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Karaoke Machine: The Ultimate Buying Guide
Karaoke is fun. Waiting for an hour to sing your favorite song is not. Having your own karaoke machine will allow you and your friends to sing along to your favorite music anytime you want. But, finding the right karaoke machine is no easy task. If you are looking to buy your own karaoke machine, but are confused about the different models and features available, this buying guide will help you make the best decision.
Before buying a karaoke machine
So, you’ve decided to buy your own karaoke machine. Before making the purchase, you need to ask yourself the following questions:
How are you planning to use the karaoke machine?
One of the first things you need to consider before buying a karaoke machine is the intended use. If you are only looking for some fun at home with your friends and family, a standard machine will be enough to fulfill your basic karaoke needs. But, if you want to practice for a karaoke even or if you want to host karaoke parties, it’s better to consider a machine with more advanced features, like voice control, good-quality speakers or additional microphones.
Who will be using it?
If you are looking for a great gift for your kids, a cute, easy-to-use karaoke machine will make an excellent toy. If you are looking for a fun way to spend the weekends, a basic karaoke machine will be more than enough. If you are serious about karaoke, you can opt for a machine with more advanced features, such as sound quality control and portability.
Is mobility important?Are you planning to take your karaoke machine to parties and events? Then, you'll need to consider mobility. Portable karaoke machines are self-contained and they are easy to carry around.
Song source: Where can I find the music I want?Karaoke machines have a variety of songs built in and can support various music file formats. Some machines play CDs, CD + Gs (CD + graphics) and DVDs, while others accept MP3 and MP3+G files. If you want to have more options in terms of music selection, choose a machine that is compatible with a variety of file formats.
Types of karaoke machines
A karaoke machine is a device that plays a musical track without the lead vocal, while projecting the lyrics on a screen. However, karaoke machines were not created equal and work differently.
There are four types of karaoke machines, and understating the difference between them will help you find the right machine for your needs.
1. Microphone karaoke machines
Microphone karaoke machines come with a fixed selection of songs built-in directly into the microphone. In other words, the microphone is also the player. The microphone can be connected to a TV or stereo system, and the lyrics will be projected onto the screen. Some microphones karaoke machines have a display built-in on the microphone itself, so you can use it without having to hook it to a TV or monitor. Most microphone karaoke machines come with a selection of +300 songs, but you can purchase more if the options don’t fit your music preferences.
2. CD karaoke machines
A CD karaoke machine provides a CD player, a microphone and one or more speakers. You have to connect the machine to a monitor or TV screen in order to display the lyrics of the song. CD karaoke machines are accessible, compact and easy to carry around. The music library comes with thousands of pre-selected songs, making it easier to find something you like without having to spend more money purchasing new songs.
3. MP3 karaoke machines
Also known as “pocket karaoke machines”, MP3 karaoke machines are small electronic devices able to hold thousands of MP3s tracks. Instead of using a CD player, this machine allows digital downloads of karaoke songs. The machine needs to be connected to a monitor for lyrics to be displayed. Small and versatile, MP3 karaoke machines are portable devices and can be taken to different parties and events.
4. All-in-on karaoke machines
As the name states, all-in-one karaoke machines include everything you need to play: a CD player, a microphone, one or more speakers and a MP3 hard drive. The machine needs to be connected to a TV screen for the lyrics to be displayed. Bigger and heavier than other types of karaoke machines, all-in-one systems are less portable, but offer more sound quality and voice control.
How to choose the right karaoke machine
Karaoke machines come with a variety of features and it can be easy to get confused. Do you need a built-in screen? How important are the voice and sound controls? Here’s what to look for when shopping for a karaoke machine.
The microphone is one of the most important features of a karaoke machine. Some karaoke machines come with one microphone, but provide an input jack for duet use. Although convenient, this device can’t offer the same quality as a complete karaoke machine system.
Voice and sound control
Karaoke is a fun activity. However, making a bad singer sound decent may be a little difficult. High-end karaoke machines have a variety of voice and sound control features that can make almost anyone sound good. If you are serious about karaoke, you should look for a machine with controls for pitch, echo, bass, tone and other elements.
Built-in screen vs. TV hook up
Karaoke machines with built-in screens perfect for solo performances. This system can offer more flexibility, since you won’t have to rely on a TV screen or computer monitor. However, if you host karaoke parties, not being able to see the lyrics can get unpleasant. Connecting the machine to a TV will allow everyone to sing along and have fun. Depending on your needs and preferences, you can opt for a karaoke machine with built-in screen or you can choose to connect your machine to a display.
Another important thing you need to consider is format support. Karaoke music comes in a wide variety of formats and you need to make sure machine is compatible with a wide range of devices. Look for a karaoke machine that can stream music from a large array of devices, such as CD players, CD+G, MP3 players or DVD players.
All karaoke-machines come with a pre-selection of songs. Before buying a machine, make sure to check the size of the music library. Also, see if the machine allows you to add new songs and grow the music database.
Built-in video camera
If you want to see yourself performing, you can choose a karaoke machine with a built-in video camera. They are more expensive than regular devices, but the experience could be worth it.
Whether you are just starting to discover the karaoke experience or you are a karaoke veteran looking for a new device, at Crowdbest you can find a variety of karaoke machines fitted for your needs. For any question don’t hesitate to contact us!
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