Best Karaoke Machines

Review & Comparison, Last Update September 20, 2017
If you love singing but are timid to do it in public places, you need to have a karaoke machine at home! With one of our best karaoke machines, you’ll be able to rehearse and then show off in front of your friends! ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
TYPE
SYSTEM COMPONENTS
MIC CONNECTION TYPE
PLAYBACK FORMATS
CONNECTION OPTIONS
SETTINGS
 
PROS
Use the 'hit button' and 300 other voice and music effects to create a wonderful band singing atmosphere.
CONS
Not all effects are supported by the auxiliary microphone.
OUR VERDICT
One of the best karaoke system machines to have fun and sing on a stage. You'll be impressed with the sound and record quality!
detailed parameters
TYPE
All-in-One
SYSTEM COMPONENTS
1x Mic, 1x Microphone stand, 1x Speaker with built-in subwoofer, 1x Console
MIC CONNECTION TYPE
Wired
PLAYBACK FORMATS
CD+Gs, MP3+G
CONNECTION OPTIONS
2x Mic input, 1x 3.5 mm Audio input, 2x Speaker output, 1x DC in
SETTINGS
Mic volume, Echo sound, Voice control, Voice effects, Sound volume
PROS
The included microphones are wireless, giving you plenty of freedom while singing. Supports a number of configuration settings to enhance user's experience.
CONS
When connected via an HDMI port, the text appears on a screen with a slight delay.
OUR VERDICT
A great portable karaoke system to bring around and sing your favorite tracks.
detailed parameters
TYPE
Built-in Microphone
SYSTEM COMPONENTS
2x Microphones, 1x Console, 1x Remote control
MIC CONNECTION TYPE
Wireless
PLAYBACK FORMATS
CD+Gs, MP3+G
CONNECTION OPTIONS
1x HDMI, 1x Mini USB, 1x 3.5 mm A/V output, 1x USB 2.0, 1x DC in
SETTINGS
Mic volume, Echo sound, Playback control, Record, Playback background, Song display, Sound volume
PROS
Stream your playlist via Bluetooth and read the lyrics on a display at the station. No other wires and connections are required.
CONS
The assembly might take some time.
OUR VERDICT
A full-size karaoke system with all popular playback options and settings to sing alone or with your friends.
detailed parameters
TYPE
All-in-One
SYSTEM COMPONENTS
2x Microphones, 1x Microphone stand, 2 x Speakers, 1x Console
MIC CONNECTION TYPE
Wired
PLAYBACK FORMATS
CD+Gs, MP3+G
CONNECTION OPTIONS
2x Mic input, 1x RCA Audio input, 1x RCA Audio output, 1x Composite video input, 1x Composite video output, 2x Speakers output, Bluetooth
SETTINGS
Mic volume, Echo sound, Playback control, Record, Voice control, Sound volume
PROS
An option to customize the settings remotely via a smartphone makes this system an attractive choice for most users. The music library is always updated, provided that there's the Internet connection available.
CONS
No other way to configure the system but via the remote or a smartphone.
OUR VERDICT
The modern singing karaoke machine that expands its playlist by itself. On having one of those, you'll go along with all the latest music trends.
detailed parameters
TYPE
MP3 System
SYSTEM COMPONENTS
1x Microphone, 1x Console, 1x Remote control
MIC CONNECTION TYPE
Wired
PLAYBACK FORMATS
MP3+G, Karaoke Cloud
CONNECTION OPTIONS
2x Mic input, 1x RCA Audio input, 1x Component audio, 2x USB 2.0, 1x Ethernet port, 1x Optical, 1x DC in, Wi-Fi
SETTINGS
Mic volume, Echo sound, Playback control, Record, Voice control, Sound volume
PROS
Comes with a spare input for connection of other music instruments to accompany your favorite songs.
CONS
Music enhancement isn't possible by connecting additional buttons.
OUR VERDICT
That's an affordable karaoke system with a standard configuration and playback settings that will come to liking to novice bands who're keen on singing.
detailed parameters
TYPE
All-in-One
SYSTEM COMPONENTS
1x Microphone, 1x Console with built-in speaker system, 1x Microphone stand
MIC CONNECTION TYPE
Wired
PLAYBACK FORMATS
CD+Gs, MP3+G
CONNECTION OPTIONS
1x RCA Audio input, 2x Mic input, 1x Headphone jack, 1x Guitar jack
SETTINGS
Mic volume, Echo sound, Sound volume

