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The Best Speaker for Karaoke

Karaoke has been seeing an increase in popularity in the past few years, especially in the nightlife scene of large cities. With that, many karaoke lovers want to mount a karaoke setup in their homes to have fun with friends.

Apart from a great microphone, there is also one product that is an essential part of your karaoke setup: the speaker. These must have a loud sound and a balanced response across all of the frequency spectrum to make sure your performance is clearly heard. But the task of finding the best karaoke speakers isn’t always the easiest, with so many features and different characteristics to choose from.

That’s why today we are here to help you find the best speaker for karaoke systems. We will go in-detail through 8 products and list as well some important factors you should pay attention to when shopping for this type of product.

Related: Learn more about the two most popular types of speakers in our 2-Way vs 3-Way Speakers article.

Sony SRS-XP700 X-Series

We Tested 8 Products and found the Sony SRS-XP700 to be the Best Karaoke Speakers

The RHM Home Karaoke System was our Runner-Up

8 Best Karaoke Speakers – Reviewed in Detail

Table of Contents

  1. Rockville Pair KSP10
  2. ION Audio Block Rocker Plus
  3. EARISE T26
  4. RHM Home Karaoke System
  5. Sony SRS-XP700
  6. JYX Karaoke Machine
  7. Kanto YU4
  8. Audioengine A5+

1. Rockville Pair KPS10

Rockville Pair KPS10

The Rockville Pair KSP10 10-Inch 3-Way Speaker is a great option for anyone looking for a speaker that has the power to give their karaoke setup the booming sound they need. With its  10″ full-range woofer and dual 1″ tweeters, this speaker can produce high-fidelity audio. It also features a strong bass response.

Product Specifications

  • 3-Way Passive Speakers
  • 10″ Full Range Woofer
  • Dual 1″ Tweeters
  • RCA Input
  • Built-In Crossover
  • Peak Power: 1200 Watts

Advantages & Disadvantages

Pros

  • This model has a high-quality built-in crossover. The crossover is a device designed to divide the audio signal between the different frequencies of the frequency spectrum and send them to the corresponding drivers.
  • Surprisingly affordable price, considering that these are sold as a pair.
  • An excellent choice for professional karaoke venues, since these can get pretty loud.
  • Dual tweeters, for even more presence on the voice.
  • Durable material on the outer casing.
  • Protection circuitry to prevent any damage in case excessive power is delivered to the speakers.

Cons

  • Not many connection options.

Conclusion

The Rockville Pair KPS10 is an excellent choice for a professional karaoke system. These speakers are incredibly powerful and loud, and the best part is that they are very affordable: priced at around $220 by the time this article was written.

As these are passive speakers, you need an amplifier or an audio mixer capable of powering them to achieve the best sound quality. Even though this product is great, we wouldn’t recommend it for home use.

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2. ION Audio Block Rocker Plus

ION Audio Block Rocker Plus

The ION Audio Block Rocker Plus has a beautiful design and is a complete, compact karaoke machine. It comes with a microphone and Bluetooth connectivity, meaning you can connect your smartphone and start singing right away.

Product Specifications

  • 2-Way Powered Speakers
  • Wide Dispersion Tweeter
  • 8″ Woofer
  • AUX Input
  • Mic Input
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Includes Microphone
  • Battery Powered

Advantages & Disadvantages

Pros

  • Comes with a karaoke microphone. We recommend you upgrade to one with better quality as soon as possible though since there’s a mic input present.
  • Battery-powered. The battery can last up to 50 hours which is quite impressive considering the small size of these speakers.
  • These are small and can be carried around without much hassle. There is a telescopic handle and wheels for easier transport, as well as carry handles.
  • The bass boost button can instantly give you a better bass response.
  • This is a Bluetooth speaker. You can connect them to a smartphone app like Smule!, for example.

Cons

  • The included microphone has poor quality.

Conclusion

The ION Audio Block Rocker Plus portable Bluetooth speaker is excellent because it is affordable and will provide hours of karaoke fun for you and your friends without any hassle. The best feature, in our opinion, is that you can connect it to your smartphone and play instrumentals on Smule! or even on YouTube while the microphone is connected directly to the speaker itself.

