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Karaoke machine guide: Edition 2020

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Top karaoke systems in comparison

Are long Karaoke machines can no longer only be found in karaoke bars. The plants are meanwhile available worldwide and turn a boring evening into a big and unforgettably fun party. If you like to sing the stars' biggest hits out loud, you will a lot of fun with a karaoke system.
But no two karaoke machines are the same. Some have bluetooth, additional sound effects or have one Integrated screen is. We explain what is important in our guide.

In this guide there are important Tips on buying a karaoke machine conveyed, individual Plants presented and compared and presented alternatives such as karaoke games for game consoles or smartphone apps.

Top karaoke machines

Last updated: 01/06/2020

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modelauna Disco Fever BluetoothSinging Machine STVG785Ibiza Port8VHF-Nauna KA8P-V2 BK
price

49,90 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.

151,93 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.

139,85 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.

149,99 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.
rating
colourblackblack-and-whiteblackblack pink
Dimensions (HxWxD)22 x44 x 25 cm41.7 x 29 x 24.749 x 33 x 3140.5 x 34 x 23
Weight2.2 kg3.5 kg8 kg2.8 kg
Microphones (included)2 (1)2 (1)2 (2)2 (2)
price

49,90 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.

151,93 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.

139,85 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.

149,99 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.
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A look at the best-selling models can help you make your own decision. In our article on the karaoke machine bestsellers, we have listed the most popular models.

What is karaoke?

The Japanese party cracker

You can no longer have fun with karaoke (explanation of terms) only in Japanese-style bars or special karaoke bars. Karaoke machines with millions of songs are available for cheap money. We'll show you what to look out for in karaoke systems.


Karaoke is a Japanese term and translated means something like "Empty orchestra". This means that known pieces of music are played in the playback. The task of the participants is to sing along with the tracks live via a microphone. With many karaoke machines and with the Wii game console, for example, you can read the text directly on a screen provided.



Components: what matters

A good karaoke machine can do that

There are many variations and ways to use a karaoke machine. It can contain several microphones or one integrated display ready to read the texts. The functions that each individual system makes available also differ. With some you can only control the volume, with others you will find an extensive selection of controls for Additional functions offered. The auna KA8B-V2 BK, for example, contains an echo control and a regulator to optimize the balance between the vocals and the playback. A karaoke device like the Ibiza Port8VHF-N is more like a PA system, as no display is integrated. In this case, the texts would have to have a external screen be switched on.

For example, a good karaoke machine can be used for fun game nights be used. It is also ideal for boosting the mood at private parties enormously. Larger systems can even be used in discos. In addition, they are a successful pastime for children, which is why the auna StarMaker karaoke system, for example, is worth considering.

Karaoke machines stand for:

  • high fun factor: thanks to the opportunity to sing together
  • Additional functions: Everything is possible from playback to artificial echoes
  • diverse application possibilities: at game evenings, at private parties, in discos and in the children's room

Pay attention to these components:

In order to be able to use a karaoke machine without restrictions, the Buying paid attention to a few things become. After all, what use is a device without a screen, for example, if it is important to be able to read the text? In addition, not all machines play all formats. Who else on Additional functions value, you should find out in advance which of these functions the system contains. Our advisor goes to the most important Purchase criteria and describes what options they should offer. We will explicitly go into the individual karaoke machines below in our karaoke system comparison.

Input source and playable formats

It is important to pay attention to the CD + G format with karaoke CDs. Only this format delivers the screen text at the same time.

The common playback format for a karaoke system is CD + G. These are karaoke CDs that contain automatic subtitles. With the correct playback medium, the subtitles matching the song are shown on a display or screen and enable the participants to reproduce the text correctly.

Today, however, the CD + G format has been supplemented by many modern formats. So are modern ones mp3 files or avi video files also ideally suited to complement your singing lesson. However, it is particularly important how all formats actually get onto the device. So at least one should USB or SD input be included.