What is a Karaoke Machine

There's probably no person in the world who hasn't hold a microphone in his/her hands and has never sung. You might have done it at home to entertain your friends or kids during a party or gone on a professional stage to sing some famous hits. Whatever that was, you should have enjoyed it to come to the idea of getting a karaoke machine to keep at home. Karaoke machines have become a popular music equipment demanded by people all over the world. Quite often than not, they are used at restaurants too where people go to relax and take their moment of showing off their talent. No matter what your motives are and what for you'd like to get a karaoke machine, the good news is you've come to this page. We will guide you through the key characteristics which are of high importance when buying the one.

If you wish to find the best media player for karaoke discs, make sure to take a look at our shortlist of the best DVD players.

What Features to Compare

Type and Components

There are four types of karaoke machine systems with their own unique components that you need to learn first hand. All-in-One karaoke machines are called so not without a reason and they include all main components that ensure the exclusive users’ experience - speakers, a microphone, a console, and others. Some may require the connection to a TV or external speaker, others are compatible with few acoustic systems only, so, you need to check all components supplied and then, make your choice. Built-in mic karaoke systems are the most compact, they come with the main station and a few buttons to shift between records and settings. MP3 karaoke machines rely on the digital playback technology and work through the connection between a smartphone (tablet, etc.) and a console. Having one of those, users have a possibility to download more hit singles from the Internet and sing them together with their friends, thereby, expanding their music library. Consider how many microphones are included in the kit since if you plan to sing together with your wife or husband, you might want to have at least 2 of them. Wireless microphones are considered to be the most convenient as they don’t use any cables and can be used far from the console, so you can not only sing but also dance. If a karaoke machine is equipped with a speaker system, it’s also desirable to pay attention to its power, otherwise, you may need to purchase an amplifier or pair it with a different acoustic system.

Playback Options

Despite the fact that most karaoke machines offer a fairly big music library, at some stage, you’d want to update it. Therefore, it’d be reasonable to pay attention to the supported formats so as not to be disappointed later. The most widespread format to play karaoke hits is CD+Gs. The disc of such kind contains 9 songs at least with additional information layer for lyrics. To use it, though, you'll need to get armed with the discs that support the same format. Karaoke machines that play DVD discs are also popular and they’d be much profitable for those users who’ve already got a DVD player at home. Another commonly spread disk format is MP3+G that has arrived as a result of converting CD+Gs. The songs in this format are easy to store on any storage drive and easy to find if needed. Make sure to check what other systems a karaoke machine is compatible with. The machine with multiple playback options will save you money on monthly subscriptions.

Settings and Connection Options

Consider configuration as well as the option to change settings, add volume and use various sound effects. There’s such a number of ultra-modern devices that allow for professional use that you wouldn’t want to miss out! There are budget-friendly alternatives too. So you should be clear about what you’d like to use your karaoke machine for. Users who like singing and do it often would appreciate a recording option that will let them save their songs. This way, they can compose their own hits and broadcast them online. For a young singer, this is an incredibly useful feature! Even if you only need a simple machine, consider if it provides enough ports to be connected to a bigger screen (for viewing lyrics) or another gadget from which you’d like to play songs. Hopefully, our tips will help you find your perfect machine to keep your friends and yourself entertained!

