We should truly count our blessings for living in a contemporary world where there isn´t a dearth of technological devices that help make our lives easy. However, there is a drawback to living in such a fast-paced world; we are burdened with numerous responsibilities and workload.
Now, a stressful lifestyle can play an atrocious role in worsening one´s health and well-being. Fortunately, amenities such as a karaoke system can serve as a stress buster. A karaoke system is often regarded as the ultimate source of entertainment. Users of the karaoke system can live out their rock star fantasies and form unforgettable memories with friends and family. Getting the opportunity to belt out numbers and dance the night away can do plenty of good for the soul. And, let´s be honest—our hearts beat because we have music in our blood.
Without beating about the bush any further, do allow us to provide solutions to some of the common enquires related to choosing a karaoke system.
What should you look out for when choosing a karaoke system?
There are numerous factors to consider before you splurge on a karaoke system. First and foremost, you should ensure that the karaoke machine has decent audio quality. You can either look to purchase a system that has high-quality built-in speakers or choose one that features an audio output to connect it to your home stereo´s speakers. It is also essential for you to pick a system that is flexible and capable of streaming music from a wide array of devices such as a home CD or DVD player, an MP3 player, an included CD+G (CD plus graphics) player or a smartphone.
We would suggest you select a karaoke system that accepts inputs from smartphones or tablets. Such systems offer you the option of finding karaoke videos on YouTube for free. There are even systems that can mute the vocals, allowing you to sing along to any song in your music collection.
The system you end up purchasing must be easy to setup, boast of intuitive controls that are user-friendly, and be sturdy enough to handle rough usage. You should also look for systems that either have built-in display or that can be hooked up to a TV set, tablet or other technology.
Is the karaoke system compatible with the devices you are using right now?
There are karaoke systems for every device on the market. However, you should be careful when choosing a system. For instance, a system that is compatible with Apple products may not connect to Android devices and vice-versa. Or, there might be a need for you to acquire an adapter to connect with the relatively newer line of Apple products (those with Apple´s newer lightning connector). If you intend to connect the karaoke system to your TV, the system must feature either analog or digital (HDMI) outputs. And, as we mentioned earlier, if you want to connect the system to your home stereo´s speakers, choose a system that has an audio output.
To make your search easier, we have listed some of the best karaoke systems around. The following systems are versatile, portable, and boast all the modern features that the latest karaoke systems largely benefit from.
1. Vocopro DVD- Dust 80WCD Karaoke System
What particularly enticed us to this system has to be its dual-cassette player. The feature allows you to bring your old karaoke cassettes to life. Thankfully, this system isn´t stuck only in the past; it does have plenty of modern features as well. It is capable of streaming music from a CD or DVD player, allows you to listen to MP3s and JPEG formatted songs, and has an AM/FM tuner that allows you to sing along with any song that comes on the radio. In addition to that, it is also compatible with HDCD, CD-R, and CD-RW. Other helpful features include speed control, pitch control, 2 microphone inputs with individual volume controls, and the ability to play background slideshows etc.
2. Singing Machine iSM1030BT Bluetooth Karaoke Pedestal
There is no denying the fact that the Singing Machine iSM1030BT Bluetooth Karaoke Pedestal is worth its weight in gold. Although it boasts an unusual design, bearing a close resemblance to a space device, it doesn´t lack in the options department. As its name suggests, it boasts of Bluetooth technology, allowing you to easily connect to your iOS and Android devices. We also love the fact that it comes with a 7-inch color LCD display unit that displays lyrics and makes it extremely easy to switch between songs. The balance and echo controls along with the auto voice control help ensure that you don´t overpower the machine and vice-versa. Did we mention that the system comes with large speakers too?
3. Pyle-Pro PWMA930I
If you are looking for a portable professional karaoke machine that can bring the party to any venue, you should look no further than the Pyle-Pro PWMA930I. Its design is a bit boxy and boring but it does have a charm that grows on you. For instance, it boasts a telescopic handle and a set of rear wheels which make it convenient to move around, like a suitcase. Other features include an iPod station, guitar input, wireless mic with up to 100 feet of reference, rechargeable battery pack, and huge 8” speaker etc.