The Singing Machine Vibe is one of the best karaoke machines (opens in new tab) for entry-level singers and enthusiasts alike, with its compact design and stellar performance.
Though it has a small, modest build, we were surprised at how well sound projected from it during our testing and how easy it is to use. It was easy to set up and provides plenty of connectivity options, which, in addition to its performance power, makes it a great deal, especially considering its low price.
Read on for our full Singing Machine Vibe review to find out whether it's the right choice for you.
Singing Machine Vibe review: Design and build
The Vibe is mostly ready to use right out of the box, though you’ll need to connect it to a TV or an external device like a tablet or smartphone. It also has plenty of song source options to choose from.
You can download a song onto an SD card or the included USB drive or connect a tablet or smartphone to it via line-in or Bluetooth, which is the best option as you can choose from the latest popular songs.
It doesn’t provide a CD option, however, nor is there a built-in library of songs. If you do want a machine that can play CDs, the VocoPro Karaoke Rock-On Roller (opens in new tab) is a great option.
The companion mobile app stocked with songs is available, but it does require a paid subscription and is only available for Apple users.
Two corded mics are included, and you can adjust their volume and echo levels before, during or after each performance. The Vibe’s wood cabinet contributes to its excellent sound levels.
Singing Machine Vibe review: Features and performance
In our tests, the Singing Machine Vibe was easily able to fill a theater with its sound capacity. Where other machines were barely audible over the singer when its volume was turned all the way up, the Vibe did a great job amplifying the singer while ensuring the instrumental part of the song was audible.
The only downside to the Vibe that we could see is it doesn’t have a built-in monitor, which prevents it from being a truly portable all-in-one karaoke system. Instead, you need to connect external screens, and it has a slot on top where you can rest a phone or tablet. It ships with a limited 90-day warranty.
Should you buy the Singing Machine Vibe?
Despite its deceptively small and usefully portable size, the Singing Machine Vibe is a very powerful karaoke device. Including two mics, lots of audio track options and high quality audio reproduction.
The lack of screen might be a deal breaker for some but at this price you'll struggle to find a better system.