While the real thing has stuck around for centuries for a reason, digital pianos now sound and feel extremely similar to their strung counterpart. They also offer several conveniences not found in acoustic pianos. Firstly, digital pianos are far more affordable than acoustics, and the price of a flagship digital piano will only buy you the most basic acoustic piano. A digital piano will also never go out of tune, while acoustic pianos can drift out of tune simply due to a change in humidity or temperature. Acoustic pianos offer no volume control, and with the exception of physically playing softer, there is nothing you can do to control how loud your acoustic piano is. A digital piano, on the other hand, can be turned up or down, or even played with headphones so you don't bother anyone else while you play. Digital pianos offer a range of sounds. Want it to sound like an organ or electric piano? How about a string section? These are standard options on any digital piano, and there are many more voices available, versus your acoustic piano's one sound. Virtually all digital pianos offer USB connectivity so you can use it to control your music software. Last but not least, a growing number of digital models offer iOS and Bluetooth connectivity, which opens up a range of options such as fine-tuning the piano's sounds or even piano lessons.