The 8 Best Kids Microphones to Buy in 2019

Are you vicariously living out your America’s Got Talent dreams through your child?

Or does your kid genuinely have a singing bug bursting to get out?

Either way, the best microphones for kids will encourage them to sing and perform.

We’ve compiled a list of our top picks, why we love them, and what to watch out for. Finally, we will clue you in on our favorite. If your kids are anything like mine, making noise is a top priority, and they will absolutely love these microphones.

Our Top Picks

#1 KaraoKing Wireless Microphone for Kids

Editors Choice

Runs On: Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery
Compatible With: All Bluetooth enabled devices
Connects Via: Bluetooth, USB, Auxiliary jack

Your kids will sing your praises when you buy them this KaraoKing microphone (check price on Amazon). First of all, it looks like a cuddly teddy bear wearing a top hat and bowtie. Who doesn’t love teddy bears? Secondly, it has 4 voice changing options so your kids can sing like an old man, lady, robot, or baby.

It is a true microphone that connects to any Bluetooth device so your kids can sing all their favorite songs. This microphone has earned “Editor’s Choice” for it’s aesthetic appeal and functionality.

What We Love:

We love that this microphone comes with both a protective carrying case and a lifetime guarantee.

Watch Out For:

Static is often an issue, especially near transmitting devices. The old man voice sounds somewhat demonic and might be more appropriate around Halloween.

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#2 VTech Kidi Star Music Magic Microphone

Best Budget Buy

VTech kidi star

Runs On: 2 AA batteries (included)
Compatible With:
 MP3 players and smartphones
Connects Via: USB cable

This VTech Kidi Star Microphone (check price on Amazonwill leave your child feeling like a rockstar with its 4 voice changing options, lighting effects, and audience sound effects. This microphone either turns down or off the vocals of your child’s favorite song, allowing him to take center stage.

Connect this phone via the included USB cable so your child can sing along to his favorites or sing along to 4 original songs already loaded into the microphone.

What We Love:

We love how easy this microphone is for our littles to use with its on-handle control buttons. We also love that your initial batteries are included. No frantic searching because you forgot to buy batteries.

Watch out for:

There is little you can do to adjust the volume which isn’t too loud. We are still not sold on this being a bad thing. Also, the handle is a bit wide for smaller hands to hold.

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#3 Singing Machine Bluetooth Karaoke System

Best Kids CD Player with Microphone

Runs On: Electrical outlet
Compatible With: Any Bluetooth enabled device
Connects Via: USB cable, Bluetooth

The Singing Machine Karaoke System (check price on Amazonis sure to be a hit at your kids’ birthday parties with its 54 LED dimmable disco lights. In addition to Bluetooth devices, it plays CDs allowing your kids a wide range of music options..

Your child can use your own USB cord to connect to your smartphone so they can record their musical masterpieces through a recording app. It also has 2 wired microphone ports so your kids can sing together or with friends.

What We Love:

We love that you can connect to many different musical sources increasing song choices. We also love the fun and colorful lights.

Watch out for:

The included microphone seems to break quickly, and the sound quality is not great, especially when interfering objects are near.

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#4 HANMUN Kids Karaoke Microphone with Stand

Best Kids Karaoke Microphone

HANMUN kids karaoke machine with stand

Runs On: 4 AA batteries (not included)
Compatible With: MP3, Smartphones, PC, tablets
Connects Via: Included cord

This pretty pink karaoke machine (check price on Amazonby HANMUN allows your children to sing their favorite tunes by plugging into your preferred music source. The stand can be adjusted from 30-inches to 42-inches so it can grow with your little one.

With its fun, brightly-colored LED lights, your child will feel like she’s on stage! Furthermore, it comes will its own unique songs, voice effects, and audience sounds.

What We Love:

We love the ease and quickness of assembly because we’ve got other things to do, you know?

Watch out for:

When moving the microphone stand, the bottom easily falls off. The plastic is also somewhat brittle so kids who play rough might be better suited to a more durable model.

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#5 Komvox Kids Karaoke Machine

Best Wireless Kids Microphone

Runs On: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery
Compatible With: All Bluetooth enabled devices
Connects Via: Bluetooth, USB, MicroSD

With six rockin’ colors, this microphone (check price on Amazonhas been named “Best Wireless Kid’s Microphone.” It is super easy for kids to use and includes LED lights and echo effects. Once fully charged, your littles can sing for up to 7 hours. This is a good thing, right?

What We Love:

We love the simplicity of this microphone. It can even be used without a music source if your child wants to rock an a capella concert.

Watch out for:

This microphone does not come with the option to record, though some of us do not consider that a bad thing. It also lacks any built in music so you must use an external music source for songs.

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#6 BONAOK Kids Bluetooth Karaoke Mic, Pro

Best Microphone for Teens

BONAOK upgraded kids bt karaoke microphone

Runs On: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery
Compatible With: All Bluetooth enabled devices
Connects Via: Bluetooth, USB, MicroSD

This Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone (check price on Amazon) is the upgraded version of one of our favorite kids’ microphones. It comes in a modern space-grey color with LED lighting surrounding the microphone. Well suited for older kids, earning it the “Best Microphone for Teens” award, they can easily pair it with another microphone to sing duets with their friends.

Your teen will love having so many options to connect to music sources including MicroSD, USB cord, and Bluetooth. Oh, and did I mention there is a headphone jack? Parent score.

What We Love:

We think it is so cool that your kids can pair two microphones and sing together.

Watch out for:

The biggest complaint we found with this microphone is that the volume is too low, even when turned all the way up.

