Karaoke Machine

A karaoke machine is a new form of entertainment. This amazing party system will entertain you and your friends, helping you become a better singer. Generally speaking, this is a device that allows you to sing various songs without the accompaniment of the professional artist’s voice. These systems are generally found in pubs, but there are also some home versions which are a great addition to any home. As you might think, these machines can greatly vary based on various factors, including design, features and accessories. With so many models available on the market, choosing the right machine for you and your family can be a daunting task. Therefore, in order to help you find a model that will meet your expectation, we have gathered 5 of the best models in the current market. Take a look at the comparison chart below and choose the right model for your needs.

Top 5 Karaoke Machines Comparison

1. Singtrix Party Bundle 2. Pyle Portable Pa Speaker 3. ION Audio Party Rocker Plus 4. Karaoke GF842 5. Electrohome Karaoke Machine Speaker System
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General Information

Manufacturer Singtrix Pyle ION Audio Karaoke USA Electrohome
Model SGTX1 PKRK10 MAIN-80512 GF842 EAKAR300

Design & Accessories

Unit dimensions 14 x 21 x 14 inches 13.5 x 28.8 x 17 inches 9.2 x 12.5 x 13 inches 13 x 10 x 17.8 inches 14 x 10.6 x 12.5 inches
Unit weight 25 lbs. 42.5 lbs. 19.2 lbs. 20 lbs. 7.21 lbs.
Unit color/ Finish Black Black Black Black Black
Accessories 2.1 Stereo Speaker with Subwoofer, Custom mic with “HIT” effect control, Pro-quality Mic Stand with Boom Arm and Device Holder for Tablets, Phones and MP3 Players, Faceplate inserts – orange, black, blue and pink, power supply and cables. Battery, remote control, wireless microphone, retractable carry handle and rolling caster wheels. Microphone with mic cable, power cable, 1.8 ft. stereo aux cable, remote control. Remote control, 2 microphones, universal cradle for storing media devices, AC adaptor, RCA Audio/Video to RCA Audio/Video Cable. Dynamic microphone(10 ft. cord, ¼ inch plug), CD+G multiplex karaoke disc with music from various artists, RCA audio/video composite connection cable, Karaoke Disc with Popular Hits.

Technical Specifications

Microphone inputs 2 (¼ inches) 1 (¼ inches) 2 (Beat Sync, Auto, Single Color and Freeze) 2 (2 microphone inputs & holders) 2 (6.3 mm)
Audio/Aux. Inputs 1 (3.5mm) 1 (3.5mm) 1 (3.5mm) 1 (3.5mm) 1 (3.5mm)
Speaker outputs 2 (3.5mm) 1 1 1 (3.5mm) 2
Power Input 5V 250mA DC 12V 12V, 5Ah DC 12V DC 12V
Input 100-240V, 50/60Hz 0.2A 110V/220V, 20-20kHz 100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz 110V/50Hz~AC 240V/60Hz AC 120V, 60Hz
Power wattage 40W 400 W Peak Power, 200 W – 4 Ohm 50W Peak Power 35W Peak Digital Power Amplifier 12W
Demo disc 300 effects More than 10 effects N/A 300 MP3G songs on 2 discs 30 songs – CD+G
RCA Cable Audio and Video Inputs/Outputs Audio and Video Inputs/Outputs Audio and Video Inputs/Outputs Audio and Video Inputs/Outputs L/R Audio input/output, video input/out


Master volume
Echo control
Balance control
Auto voice control
CD control N/A
Microphone volume control
Program tracks N/A

Extra features

Live vocal technology 7-inch Digital screen with built-in DVD player 3W LEDs 7-inch TFT digital color screen Digital Echo Control
Voice-cancellation 10-inch subwoofer 6.5-inch woofer LED sync lights Auto Voice Control (AVC) singing coach
3-inch Piezo Tweeter wide-dispersion tweeter USB Flash/ SD Card Compatible
4 light modes
Dual microphone inputs with Echo Effect
Built-in rechargeable battery


Warranty 90 DAY LIMITED WARRANTY 1-year 90 DAY LIMITED WARRANTY 1-year 1-year
Customer Support
Instruction Manual

1.Singtrix Party Bundle SGTX1

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Designed by the developers of Guitar Hero, the Singtrix Party Bundle is one of the best karaoke systems available on the market, these days. Specially manufactured to bring karaoke parties to the next level, this incredible machine is equipped with a plethora of impressive features that will surely meet all your expectations. With more than 300 effects to auto-tune and harmonize correct, this machine can make you sing like a rock star. Additionally, it comes with a 40-watt speaker system which allows you to handle a wide array of highs and lows. On the face of the speaker, you will find three knobs which allow you to control the volume, bass and treble. As compared to other similar devices, this karaoke system uses the live vocal technology that professional singers use to sound great. If you are thinking about buying this system, you should also know that it has a voice-cancellation feature that creates karaoke tracks on-the-fly from various songs. Overall, this is a quality system that will definitely satisfy all your vocal needs.

