Two of our best-selling beginner keyboards at Normans, the AXP25 and AXP2. Both designed to introduce players of all ages into the world of music; perfect for schools or as a first-time instrument. You may be wondering…“How are they different?” and… “Which one should I be buying?”. Let’s compare both them against each other. This will help you decide which is more suited!

First up, the AXP2!

A new ‘Axus Digital’ instrument for 2018. The AXP2 is popular in the music education world for being a great value for money beginner keyboard! For new players who are looking to get their first instrument without spending a fortune, the AXP2 is perfect.

It comes with 61 touch-sensitive keys, which are also ‘boxed’. This gives a slightly more piano look and feel, as there is a very slight weighted touch. You also get 200 instrument voices & 128 backing rhythms to listen and play along with, which expands the whole playing experience.

As well as all these built in effects, you can also plug in a USB and play along with your favourite songs. All in all, it’s a pretty good keyboard! Since its launch, we have found that the AXP2 is suited for schools, children and adults. This is due to the simplicity and affordable price. It’s proved to be a very popular keyboard!

Next, the AXP25!

Classed as a ‘step up’ model in the Axus range, the ‘AXP25’ has everything you need to get started and progress with ease. Like before, the 61-touch sensitive keyboard allows new players to grasp the basics of piano playing, with pressing the keys harder producing a louder sound and vice versa.

The keyboard features an additional 100 voices and almost 80 styles compared to the AXP2, giving players more versatility to create a larger variety of music. It does have functions which are more aimed for players who have just passed the beginner level, adding an octave switch and fade out settings.

You don’t get the same option to connect a USB direct into the instrument however, instead having a USB port on the back of the unit to plug straight into a computer. Players can also use the keyboard alongside a range of computer software, which the AXP2 does lack. For a beginner though, this isn’t always an essential function.


Who wins? You decide!

So, that brings our little comparison to a close. Both keyboards are exceptional instruments for beginners, and we recommend them to newbie musicians on a daily basis.

If you are still struggling to decide which one is going to be right for you, get in touch with us and we’ll be able to help!

About the author

Jack joined the Normans Sales Team in August 2016 after taking up the piano a couple of years ago. He has performed at a few events (one being at a football ground!) He also organises charity events, which he always trys to play piano in somewhere! He hopes that he can progress further in his music career in the years to come.