on December 11, 2012
As others have mentioned, which I neglected to mention in my original review, this machine does have a slightly obnoxious buzzing noise when not singing, and while it is not noticeable when you are singing, it is very noticeable when you are not, especially if you have the volume up pretty high. This is a design flaw, but can be helped by adjust the mic and television volume. Just keep this in mind when considering purchasing this product, other than that, it is an awesome machine!
I bought my first karaoke machine 6yrs ago, it was a monster with a 13inch TV screen, and weighing in at about 50lbs. It did have a camera on it to record, but it did not have a USB port, and certainly not the ability to plug in an iphone, and was not even able to record an audio track of you, and when I bought this machine it was a top of the line machine, one of the best you could get. So, for me, getting this machine was like a gift from God, its light, it may have a small screen, but it is color (I also also had a machine with a screen 6inches size 4yrs ago, but it was black and white, had no extra functions on it and cost about $80) and it is clear, very clear, I can read it from a distance, but I normally hook it up to my tv, and it works great.
I supposed, being that I have a lot of experience with older machines and they cost around the same amount as this one not more, and they had far more bugs than this one does (for I have yet to have an issue with any of the equipment on this machine), I guess I feel this is one of the best karaoke machines you can buy for its price, it really is.
It is an amazing machine, it weighs no more than a few pounds, is easily transportable, and very durable. I took it all over the place with me, and it was even yanked around by children; never once stopped working at all. I found the sound, in terms of the music to be quite loud, the mics themselves, at times however, don't go as loud as I would like, but I sing so loud, it isn't a big deal for me, or any of my friends, but I suppose if you had a quiet singer, it would be a con.
The only other thing that might be a con would be that if you have a burned disc of songs, it may or may not play it, even if the disc is fine, that is the only real issue I actually found with the machine itself, it isn't a big deal since I put my songs on a usb drive anyway, so I don't really see that as a big deal.
If you have had karaoke machines in the past, you know how expensive they with far few functions, and weighing ungodly amounts, if not, you may not actually be able to appreciate just how amazing this little machine is. It really is a great machine, even with a few minor glitches, I wouldn't get any other machine for a small portable machine with its own screen, you just can't do any better.
God Bless ~Amy
on December 13, 2012
We celebrated my son's 7th B-Day some weeks ago. So among the party gifts he received was this karaoke machine from his grandparents. They asked me to order it online, and with so many different and opposite comments I was confused and tempted to give up. My son loves it and so did his peers at his party, they were enchanted to use the microphones (2 come with the machine). PRO's: I ordered it a Sunday afternoon, it arrived on Tueday in perfect condition and it was standard shipping. The screen is LCD 7" color, the sound is great, and it comes with a control remote so you can use the equalizer and even choose among the other options as "Mode": church, concert, personalized, etc.), it can be connceted to your TV screen or your home theater. CON's: I have not found the button for volume in the control remote yet, so I had been doing it manually (Maybe I need to read the manual, hi, hi). The 2 CD's included are nice, but have church, christmas carols, traditional american songs; so get ready either to get your MP3 music or CD-g's (Luckily I already had some at home). I was surprised to find it advertised as "a toy" in some huge store in the USA. Suggestion for the manufacturers: Hopefully you can include the mode "battery operated" in the futur models.
Aside from that, this machine simply rocks, and it is great for children as well for adults (12/13/2012)
on June 17, 2013
I can't even count the hours I spent searching for a machine for Christmas that was going to sound good at a price I could afford with the most features and flexibility. My daughter is playing with it now and it's so awesome I thought about all the other exhausted shoppers out here and thought I'd post my review to help. Long story short, this machine has really good sound both the mic alone and with music. You can elimitate the echo or add it, super awesome, control the volume of each mic separately, and read the lyrics on the screen or on TV. And it sounds so loud and great. Other people complained about sound on the machine so I was apprehensive, but I listened to that one review of that guy using it in the backyard and having a blast and went for it. And I'm glad I did. Very happy with the quality of this machine and all the options it has :)))
on July 22, 2013
The CD player of the Karaoke machine I purchased through Amazon did not work. Perhaps, it was dropped or thrown about as I could hear something rattling inside. Since I was pressed for time, I contacted Unbeatable Sales directly and purchased a replacement.
The packaging of the item I purchased directly from Unbeatable Sales surpassed that of the same item they sell through Amazon. It was double boxed and the inner package looked new.
The packaging of the product sold through Amazon consisted of single boxed item which is an inverted version of the original container. It makes me believe they are selling their RMAs through Amazon.
Unbeatable Sales will not refund shipping costs for any items. So, if you purchase through Amazon, get ready to pay for shipping to and from your location. A waste of $30. If you're going to purchase this machine, which is very good, contact Unbeatable Sales directly and avoid the hassle of receiving second rate products.