First, I understand how if you haven't played the X1 you could think it's interface is hard to work but I have to tell you that compared to the EM2000 it's a walk in the park. The problem is that if you had someone who knows the X1 well, you would think it is a very logical and easy keyboard to understand. Unfortunately, as I have stated over and over, most of you players don't get a good demo.
I agree with Don, that the PSR 9000 is a very good keyboard, but I think the styles in it are generally not as sophisticated and "alive" sounding as the X1 or the SK880.
I sell all of these keyboards and in my opinion if styles are your first priority, I would rate them like this.
3)Yamaha PSR9000 tied with the EM2000.
If you would like weighted keys, I might offer up a keyboard like the Yamaha P80 which sells for approx. $999.00 and has the best feeling keyboard out there, and the Solton X4 module which sells for about $2000.00 and this way you get the best of everything, at least in my opinion.
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