A karaoke microphone is an electric transducer that converts acoustic sound into electrical signals for amplification through a karaoke speaker. It is a recreational device that allows the user to sing along with the karaoke music. It is a handheld, dynamic type of microphone that picks up sound near the head. The user has to hold the karaoke microphone very near the mouth while singing to be able to pick up sound.
Types of Karaoke Microphones
Kinds of Karaoke Microphones include the following:
Basic karaoke microphone
A basic karaoke microphone is made up of a simple on and off switch and a cord directly plugged into the karaoke microphone jack.
The cord varies in length, but it can be as long as 20 feet.
It is used together with a karaoke system for singing along with a multiplex or karaoke video.
Karaoke microphone with built-in songs
A karaoke microphone with built-in songs can be used alone, independent of a karaoke system.
It is a system in itself, as it can be programmed to play as many as 2,000 songs to sing along to.
It works as the player, remote control, music directory, scoring system, and transducer.
It can come as a corded microphone designed to be plugged into a television or as a wireless microphone powered by batteries.
Choosing Karaoke Microphones (Buying tips)
Noise filters: Look for a karaoke microphone that comes with ambient noise filters to get rid of or reduce background noise. Frequency response: Choose a karaoke microphone with a frequency response of as high as 12,000 Hz for better sound quality. Weight: For extended singing hours, choose a lightweight karaoke microphone that weighs around 10 ounces.