B||1 x Type B||1 x Type B||1 x Type A, 1 x Type B|
|MIDI I/O||USB||USB||via USB||USB|
|Headphones||1 x 1/4"|
|Pedal Inputs||1 x 1/4" (sustain/sostenuto/soft/rhythm/song)||1 x 1/4" (sustain)||1 x Sustain||2 x 1/4" (expression, assignable)|
|Features||5-song, 6-track MIDI recorder, approximately 40,000 notes (1 song)||10-song, 17-track MIDI recorder, approximately 40,000 notes (1 song)|
|Built-in Speakers||2 x 4.7", 2.5W per side||2 x 4.7" (2.5W per side)||Yes||2 x 3.9", 6W per side|
|Bench/Stand Included||Music Stand (tablet supported)|
|Power Supply||9.5V DC power supply (included) / 6 x AA batteries||12V DC power supply (optional) / 6 x AA batteries||12V DC power supply (included) / 6 x D batteries|
|Weight||9.5 lbs.||10 lbs. 2 oz.||15.2 lbs.||15.2 lbs.|
My Experience With Casio CT-X700 Portable Keyboard
As I have said before, The CT-X 700 is priced genuinely and is perfect for newbies and seasonal keyboards players as well.
With decently-crispy beautiful sound and all the necessary feature an entry level pianist looks for makes Casio CT X700 one of the worthy contender in entry level keyboards segment.
So as a conclusion If you are looking for some keyboards in lower end of price scale to start your musical journey then Casio CT-X700 is definitely worth your hard earned money for sure.
Digital Pianos / Keyboards
That's all from our end. Hope this review of Casio CT-X700 helped you in taking a better informed decesion while choosing your next musical companion.
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