  • It comes with more than 300 effects
  • Attractive design
  • It is equipped with a voice-cancellation feature
  • Powerful 40-watt speaker system
  • Short warranty

It should come as no surprise that we choose the Singtrix SGTX1 model as one of the most amazing karaoke systems out there. As compared to other similar systems, it comes with an advanced technology and a plethora of impressive features that will surely meet your requirements. Thanks to its 300 effects and its powerful speaker system, it can easily satisfy all your vocal needs.

2. Pyle Portable Pa Speaker

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Another impressive machine that caught our attention is the Pyle Portable Pa Speaker PKRK10. It is a multipurpose karaoke system that comes with a lot of incredible features. One of the most important things you need to consider before you buy a singing machine is the battery. In this case, there is a built-in rechargeable battery that will keep it charged for a long time. Furthermore, there is a 7-inch digital screen with built-in DVD player and a USB port with SD card slot. What we really like about this machine is that it comes with multiple audio controls including microphone and guitar. It should be noted that all these options are essential for a karaoke system. In comparison to the Karaoke GF842 machine, the PKRK10 is portable and very easy to carry around. It is equipped with wheels and a retractable handle which makes it easy to transport from one location to another.

  • It comes with a large digital screen
  • The battery will keep the device charged for a long time
  • It is equipped with multiple audio controls, including microphone and guitar
  • Portable and easy to carry around
  • 1-year warranty
  • It has a bulky design

If you are looking to purchase a nice karaoke system for your kids, this can be the best choice out there. Although it comes with a bulky design, it is portable and very easy to carry around. More than that, thanks to its 7-inch digital screen, it is very easy to use and read. The fact that it comes with multiple audio controls such as guitar and microphone is another interesting aspect of the unit.

3. ION Audio Party Rocker Plus

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If you are looking for a powerful karaoke system that will rock your parties, the ION Audio Party Rocker Plus is exactly what you need. This incredible machine comes with a stunning design and 6 built-in colorful lights that provides a vibrant ambiance. Furthermore, it comes with a 50 watts motor and a 6.5-inch subwoofer that provides superior bass performance. The fact that it comes with a built-in rechargeable battery that lasts for more than 3 days with the lights off is a major perk. It can be a great companion at your wedding or at a backyard reception where everyone wants to have fun. The best part of using this karaoke system is that it doesn’t have to be glued to the speaker. The Bluetooth range covers up to 100 ft.. Also, it should be noted that it comes with a 3.5 mm aux input for non-Bluetooth devices. Additionally, it comes with a quality microphone that provides you with hours of uninterrupted fun. All in all, this karaoke system that comes with so many features is surely an option worth taking into consideration.

  • It is equipped with 6 built-in colorful lights
  • It comes with a powerful subwoofer
  • The battery lasts for more than 3 days
  • The Bluetooth range covers up to 100 ft.
  • 90 day limited warranty

The ION Audio is an interesting karaoke system that provides your kids with hours of fun. It has 6 built-in colorful lights and a powerful subwoofer. Easy to setup and use, this incredible device also has a 3.5 mm aux input for devices that don’t have Bluetooth. Like any other device, it has a few drawbacks, and the most important thing to mention is its warranty. It comes with a short lifetime warranty.

4. Karaoke GF842

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The Karaoke GF842 is a great karaoke system that comes with a lot of features. This all-in-one machine is equipped with over 300MP3G songs and comes with a 7-inch TFT LCD digital color screen that allows you to read song lyrics with ease. It is compatible with any media source, so it can easily be plugged in a laptop or smartphone from a USB drive or SD card. Also, it has LED sync lights which are designed to be synchronized with the rhythm of the music. Additionally, it comes with a powerful 35 watts digital power amplifier and two microphones which will help you enjoy music all night long. At 20 lbs., this black system is more lightweight than many other similar machines. Plus, the handles on the side makes it perfect for transportation. With just a touch of a button, the Karaoke GF842 allows you to record and mix songs, enjoying instant playback. Thanks to its digital key control adjustment feature, you can modify any song to be within your vocal range. In comparison to other singing machines, this one is very easy to set up and use, so keep in mind this factor when purchasing a karaoke system.

