Best Cheap Karaoke Machines Review (2018)

cheap karaoke machines

Updated 24 August 2018

For people who love to sing, there is nothing like singing together with your family and friends. There are some expensive options out there for music entertainment and there are also many cheap karaoke machines which are just as fun at a lower price. Here are the top inexpensive players.

Karaoke Player
Our rating
Price
Ion Audio Party Starter

A very small, compact and light Bluetooth speaker which you can use for karaoke. Has lights, a rechargeable battery, and is very cheap.
7.3/10
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Akai KS201

Has many features: FM radio, disco lights, microphone and demo disc included. On of the cheapest karaoke machines on the market. Perfect for children.
6.1/10
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Ion Audio Party On

Super portable device that fits in your palm. A unique speaker with party lights that has a rechargeable battery and is easy to use. Stream music via Bluetooth or AUX.
7.6/10
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Singing Machine SML-283P

A lightweight and portable machine that is simple to use, perfect for young children. It supports 2 microphones and comes with a sample CD.
6.6/10
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Singing Machine SML-385W

A versatile player that is easy to use. It has disco lights, audio controls for echo, balance and AVC, supports 2 microphones and has audio and video output so you can connect to a screen.
7.2/10
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Ion Audio Party Time

A karaoke speaker system with very impressive sound for its size and price. It is lightweight and compact, has a LED dome, and a very nice design. AUX input and supports Bluetooth
7.6/10
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Akai KS-213

Perfect for children. Affordable, portable, and easy to use. Features LED lights, built-in speakers, video and audio outputs, supports 2 microphones and can run on batteries.
6.6/10
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Karaoke USA SD519

The only all-in-one karaoke system on this list. It has a 3.2-inch screen to display lyrics, plays MP3, MP3G and MP3LRC. Supports 2 microphones and hsa individual microphone control. 200 songs included, and many more features.
6.8/10
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Ion Audio Party Starter

Ion Audio Party StarterThe Party Starter is a nice, small and affordable device. It is basically a Bluetooth speaker with a cool LED dome on top that illuminates party lights.

It has a built-in rechargeable battery that can be charged through a USB cable included with the player. The battery lasts for about 90 minutes. It has an AUX input so you can connect it to any type of music player.

To use it for karaoke, just plug in a smartphone or tablet to the AUX input, or wirelessly via Bluetooth, and use the phone/tablet as a screen to display lyrics. The Party Starter will play the sound and emit fancy lights.

Here you can watch a quick video about the Ion Audio Party Starter:

The player is roughly 4.25 x 2.5 x 2.5 inches and only 6.6 pounds so it is very easy to carry around. It is also the most affordable system on this list.

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Akai KS201

Akai KS201The KS201 can play CDs and CDGs. Some of its features are disco LEDs surrounding the front of the machine, a built-in FM radio and built-in speakers on the sides.

The player comes with a microphone and a demo disc. Dimensions are approximately 13.5 x 10 x 10.5 inches and it weighs 12.5 pounds.

Basically, it is a very inexpensive player that can also be used as a speaker or a radio. Perfect for young children and to create singing confidence from an early age.
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Ion Audio Party On

Ion Audio Party OnAmong cheap karaoke machines, one can find this super portable machine is such a fun little device. It has a rechargeable battery and it fits in the palm of your hand, so you can bring it with you everywhere. The dimensions are 2.8 x 3 x 3.2 inches.

The design is classic Ion Audio style, built by hard, black, matte plastic with reinforced edges, and on top, it has a small LED dome. It supports Bluetooth and has an AUX input.

In order to use the Party On for karaoke, just play files (CDG or MP3G formats) on a screen like a TV/phone/tablet, and then stream the music to the Party On.
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Singing Machine SML-283P

Singing Machine SML-283PA machine with many features: lightweight and portable, simple to use, audio controls and built-in speakers.

It supports 2 microphones and 1 is included. The dimensions are roughly 10 x 4 x 9 inches and it weighs 4 pounds. Easy to carry around the home.

Perfect for young children who don’t care about quality, because it has low sound and the microphone is of low quality. It does not have a screen but it can connect to a television to display lyrics. A sample CD is included.
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Singing Machine SML-385W

Singing Machine SML-385W

A decent machine that is simple, versatile, small, easy to use and perfect for kids. It has disco lights, supports 2 microphones (1 included) and has audio controls and built-in speakers.

It does not have a built-in screen, but it does have audio and video output which makes it possible to connect it to a television. It will play CDs and CDGs.

The machine comes with a demo disc and it also gives you access to 5 songs to download. Not a bad choice in the category of inexpensive players. Definitely one of the best cheap karaoke machines.
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Ion Audio Party Time

Ion Audio Party TimeWhen it comes to design, the Party Time is a very nice looking karaoke system. It is influenced by the classic Ion Audio style but in a more modern and clean version. It seems to be a small version of the Party Rocker Live (or Block Party Rocker) which are also reviewed on this website.

This speaker supports Bluetooth, has an AUX input and a LED dome that emits party lights. The dimensions are 6.5 x 6.5 x 9.5 pounds and it weighs only 3.4 pounds.

This machine will look good and fit right inside in any room of your home. The most impressive thing is the sound quality when considering its weight, size, and price! You get value for your money right here.
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Akai KS-213

Akai KS-213The KS-213 from Akai is a top-loading karaoke player that is affordable, portable, easy to use and perfect for children and teens. It can be run on batteries or a power cord.

The machine supports 2 microphones and comes with 1. The built-in speakers are 2 x 1.8 Watts. There are audio controls for balance, echo, and AVC.

With video and audio outputs you can easily connect this to a television or more powerful speakers. The dimensions are 16 x 13 x 11 inches and it weighs 8.3 pounds.
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Karaoke USA SD519

Karaoke USA SD519The SD519 is portable, versatile and easy to use. It is the only player listed here which can be considered a fully functioning all-in-one karaoke system.

It has a 3.2-inch display, can play MP3, MP3+G, and MP3+LRC. It supports 2 microphones and one is included. It has a cradle for music devices. Many other features are SD card reader, individual microphone volume control, audio controls for echo and balance, audio output, video output and more.

One of the big selling points here is that it comes with 200 songs included, so no need to purchase songs together with the machine. There’s no need to connect to anything other than the power cord unless you run it on 4 x C batteries which are not included. But you can also connect it to a television or speaker system if you want to. This thing is ready for karaoke straight out of the box.
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I hope you found a decent player for you among the many cheap karaoke machines on the market. It constantly changes and new models are released constantly. A current trend is karaoke microphones becoming more popular while also being affordable. Be sure to check those out as well.