10. iKaroake KS303W-BT
The front of the iKaroake KS303W-BT (around $56) boasts a multicolored lighting effect, adding a dynamic touch to your next nighttime shindig. It also has a cradle for your tablet, so you won’t have to worry about someone knocking your iPad to the ground if the party gets out of hand.
- Easy to set up and use
- Not the most durable option
- Occasionally has an echo
9. Altec Lansing Party Star
There’s a disco ball built-in to the Altec Lansing Party Star (appx. $100), which ensures that the audience will get the full effect when you start singing “Staying Alive” for the fifth time that night. It also has an automatic voice control that makes it easy to blend voices.
- Includes composite video hookups
- Only displays lyrics with cd-gs
- It isn’t very loud
8. KaraoKing H8
The KaraoKing H8 (appx. $40) offers one of the simpler setups out there: it’s just a mic with a holder for your cellphone. That makes it easy to take with you to a friend’s house, and you’ll have the lyrics right there in front of your face (until your phone dies, anyway).
- Filter to reduce noise interference
- Cellphone mount is adjustable
- Short battery life
7. Akai KS780-BT
The Akai KS780-BT (around $80) plays CDs in addition to streaming audio, so if you have some older karaoke technology, you can still use it with this machine. The USB port lets you record your performance on a flash drive and share it via social media, which is perfect for blackmail.
- Light and easily portable
- Can adjust pitch on cd tracks
- Not especially loud
6. Memorex SingStand 2
You need a stand for heavy-duty crooning, and the Memorex SingStand 2 (appx. $350) comes in handy when it’s time to bend over and serenade your fans in the front row. The amplified speaker at the base puts out pretty decent sound, but you need to keep the area in front of it clear.
- Can mute vocals on regular tracks
- Has an additional microphone jack
- Easy to generate feedback
5. SoundBeast Pegasus
Take your solo act on the road with the SoundBeast Pegasus (around $60), as it’s small, lightweight, and has a built-in grip on the handle. It’s perfect for kids — but it’s also great for any adult standing outside their ex’s house letting them know that they will, in fact, survive.
- Has an fm radio dial
- 9-foot mic cord
- Doesn’t play cds
4. Tosing 008
You’ll be surprised by the sound quality you can wring out of the Tosing 008 (about $35). The two 5-watt internal speakers can project your voice across a crowded room, all while adding some serious bass. You can even pick between left and right channels, if you like.
- Lasts for over 1000 charges
- Lets you skip songs from mic
- 33-foot wireless range
3. Bonaok Handheld
Practice for the big time with the Bonaok Handheld (around $29), which functions as a speaker, player, and recorder, all in a single microphone. If you’re not willing to dedicate an entire corner of your bedroom to your karaoke studio, this makes for a smart compromise.
- Multiple volume sliders
- Includes carrying case
- Can be used with or without wires
2. Tencoz Singing Health
If your kids have been bugging you for a karaoke set, but you’re not sure how much they’d actually use it, the Tencoz Singing Health (around $20) is a good way to dip your toe in the water. It’s very inexpensive, and while it’s not professional-grade, it still gets the job done.
- Controls are simple and intuitive
- Available in blue or pink
- Suitable for car use
1. Rockville Power RPG-122K
If you like to do things right and “Go big or go home” is your mantra, the Rockville Power RPG-122K (about $315) is more than just a basic karaoke machine — it’s a fully-fledged PA system, including two speakers with stands, a long-throw woofer, and four wireless mics.
- All conductors made of copper
- Great for weddings
- Has both usb and sd ports