Singing is something that more or less everyone does. Someone really loves it, professional singers do it as a job, some others are amateurs, and maybe you also dabble in singing while in the shower. Even when you are among friends, perhaps at dinner together, the right song can be a crucial element, conveying joy immediately, even more so if you sing it all together. So why not sing in a more "professional" way while having fun? All you need to do is buy a good karaoke machine to give a twist to your evenings with friends.
On HiFi Tower you can find different types of karaoke machines for sale: from entry-level models, specially designed for kids, to more complete systems, such as karaoke machines with a screen, we got you covered for all your home singing needs. Please continue reading to get some precious advice and make the best purchase: be inspired by our eye-catching karaoke machines, combining ease of use and impressive performance in every situation, from pool-side parties to more intimate gatherings at home with your friends and family.
Karaoke is a source of embarrassment for some, while for others it is a real passion, a way to sing one's favourite songs and let everyone hear them. Karaoke is Japan's favourite pastime, there are competitions where a lot of good singers with singing skills worthy of attention show up, and if you too want to compete in an evening with friends to see who sings better (or worse), a karaoke system at home will give you this chance. So let's see below how to choose the best karaoke machine and recognise a good quality model.
First of all, to choose the best karaoke machine it is essential to distinguish the various types that can be found on the market. You can buy professional karaoke systems, karaoke players for home use and unique models for children, and here we try to outline their main differences:
Let's see now below, which are the most important characteristics that affect the performance and that you should consider to choose the best karaoke systems:
Doing karaoke at home is not so complicated and does not even require special equipment or at least requires devices that nowadays, everyone has at home. Let's start with the microphone. No doubt, holding a microphone it’s a big part of the fun and atmosphere, but consider that to sing at home you don't necessarily need your voice to reach the other block or even the neighbours. You can use your smart TV, go to YouTube and search for karaoke videos; in no time you'll find a list of songs with the lyrics changing colour according to the metric, and without the singer's voice. If you have a good home cinema or hi-fi system to connect, that’ll be just fine to start having fun.
A complete karaoke system includes a screen on which the lyrics of the words run. The metric of the song is highlighted by a colour change, making it easy to perform the song at the right speed and also helping the intonation. But this is only true in theory, as much depends on the ability of the person singing. Here we come to the second element making up a karaoke system: the microphone, to capture the voice and send the audio signal to an amplifier, which will then pass it to the speakers.
A karaoke player is, essentially, an entertainment tool, so that those who love to sing can try to perform their favourite songs with the support of a music base. It can be done at home or in public places, thus exposing the singers to the opinions of the public who are often also participants.
How to connect a karaoke system?
If it is an all-in-one system there are no connections to make. If the microphones are wireless, you will need to activate Bluetooth on the transmitter and the receiver, and the two devices will pair instantly. If the system is not all-in-one, it may be necessary to connect the cables connecting the audio output and the mixer, or amplifier. There is also the possibility of setting up a connection with active speakers through a cable or using wireless connectivity if you have a Bluetooth karaoke machine.
Creating a karaoke video is straightforward, thanks to the many user-friendly programs that are also available free of charge. Simply load an MP3 or MIDI file and then the lyrics of the song. The program then synchronises the lyrics and music. The preview is checked and, if everything is perfect, you can save and use the file.