Karaoke Machine Reviews: Great Deals You Don’t Want to Miss
I’ve been checking out some karaoke machine reviews for the past few days and see what’s out there. Kind of inspired with James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke and I thought what a genius, where big-time celebrities sing and act candidly while traveling in a car.
Well ok. Everyone has their opportunity anywhere to have fun, don’t you think?
Today, I found a few things that piqued my interest that will help you have yours as well and I want to share them with you.
Karaoke USA GF845
Although this one is a bit pricy, it’s also jampacked with features. Its 7-inch LED screen displays the playback of the karaoke CD you’d use to sing. Note that a demo disc is included in the package and the CD contains about 300 songs.
It also has a 35-watt speaker that can easily fill a small function hall with your beautiful singing voice. Thanks to its excellent PA system. You can also use this machine to treat yourself to songs you love to listen to. You have the Bluetooth, SD Card, Aux line, and USB connections to play the songs from your phone, MP3 player, or storage devices.
The GF845 comes with two microphones. It’s basically duet-ready when it comes to your door. And you can plug it in, take the remote, and start singing.
The only downside with this karaoke machine is that it’s on the heavy side. It weighs 10.33 lbs and the microphones that come with it are not wireless. If this doesn’t bother you, you have a good buy.
The Earise T26 has a simple design and it’s powerful enough to perform for at least 50 people (imagine a jam-packed classroom). It only weighs 5.5 lbs. and you can lug and use it anywhere you want.
It is battery operated, and this baby can operate for more than four hours even at max volume. Charging time takes around six hours, by the way.
It comes with a wireless mic. And it has some of the common features that karaoke machines have like Bluetooth, audio recording, and remote control.
The only downside here is that this is more like a PA system or a loudspeaker. You need to connect your phone to this and open a karaoke app or YouTube to start singing with accompaniment.
Vtech Kidi Star
If you have a little kid between 5 to 9 years old, you should take a close look at this one. It’s so cute, and it’s a real nice way to introduce children to singing. The Vtech Kidi Star comes with a single microphone and the karaoke machine itself is integrated into a stand. The design is childish but cute. And I’m sure any kid, especially girls, would love to have one of these.
Its main feature is its built-in songs. The volume of the songs’ vocals can be adjusted, which can allow its users to sing along, alone, or with a bit of guidance. You can also connect it to your mp3 player or mobile device. This allows you or your kid to sing using your song collection.
Another unique feature that this machine has is that it has built-in games. It also has a voice changer function that can make singing more fun. It can even produce some cutesy sound effects.
Lastly, it has a twisting disco light, which can make it appear like your kid is performing live under strobe lights. It has a recording function that can record at least five minutes’ worth of audio.
To be honest, it’s more of a toy than a karaoke machine. The machine’s audio can fill a kid’s bedroom. The microphone that comes with it isn’t sensitive enough. You just need to move your mouth closer to the microphone.
Lastly, the price can be considered a bit high for a toy. Nonetheless, I believe the fun it can bring to your child and the effect it can have to make him or her love singing is worth more than its cost.
BONAOK Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone
I personally like this one. You turn the mic on, connect it to your smartphone, press some buttons here and there, and you’re good to go. Unlike the Vtech Kidi Start, the BONAOK Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone looks like a toy, but it’s actually a portable karaoke machine on its own.
This is also a bit versatile. You can connect it to karaoke apps or you can just connect it just like a regular microphone and play Karaoke songs on YouTube.
I’ve seen one in the Philippines while traveling there a year ago. The main difference between what I saw and this one is the price. It’s a different currency, so I guess if you convert it to the US dollar, it’s less expensive at a low cost of $10.
Nonetheless, it’s a nifty device that’s extremely portable to use. If you want to amp up the volume, you can just connect your phone to your home entertainment system or a solid-state amplifier.
Singing Machine SML625BTBK
The speakers on this one aren’t as powerful as the Earise T26, but it’s as cheap and contains a complete set of karaoke features.
You can use a line-in connection to plug in your mp3 player, smartphone, and other audio devices to play your background music to sing with.
The Singing Machine SML625BTBK has a simple led display, which weighs only 6.55 lbs., which makes it easier to carry with you around. The only problem is that it doesn’t come with batteries as an option and needs to be plugged into a power outlet to make it work.