  • It features over 300 mp3G songs
  • It comes with a large LCD digital color screen
  • It comes with 2 microphones
  • It has a digital key control adjustment feature

The GF842 karaoke system makes you feel a superstar. It has so many features that it is quite difficult to find a better model at the same price. The fact that it comes with over 300 mp3G songs is a major perk and a factor to consider when making a purchase. Also, there are two microphones and a powerful amplifier which will make this experience even more interesting.

5. Electrohome Karaoke Machine Speaker System

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If you are on the hunt for a home singing machine, the model manufactured by Electrohome may be the right system for you. Due to the fact that it is very easy to use and setup, it can be a great choice for birthday parties and outdoor backyard receptions. As compared to the Karaoke GF842 that comes with two microphones, this one comes with only one microphone which is wired with a 10 ft. the cord attached. More than that it doesn’t have a built-in display and it is not built to support high definition like other devices. Although it doesn’t have the features mentioned above, it still comes with a plethora of other interesting features. For example, it is equipped with an echo control which adds resonance to your voice and an auto voice control which can be extremely useful for people trying to learn the lyrics of the song. Overall, it is a good machine that will surely do a great job.

  • It comes with an echo control
  • It is equipped with an auto voice control
  • It has a built-in display
  • It comes with a nice design
  • It has only 1 microphone
  • It is not as powerful as the above models

Last but not least, we present you the Electrohome karaoke system. Although it is not as powerful as the above models, it still is an option worth taking into consideration. It comes with a few interesting features, such an echo control and an auto voice control function. It has only one microphone and it doesn’t support high definition like other similar systems.

6. Singing Machine Karaoke SML385BTBK

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Get the party started with an incredible karaoke system that will make you feel like a real rockstar. It is a great system specifically designed for kids, teens and adults alike. It comes with two microphones jacks and 54 LED Multi-color lights thanks to which you will be able to control the party ambiance. This way, you can sing a duet with your best friend without sharing the microphone. The disco light effects will brighten the room and will provide hours of fun. Also, with all its impressive features, it will help you take your singing to the next level. Its built-in speaker will provide powerful sound while the mobile app will help you expand your song options. Thanks to its Bluetooth and auxiliary input you will be able to connect the system to other audio devices. Additionally, it comes with a limited warranty. For a period of 90 days from the date of sale, the manufacturer guarantee this device to be free from defects in materials and workmanship.

  • 54 LED multi-color lights
  • 2 microphone jacks
  • It has a built-in speaker that entertains you with its powerful sound
  • Disco design
  • A bit heavy

If you are on the hunt for a karaoke system, take a look at this offer. It is a great singing machine that comes with a wide array of interesting features. Also, it comes with a reasonable price. It is a great value for money, being as well a great option for people on a limited budget.

7. Akai KS780-BT

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The Akai KS780-BT is our 7th option. It is a quality model that comes with a lot of impressive features. It is very easy to use and allows you to play your favorite music via the convenient USB port. It has multi-color lights to animate your room and features a 7-inch color screen that displays the lyrics in a nice manner. You can also use it as a speaker, but to achieve great results, you have to pair it with your Bluetooth-enabled devices: smartphones, laptops or tablets. In spite of its small size, it can do great things. Aside from displaying lyrics and allowing you to play your favorite music, it also allows you to use a memory stick and download songs for your karaoke party. In addition to this, it also allows you to record your performance in order to share it with your friends or with other players.

  • Multi Color Lighting Effect
  • Attractive design
  • 7″ Color Display
  • Bluetooth enabled

The Akai KS780-BT is a very attractive machine for karaoke that comes equipped with a lot of interesting features, including a 7” display with multi-color lights and a Bluetooth speaker. It is small in size, so there will be no problem if you are thinking about traveling with it.