The only thing we would recommend is to upgrade the microphone as soon as possible since the one included with the product has poor quality.

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3. EARISE T26

EARISE T26

The EARISE T26 is a complete solution for karaoke lovers.  You can connect the microphone to the speaker to sing along with your favorite songs. The set is easy to carry as it comes with a built-in handle. It is a good choice for parties and gatherings.

Product Specifications

  • 1-Way Speaker
  • One Woofer
  • Built-In Microphone Effects
  • Includes a Wireless Microphone
  • AUX Input
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Battery Powered

Advantages & Disadvantages

Pros

  • One of the most compact and portable options on the list.
  • The product comes with a wireless microphone. There are also built-in effects such as echo and record audio.
  • Includes a remote control for changing parameters on the fly.
  • The battery can last a long time considering that these speakers are very small: 4.5 hours on maximum volume.
  • Can be recharged in 6 hours with the supplied USB cable.
  • Can be used as a powerbank to recharge your smartphone since there’s a USB port.

Cons

  • Not the best design and building material.

Conclusion

The Earise T26 portable karaoke speaker will do the job if you’re looking for a compact solution with lots of features that you can take with you anywhere. We like some of the features in this product, such as the included wireless microphone and the fact that the speakers can serve as a portable powerbank to your smartphone via the USB port.

However, we didn’t like the design and, while the building material is quite rugged, it doesn’t look very nice in our opinion.

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4. RHM Home Karaoke System

RHM Home Karaoke System

The RHM Home Karaoke System looks pretty good at first glance. You can see that it includes two wireless microphones and a beautiful wood color. Furthermore, it has dual 2″ tweeters and a 6.5″ subwoofer that will give you excellent sound quality.

Product Specifications

  • 3-Way Speaker
  • Karaoke Machine
  • Built-In LED Screen
  • Includes 2 Wireless Microphones
  • Dual 2″ Tweeters
  • 6.5″ Subwoofer
  • AUX Input
  • High-Quality Bluetooth Module
  • DSP Technology

Advantages & Disadvantages

Pros

  • The 2 wireless microphones included with this product have a decent quality and rechargeable battery. This is surprising since the microphones that come with most karaoke machines tend to have bad quality.
  • 4 sound modes.
  • This Bluetooth speaker is available in 2 colors: white and wooden. Both look very good.
  • The built-in LED screen makes it easier to switch parameters quickly.
  • Similarly, the wireless microphones have a set of buttons that you can use to change effects, for example, without having to touch the main speaker module.
  • Built-in voice mixing and reverb effects.
  • This karaoke speaker system has an excellent bass response since it has a 6.5″ subwoofer.

Cons

  • Not battery-powered.

Conclusion

The RMH is one of our favorite karaoke speaker systems on the list. Able to provide a powerful sound due to its dual 2″ tweeters and 6.5″ subwoofer, it also packs a lot of great extras such as two high-quality wireless microphones. These will also work great for listening to music and watching movies in your living room.

The only drawback is that these are not battery-powered. Due to the small size of this karaoke speaker system, we feel like this is a feature that could be implemented by the manufacturer.

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5. Sony SRS-XP700

Sony SRS-XP700

The Sony SRS-XP700 has a futuristic and modern design with flashing DJ lights and excellent sound quality for its size. While this is a more expensive product, this is one of the best portable karaoke speaker on the list. The battery life is impressive as well: 25 hours.

Product Specifications

  • Portable Speakers
  • Multidirectional Sound
  • Front and Rear Tweeters
  • MEGA BASS Functionality
  • Mic & Guitar Input
  • Bluetooth Enabled

Advantages & Disadvantages

Pros

  • You can connect not only a wired microphone to the Sony SRS-XP700, but also a guitar and other musical instruments.
  • The Party Connect feature allows you to connect the Sony SRS-XP700 with up to 100 speakers.
  • 25 hours of rechargeable battery life. This is pretty impressive. The battery also has quick-charging compatibility.
  • Easy to carry around.
  • Compatible with the Sony |  Music Center App. You can change a handful of parameters directly from your smartphone.
  • IPX4 splash-resistant design. These portable speakers can resist to accidental splashes of water.
  • LED lights.

