I. Love. Karaoke. Heck, who doesn’t love karaoke?! For some, it’s something you only do when you’ve had a few too many at the local wing joint. But some of us are different. We spend our hard earned money on karaoke machines just so we can play at home, too.
I’ve had the same karaoke machine since the early part of the century, so it was time to shop around. Singtix reviews came up in my search, and it looked like something I’d be interested in. So I doled out the cash, and bought one.
Here’s my take on the Singtrix Karaoke Machine, as well as a summary of the Singtrix reviews I read which prompted me to buy it.
Singtrix Karaoke Machine
Here’s how I found out about Singtrix: I’m a huge fan of Shark Tank. I love seeing all the cool ideas entrepreneurs have, and this was one of them. Watching the guy on television use it was amazing, and it looked as though it would actually work.
I can carry a tune, but I’m no Taylor Swift. The Singtrix Karaoke Machine claims that it can make you sound better, using the same technology used by professional recording studios. That was a huge selling point for me. I thought that my friends would be more willing to try it if it were true.
The manufacturer claims that the device offers natural pitch correction. In other words, if you usually have trouble landing on the right note when you sing, the machine will fix it. There are apps that go along with the machine, too. You can download the apps on your tablet, your phone or your computer.
I looked into a few Singtrix reviews before I decided to spend the money – the Singtrix isn’t cheap. It costs anywhere from $350 to $500, depending on which version you get. The Singtrix reviews were actually key in deciding to make the purchase.
Despite the price, though, I decided to give it a shot. I bought it on Amazon because I know their return policy rocks – if there was any problem, I’d be able to send it back for a refund. Here’s what I thought, and what other Singtrix reviews said about the machine.
Singtrix Reviews: The Good
There’s a lot to say about the Singtrix that would constitute a positive review. The system can be connected to the television or to your existing speakers. If you’ve already got a karaoke system and the Singtrix will just replace it, you can usually use components of that system, too.
The sound quality was great. I was actually quite impressed. However, Singtrix reviews said that some users had tried to play mp3 files from their phone. Every time there was any bass, the reviews said that the sound was quite tinny. I haven’t tried that yet.
The microphone has a nice long cord, so you don’t feel like you’re stuck in one spot. If you’ve had a few beers, this is an especially good thing. There’s also a mic stand, which is something that not all karaoke machines have.
The system itself has a lot of voice modification settings. These are basically electronic sounds which “sing” along with you. It’s easy to set them up, and to choose which you’d like to use. On the flip side, however, it’s very difficult to figure out how to turn them all off. Some people just want to sing, without all the extra noise.
In addition to the app, the Singtrix integrates with YouTube. That means you can find just about any song you want to sing. I chose Dance, Soterios Johnson, Dance. Seriously, Look it up. That said, while the Singtrix has apps specifically designed for it, I don’t recommend them. There’s plenty of free music available without them.
Overall, I loved it, and the Singtrix reviews were largely positive as well. There were a few things which I didn’t care for, though. They kept the Singtrix from “perfect karaoke machine” status.
Singtrix Reviews: The Bad
First of all, some of the Singtrix reviews I read prior to purchasing complained of hardware issues. Several people said that the speaker quit after a year, and others said that the mic stopped working after a few months.
I didn’t experience any of those problems, and I hate that others did. The warranty is ridiculously short. It’s only 90 days. For the average home user that’s probably around two uses. I do with the warranty was longer – at least a year.
I’m an awesome co-worker. So I brought the Singtrix to the office. Surprisingly, not many of my colleagues wanted to sing with me. I got a few brave volunteers, though. All I had to do was promise to do their work for the next week.
I plugged in the second mic ($50!) and was hugely disappointed. The Tim McGraw to my Faith Hill could barely be heard at all. He sounded like a pack of gerbils, squeaking very quietly. I feel like a “party bundle” should allow for a party. It’s no fun if you’re the only one singing.
Finally, if you already have a karaoke machine, take note: the device does not support CD-G. So all those discs that you bought will be rendered useless. You can, of course, get plenty of songs on YouTube and through other means. You just can’t use the ones you already own.
Singtrix Reviews: The Verdict
I love my Singtrix. I won’t be returning it, and I hope that I don’t have the hardware issues that others have had. I’m outside of my 90 day warranty, and the machine is too expensive to replace.
I think the sound quality is just “meh” – but that can be fixed by hooking the Singtrix up to speakers that you already own. The fact that I can literally choose any song available on YouTube is a huge plus for me.
If you’re looking for a basic karaoke machine, there are products available which are less expensive. If you’re looking for something to use for a karaoke cruise, this isn’t your machine, either. But if you want a home karaoke machine, the Singtrix reviews were right. This is just about the perfect toy for home use.