One of the reasons why people purchase a digital instrument, of course, is the possibility to practise or play without 'bothering' anyone else. Even if you play like a virtuoso – or believe that you do – at times, it can more pleasant for your family or neighbours not to hear you. In addition, you may not like it when others can hear you play either.
Headphone jack on every digital keyboard instrument.
All digital upright or grand pianos and keyboards have a headphone jack. Most digital pianos even have two, so that two people can practise together or play quatre-mains. If you intend to play with headphones, naturally, a decent set of headphones is essential.
Yamaha and Roland
Even though some manufacturers (such as Sennheiser or AKG) are specialized headphone developers, Clavis chooses only to include headphones by our own brands Yamaha and Roland in our catalogue. Both these brands have years of experience and their headphones are extremely high-quality, have a long lifespan, and are specially designed for use with the digital instruments they produce. They are also very comfortable to wear.
Can't I just use my hi-fi headphones or my iPod earplugs?
Of course you can, but in our experience hi-fi headphones have too limited a frequency range for use with digital pianos in particular. Digital pianos have a very wide frequency range, from very low to very high. Hi-fi headphones amplify a more limited range, and are therefore less suitable for use with a digital piano. Using hi-fi headphones with a digital piano could lead to blowing out the headphones’ tiny speakers, thereby irreparably damaging your headphones.
The Yamaha and Roland headphones we sell, are so-called high-definition headphones, making them especially suitable for use with digital pianos and keyboards. Play your digital piano with headphones, without worrying about hearing damage or improper use of headphones.