It plays regular CD+G karaoke CDs and you can connect it via RCA cables on your TV to display the graphics and lyrics of the songs you want to sing.
The microphone that comes with it is wired which is not an issue. Lastly, it’s a bright, fancy, and colorful karaoke machine. Totally fun and perfect for singing with kids.
Singing Machine iSM1030BT
You can say that this is SML625BTBK’s more luxurious older brother. It comes with the usual Bluetooth feature and DVD player. The biggest difference is that it has a rechargeable battery which makes it more portable.
Aside from a microphone, you can also connect your electric music instruments in it like an electric guitar.
The Singing Machine iSM1030BT has a recording function, too. It has a built-in 7” LED panel. However, it only displays the machine’s control panel. It has a built-in dock for iPods and iPhones. And a USB slot to connect your phone, SD card reader, or USB mass storage device.
The only downside with this device is that you need to subscribe to its online service to get or download new songs. The subscription costs $10 per month. Not bad if you’re streaming thousands of songs on a regular basis. You’ll never run out of choices at a party.
There you have it. What’s your pick? Let me know what specific features you like from each. Please leave your comments below.
I will thank you for your post. I personally like it. I saw your post and I bought it and I used it. Unlike the Vitek Kiddie Start, Bonak Wireless Bluetooth looks like playing the karaoke microphone, but it’s actually a portable karaoke machine in its own hands.
It’s also somewhat versatile. With it to attach it to karaoke applications I bubble it like a regular microphone and used karaoke songs on YouTube is a very good thing.
Today, I found some things that piqued my interest and I shared them with my brother.
He too used to buy it in your post. Thank you for that.
I’m glad you found this helpful, Joy.
Wow!!! This is awesome and definitely worth reading over again to ensure the best decision is taken concerning what to buy precisely and getting the best deal. I am delighted you shared this review and thanks so much for the various karaoke machines you shared .well! This can be perfect at home. Thank you so much for sharing.
I’m glad you see this helpful, Rodarrick. By the way, your name is quite unique, I would have spelled it as Roderick if you’ve just said it to me. Thanks for stopping by.
James Corden, what a funny guy. He is a very good singer though. I think he is a tenor.
I love singing in the worship team with my friends at church. The Karoake USA GF845 is excellent for birthday parties, weddings or maybe baby showers, which i definitely love to sing at.
The built in PA is absolutely fantastic so you don’t have to spend hours setting it all up. The two microphones, well that’s just brilliant.
Two quick questions. Any room for tapes, c.d’s or even youtube? Also like the Vtech Kadidtar are there disco and strobe lights?
I’m definitely going for the BANAOK Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone.
What fun, what versatility.
Thank you for sharing!
I’m with you, “been there, done that” kind of thing. That’s why we’re here to share our experiences here. I agree with this karaoke stuff is a blast. They’re fun to sing with. Have a great time with any of them, Dayo. Love your name, tho. I remember Harry Belafonte’s song, Day-O.
Hey Richard – Wow…a little bit for everyone. Did not realize there are so many different options for karaoke machines. The topic grabbed my attention because my son’s girlfriend is a big fan of karaoke so I thought I could get informed to pass along the information. I personally like the Bonaok option because it seems like it’s easy and quick to put into action. It’s easy to carry around and the features that allow you to connect to karaoke apps and play songs on YouTube is a big plus for me. My second best is the Singing Machine, pretty cool looking piece of equipment and I like the recording function it has. I think music has a way of bringing people together in a special way, it helps us forget the stress and pressures of life and reconnect with the soul! Whenever I am a little down I turn to some good uplifting music to shift my mood and before you know it I’m in a different emotional state. Karaoke is a great way to drop your guards, gather with some good friends and family and create some good fun memories. Thanks for the post. Best wishes!
Isn’t that what life should be? Having clean fun that comes from within by singing your heart out, especially with uplifting kind of music. Singing surely sets the mood for whatever state you’re in at the moment. Its therapeutic effect is recognized to heal the soul and physically lowers blood pressure by stimulating the brain and the emotions.
Hey, I appreciate your comments here. Thank you.