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Last Updated: Oct 13, 2022 @ 2:17 pm.

What is the best microphone for karaoke? We looked at a variety of microphones, from affordable Bluetooth speaker models that are perfect for kids parties to more sophisticated mics that are better for larger venues. Which were the most fun? Best for duets? Here are the winners.

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Best for Teen Parties

Affordable yet feature packed
Loved the sound quality of this mic/speaker combo! Excellent battery life. Perfect for that teen sleepover.
$30.99

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Best for Teen Parties: BONAOK Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone

Let’s talk karaoke microphones. When it comes to karaoke at a teen party, bluetooth speaker karaoke microphones are a good solution. These mics connect via Bluetooth to a music source (phone, tablet) and then broadcast both the music and the vocals over a built-in speaker. That’s helpful if you are somewhere without a sound system.

We tried out several models before picking this model from BONAOK as the best of the bunch—it had the best sound quality, both for the mic and speaker. And yes, there is a built-in echo (reverb) to add some extra fun.

What We Liked

• Long battery life.

• Charges in about two hours.

• Connect to music via Bluetooth or use built-in micro SD card (not included).

• Easy to use. 

• Great volume for indoors.

• Perfect for teen parties.

• Can connect via cord to music source if Bluetooth isn’t your thing.

What Needs Work

• Not a Bluetooth microphone—only a Bluetooth speaker. That means you can’t send the vocals and music mix to another speaker.

• Limited volume means not ideal for larger venues or outdoors.

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Best For Duets

Sleek and lightweight
These Bluetooth mics provided excellent sound quality in our tests—and were super easy to set up and connect.
$59.99

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Best For Duets: Bietrun Wireless Microphone

When it comes to karaoke, we know a big part of the fun is having two folks singing—but if you don’t want to share a mic, what is the best two-mic option out there? We asked our readers for their favorites in the two-mic category and then did several more hours of research before deciding this model by Bietrun is the best bet for most folks. Here’s why:

What We Liked

 Excellent sound.

• Quick connect.

• Lightweight and sleek design.

• Easy to set up.

• Bluetooth.

• Long battery life (about four hours).

• Compatible with speakers with mic input.

What Needs Work

• Requires 2 AA batteries that aren’t included.

• No reverb or other effects.

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Best For Larger Venues

Excellent tonal quality
Yes, they are pricey but the sound quality and range of these mics is fantastic. Also great: XLR output so you can hook up with speakers.
$109.99

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Best For Larger Venues: TONOR Wireless Microphone

We love Bluetooth mics, but they do have one major drawback: limited range. If you are setting up a karaoke night at a larger venue (think church, wedding, reception hall), then going with a UHF radio-frequency mic makes more sense. In our tests, these mics have excellent range . . . and you can adjust the frequency to avoid any interference. Here’s more:

What We Liked

• Can adjust the volume on each mic separately.

• Excellent sound quality.

• Can output to XLR cable (not included).

• Long range.

• Includes two windscreen (mic covers).

What Needs Work

• No mute button.

• Require AA batteries (not included).

• Pricey.

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Best For Kids

Easy to use
The star feature here is the voice-changing effects—and the mic/speaker are decent quality. Perfect for a child or teen.
$19.11

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Best For Kids: Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone for Kids

If your child is karaoke-curious, this would make a nice gift: Kidwell’s karaoke mic. It’s fun, works well and is easy on the wallet—perfect for that first karaoke mic.

What We Liked

• Sturdy.

• Voice changer effects.

• Bluetooth speaker—connects to phone or tablet for music source.

• Lithium battery is rechargeable—lasts for about 5 hours on a single charge.

What Needs Work

• Sound quality is good for a kid, but probably not so much for more serious singers.

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