Okay, I like to sing, but I don’t have a great voice, and I’ve never been interested in doing the karaoke thing in a bar or anywhere else. However, it seems that a lot of people – whether they have a good voice or not – really enjoy the karaoke experience. Fortunately, for those people who don’t want to (or can’t because of their tender age) go to karaoke night at the local tavern, karaoke microphones exist.
If you fall into that semi-shy group or have a child or grandchild who likes to sing, you should consider getting one of the popular karaoke mics listed below. I’ll give you the details about 5 different models. To be honest, I think the first four of them are extremely similar and are maybe even made by the same company. The main difference among them is their outer styling – which can be important, depending on whom you’re buying it for.
If you’re just looking to find the price and availability of each of these karaoke mics at Amazon, you can click (tap) the links in the list just below. Otherwise, you can keep scrolling and reading to get those details I promised.
- BONAOK Bluetooth Wireless Karaoke Microphone
- ShinePick Bluetooth Wireless Karaoke Microphone
- BlueFire Bluetooth Wireless 4-in-1 Karaoke Microphone
- OVELLIC Bluetooth Wireless Karaoke Microphone
- Singing Machine SMM-205 Microphone
To go along with that last corded mic, you might want to get something like this.
BONAOK Bluetooth Wireless Karaoke Microphone
Most of these karaoke microphones cost less than $20 (as of this writing), but for some reason the BONAOK Bluetooth Wireless Karaoke Microphone costs about half again as much. I don’t really see the reason why. Perhaps the components are a little higher quality, but I can’t find any proof of that.
As you can see from the list above, the first four mics all have Bluetooth – and thus, wireless – capabilities. You should be able to have them automatically pair themselves with your phone, so you can use a related app to make your music.
These mics are also multi-functional. Beside using one of them as a basic microphone, you can use it as a speaker, music player, and music recorder. (The recording would be saved either on your phone or a TF / SD card which you have to purchase separately.)
These mics generally have a connection distance of about 10 meters (almost 33 feet), so you can do your karaoke thing without feeling tethered to your phone. You can also used them with a cable connection if you don’t want to, or can’t, set up a Bluetooth connection.
The BONAOK karaoke mic also includes a USB port and micro USB cable that you can use to save your recordings as MP3 files so you can replay them in the future – for your recording contract agent, of course.
These karaoke microphones are made of an aluminum alloy and have a built-in battery. The BONAOK battery is a 2600mAh lithium battery. It should last at least 8 hours, even with the mic at full volume.
Beside the mic itself, you get a mic case, the USB cable, an audio cable, and an instruction manual in the package.
As I mentioned earlier, it’s really the styling that distinguishes these (first four) mics from each other. The BONAOK comes in the following colors.
- Light purple
- Rose gold
- Space gray
ShinePick Bluetooth Wireless Karaoke Microphone
The ShinePick Karaoke Microphone is very similar to the BONAOK, except of course for the outward styling. Again, you can use this gadget as a microphone, Bluetooth speaker, music player, and recorder. You’ll even see this advertised as a 4-in-1 device! Woohoo!
The manufacturer does tout the fact that this mic has a 3-layer, anti-noise filter. What exactly that means in technical terms I can’t tell you. Sorry.
I’m not sure how this happens, but the information I found says you can switch from wireless mode to Selfie Mode and take photos as you would with your phone. Maybe this is just another way of saying you can do this with your phone even when using the mic…? Maybe?
There are 28 colorful lights on this mic that pulse in time with the rhythm of the music. The higher you set the volume, the brighter the LED lights will glow.
You can add a TF / SD card to this mic too. The card size can range up to 32GB. Music takes a lot of space, but that’s quite a bit, should you decide to get such a card.
This karaoke mic comes in these colors.
BlueFire Bluetooth Wireless 4-in-1 Karaoke Microphone
The BlueFire Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone is essentially the same as the ShinePick just above. You may find it’s a bit cheaper if you can catch it on sale.
I’m not going to spend any more time or space on this one because it’s really the same as the previous one. It does come in a few more colors though.
OVELLIC Bluetooth Wireless Karaoke Microphone
While similar to those above, the OVELLIC Bluetooth Wireless Karaoke Microphone does have a few more features to differentiate it from the pack.
In addition to the 4 functions of the other mics, the OVELLIC is also an FM radio and a Voice Changer. I assume this means you can add special effects to your voice as you speak or sing into the mic.
It has a more powerful battery (3000mAh), so it can last up to 10 hours per charge and receive a signal from a little farther away (50 feet).
Styles is where the OVELLIC really has the others beat. There are 9 basic colors, but within most of those choices are color combination variations. Here are the basic colors.
Add to that a total of 9 variations for black, and 2 each for blue, gold, red, rose, and silver. That gives you a whopping 22 styles from which to choose. If you can’t decide, just get more than one. At this price point, it’s not going to break your bank.
Singing Machine SMM-205 Microphone
The Singing Machine Microphone is corded, not Bluetooth. You have to connect it to some type of amplifier or similar machine.
This is a uni-directional, dynamic mic with a 10.5 foot cord. You can connect via a 6.3mm plug or 3.5mm plug with an adapter.
There are many karaoke machines available that would work well with this microphone.