Korg B1SP Review 

 March 3, 2021

By  Zen Chung

The Dance Music mode and the classroom mode are
two other characteristics that are special to this system (and that
we really liked). Casio did a really nice job of creating this
keyboard even for a beginner fully playable.

this piano is a learning tool and an entertainment hub all in one. We
recommend this to any budding musician looking for a fun piano buddy
they can create good music with on the go.

some time now, the Korg B1 digital piano has been around. It’s one of
the market’s most common entry point. I will highlight every element
of this tool in this Korg B1 analysis. You will have all the data you
need to reach your own inference about whether the Korg B1 is correct
for you by the end of this evaluation.




Korg B1 has been intended as a digital mobile piano. With a
contemporary accent, it sounds easy. What distinguishes the Korg B1
is its bent edges. This provides it a smooth and cozy atmosphere
where you are invited to perform music.

design of the Korg B1

lengthy broad speaker grill on the korg B1 is another thing you might
immediately notice. It requires the surface area to a big extent.
Personally, I’m not a large speaker grill supporter, but I can live
with it if it helps to enhance sound performance.


rest of the music with Korg B1 is quite distinctive. From other
producers, I have not seen anything like this. The music rest has
straight lines and mildly sharper angles unlike the instrument
itself. It’s not very broad but it’s certainly high enough to help
any score book or sheet music printed.

Unique Music Rest on the Korg B1

placeholder at the crossroads is what is rather distinctive about the
music resting on the Korg B1. I discover Korg’s really reflective


Korg B1 control panel is very simple and clean. It is made up of 1
button size and 4 buttons. Here I enjoy the simplicity. You have 1
piano sound key in addition to the energy button, 1 button for other
sounds and 1 last key to switch on metronome. Like any other digital
pianos on the market, a mixture of buttons and keys on the Korg B1 is
required for many advanced functions.


There are 88 keys to the Korg B1. All of them are plastic. The black ones are matte and the white keys are shiny. It feels like the Yamaha P45. The keyboard feels nice and well-constructed. There was no irregular spacing between the keys I noticed.

& Weight

The Korg B1 is tiny in size and lighter in weight as a portable digital piano. The Korg B1 is mildly closer than its business rivals thanks to the speaker grill. It’s like the Yamaha P45 and Casio PX 160 about the same weight. The weight of the Korg B1 is around 12 kg (26 lbs). Without music rest, it has the dimensions of 131(W) x 33(D) x 12(H) cm (52” x 13” x 5”)

Key Action

discover on the Korg B1 what they call the Natural Weighted Action
keyboard. There are true hammers behind the strings to simulate an
acoustic piano’s main intervention. The keys are graded and weighted.
Each important weighs differently. Like an acoustic piano, it moves
from stronger on the left hand to weaker on the correct hand. The
buttons are also sensitive to touch. You can change the sensitivity
amount to your preferences.

I discover that Korg’s Natural Weighted Action is very comparable to
Yamaha’s GHS on the P45. Korg B1 is mildly lacking in dynamic
compared to the Casio PX-160. The keys on the Casio PX-160 has also
Ivory/Ebony key tops. This contributes considerably to the absorption
of grip and moisture during lengthy meetings. It’s sad that this is
not what the Korg B1 has.


PCM Stereo Sampling is the sound engine on the Korg B1. It was taking
samples from an acoustic piano session. Synthetic string and damper
resonance are also available. This contributes a lot more information
and enhances the sound. The Korg B1 sounds about the same quality as
the Yamaha P45 in my view. And with a little bit more wealth, I
discover the Casio PX-160 sounds a little easier.

Korg B1 has two speakers of 9 watts. They use a unique technology
called Motion Feedback behind the speaker grill to regulate speaker
motion. This gives the Korg B1 a much better sound performance. The
speakers as a whole and not very loud. But filling a tiny to medium
sized space is sufficient.


the Korg B1 really lacks is its characteristics. It has no capacity
for inner recording. There’s no dual or split mode available. The
sound choices are quite restricted. And you can’t listen to and
exercise with any inner music. The sound choices are quite
restricted. And you can’t listen to and exercise with any inner
music. Another major drawback is that the Korg B1 has no USB or MIDI
connections. The Korg B1 is really bare-bone, a wise feature.

list of the most significant characteristics of Korg B1 can be found

(15 total):

  • Piano × 3
  • E.Piano × 2
  • Organ × 2
  • Harpsichord



  • Duet Mode: split the keyboard to identical halves

Headphone jack


Korg B1 comes with a knob and a music rest. The Korg B1 provides you
a suitable piano pedal, unlike many of its rivals. This pedal looks
genuine and performs quite well. It also supports half pedaling in
this price range that you couldn’t discover on other designs.

may need to buy a different stand and seat depending on the package
you get. Like any other digital mobile pianos, you can choose between
stand and table or mobile style furniture style computers.

any digital pianos, a nice couple of headphones is always suggested.

though the Korg B1 speakers are somewhat superior to their rivals.
For any severe results, it is still not very great enough. You still
need an internal speaker / monitor for that.

Who it’s For

Korg B1 is an entrance-level digital piano on a narrow budget
exclusively for beginners. It’s a very bare-bone, low-priced

suitable for any gigging artists who have just began their profession
is this piano. It’s easy to carry around and an investment isn’t too

you have more expertise or a bigger budget, however, there are many
other much better options on the market for you.


Korg B1 operates as a digital piano in general. But it’s all about
it. You’re not expecting much more from that.

Other Options

B1 vs. Yamaha P45

B1 has about the same performance main activities compared to the
Yamaha P45. The knowledge of working on these two instruments is more
or less the same. No inner recording capacity is available for either
Korg B1 or Yamaha P45.

to the Yamaha P45, the Korg B1 has better amplifiers. Through
speakers it certainly sounds better. In contrast to the foot-switch
that goes with the Yamaha P45, it also comes with a correct piano
pedal. Another benefit of the Korg B1 is that it has nearly twice as
many polyphony points as possible.

Yamaha P45 also has many benefits at the same moment. It’s got a lot
more sounds to choose from. There are quite a lot internal songs that
you can listen to and practice with. The P45 also has a USB jack that
you can connect the instrument to a computer.

B1 vs. Casio PX-160

Korg B1 rival is Casio PX-160. They’re about the same variety of

my view, the PX-160 has a far stronger main intervention. When I
perform on the Casio PX-160, thanks to the better keyboard dynamics,
I feel more comfortable and more creative. The PX-160 keys have Ivory
/ Ebony trim as well. This really enables with lengthy sessions of
playing. I also find the Korg B1 mildly stronger for the sound motor
on the Casio PX-160.

of these instruments have comparable displays. The base output of the
Korg B1 is mildly superior. I find the base a bit hazy on the PX-160.

like the Yamaha P45, a horrible foot-switch arrives with the Casio
PX-160. The Korg B1’s adequate piano pedal is a major benefit.

Unfortunately, on many other dimensions, the Casio
PX-160 victories. It’s got a lot more sounds to choose from, lots of
inner songs, 2 additional styles and a USB jack. The PX-160 can also
record your performance internally. This is a function that neither
the Korg B1 nor the Yamaha P45 has.

Zen Chung

I'm Zen Chung, a piano and violin teacher based out of Plano, Texas. I started this blog because my students (and their parents) kept asking about the best musical instruments to buy online. Look no further I'm here to save the day! 

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