Cons

  • None

Conclusion

This portable speaker system is excellent for your karaoke party. The Sony SRS-XP700 is not the most affordable product on the list, but you definitely get what you’re paying for with this powerful speaker.

Our favorite features include the omnidirectional design and the fact that you can connect not only a microphone to this karaoke speaker but also other musical instruments such as guitars and basses.

Also Read: Our Round vs Oval Speakers article to learn more about the pros and cons between round and oval speakers.

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6. JYX Karaoke Machine

JYX Karaoke Machine

A simple and reliable karaoke machine that comes with two wireless microphones, the JYX packs excellent features inside a compact style case, such as FM radio and Bluetooth capabilities. It is sold in two versions: small and large. We are reviewing the large version because it includes two wireless microphones.

Product Specifications

  • Karaoke Machine
  • Includes Two Wireless Microphones
  • USB Port
  • Bluetooth Ready
  • FM Radio
  • AUX Input
  • Rechargeable Battery

Advantages & Disadvantages

Pros

  • The JYX is a lightweight and compact machine that is easy to carry around.
  • This karaoke speaker comes with two wireless microphones that are rechargeable and detachable.
  • Lots of options regarding connectivity. It can not only connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth but also play audio files via USB port or SD card slot.
  • Recording capabilities.
  • HD stereo surround sound quality.
  • Active subwoofer. The bass driver will help the speaker deliver a better response in the low frequencies despite its small size.
  • The battery lasts 8 hours of playtime on maximum volume.
  • TWS mode. Two JYX karaoke speakers can be paired together to get a louder sound.

Cons

  • The JYX doesn’t have the best bass response, because of its small size.

Conclusion

An honest karaoke speaker for the price, the JYX may be a great match for those looking for an entry-level karaoke speaker system that is compact and can be used without much hassle. It already comes with two wireless microphones so that’s one less investment to make.

While the bass response of these speakers isn’t the best, they are ok for their price and size. We only wouldn’t recommend them if you’re a fan of music genres with lots of information in the low frequencies.

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7. Kanto YU4

Kanto YU4

The Kanto YU4 is a powered speaker that is compact and has the most versatility and connection options among all of the options on the list. You can either use the Bluetooth to connect your smartphone or an AUX input.

Product Specifications

  • 2-Way Powered Speakers
  • 1″ Silk Dome Tweeters
  • 4″ Kevlar Woofer
  • AUX Input
  • RCA Input
  • Optical Cable Input
  • USB and Bluetooth

Advantages & Disadvantages

Pros

  • There are several types of connections in this active speaker: Bluetooth, AUX input, RCA input, and even USB compatibility.
  • The design of the Kanto YU4 is excellent. It is also available in 9 colors for you to choose from.
  • Powerful stereo sound despite the small size of these speakers.
  • Comes with a remote control.
  • High-quality cables are included.

Cons

  • You may need extra equipment to be able to connect a microphone in these.

Conclusion

This is the best karaoke speaker for those who want a versatile option for a low price. The Kanto YU4 will function just fine with smartphones and Bluetooth devices, or even an audio mixer if you want an even more professional option to connect your microphone.

While very versatile, this model differs from other karaoke speakers on the list as it is not purposely made for karaoke and, as you may need extra audio equipment to connect a microphone, it is not the most portable solution. It is still an excellent choice though.

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8. Audioengine A5+

Audioengine A5+

The Audioengine A5+ is similar to the Kanto YU4. It also packs some exciting features and connectivity options such as Bluetooth but is a bit expensive: around $500, by the time this article was written. Still, its quality is unbeaten.

