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Top 10 Portable Karaoke Machines to Buy Online 2020

Karaoke is always a welcome addition to any party. The only problem is that it can sometimes be difficult to get the right tools to where you need them, especially since traditional karaoke machines require a TV or bulky equipment. Luckily, there are quite a few options for portable karaoke machines now that allow you to take the fun anywhere.

But picking the right one can make or break your party, so it’s important to get it right. In this guide, we’ll go over the things you should consider when deciding on a portable karaoke machine. At the end, we’ve also got a list of our favorites to help you get started on your search.
  • Last updated: 10-24-2019
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How to Choose a Portable Karaoke Machine – Buying Guide

While you should definitely consider going for the flashiest machine possible, you want to make sure that it also fits your needs and situation.

Standalone Mic or Speaker Set Depends on Portability Needs and Party Size

There are two main types of portable karaoke machines: all-in-one microphones and separate microphone and speaker systems. Each have their pros and cons, so be sure to keep your own situation in mind when weighing them.

Standalone Mics Are Super Portable and Great for Small Gatherings

Standalone Mics Are Super Portable and Great for Small Gatherings
If you’re looking for portable, it doesn’t get much more transport-friendly than a microphone with built-in controls and speakers. Not much larger than a standard microphone, these all-in-ones have controls for volume, sound settings, and song playback, and they’re more than loud enough for your average living room jam session.

Speaker Sets Maximize Volume but Can Be Large and Heavy

Speaker Sets Maximize Volume but Can Be Large and Heavy
If you’re looking for something more suitable for a larger crowd, you’ll want a set that comes with a separate, more powerful speaker. The larger machine also usually means that it comes with a wider range of sound settings and options–sometimes even a screen–which is great for more formal karaoke parties and serious karaoke aficionados.
These sets also often come with more than one microphone, making them ideal for those who like to duet.
Speakers can range in size, so you’re sure to find one that fits your size and volume needs, but note that larger also means heavier and harder to carry.

Make Sure Your Music Device is Compatible with the Machine

Make Sure Your Music Device is Compatible with the Machine
Part of what makes portable karaoke machines so portable is the fact that they often don’t have an in-built song library. Instead, they’re able to connect to your phone or tablet via Bluetooth or cord, or they accept USB drives or SD cards.
Check to see that the machine you’re looking at is compatible with the method you prefer. If you’re hosting a larger gathering, having more options allows more people to add their songs to the mix.

How Loud Do You Want to Crank up the Music? Decibel Count and Wattage

How Loud Do You Want to Crank up the Music? Decibel Count and Wattage
If you want to know how loud the machine can get, see if there’s information about decibels or wattage listed anywhere on the packaging. Volume is measured in decibels. Your indoor voice is around 60 dB, and things start getting annoyingly loud in the mid to high seventies (think vacuums).
The louder a speaker gets, the higher the wattage. While there’s no perfect way to convert between watts and volume, know that most home karaoke machines are around 40 – 50 watts. For reference, a speaker that’s able to produce 110 dB (about the volume of a full-blown rock concert and beyond the maximum you should be looking for) generally requires ~100 watts.

When Picking a Power Source, Consider Outlet Availability and Mobility

When Picking a Power Source, Consider Outlet Availability and Mobility
Whether your karaoke machine is corded or rechargeable might be important depending on where you’re using it. Larger, more powerful machines tend to be corded as they need more juice to run. While these are great for endless hours of singing, they do require a power outlet, which might dampen the portability factor.
Rechargeable machines are easy to take anywhere, though they do have a limited battery life that you need to be aware of or risk disappointment. Note that even corded machines might come with wireless, rechargeable microphones, so don’t forget to check that as well before you buy.

Fun Extras Make Karaoke Even Better

Fun Extras Make Karaoke Even Better
Of course, karaoke is about more than just the singing–it’s about the whole experience! While you may not be in a dedicated karaoke hall, some machines let you recreate the experience, if even just a little.
For a little more oomph, look for a machine that has extra features like colorful lights, a stand for your tablet or phone to read lyrics, or a recording function so that you don’t forget your best moments.

