Karaoke machines are great fun for small children and whole families, and the Singing Machine SMM-205 Unidirectional Dynamic Microphone can help make your party a success. It’s durable, easy to use and connect, and comes with convenient adapters. Kids will love the way this machine makes them sound like “professional” singers.
– #1 Best Seller in Vocal Dynamic Microphones
-uni-directional dynamic microphone
-requires no batteries
-dimensions: 2.2” x 6” x13” – 12 oz.
-ships only within the US
The Singing Machine SMM-205 Microphone is wonderful for small children. Even a toddler will have fun making noises into it and hearing her voice amplified. You’ll be able to hear the kids all over the house, without distorted sound. It’s also good as a second microphone, so the youngsters can sing duets. The 10-foot cord is long enough so they can dance around the room while they sing, just like they see professionals do on TV. It can even be used for educational purposes, having children sing along with their favorite CDs to learn new vocabulary. All in all, it will keep the young ones busy for hours.
It provides a fine sound and can also be used by adults in a small setting like a baby shower or other family event.
Consumers need to be sure they plug this unit into an amplifier, like a karaoke machine or speaker. It is not designed to go into a wall socket. Make sure the microphone is properly fitted to the machine, and that the input jack works correctly. It’s good enough for karaoke use, but only if you run the cables through a USB microphone adapter. Through a microphone/line import, the volume tends to be low. Since most computers have only one microphone port, if you want to sing with a partner, you’re better off with a pair of identical, USB to microphone adapters.
You have to speak directly into the top of the microphone, half an inch away, to be heard. If you try to sing into the sides, you may not be able to hear yourself. The Singing Machine SMM-205 Unidirectional Dynamic Microphone is definitely more for personal rather than professional use (i.e., a child’s party rather than a wedding). The quality isn’t that good, and it isn’t very sensitive. On high notes, you may hear a crackling noise – likewise, if something bumps the cord or it shifts, it may crackle. In addition, although it works fine at first, after some months, it may begin to malfunction – the switch may cease to work, and you may hear a hum.
The Singing Machine SMM-205 is a wonderful piece of equipment if you’re looking for family entertainment at a low price, and you’re not too concerned with audio qualtiy. Children will have fun with it; but if you want something with a superior sound, invest a few more dollars in something better.