8. Singing Machine SML385UBK

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If you want to throw a karaoke party in your living room, then you will need a singing machine. There are hundreds of models on the market, but the SML385UBK model by Singing Machine is among the best out there. With its 54 LED disco lights and 2-digit LED display, it looks more like a disco machine than a karaoke system. It comes equipped with a built-in speaker that delivers great sound. When it comes to connectivity, it can be paired with almost any Bluetooth-enabled device. There is also an RCA output jack that can be connected to the TV for searching lyrics. In addition to all these wonderful features, we also want to introduce the echo control feature. It is another interesting function thanks to which you will be able to play with special effects that allow you to control and change the voice. Overall, if you are a huge fan of karaoke, take a look at this model as it will surely satisfy your needs as well as your budget.

  • It delivers a powerful sound
  • 54 LED disco lights
  • 2-digit LED display
  • Wired microphone included

If you are a karaoke enthusiast who likes to sing at home, then this is a system that surely meets your requirements. It is affordable, easy to use and comes with a lot of interesting features. It can be paired with almost all Bluetooth-enabled devices as well as with your TV system also.

9. iKaraoke KS780-BT

Love karaoke? Are you one of those karaoke enthusiasts who know Queen songs by heart? Then, you probably have a singing machine at home. If not, what are you waiting for? With so many models on the market, it is quite difficult not to find what you really like. But, if so many choices confuse you a little bit, we are here to help you. The KS780-BT machine by iKaraoke is a great music system that allows you to sing your favorite music. It is packed with a full list of features that it might be quite difficult to find something better than that at the same price. Compared to some of its above competitors that all have a convenient USB port and are Bluetooth-enabled, this one comes equipped with a 7” color display on which you can see the lyrics of your songs. Also, it has lights. It is packed with multi-color lights that will help you create a great ambiance to any party. If you don’t have a microphone, we got you covered. This machine comes with a wired microphone and an RCA cord for TV connection. From an aesthetic point of view, this looks great. It is small and portable and can accompany you in your travels. All in all, this is a nice option to consider when you are limited by budget.

  • 7-inch color display
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Multi-color lights
  • Easy to use

Looking for a quality singing machine but you are limited by budget? The KS780-BT by iKaraoke is exactly what you need in order to satisfy your singing desires. It is small, portable and very easy to use.

Types of Karaoke Systems

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As you probably know, in the past, karaoke machines were specially designed for pubs and various private parties. Over the last few years, they have gained a lot of popularity and become affordable even for those with limited budgets. While they were once bulky and unattractive units, nowadays, the modern models feature a compact and stylish design. Furthermore, they are portable and easy to truck in your vehicle. Understanding the differences between these four types of karaoke systems will help you make an investment that is in line with your needs.

  • Microphone machines

    The microphone machines are something special. They act like regular microphone, but they have a built-in song selection programmed directly into the microphone. Also, they are equipped with built-in monitors that project the song lyrics on the TV screen. Microphone karaoke systems are small and portable. They can be easily connected to a TV or stereo. Also, some units are battery operated. There are dozens of songs included in the microphone, but you can also find cartridges with additional songs which are available for purchase.

  • Pocket machines

    If you are looking to purchase a small and portable karaoke machine, the pocket models are exactly what you want. Most of these small handheld devices are equipped with an LCD display and dozens of MP3s and AVI video tracks. The fact that it comes with an LCD screen is a major perk as it gives you the possibility to scroll through various song choices. Once you have selected a song, you can connect the device to the TV using AV connectors. Also, take note that the lyrics are displayed on the screen. In spite of their portable feature, these small machines come with various features. In this case, take note that the digital voice recorder and the digital mixer are the most useful features. By using the digital mixer you can easily adjust the volume of the device.

  • CD karaoke machines

    Another type of singing machine that you may find on the market are the models that resemble a CD player. Once they are connected to the TV, they will display the lyrics on the screen. These types of machines use karaoke formatted CD-G discs that are able to hold dozens of songs per disc. More than that, if you want higher sound quality, an amplifier can be added to the machine.

  • All-in-one machines

    The all-in-one karaoke machines are the most popular home models available in the current market. Most devices come with a CD player, an MP3 hard drive, speakers and one or two microphones. The device is connected to the TV where the lyrics are displayed on the screen. These types of machines usually have a music cartridge with hundreds of songs. In spite of their bulky design, they are perfect to entertain you all night.

Know Before You Buy

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The market is overflowing with a broad array of models, so it will be quite difficult to find a karaoke system that meets your expectations. While some systems come with a compact design, others are equipped with a lot of features. That’s why, before you go shopping for a karaoke system, it is essential to understand the different features available. With the wide array of features available for these systems, it will be easier to find something for your needs.