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Singtrix Party SGTX1 Bundle Home Karaoke System

Type and Components

This all-in-one karaoke machine from Singtrix has won hearts of a million amateur singers worldwide. It comes stuffed with all music equipment you may need to sing not only at home but in a bar or restaurant. The machine features the main unit with a stand where all other components should be connected, including a microphone, speakers, and any other gadgets. If you plan to sing duets with your significant other, you may need to purchase one more microphone to ensure more comfort during use. The shipping package includes one microphone only, unfortunately. There’s also a holder for tablets or mobile phones, allowing users to read lyrics on a screen while walking and singing around the mic stand. Singtrix karaoke machine comes with a powerful speaker system that boasts 40W and has an embedded subwoofer to produce deeper basses.

Playback Options

There are many things that our customers like about Singtrix karaoke machine but the most obvious one is its compatibility with most modern music equipment. Basically, it can work with any tablet, smartphone, and even PC, so it’s possible to stream any track from the Internet and enjoy a crystal clear, soft sound with a beautiful echo and sound effects. Singtrix karaoke machine will make your parties with friends and family much more jovial and funny.

Settings and Connection Options

With Singtrix karaoke machine you will sing heartily even if your natural ability to sing is far from being ideal. This is one of those unique music machines that can change your voice dramatically, tuning it to sound better and much more professional. The machine allows for a great voice control, adding more depth or softness so that a final song sounds just like the one sung by a famous TV pop or rock star. All effects that help in-tune your songs can be bookmarked in memory for quick and easy access when needed.

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Magic Sing ET23KH Portable

Type and Components

Magic Sing ET23KH is a built-in mic karaoke system that consists of the main station, remote control, and two wireless microphones. Contrary to bulky full-size systems, this one offers full mobility so that users can bring it around while visiting their friends and relatives. To use the system, you only need to connect it to a TV-set. Magic Sing ET23KH will make your family gatherings much more fun, that’s something we dare not doubt!

Playback Options

Despite a rather small size, this karaoke system comes with an extensive music library that includes 2045 tracks. That’s quite a lot, you won't have to download more from the Internet for a long while. However, if you do get bored of the current tracks or you’d like to sing any particular hit, there’s an option to connect a smartphone, tablet or a memory drive via a USB port and play your favorite music in the company of your friends or relatives. Magic Sing ET23KH supports CD+G and MP3+G formats; these are widespread formats to playback most tracks available on the web.

Settings and Connection Options

The peculiar advantage of this built-in mic karaoke system is the option to personalize all settings right from the microphone. This makes tuning echo and sound effects very simple, without any need of going through a long learning curve while exploring the manual. The system comes with a remote, using which you can set a background image or video on a screen from where you’re gonna read the lyrics. Magic Sing ET23KH can be used for recording your own single hits and storing them on a connected memory flash drive. All these features make this karaoke system pretty versatile and suitable for any average amateur singer!

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Magic Sing ET23KH Portable
Magic Sing ET23KH Portable
 

Singing Machine iSM1030BT

Type and Components

The next on our shortlist is a universal singing dock from the Singing Machine brand compatible with all iOS and Android devices. The system consists of the main station attached to a stand and two tower speakers that ensure excellent sound playback with a proper stereo effect. The rotating cradle has special holders for two microphones and mobile gadgets that you may want to connect for playing your favorite tracks. Unless the TV-set has been paired with a system, you can read the lyrics from an LCD screen mounted right on a dock.

Playback Options

Like other popular karaoke machines, Singing Machine Karaoke Pedestal supports CD+G, MP3+G, and standard CD formats. It is also compatible with other external gadgets via a USB port, so as to broaden its capabilities and playback options for the maximum comfort of use. A gathering of friends is usually very fun and people wish to sing their favorite songs. Give your friends this opportunity and pair their gadgets with a system via Bluetooth. Singing Machine Karaoke Pedestal also has an FM radio, but it supports neither karaoke nor recording; basically, it’s just a useful addition to listen to while having fun with your friends during the party.