However, a CD or DVD player is also a suitable source for playing the song titles. Owners of conventional DVD players can find their favorite songs on so-called karaoke DVDs. Systems like the auna KA8B-V2 BK also provide a 3.5 mm jack AUX input. Even external stereo systems can be connected to the karaoke device. The Ibiza Port8VHF-N, for example, also enables data to be transmitted via Bluetooth.

screen

The auna KA8B-V2 BK comes with a 3.5 "TFT color display fitted. That is more than enough for a small round. However, if the event at which the device is used is larger, such a display can quickly become too small. It is important that external monitors can be connected to the system. The Ibiza Port8VHF-N, for example, does not have an integrated display, which is why it has one from scratch separate screen required to display subtitles. If the device has an integrated display, it is of course an advantage if it is as large as possible. Besides, it is more pleasant to read the texts, if the screen can display several colors and has a backlight, because then nothing stands in the way of the ideal display of the subtitles.

microphone

What would a karaoke machine be without a microphone? Right, pointless. A good device includes at least one microphone that can be turned on and off to avoid noise. In the best case, this is very stable and lies comfortable in the hand. There should be a certain basic weight to have.

It is also important that the microphone has a sturdy wire basket into which to sing. The Wire basket ensures that no saliva and dirt get into the microphone. Furthermore, it protects against so-called Pop and sibilant soundsthat can arise when speaking hard consonants such as the p, t and s. Ideally, the basket can be unscrewed to allow it to be cleaned easily every now and then.

Some systems - like the auna KA8B-V2 BK - even contain two microphones so that several people can sing along at the same time. Others even offer the option of using the two microphones included in the scope of delivery external connections connect additional microphones. It may also be advisable to use a microphone stand. Especially with high-quality vocal microphones, it just sings better.

The Ibiza Port8VHF-N even has a special gimmick in its luggage. It includes a wireless microphone. So one person can very easily moderate through the evening while others are singing. Of course, it is also possible to do this on singing together to participate.

Of course, it is also possible to use an external microphone. Both wireless and wired microphone are suitable. In our article entitled Karaoke Microphones, you will find out what is important when it comes to vocal microphones and which microphones we recommend:

Helpful additional functions

In addition to the standard playback functions such as play, stop and fast forward etc., some devices offer great additional functions which make operation considerably easier and significantly improve the quality of the performances. We introduce the most important functions.

Control over the volume

It is definitely advisable to pay attention to other functions. Because it can be very annoying when the music of the playback is very loud and the singing of the participants can hardly be heard. A Balance function at. It enables the volume differences between the playback and the vocals to level off. So the singers can also be guaranteed to hear each other. If the balance is regulated in favor of the participants, the overall picture can of course become a little quieter again. Therefore should a Master volume control be integrated, which can raise the overall volume again. Since not everyone has the same voice volume, separately controllable microphones are an advantage. Only in this way does a tender and shy soul have the chance to vote against a self-confident and loud person.

Wonderful effects

Nice effects such as a echo. This makes the vocals sound much broader and more professional. The auna KA8B-V2 BK enables an echo to be switched on thanks to a rotary control. The further the control is turned up, the more intense the effect. A sudden connection of the echo ensures repetition of words, which can be intentional in specific places. Other systems, in turn, rely on one Hall function. This simulates the singing in a large hall, church or in the great outdoors. The effect is similar to that of the echo. The voices work wider and thus create one more professional impression. The singing is significantly upgraded.

A particularly important additional function in the area of ​​karaoke is provided by the Auto Voice Control - A.V.C for short. -. It enables demo vocals to be added to the playback as long as no participant is singing into the microphone. As soon as the singers start, however, the demo vocals can only be heard in the background or are even completely faded out. The intensity of the demo singing depends on the setting.

Some systems also include a Recording function, so also the Ibiza Port8VHF-N. Thus the performances of the participants can be recorded and given to them at the end of their performance. Especially in competitions, this is a particularly pleasant way to record performance. But of course the function is also suitable for practicing and afterwards to critically deal with its interpretation.

Accessories and equipment

In addition to the microphones and the loudspeaker itself, the following point should definitely be part of the basic equipment. After the karaoke machine is not meant to collect dust at home, it stops easy transportation a basic requirement. The auna KA8B-V2 BK has two integrated, ergonomic handles for this purpose. The Ibiza Port8VHF-N offers one extendable handle at. It can also be pulled onto two rollers like one Trolli suitcase. The weight of the systems should be as low as possible. There is also a compact housing at.