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#7 BONAOK Kids Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone

Best Kid’s Microphone with Built-In Speaker

Runs On: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery
Compatible With: All Bluetooth enabled devices
Connects Via: Bluetooth, USB

This adorable microphone (check price on Amazon) looks just like a mini-robot with flashing LED lights for its “eyes.” It comes in white, pink, or yellow and 5 different voice changing options. You can record your child singing but connecting it to your smartphone and using its recording app.

What We Love:

We love how sturdy this microphone is, not that we’ve dropped it. (Reporting for a friend…) We also love its aesthetic appeal.

Watch out for:

Though it is cute as a button, your child’s voice is hard to hear over the sound of the music.

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#8 Fisher-Price Rock & Record Microphone

Best Microphone for Toddlers

Runs On: 2 AAA batteries (included)
Compatible With: N/A
Connects Via: N/A

This Learn Rock & Record microphone (check price on Amazon) teaches your toddler the ABCs, colors, counting, and parts of the body. It allows your little one to record his voice and play it back with music and effects. It comes preloaded with educational songs giving your little one a jump-start on his education.

What We Love:

We love the quality of this toy. If your kids are as rough on toys as mine are, you will love that it won’t fall apart after the first drop, throw, or slam. It is a perfect educational tool for toddlers which is why it was named “Best Microphone for Toddlers.”

Watch out for:

This is NOT a real microphone in that it will not amplify your little one’s voice. It will simply record his voice and play it back to you. If you are looking for an actual microphone, this is not it.

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Buyer’s Guide

What to Look for in a Kid’s Microphone

Here is a list of items to look for when shopping for a kid’s microphone. We used many of the following factors when reviewing our microphone models.

  • DURABILITY: “I like spending my hard-earned money on toys that break shortly after purchase,” said no one ever. Durability can be subjective, too, as some children are much gentler on their toys than others. Still, finding a quality high-grade plastic or metal is your best bet.
  • BATTERIES OR NO BATTERIES: I don’t know about you, but I still do not know where, exactly, to dispose of batteries. Should your child fall in love with these microphones that require batteries, and they will, you will need to purchase a ton of back-up batteries. This can get costly, especially if the microphone is high-drain. Then, you have to consider disposal of said batteries. My personal preference is either using a power source or rechargeable batteries to save on waste and money.
  • COMPATIBILITY: How disappointing it would be if your child cannot use this gift immediately because it does not work with any of your devices. Making sure it will pair with or connect to your devices is key to avoiding this catastrophe.
  • AGE APPROPRIATE: You are making this purchase in hopes your child will enjoy it, am I right? So confirming its age appropriateness is essential. A toddler will not understand how to operate a more advanced microphone, and a teenager will definitely not be cool with a toddler toy microphone.

Looking for these key features is extremely important, especially if, like me, you are looking to distract your child so you can get dinner started real quick. You can’t go wrong with a durable microphone that holds your child’s interest.

Benefits of Singing for your Kids

Singing has so many benefits for children. I was not even aware of all the benefits until I began my research on the topic. To more easily understand the benefits, I have divided the information into groups including benefits for younger children and benefits for older children.

  • Benefits of Singing for Younger Kids: Music and singing has been a part of our lives since we were teeny tiny. Remember your favorite shows from childhood and all the singing they participated in? Maybe you still know the words to some of them. How about all of your children’s favorite shows and the songs that you cannot get out of your head (no matter how hard you try. It turns out that singing is one of the best ways to learn. It also helps with emotional expression and dancing along to singing improves motor skills. It has been shown to help enhance brain development and language recognition. Can anyone say “wow?”
  • Benefits of Singing for Older Kids: Older kids are not lost to the benefits of singing. I have a seven-year-old who already has senioritis. Yes, she’s more than ready for high-school graduation in the second grade. However, she loves singing. Practicing for her solo in the Christmas program brought her to life. Singing is a great learning tool for older kids who may be a bit burn out on traditional learning. I remember my French teacher in high school making us sing songs in French. To this day, I still remember them. “Auloette,” anyone? Singing is fun, not learning, though, with its repetition and catchy lyrics, we do learn.

Listening to our favorite songs can enhance our mood exponentially and this benefits all of us. In short, singing has tons of benefits for everyone. This video explains some of these benefits in further detail.

kids-singing-benefits

And Our Favorite Kid’s Microphone Is…

This was close, but one stood out above all others and that is the BONAOK Upgraded Kids Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone (check price on Amazon). We believe this microphone appeals to older and younger kids alike, though super littles may need a bit more guidance.

It has a more grown-up style which will appeal to older kids and teens, unlike the Fisher Price Laugh & Learn and the cute KaraoKing bow-tie bear. Though equally as easy to use, it has more features than its predecessor, the BONAOK Kids Wireless Bluetooth Microphone, and the Komvox Karaoke Microphone such as the ability to sing a duet with a friend.

We like that this is a simple karaoke microphone, rather than a karaoke machine with microphone, like both the HANMUN Kids Karaoke Machine and the Singing Machine Bluetooth Karaoke System. This feature saves space in our toy-encroaching madness of a home.

It’s Time to Sing

We hope you’ve enjoyed our reviews and that it helps you in choosing a microphone for your child. We thought we could help you out by including a few sing-along videos to get you started. Happy singing!

Daddy Finger I’m not sure any of us with toddlers actually need the lyrics for this one.

Beat It A classic. (Does this mean we are old?)

What Lovers Do This one is so fun!

Let It Go We couldn’t forget this uber-popular “Frozen” treat. Seriously, it is ingrained into our brains.

Keep Your Hands to Yourself Hey, we parents have got to have fun, too!

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