Singing Machine ISM990BT Review 2016

Singing Machine ISM990BT Bluetooth Karaoke System

Singing Machine ISM990BT Bluetooth Karaoke System
6.9

Features

7.5/10

Durability

7.0/10

Versatility

6.5/10

Sound quality

6.5/10

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Good features
  • Kid-friendly
  • Large library of songs
  • Nice design

Cons

  • Libarary/App only supports iOS
  • Low quality microphone
  • No built-in screen
  • A bit pricy compared to some alternatives

The Singing Machine ISM990BT is a karaoke system that supports Bluetooth. This means it can stream music wirelessly from any type of Bluetooth-enabled music device, whether that is your phone, tablet or laptop. If you don’t have a Bluetooth-device or don’t want to use it, then you can also use the auxiliary (AUX) input to stream music with an auxiliary cable from any audio device.

The design of the ISM990BT is quite nice. It is a tall-standing machine mostly built in hard plastic. On the bottom are the speakers with a grid panel covering them. Above it are several different buttons, such as prog, repeat, power on/off, function, key-/page- key-/page+, pairing, AVC on/off, prev, next, stop, play/pause. And above are several audio controls such as master volume, balance, echo and mic volume. On the sides are USB port, line in, mic 1 input and mic 2 input. In the middle is a very small display to indicate track information. On the top is a “hidden” opening for the discs, which plays CDs and CD+Gs. There is also a small device cradle that can hold a smartphone or a tablet. This is an ideal position if you have lyrics on your device.

If you have an iPhone, iPod Touch or and iPad, you can download the Singing Machine App and get access to a library with 8000+ songs (only iOS compatible). If you already have MP3s or MP3+Gs on a hard drive, you can play them via the USB port.

If you think a phone or tablet is too small to use as a display for lyrics, you can connect this player to a television via the RCA output. The CD+G discs will then play the music on the player’s speaker, and display the lyrics on the TV.

There is a microphone included in the package, but it supports two. So if you want to sing two people together, that can easily be done by connecting another microphone. If you want even more people singing at the same time, then you may have to consider a microphone splitter. There is also a 5 song download included as a bonus to all owners of this fabulous machine.

Features:

  • Plays CD, CD+G, MP3 and MP3+G
  • Supports Singing Machine App for iPhone/iPad
  • 8000 + songs available from iPhone/iPad app
  • Supports Bluetooth
  • RCA output for TV connection
  • AUX input
  • USB port
  • Audio controls: AVC, balance and echo
  • Microphone included
  • 5 song downloads included
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 12.1 x 16.5 inches
  • Weight: 10.3 pounds

To summarize, the Singing Machine ISM990BT is a neat karaoke system with many features. It could fit well for children, teens and adults. Use it in the living room as your new favorite entertainment gadget. The average rating on Amazon is 3.4 out of 5 (rating as of 16 June 2016).
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