What every best Karaoke Machines has:
- Decent audio quality.
- A display screen for lyrics.
- Easy setup.
Simple setup. Most owners describe the Electrohome EAKAR300 as very easy to set up and use. One Amazon.com reviewer says it took only three minutes to connect the cables for audio and video input and output. The only complaint we saw is that the connecting wires aren't very long, so you'll need to keep the karaoke player close to your TV set. As for sound quality, reviewers say the EAKAR300's small built-in speaker delivers plenty of power -- almost too much, if your neighbors are easily annoyed. However, some users say the microphone is underpowered and picks up interference from nearby radio signals.
Occasional problems. The reviewer at KaraokeMachineCritics.com gives the EAKAR300 4 points out of 5 for durability, saying that while "my personal experience was pleasant," a few owner reviews complain about lemons. We did indeed see several reviews at Amazon.com that say the machine either arrived broken or broke soon after purchase. One common problem is that the sound cuts out unexpectedly. However, the machine is backed by a one-year warranty, so if you get a lemon, the manufacturer will either repair it, replace it or refund your money. (Unfortunately, the choice of remedy is Electrohome's, not yours.)
The unnamed reviewer at KaraokeMachineCritics.com awards the Electrohome EAKAR300 an overall perfect 5 stars out of 5. The reviewer says this compact player has "loads of volume and quality." An AVC coaching system that fills in with pre-recorded vocals when a singer falters comes in for particular praise.
We found more than 250 reviews for the Electrohome EAKAR300 at Amazon.com. Owners give it 4.3 stars out of 5 overall, saying it's easy to set up and delivers powerful sound. They also like the auxiliary port for an MP3 player. However, some say the microphones are of poor quality.
Editors at KaraokeMachineReviews.org give the Electrohome EAKAR300 a perfect 5-star rating. They're particularly impressed with the auto voice-control coaching system, but they seem to have some misconceptions about what this function actually does, which makes us wonder whether they really tested it personally.