Incidentally, the Ibiza Port8VHF-N is operated by a remote control facilitated. In the scope of delivery of the auna KA8B-V2 BK, however, there are three CD + Gs that allow you to get started right away.

The best karaoke machines

These systems are convincing

Here on karaoke-welt.de we have already presented many systems from different manufacturers. The following models were among the most popular:

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modelauna Disco Fever BluetoothSinging Machine STVG785Ibiza Port8VHF-Nauna KA8P-V2 BK
price

49,90 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.

151,93 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.

139,85 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.

149,99 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.
rating
colourblackblack-and-whiteblackblack pink
Dimensions (HxWxD)22 x44 x 25 cm41.7 x 29 x 24.749 x 33 x 3140.5 x 34 x 23
Weight2.2 kg3.5 kg8 kg2.8 kg
Microphones (included)2 (1)2 (1)2 (2)2 (2)
price

49,90 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.

151,93 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.

139,85 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.

149,99 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.
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More information about the individual models:

Auna KA8B-V2 BK

The latest karaoke machine tests have produced an absolute favorite, which of course we do not want to withhold from you. The Auna KA8B-V2 BK karaoke system is not only a solid device, but also impresses with its excellent price / performance ratio.

auna KA8P-V2 BK

149,99 €

incl. 19% statutory VAT.

Details
colourblack pink
Dimensions (HxWxD)40.5 x 34 x 23
Weight2.8 kg
Microphones (included)2 (2)

This visually very appealing karaoke system has its own display and impresses with its integrated broadband loudspeaker, two high-quality microphones and the very format-friendly top-loading CD player. It can easily be connected to all televisions, projectors and external monitors. It is extremely easy to use and also easy to transport and stow away to save space.

You can see the equipment well in this Youtube video:

The absolute hit of this Auna KA8B-V2 karaoke machine is the enormous range of media that can be played here. This device emits MP3, JPEG files, CD, CD-R, CD-RW as well as all common media and karaoke CDs with subtitles without any problems. This device is not just a karaoke system, but a high quality multimedia device.

The users can enjoy the large scope of delivery including remote control and detailed operating instructions. This karaoke system exudes the retro charm of the early days of karaoke and surprises with the most modern and really professional sound.

The Auna KA8B-V2 is both a very good entry-level model and an ideal device for long-time karaoke fans and impresses with its functions and user-friendly technology, in short; our recommendation.

Singing Machine STVG 785

The handy one with a weight of 3.5kgvery lightSinging Machine STVG 785 with 3 CD + G`s (with subtitles) isideal for spontaneous karaoke parties. It has a flawless LCDColor monitor and a good oneecho andbalance Regulation.

The connection cable for MP3 players and iPods is not included in the scope and onlya microphone belongs to the basic equipment. However, additional microphones can easily be bought. The big plus of this karaoke machine is that the volume of the microphone and music can be regulated separately.

Also theGlow effects can be dimmed wonderfully and adapted to the situation. A minus point of the Singing Machine are the openings for the microphone and connections, which are all located on the front, and make use with the tablet a bit more cumbersome.

Especially when two microphones are connected, you have to be a little more careful when using them. The Singing Machine STVG 785 caneasily connect to TVs and other screens and is asmall but nice karaoke machine, which should not be missing in any household of karaoke fans.

Ibiza Port 8VHF-N

The Ibiza Port 8VHF-N is a karaoke system that doesprofessional karaoke singers and technology fans enjoy. This karaoke system is impressiveUSB and bluetooth and convinces with the possibility forwireless use of microphonesand the radio and Record function.

The practical battery operation makes the Ibiza Port SVHF system a star at outdoor karaoke parties and is wonderfully practical to transport. The Ibiza Port karaoke machine convinces with a very good sound. The drawback of this machine is clearly the battery, which, if not carefully maintained, can lose its durability after a year.

However, if you pay attention to proper loading and unloading, you will enjoy this device for a long time. By and large, however, the Ibiza Port is a flawless device and absolutely in the upper range in terms of price-performance ratio.

Auna StarMaker

The Star Maker karaoke machine from Auna is probably the most suitable karaoke machine for children. This system is visually convincingcolorful LED light effects andstylish design. The Star Maker from Auna plays all common media and is particularly user-friendly thanks to the top-loading CD player.