Karaoke microphones are a key part of the karaoke experience. We will explain the two types of microphone systems that are used for karaoke.

Karaoke Microphones  and what THEY are

Karaoke microphones are what the singer uses to transfer their voice into the karaoke system for everybody to hear. They are the same as microphones used for bands and other music. The two main types of karaoke microphone are wired microphones and wireless microphones which are explained below.

Wired Microphones

Wired microphones have a cable (microphone lead) attached to the microphone that plugs into the karaoke machine. A wired microphone is a great choice for karaoke because they are cheap and easily replaceable. A wired microphone does not require any additional power or battery because the singing is sent directly to the karaoke player by the lead. A good wired microphone will have a switch or button to turn off or block the sound so you can put it down without loud thumps going to the speakers. Wired microphones are available in most music stores and electronic stores. Most karaoke players support wired microphones and there are a lot of karaoke systems available that include a wired microphone as part if the system package.

Tip: The Behringer Ultravoice Xm1800s Dynamic Microphone is a good choice for a wired karaoke microphone and you can get a 3 pack with a protective hard case making this great value.

Wireless Microphones

Wireless microphones work by sending the signal from the microphone to a receiver. The receiver is plugged into the karaoke machine allowing the microphone to be some distance away. Many wireless microphone systems support multiple microphones. Wireless microphone systems are a most useful when a wired microphone is not appropriate or wired microphone leads are likely to cause hazards. The operation and options of the wireless microphone are similar to wired microphones but the wireless microphone is battery powered. Some wireless microphones have a built in rechargeable battery while others use standard batteries available in most electronic stores and retail stores.