I am learning piano and music theory for the first time. I got a Casio privia px 150 - it was recommended everywhere. I especially liked the weighted keys. But then today I noticed this and recorded it.

The clicking noise is only heard when piano is on low to medium volume and does not really affect the playing experience. If I decide to keep the piano instead of returning it, would it affect my learning experience in the long run?

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Yes, you should get it sorted - presuming you brought the piano from somewhere with a warranty. It should be repairable, rather than you needing to return it completely.

Digital pianos have various felt parts which prevent wood/metal parts making contact - and producing the clicking noise you can hear on that key. They're completely replaceable - a new (or refurbished?) piano shouldn't have that problem.

Would affect my learning experience in the long run?

Well...probably not, but that clicking will be irritating as hell, and I imagine you'd be able to hear it if you were ever to perform a more mellow piece.

  • thanks for the response I will return it then, since i bought it online there is no other option
    – PUG
    Nov 18, 2014 at 22:53

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