Items designed for kids tend to be seen as inferior to the adult-marketed items. This may be the case for, say, a pink Hello Kitty cell phone incapable of making calls compared to a legitimate smart phone. In the case of karaoke devices, though, the kids’ products have enough high quality features to make them a viable option on a technical level. In other words, these kids’ karaoke devices are simple but useful. They share all the major features of a full karaoke machine with the design choices that are approachable to kids.
Bright colors, cartoon designs, and a smaller frame make them a lot of fun without the requirement of instant adult oversight. There are a few features common with the best karaoke machine for kids. Any device lacking one of these is selling the consumer short.
The first is the addition of a disc player. Many devices may also have a DVD and video plug-in. This will pull the audio content from the disc, so do not worry if the item is a movie. Many DVD’s have the audio of the film available on the disc just for this purpose. Also, keep in mind that some DVD’s can go into the computer to play in a video or audio output. The best kids’ films have the soundtrack right there on the disc, and most people did not even know it.
Many people also think that audio settings and balances are exclusive to higher end audio equipment, but kids’ devices have audio balances right there on the mixer aid. It allows for volume (of course) but also more specific details, such as treble, bass if applicable, and general distortion. These are emitted through a stereo speaker system, which is a far cry from the mono setup of previous devices. The audio mix is usually in stereo, and these small karaoke devices can actually handle the stereo output rather well. This is a superior mix that includes features such as different instrumentation coming from a different speaker. The speakers are sometimes built in to the device itself, but most kids’ karaoke machines will have an option for additional external speakers for a fuller sound.