ION Karaoke Machine
Last updated: February 4, 2019
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In our analysis of 61 expert reviews, the ION Karaoke Machine placed 13th when we looked at the top 18 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.
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Bluetooth range is affected by walls, obstructions, and movement. For optimal performance, place the product in your room at line of sight, so it is unaffected by walls, furniture, etc. Maximum range will be achieved when using devices with Bluetooth 4.0. Battery life may vary based on temperature, age, and volume usage of product. Troubleshooting If the sound is distorted: Try lowering the volume control of your sound source, musical instrument, or microphone. Also, try to reduce the overall volume of Tailgater using the Master Volume knob. If there is too much bass: Try adjusting the tone or EQ control on your so und source to lower the ba ss level. This will allow you to play the music louder before clipping (distortion) occu rs. You can also control EQ using the free ION Block Rocker app for iOS and Android. If there is a high-pitched whist ling noise when using microphones: This is probably feedback. Point the microphone away from the speaker. If there is poor AM reception: Disconnect AC power for optimal AM radio recep tion. To further adjust AM reception, move entire unit. If you can’t hear the microphone over the music volume: Turn down the music vo lume from your source. If you can’t play music from a flash drive: The USB port is only for charging USB devices.
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Few things can spice up a party like a couple of hours of karaoke. Even if you can’t carry a tune, firing up some lyrics and music and singing into a microphone can be a great way to get everyone laughing and cheering. At one time, karaoke meant heading out to a local bar or renting a pricey machine from a local party supply company. While you can still do either of those things, you can now buy in-home karaoke machines for the same price you’d pay to rent a karaoke setup for one night.
Before you buy, though, there are a few things to consider. If you’re just looking for a machine you’ll use occasionally to have fun with friends, you may come into it with different needs than someone who enjoys singing and wants features like being able to record and plug in an instrument. Many parents also invest in karaoke machines for their children, and there are machines that are more ideal for that purpose.
You may not think about it initially, but song selection is one of the most important features in a karaoke machine. Over time, you’ll grow tired of the songs that come with the machine and want to grab a few new ones. Some machines make it easy to link up to the many free karaoke videos available on sites like YouTube. Other machines provide access to an app where you can get more songs, although this feature isn’t always free. Pay close attention to this functionality before you buy.
Your karaoke machine will rely heavily on a microphone, which plugs into the device itself. Some machines let you use only one microphone at a time, which can make duets a little tricky. You can hand the microphone back and forth while you sing, but there are machines that offer two microphones. Even if you think you’ll never have a duet, it might come in handy to have that second microphone for a party you may throw a couple of years from now.