Top 5 Best Microphone Portable Karaoke Machines to Buy Online

Now that you know what to look for, here are five of our favorite all-in-one microphones for your smaller gatherings.

5. Bonaok Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone

$41.99

Size11″ x 4.3″ x 4.1″
Weight1.1 pounds
Input MethodBluetooth, AUX, SD card
Battery Life4-8 hours
ExtrasLights, duet function

4. Mianova Karaoke Microphone

$29.99

Size11.1″ x 4.1″ x 3.3″
Weight1.1 pounds
Input MethodBluetooth, AUX, micro SD card
Battery Life
Extras

3. 808 Singsation Karaoke Microphone

$33.99

Size11.6″ x 3.6″ x 4.3″
Weight1 pound
Input MethodBluetooth
Battery Life10 hours
ExtrasLights, sound effects, voice effects

2. Tifitir Karaoke Microphone

$30.99

Size11.2″ x 4.2″ x 3.5″
Weight1.2 pounds
Input MethodBluetooth, AUX, USB
Battery Life
ExtrasLights, recording, voice effects

1. Bonaok 4-in-1 Portable Handheld Karaoke Mic

$31.99

Size11″ x 4.3″ x 3.9″
Weight1.45 pounds
Input MethodBluetooth, AUX, SD card
Battery Life4-8 hours
ExtrasLights, recording

Top 5 Best Portable Karaoke Machines with Speakers to Buy Online

Need something a little stronger? Why not consider one of these speaker sets for your next party?

5. Singsation Karaoke Machine

$249.99

Size24″ x 10″ x 17.5″
Weight17 pounds
Input MethodBluetooth
Power SourceOutlet
Wattage40
ExtrasLights, mic stand, phone stand, voice effects

4. Proreck Portable Speaker

$99.99

Size19″ x 13″ x 10″
Weight20 pounds
Input MethodBluetooth, AUX, USB drive
Power SourceOutlet
Wattage70
ExtrasLights

3. KaraoKing Karaoke Machine

$239.90

Size24″ x 15.5″ x 13″
Weight24.2 pounds
Input MethodBluetooth, AUX, USB drive
Power SourceOutlet
Wattage50
ExtrasLights, disco ball, tablet holder

2. RHM Portable Bluetooth Karaoke Machine

$219.95

Size14″ x 8″ x 8″
Weight11.4 pounds
Input MethodBluetooth, AUX, USB drive, micro SD card
Power SourceRechargeable battery (5 hours)
WattageOne 30W speaker and two 15W
ExtrasTablet holder

1. Singsation Karaoke Machine

$79.90

Size8.5″ x 11.5″ x 12.6″
Weight4.9 pounds
Input MethodBluetooth, AUX
Power SourceOutlet
Wattage
ExtrasLights, tablet/phone stand

Where Can I Find Karaoke Backing Tracks (Legally)?

Where Can I Find Karaoke Backing Tracks (Legally)?
Since many of these machines don’t come with a built-in music library, finding songs and downloading them onto your device is up to you. If your machine is Bluetooth compatible, that can be as easy as playing a song from YouTube or Spotify from your smartphone or using a dedicated karaoke app that will allow you to read off your screen as you sing.
If you’d prefer to have downloaded music or music saved to a USB drive or SD card, that’s where things can get a little tricky, especially when looking for tracks without the lyrics.
Luckily, there are a few websites dedicated to lyric-less music where you can buy and download tracks for use anytime anywhere. Some of the best sites include karaoke-version.com, buykaraokedownloads.com, and sunflykaraoke.us.

Summary

So there you have it–a quick guide to finding the right portable karaoke machine for you! With a karaoke machine, your next party is bound to be a smash.
By Jacqueline Oshiro

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