The Memorex MKS-SS1 SingStand Home Karaoke System (*Est. $75) is portable, but still packs plenty of fun for aficionados and first-time karaoke machine users. The built-in speakers and echo, voice and balance controls all get high marks from reviewers, who also note that the microphone stand is easy to set up and use. The MKS-SS1 doesn't include scrolling lyrics or hook up to a TV to view lyrics, which are downsides for many owners.
Many Amazon.com customers gush about this karaoke machine, saying it's easy to use and set up. The design of the microphone stand is a hit, with one user noting, "we all feel like rock stars." Another reviewer says the SingStand is "like karaoke but better, as long as you know the words." Other users complain that sound quality is poor, the balance control doesn't properly amplify their vocals and the machine works with only some versions of iPods.
Reviewers on ToysRUs.com say the Memorex SingStand is fun and simple to use, and sound quality is great. They like the feature that allows users to turn off the lead singer's voice when singing along to music. Other owners are less impressed, saying the microphone holder is flimsy, and a few say the holder broke after only a few uses.
The Memorex MKS-SS1 SingStand Home Karaoke System is portable and can connect to a keyboard for a live performance. But it's still a very basic karaoke device at its core; more serious karaoke disciples should seek out and invest in a more full-featured piece of equipment like the Singing Machine STVG-1009 (*Est. $230).
With more than 120 customer reviews, Amazon.com posters give the Memorex MKS-SS1 high marks and an overall rating of 4.3 stars out of 5. Most owners appreciate the easy setup and say the machine is fun to use. Some, however, are dismayed at the inability to display scrolling lyrics, the sound quality and problems with iPod compatibility.
Review: Memorex MKS-SS1 SingStand Home Karaoke System, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of Nov. 2011
A dozen reviewers on ToysRUs.com give the Memorex SingStand mixed feedback, with an overall rating of 3.8 stars out of 5. Although many owners comment on the ease of use and "great quality" of the machine, other reviewers complain that the microphone holder is flimsy and breaks easily.
Review: Memorex SingStand Karaoke System, Contributors to ToysRUs.com, As of Nov. 2011