  • Who will be using it?

    If you buy the system for your kids, then a model with simple controls is exactly what you need. A nice design and animated graphics will be more than enough for your little ones. They will need a system free of excessive wires and USB inputs. On the other hand, adults will want a more complicated model with impressive and innovative features, including voice effects like echo effects, equalizers and pitch control effects. Also, for adults, the audio quality will be a priority. More than that, adults will have no problem with wires, cables or hook up the Bluetooth or a USB flash stick.

  • Portability

    If you intend to buy a karaoke system for parties and ceremonies, make sure you choose a model that you can easily transport and carry into the truck of your vehicle. The microphone and pocket machines are the most popular options available on the market. They are perfect for birthday parties and backyard events. However, they won’t provide you with the same performance as the all-in-one machines which should be bought for quality over portability.

  • Accessories

    When investing in a karaoke system, make sure you choose one that comes with various accessories. The most popular accessories are amplifiers and connectors. While the right amplifier can improve the performance of the machine, a connector can easily be connected to your laptop. If your chosen model doesn’t have these accessories, you have to buy them separately. However, make sure they are compatible with your machine.

What’s Behind our Ratings

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Regardless of age, gender and class, music is definitely something that brings people together. With a karaoke machine, you will spend amazing moments with your family and friends. Like earlier pointed out, there are so many types of karaoke machines on the market, that finding the best one is almost impossible unless you know what to look for.

  • Voice effects

    Your voice can be scary for many people, but a singing machine with voice effect can turn you into a rock star with an incredible voice. The most popular voice effect is echo, but an advanced karaoke machine will also have pitch control and equalizers which will make your voice sound much better than it actually is. The karaoke systems for kids will also have some silly effects like a robot and alien voices.

  • Microphones

    Some karaoke machines are equipped with only one microphone while others have a dual microphone with allows you to sing with another person. In simple terms, if you want to share your microphone with more than one friend, opt for a singing machine that has two microphones. Otherwise, it will be nearly impossible to fit three or four people on one microphone.

  • Digital screen

    If you want to be a rock star, but your voice doesn’t help you so much, a karaoke system is exactly what you need. It is a great asset which provides entertainment for you and your friends. As mentioned above, there are a few things you need to consider before making a purchase, and the digital screen is one of these factors. The most advanced systems projects lyrics on the digital screen allowing you to visualize them easier. Also, they can project different background pictures on the screen, so if you choose a machine for your kids, make sure you find something that is age appropriate.

  • Audio quality

    One of the most important factor to consider when purchasing a karaoke system is the audio quality. The newest models usually have a higher audio quality which will make even the worst singer sound great. While some machines are equipped with manual controls for bass and tone, others come with different options for pitch and other sound elements. However, take note that the higher quality systems are more pricey than standard models.

Our Verdict

ION Audio Party Rocker Plus

After a lot of research into the pros and cons of various models found on the market, we picked our final 5. We spent more than 24 hours to review and test them and the ION Audio Party Rocker Plus was our favorite. This singing machine excels in the most important category: audio quality. As compared to the Singtrix Party Bundle which is equipped with a 40 watts motor, the ION Audio machine is a bit more powerful. It comes with a 50 watts motor and a 6.5-inch subwoofer. Although it doesn’t have a digital screen like the Karaoke GF842 does, it still has some great features that will satisfy your needs.
The fact that its Bluetooth range covers up to 100 ft. is a major perk, especially because it doesn’t have to be glued to the speaker. Also, should be noted that as compared to the Electrohome Karaoke Machine Speaker System which comes with two microphones, the ION Audio Party Rocker Plus is equipped with only one microphone. It is also worth mentioning that it is more affordable than the Singtrix Party Bundle SGTX1 and Pyle Portable Pa Speaker machines. Overall, it is definitely an option worth taking into consideration.

Frequently Asked Questions

1Can the karaoke system be connected to the laptop?
A karaoke system can be connected to a PC via a 1/8” stereo adapter cable. The cable will run from the machine to the Mic plugin of the computer.

2Can I download karaoke music for the singing system?
Yes, you can do it. There are several sites from where you can download plenty of music.

3 Can you record yourself on a singing system?
It depends on the model. Some models allow you to record yourself singing while others don’t. However, if you want to do this, opt for a model that has this feature.

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