Singing Machine SML-283P CDG Review 2016

Singing Machine SML-283P

Singing Machine SML-283P







Sound quality



  • Lightweight and portable
  • Simple to use
  • Perfect for young children
  • Sample CD with songs


  • Low sound quality
  • Microphone is low quality
  • No display of lyrics (unless you connect to a display)

The Singing Machine SML-283P comes in two colors, pink and black. It also is released as part of the Frozen Karaoke Bundle version. The machine itself is lightweight and portable with a handle at the top. You can load CDGs in the front, and it has nice disco light effects around the center of the front. Users reports the microphone to be of low quality. The player does not have a display to show lyrics, but you can connect it to a television which enables that.

As oher karaoke players, it has audio controls, such as balance, echo and volume, as well as built-in speakers. Since it does not have a built-in display, but is meant to be a karaoke player for children, it makes it a bit difficult since children would have to plug it into an external monitor or screen in order to display lyrics. Taking this into consideration, the SML-283P could be a good fit for people who want a cheap karaoke player for younger children who has not yet learned to read, and therefore does not need lyrics and is not too concerned with audio quality, but still enjoys singing along to music.


  • Portable
  • LED display (to show tracks, not lyrics)
  • Able to connect 2 microphones (1 included)
  • Audio controls (balance/echo/volume)
  • Built-in speakers
  • Dimensions: 9.9 x 4.1 x 9.1 inches
  • Weight: 4 pounds

This could really be the ultimate karaoke player for young children from the ages of 4 to 8 who would just like a nice machine that gives them the simple karaoke experience without too much extra, and who does not care too much about the quality. Kids from the age of 10 and older may find this player too primitive in its features. The player has a rating of 4.1 out of 5 on Amazon (ratings as of 8 April 2016). See more karaoke machines for children.
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