Kids love to sing and they all have perfect angelic sounding voices we parents tell ourselves, so finding them the right microphone is a natural course of action. There are loads to choose from and some are much better quality than others. In this review, we will look at some and filter through ones that are not so great and find the best of the bunch. That way your kid can sing their little heart out in true karaoke style fashion with a fantastic new microphone.
Considerations when choosing a kids microphone
Design and functionality – The easier to use and overall functionality the better for little kids. Some are clearly kids toys and others are professional microphones and there is a clear line that should be distinguished. There is a variety here in this review, but we will look into the children’s range, which is usually cheaper and more user-friendly than some of the microphones that need a PA-system connected to play for example. All of the microphones in the review are battery operated and are fully mobile for ease of use. Most kids don’t want to be tied to a lead or want to have to think about the cable tripping them up.
Durability – Having a microphone that can handle the rough-style of handling is crucial when kids of all ages are involved. Some are made better than others and in this review, you will be able to see the subtle differences and get an overall rating from me.
Battery life – Some require batteries and others don’t but in this review, I have opted to give you more with ones that do need batteries, because of their ease to use, features and overall safety.
Safety – This is fundamental to all parents and all of these carefully selected microphones have passed U.S standard regulations. That being said it is important to make sure they are not too young to be handling devices that could cause them harm. Some kids handle and use items inappropriately, which increases potential risk and that’s why microphones that are not plugged in via AUX and use batteries will always be safer as a general rule. However, some kids can find interesting ways to use batteries, so make sure to fit them yourselves.
Features – Some microphones have pre-recorded songs and keep them entertained for hours. Others have app’s that can be downloaded to a phone that can be controlled via-wireless, which is a cool way to keep up-to-date with the latest content and music.
Martheroll Handheld Kids Microphone
This is another child’s microphone, but is clearly a little girl one, although some boys don’t mind using their sister’s microphone, especially if it gets them heard.
This is a KTV handheld device with all the latest features and applications, from wireless connectivity to podcasting and even plays alternative styles of sounds.
The design is easy to use and highly durable for use in the car, on the move and is great for family gatherings. Sometimes the rhythm and music starts to flow, which is when creative energy starts to flow and with the echo-effect and echo-reverberation this will keep everyone guessing what’s gonna be next.
The controls are easy and with the simple, on/off and push a button type of volume adjuster this is a great kid-friendly microphone. The speakers are loud and clear with enough sound quality to make listening enjoyable. The shell is solid and designed with an alloy from aluminum, which makes it durable.
This can be used with many different devices and the more the child want to develop the more functions and features the microphone will unfold. The intelligent controls and chip technology means this is ahead of the previous in the review for overall features and functionality, but does obviously come at a price and is more expensive.
This is a fantastic microphone and your kids will love all the wonderful features and function with this portable mini all-in-one karaoke machine, microphone, and music playing device.
VTech Kidi Super Star Microphone and Mic Stand
The Vtech award winning musical microphone toy is a great gift choice for a aspiring singer. This toys of the year in 2016 is worth every penny and is the reason a star singer is in the making.
There is a 3.5 mm jack for playing all the best songs to sing to and can connect with iPods and MP3. The recording function allows for 5 minutes of recording to listen back to replay the last sung song.
You can change the sound and make fun vocal compositions and microphone effects. There is even disco lights and colourful styles that play in sync with the song being sung.
There are 3 poles that hold up the microphone and stand and is recommended for children ages 4 years old to 9 years of age. The device requires 4 batteries all AA. There are some included for demo purposes, but these will not last too long.
ThinkMax Kids Voice Microphone
This musical toy is for recording the children singing their hearts out, which is done through the microphone mouth piece. The various lights and functions make this a great choice out of the review.
The microphone is small and easy to handle and most little children can hold it without issues. This has been designed for children aged 1 years old and older. The microphones functionality is very easy to use and most children will be able to learn how to use it very quickly.
This microphone allows for up to 30 seconds of recorded singing and is just enough for the little ones to hear themselves and refine their practice. This is a fantastic musical toy for developing their abilities and I would classify it as an educational toy for children too.
KIDdesigns Frozen Magical MP3 Microphone
Every child loves singing into a musical microphone, especially when it’s in theme to their favorite Disney movie.
This microphone has built in music and you can even connect it to your MP3 player to sing along to. Anna and Elsa are every little girl’s favorite character to sing along with.
This is microphone is designed children aged 3 years old and above and needs 2 AAA batteries, which are included.
Kidzlane Microphone Kids
Design – This is a fun kids microphone and is an easy-to-use handheld device to help them sing karaoke. There is an easy to use on/off button, play/stop and flashing LED lights to highlight when to sing and when to stop. There are cool features for recording and once done they can playback with an applause that sounds at the end of it. The speaker is fairly loud for the level of technology, but not too loud that the neighbors might start complaining.
There are 10 songs that play via the pre-recorded programmed list and with a simple hit on the next/previous button they can move onto the next song. They will soon be a rock-star and love the attention if you encourage them enough, maybe you’ll sing along too and get into the spirit of things. The record feature lasts for up to 100 seconds and allows them to master their technique and vocals. Some of the included songs are: Mary had a little lamb, B-I-N-G-O, and ABCD for helping them learn/develop.
The wireless connectivity allows your child to sing with a paired device via Bluetooth and any sing-along song is fine as long as you have a pair-able device that plays. Another cool feature with this is all the lights and applications for building confidence and timing. A lot of being a musical professional is about timing and aligning with the synchronicity, which starts somewhere, so why not here.
This needs 3 AAA batteries and weighs around 10 ounces, so easy to handle and not too heavy when dropped. Make sure to have batteries and not make the usual mistake of opening with them and not being able to use it. This doesn’t come with batteries and is sadly not included.
This is an ideal gift for your friend’s kids, your child or even a secret Santa gift at Christmas.
Karaoke Microphone & Speaker Stand
This kids microphone is ideal for children who love to sing and stand at the same time.
The Mic has a sing along feature and plays MP3 so ideal for the little one who wants to do a duet or sing along to their favourite concert.
The audio jack has compatibility with the smartphone and can also be used with CD players and the iPod. The microphone needs 4 AA batteries and is not included with the device.
The mic can go 28 inches in height up to 42 inches tall, which is ideal for a range of children’s heights that might want to use the microphone.