Product Specifications

  • 2-Way Powered Speakers
  • 1″ Tweeter
  • Aramid Fiber Woofer
  • AUX Input
  • RCA Input
  • AUX Output
  • Bluetooth Function

Advantages & Disadvantages

Pros

  • Its sound is very crisp and detailed, which makes it an ideal choice for a karaoke party and karaoke performances at the highest possible volume.
  • You can play music directly from your smartphone using the Bluetooth function.
  • Available in a variety of colors. There’s one for everyone.
  • These bookshelf speakers are shipped with high-quality cables.
  • You can connect a microphone directly to these speakers using the AUX input while you play instrumentals from your smartphone via Bluetooth connection.
  • High-quality audio codecs.
  • Clear sound even on loud volumes.

Cons

  • High price.

Conclusion

Sound performance wise, the Audioengine A5+ is one of the best karaoke speakers. They have a warm sound and a wide variety of connection possibilities. You can, for example, connect a microphone to the AUX input and play the instrumental from your smartphone via Bluetooth. The only drawback is that these are priced very high.
Tip: If you’re a fan of vinyl records, make sure to check our Best Speakers for Audio-Technica AT LP60 article.

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What Should I Look For when Buying Karaoke Speakers?

Speaker Type (2-Way vs 3-Way)

When shopping for portable karaoke speakers, you will most likely find two distinctive types: 2-way and 3-way. This relates to the number of drivers present on the product.

2-way speakers have a woofer, for the low and mid frequencies, and a tweeter for the high-end. Its biggest benefit is that this type of karaoke speaker is usually very compact.

3-way speakers have the same, with the addition of a supertweeter. The benefit is that you get a crispier response in the highs and more defined lows.

Karaoke Machine vs Speakers

As you can see in our article, we included both karaoke machines and speakers. Karaoke machines are an all-in-one solution that usually comes with microphones and a built-in karaoke system for you to start singing right away.

With speakers, you will need to connect them to a karaoke system (could be your own computer or smartphone, for example) and then connect your microphone with a device such as an audio mixer. This option will give you better sound quality but requires more audio equipment and more investment.

Frequency Range

The frequency range of a speaker determines the maximum and minimum frequencies it can reproduce. This is measured in Hertz (Hz) or kilohertz (kHz). The human ear can typically hear frequencies from 20 Hz to 20 kHz. A wider frequency range will cover a larger spectrum of sound, meaning the speaker will be able to play different types of sounds. 

A smaller frequency range means that the speaker will have trouble reproducing certain sounds, and may distort or crackle if pushed beyond its limits.

Frequency Response

The frequency response of a speaker, although many times confused with the frequency range, is a graph that shows how the speaker responds to frequencies between 0Hz and 20kHz. A certain speaker may have a boost of presence in the mids, for example, which will make it even better for voice; While others may have a louder bass.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Use a Karaoke App With my Speakers?

Yes, you may connect a karaoke app such as Smule! to external speakers if you have the right adapter to be able to connect both the speaker and the microphone on your smartphone at the same time. Alternatively, you could use karaoke software on your computer.

Conclusion

In our search for the best karaoke speakers, we reviewed 8 products that can take your karaoke night to another level. We tried to make our selection as wide as possible so as to fit the needs and requirements of most people with our article. This means that we included not only speakers but also karaoke machine systems too.

The best choice will, in fact, depend on your use case. You must consider factors such as where you are going to set up your karaoke, how compact you would like your system to be, and how important certain functionalities such as Bluetooth are to you. With that being said, let’s see our choices for the top karaoke speakers: the Sony SRS-XP700 and the RHM Home Karaoke System.

Sony SRS-XP700

Sony SRS-XP700 – Overall Best Speaker for Karaoke

The Sony SRS-XP700 is an excellent choice of karaoke speaker because it packs in so many features. You can easily connect a microphone to this product and play your karaoke accompaniments and backing tracks. These have the best design on the list as well. While expensive, you get an excellent value for the price.

RHM Home Karaoke System

RHM Home Karaoke System – Runner-Up Portable Karaoke Speaker

The RHM Home Karaoke System got our second place because it is a no-fuss karaoke speaker setup. It comes with two high-quality wireless microphones, is versatile enough to be used for a wide variety of applications and its design will match most rooms.

How to Buy

The link to each product is at their respective titles on the list. We hope our karaoke speaker buying guide was helpful. Make sure to share it with your friends and don’t hesitate to ask us any questions you think we could help you with!