Settings and Connection Options

Singing Machine iSM1030BT is a multifunctional karaoke system that will introduce you to the world of fun by turning you and your friends into a band of pop or rock stars. The system comes with the main station that allows for personalization of all settings so that you can pre-set echo, volume, and playback options and use them each time when you’d like to sing. The built-in recorder will come in handy for those singers who’d like to save their records and playback them later from other external devices. Most our customers highlight an option to immediately convert songs from CD to MP3 formats as a prominent advantage over other similar systems while others prefer its voice control, using which they can sing any songs, downplaying an original singer’s voice. All in all, this karaoke system has got plenty of fans from all over the world and now you realize why!

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Singing Machine iSM1030BT
Singing Machine iSM1030BT
 

HDKaraoke Home Karaoke System

Type and Components

If you’re looking for a portable karaoke system, you should definitely pay your attention to this HDKaraoke System. This small but high-performing karaoke machine will come to liking to all party-goers and youngsters who adore singing and enjoying themselves. The dimensions of the main station are 8” x 4.7” x 1.2”, so it’s quite compact to fit in a bag and to be set it at the party away from home. HD Home Karaoke System combines the latest modern technologies to ensure that all users have an enhanced karaoke experience and an excellent singing performance.

Playback Options

HD Home Karaoke System features an embedded 2.5” SATA hard disk that allows for saving multiple backing tracks to the memory and, thereby, expanding personal music library. Yet, the main peculiarity this karaoke machine boasts is an option to playback songs from a special library where a user can search for any particular track and easily find it among the flow. Just like all other karaoke machines sold here and there, this one allows for connecting various peripherals via a USB port, so it’s easy to play most audio and video formats.

Settings and Connection Options

This karaoke system offers you several ways to customize all settings - either with a remote control or using the special HDKaraoke Controller app that can be downloaded from the Internet. Web surfers addicted to using various gadgets will take a full advantage of using this app since it allows for easy sync between smartphones, tablets and the main station. To upgrade music library, the system can be connected to the Internet via Ethernet and Wi-Fi, where you can upload your favorite hit singles and play them with friends at parties. It’s possible to store up to 15,000 songs in a memory! There’s also an option to personalize sound effects for different songs and add the most favored to the list. HDKaraoke Home Karaoke System is compatible with all TV-sets and acoustic systems due to the variety of available ports.

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HDKaraoke Home Karaoke System
 

Memorex MKS-SS2 Home Karaoke System

Type and Components

Memorex MKS-SS2 all-in-one karaoke system will become a great addition to any party with friends. Compatible with all audio devices, it allows for instant use right out-of-the-box. The system comes with a sleek microphone stand and a holder for tablets and smartphones. So, once you’re ready to sing, put your gadget in a holder to have the lyrics streamed just before your eyes. The main station at the bottom of the entire construction also fixes it firmly in place. The shipping kit includes one microphone, so if you often have guests who love singing along together, make sure to get at least one more to have at hand.

Playback Options

Despite its pretty low price, this karaoke machine plays a vast variety of formats of all modern digital gadgets. Be it your laptop, TV or tablet, you only need to connect it to sing your favorite songs. You can also give your friends an option to connect their smartphones and change the playlist for fun. At such a good price, you can get a versatile machine to amuse yourself and entertain your friends. Not to say how good your parties will become if you use this singing machine. Memorex MKS-SS2 is a good bang for your bucket, no doubt.

Settings and Connection Options

On top of all the available options, this karaoke machine will let you create your own duet and not only sing but also accompany songs by a lyric guitar tune or expressive bass. The main station comes with several inputs for connection with headphones, microphone (two of them can be connected), and other musical instruments. Basically, you can compose your own tracks, sing them, record, and play later. There's also an option to customize the settings, add more or less volume, enhance or minimize echo and other music effects to in-tune your songs to sound truly professionally.

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Memorex MKS-SS2 Home Karaoke System
Memorex MKS-SS2 Home Karaoke System
 
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