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The best karaoke machines for awesome parties

With a lot of public places closed, all of our plans canceled, and most of our loved ones practicing social distancing, boredom is definitely bound to set in. One great way to keep ourselves entertained at home during these stressful times is by singing with a karaoke machine. But with so many good options on the market, how do you choose?

Picking a karaoke machine entails many factors, including style, sound, and versatility. Maybe you prefer a portable karaoke microphone with LED lights for fun, colorful jamming, a plug-in Bluetooth machine with wheels for mobility, or an all-in-one system that serves several purposes. The choices can truly get overwhelming, but lucky for you, we’ve gone ahead and done the legwork of compiling the best karaoke machines to help you wail the night away. Start living in the alternate universe of your once and future musical career. All you need to do next is to select your perfect jam.

At A Glance:

  • Most portable: BONAOK Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone
  • Best with CD player: Singing Machine Karaoke Machine
  • Best with screen: Karaoke USA Karaoke Machine
  • Most versatile: VeGue Karaoke Machine
  • Best for kids: Singing Machine Tabeoke
  • Best premium: Singsation Karaoke Party System

Most portable: BONAOK Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone

Take the party with you wherever you go with this portable Bonaok Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone. It features a 2600mAh rechargeable multi-protect lithium battery to ensure longer singing time. This microphone creates the party atmosphere you’re looking for as its 48 colorful LED lights flicker in time with the rhythm. Its versatile design allows this microphone to be also used as a speaker via Bluetooth connection.

Best with CD player: Singing Machine Karaoke Machine

Make get-togethers with family and friends more fun with this karaoke machine from Singing Machine. This model is designed with jaw-dropping light effects in the form of 54 LED disco lights that flash and change color, plus a dimmer so you can control the ambiance of your party. Powerful sound is guaranteed as well, thanks to the built-in speaker in the wood cabinet. Playing your favorite tunes can be done in multiple ways: Through the top-loading CD player, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, and RCA output jacks.

Best with screen: Karaoke USA Karaoke Machine

Create a stage show at your next party or gathering with this machine from Karaoke USA. Colorful, bright, and flashing LED lights bring excitement to any songs by synchronizing with the beat and rhythm of the music. This unit includes 300 MP3G songs on discs but can also play any usual karaoke DVD and CDG and even DVD movies. To keep up with the digital age, it’s built to accept auxiliary input from gaming consoles and personal players. Hook it up to your TV or your home entertainment center for greater sound and visuals through the audio/video outputs.

Most versatile: VeGue Karaoke Machine

Bring the party to the next level with VeGue Karaoke Machine. This unit boasts strong noise reduction and solid anti-interference abilities to ensure a clear and loud sound, making it perfect for both indoor gatherings and outdoor activities. Built with an active subwoofer, 8-inch woofers, and a 3-inch tweeter, it can amplify your voice and lower bass frequencies all without distorting the audio even at higher volumes. It runs on a powerful rechargeable battery that can deliver more than 6 hours of non-stop streaming and singing. A true multifunctional system, this machine also works as a standalone music player, an FM radio, a PA system, and a guitar amplifier.

Best for kids: Singing Machine Tabeoke

Keep the little ones entertained with the delightful Singing Machine Tabeoke. This unit lets you stream tunes through Bluetooth and any Karaoke app, including the Singing Machine mobile app. Two microphone jacks are in place so you can add an additional microphone (sold separately) for rocking out duets. There’s also a line-in port available if you wish to connect external devices. Play around the echo function for voice effects.

Best premium: Singsation Karaoke Party System

This all-in-one karaoke party system has everything a performer needs to captivate an audience. From the 25 color-changing light modes, 60 voice-changing settings, and 10 sound effects to foot pedals and adjustable mic stand with phone/tablet holder, this unit lets you customize the setup for a more fun karaoke experience. The wireless speaker is capable of generating big, room-filling sound, while two microphones are included so you can share the stage for duets and group performances. Simply connect your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth and enjoy thousands of free songs and karaoke videos from YouTube and all your favorite applications.

Most of us dreamt of becoming rock stars when we grew up, but at this point, it’s time to face the music: For one thing, we lacked the talent and ambition, and for another — rock stars simply never grow up. But whether we’re now big kids enjoying some adult fun or we’re planning a party for our still dreaming-of-rock-stardom actual kids, we can all agree that karaoke machines give us the next best thing to gold records and blinding hot fame — and all without having to pay our dues schlepping heavy gear around in stinky vans for gas money until we hit it big first.

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