After July I'm planning to spend a lot more time in an office with open floor plan. Our work could be done remotely and my company is not forcing people going back so I'm not anticipating a lot of people there. Thinking of getting a portable keyboard with good action that I can practice on during the morning, lunch time, or dinner time.
Since I'm mostly going to use it in an open floor plan, my main use case would be headphone play. I should be OK with either using the internal sound engine, or a VST.
I was browsing on Craigslist and FB marketplace and saw a couple of options:
1. Used Yamaha P515 (like new) listed for $950, stand and pedal included
2. 2013 Kawai VPC1 (didn't use much according to the seller) listed for $1,500 (stand, bench and pedal included)
3. Used Roland FP90 (not sure what condition) listed for $1,500
These three models seem to cover the main DP brands. The Roland FP90 is far away, and the price is firm, so I would probably pass that. From reading at forums, it seems like more people like the action of VPC1 compared to P515. I'll try to see if I can talk down the price of VPC1 a little bit. I know I'll have to use VST for VPC1, and it wouldn't be a deal breaker.
My next step would be to arrange visits to try the P515 and VPC1 to see which one I would prefer. The weight of P515 is only half compared to VPC1, and I should be able to carry it myself. I may need help from another person if I want to carry the VPC1 to the office.
Folks on the forum, do you have any advice for me? I'm not too sure on what would be a reasonable price for these. I would also see if I can try a new portable DP at the store and compare.