Home karaoke systems Singapore
15 months, and counting – that’s how long it’s been since any of us could sing our hearts out at our favourite karaoke joints. Us for one, missed it so much we wrote an entire article about the top karaoke songs to ballad our hearts out to, once it’s possible again.
You could wait till they reopen – but that’s not the only option. For all fellow deprived souls out there, home KTV systems are one to consider for some karaoke therapy, pronto. Friends will be lining up to crash at your pad during this period – and you’ll definitely be known to host the meanest parties after Phase 2 is over.
Where to buy full karaoke sets in Singapore
Home karaoke systems are pretty easy to set up – you don’t need to allocate a whole room for it since most of them come pretty compact. Convert your living space into an in-house KTV studio with the 5 karaoke sets below, which come complete with song libraries, microphones, amplifiers and speakers.
No more time limitations or fighting for a weekend slot? Yes please.
1. MB Karaoke KTV-888 – mix & match top speaker and hi-fi brands
The MB Karaoke KTV system has key control, voice recognition, and song scoring features for a karaoke game night with friends. Plus, you can even record your singing for the memories.
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An all-in-one system that comes with a complete setup of quality equipment, the MB Karaoke KTV-888 is all you need to channel your inner Ariana Grande and hit those whistle notes with ease. The set-up is powered by the MB Karaoke Box that features a large 18.5” touchscreen and a massive 3TB hard disk perfect for song hoarders.
You’ll also get a pair of high-quality three-way karaoke speakers and two wireless microphones, along with an amplifier system that ensures zero annoying feedback during your emotional duets. Apart from the 300,000 backing tracks on their constantly updated KTV system, you can also request for specific songs, or even play YouTube videos for truly unlimited options.
Songs are downloaded in under 10 seconds and come with romanised lyrics for easy sing-along
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As a bonus, you’ll be able to mix-and-match some of the best hi-fi components in your setup including brands like Pioneer and Martin Roland – perfect for home karaoke aficionados and audiophiles alike.
To seal the deal, not only will you enjoy zero subscription fees, you’ll also get to enjoy a free 3-year warranty, along with free delivery and installation (worth $100) when you purchase the KTV-888 on Shopee.
Price: From $1,798 (U.P. $2,299)
2. Popsical Remix – easy to use with > 200,000 songs
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If complex sound systems aren’t your forte, Popsicle Remix is a fuss-fee option that non-techies won’t have a problem with. Operated via a mobile phone app (iOS, Android), this system has minimal clunkiness and clutter. Wireless microphones are included in the package as well!
Sing your lungs out and hold as many K-parties as you’d like. With their monthly subscription ($10.99/month), you’ll be getting access to more than 200,000 songs that come in 14 different languages to keep things fresh each round. Both oldies and latest hits can be found with this option, with their constantly-updated library of songs as well.
While portability might not be a main priority when it comes to karaoke machines, you can also easily change the locale of your singing sessions from one friend’s home to the next with their compact setup that fits into a handbag.
Price: from $499 for a set with a song library and 2 microphones
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3. Powerhouse Home Karaoke – make online requests for missing songs
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Most of us might know the pains of heading to a karaoke joint and finding out that our favourite song isn’t in the library. That won’t be a problem with Powerhouse Home Karaoke, where you can make free song requests for all your lesser-known indie favourites via Powerhouse’s song request form.
No longer would anyone need to Google lyrics to their favourite BTS song tracks, or struggle through songs like Wah Meng Ti either as dialect and romanised lyrics can also be requested, at no additional cost.
Price: $1,699 for a set, song library, 2 microphones, amplifier and speaker
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4. AC Ryan – scoring function to challenge yourself
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Founded by Singaporeans, AC Ryan knows the fine details that matter for true karaoke fanatics. On their handy touchscreen panel, search for songs by drawing out Chinese characters with your finger and searching by title or singer, or pinyin – just like what’s offered at more modern KTVs.
Also challenge yourself with their point-scoring function that might take you one step closer to hitting high notes like Mariah Carey does. It also works for those who want to challenge their friends to a singoff!
Price: from $1,599 for a full set with song library, speaker, subwoofer and 2 microphones
Get an AC Ryan home karaoke system
5. Harujiz – monthly song update and language variety
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Stay in tune with the latest hits with Harujiz, which constantly updates their library of songs every month from an online cloud. It’s not just English songs you can get in this system either – for those looking for Spanish songs beyond Senorita and Despacito, they’re known to have a database of Spanish songs, along with jams in 11 other languages.
As a cherry on top, there’s also an AI function that allows you to pick songs based on voice commands – which is unfortunately currently limited to Chinese songs, but is nevertheless a cool option to have.
Price: from $534 for song library
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Despite being an important component of a dream home for many of us, home karaokes are certainly not the cheapest entertainment option to have. For those looking for wallet-friendly alternatives that don’t stretch into the 4 digits, consider just purchasing specific components.
Song libraries are the priciest component of each set and you can cut down the price tag significantly by looking for free alternatives like karaoke playlists on Youtube. For instance, Powerhouse Karaoke sells the sound system for just $499 – much cheaper than the full set at $1,699.
Some popular karaoke Youtube channels to follow:
For the bare minimum to create KTV feels, you can get just a microphone from $35 on Shopee. Also check out our guide on how to have a pseudo KTV experience at home, complete with apps and online resources.
Things to consider before setting up a KTV at home
Some of us prefer to belt our hearts out to Adele’s melodious tracks, while others prefer to flex our rapping skills with a dose of Eminem. But one thing’s for sure – we often get carried away, and things can get pretty loud. This is perfectly fine until you realise you’re at home and there’s this thing called neighbours.
As much as possible, none of us want to be that neighbour. HDB guidelines stipulate that noise levels have to be kept down between 10.30PM to 7AM; for condominiums, the hours depend on the individual managements. If you’re living on private property, it’ll be up to your neighbourly discretion.
Hours aside, the right thing to do is to keep volumes at a reasonable level, but no one wants to whisper their favourite songs into the mic, even if the song’s Careless Whisper. For those who’re installing the system in a designated room, there are ways to keep the music in, such as with soundproofing panels ($8.70) and noise-reduction door seals ($9.60), easily purchasable online.
How to have a home karaoke Singapore
Karaoke is the answer to many problems – especially the perpetual question, “what should we do today”, that plagues most get-togethers. For those who need karaoke sessions on demand, these home karaoke sets and alternatives are at the tips of your fingers, anytime you want.
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Original article published on 9th Sep 2020. Last updated by Megan Kwek on 28th May 2021.
Cover image adapted from: MB Karaoke, TheSmartLocal