Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Music centers are a complete alternative to home acoustics with a number of additional functions. Their system unit is equipped not only with programs for reading information from media, but also with FM-modules for listening to radio, and even karaoke.
The editorial staff of the magazine together with the team of the rankquality.com portal carried out a comprehensive analysis of the market and identified 11 of the best music centers with karaoke available to consumers at the moment. The following parameters were used as criteria for selecting products for the rating:
- declared acoustics power;
- workmanship and reliability of structural elements;
- consumer and expert reviews;
- availability of special functions and additional equipment.
- How to choose a quality music center with karaoke
- Rating of the best music centers with karaoke
- LG CK99
- Sony MHC-V90DW
- LG XBOOM OL100
- Panasonic SC-MAX3500GS
- Sony SHAKE-X10D
- Panasonic SC-UA7EE-K
- LG OM7550K
- Sony MHC-V11
- Panasonic SC-UA3GS-K
- Sony MHC-V21D
- Hyundai H-MC180
How to choose a quality music center with karaoke
Choosing a music center is a lot like choosing speakers for a home theater or personal computer. However, there are some peculiarities here, which should be known and taken into account. To make the right choice of a music center with karaoke, be sure to pay attention to the following parameters:
Number of columns. The main indicator, which is determined by the set of acoustics. As a rule, by completeness they are subdivided into:
- 1.0 is a special type of music center that can switch sound sources alternately. You buy a control unit with Bluetooth, and then you buy additional columns included in the same system (for example, X-Boom from LG). By placing them throughout the house, you can set the mode to switch the sound to the source next to which the music distribution device (smartphone) will be located. This is a very interesting and rare variant of the center.
- 2.0 is a classic type with two front speakers. It does a good job of reproducing mids, but is weak at low frequencies and can cut off highs.
- 2.1 – a system with speakers and a built-in subwoofer. Realistically reproduces low sounds. In inexpensive centers, bass can prevail over mids and highs, so if you are a music lover, be sure to check the sound quality at high volume. Also be sure to ask about the depth of the equalizer settings.
- 2.2 – centers for large rooms, combining as many as 2 subwoofers. Enables you to achieve perfect surround bass. If you plan on throwing parties with loud music, then you do not have to take expensive models, however, if the sound quality is above all else, it is better to spend money on something more solid.
Sound quality. This parameter depends on the number of speakers and the number of bands. There are single-band, two-band and three-band musical centers. The first two types reproduce sound in a limited frequency range, with distortion and in insufficient quality.
If the question of the budget for the purchase is not in front of you, then we recommend choosing a three-way type system. They consist of at least three speakers, which are responsible for the separate reproduction of bass, midrange and treble. This ensures the best sound transmission without interference. You can also pay attention to premium two-way acoustics, but in no case take centers with one speaker.
Support for audio sources. Music centers can read information from USB flash drives, DVD or CD-disks, receive tracks via Bluetooth or play playlists on the Internet thanks to Wi-Fi. They can also be equipped with an FM-module and interfaces for connecting micro-flash drives. Choose what is right for you. Our recommendations – must be Bluetooth.
Body material. Everything is simple here: the thicker and denser the speaker cabinet, the clearer the output sound will be. Most modern acoustics elements are installed in wooden cases made of beech, oak or pine. They are responsible for the total weight of the product. You can take it as a rule: if the speakers are very heavy, then their sound will be of better quality (if the acoustics themselves are not cheap).
The alternative to wood is plastic. To minimize noise in plastic cases, the corners are smoothed out. Therefore, it makes sense to pay attention to such models.
Rating of the best music centers with karaoke
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Rating of the best music centers with karaoke||1||LG CK99||RUB 63 439|
|2||Sony MHC-V90DW||RUB 63,030|
|3||LG XBOOM OL100||RUB 47 680|
|4||Panasonic SC-MAX3500GS||RUB 35,990|
|5||Sony SHAKE-X10D||RUB 31,950|
|6||Panasonic SC-UA7EE-K||RUB 26,990|
|7||LG OM7550K||RUB 19,990|
|8||Sony MHC-V11||RUB 13,880|
|9||Panasonic SC-UA3GS-K||RUB 16,560|
|10||Sony MHC-V21D||RUB 16,990|
|11||Hyundai H-MC180||RUB 5,190|
The winner of our rating is the music center LG CK99, which belongs to the same line of X-Boom. Its leadership is due to one single factor: the colossal sound output power. 5000 watts is hard to imagine and can only be heard. The main emphasis, of course, is placed on low frequencies. However, there is a dedicated band for reproducing high frequencies, so that they come out clean and not 'cut'.
If we leave aside the performance indicators, then the model is seriously inferior in equipment to the Sony MHC-V90DW. Of the 'technologies', it has only two ports for a flash drive, a headphone output and one more subwoofer, as well as Bluetooth and two microphone inputs for karaoke. The FM module is much more tenacious, capable of storing up to 50 radio stations. Oh yes, we completely forgot to mention the compactness. However, few can compare with the dimensions of the Sony model, and any other center against its background will have an advantage in ergonomics.
- 5000 watts of power is the highest in the rating;
- very clear reproduction of high frequencies and deep bass;
- pleasant design;
- high performance.
- not found.
Calling this musical center otherwise than grandiose will hardly work. Its total weight is 50.5 kg, of which 37 kg is reserved for only one subwoofer with two speakers. In general, a rather complex scheme with 10 sound sources is implemented here: in addition to the subwoofer, the column has 4 tweeters and midrange speakers of different diameters. Together they deliver 2000 watts of power and sound a little cleaner and better than the LG XBOOM OL 100.
In general, the level of this musical center surpasses everything that was before. Besides Bluetooth and USB input, it has an Ethernet port and a Wi-Fi module. Thus, you get the ability to play music directly from the network. In addition, it should be noted support for 7 audio formats, incl. and FLAC. The FM module has not gone anywhere either. It works not only mediocre, but also without any innovations. The karaoke function is also introduced as a 'tick', since its quality is very good.
- excellent build quality;
- very good sound split into 3 bands (low, middle and high frequencies are reproduced by different sources);
- great design and impressive appearance;
- the ability to connect to the Internet;
- gesture control and via smartphone.
- not found.
LG XBOOM OL100
A very cool mid system of the X-Boom line with very deep sound settings and powerful equipment. Its power is 2000 watts, and it should be said that it sounds really great. In this case, the two front speakers give out 550 W each, and the main 'head' comes from the 900 W subwoofer. This way, you can easily determine the prevailing playback frequencies.
Indeed, the bass here is very voluminous and deep. However, the mid-range / high-frequency speakers did not disappoint in quality. The reason for this, in part, is the 18-preset equalizer. In general, it should be understood that this music center is designed for discos and parties. Therefore, you should not be surprised to find features such as Pro DJ and wirelessly linking X-Boom Plus / Party Link devices into one system. Among the features of the music center, we can distinguish three slots for USB and the long-awaited headphone output! It seems that the perfect solution for music lovers has been found.
- beautiful design (red projection on a black body);
- 2000 watts of power;
- DJing features and the ability to combine X-Boom devices into one large unit;
- updating the firmware using a smartphone;
- 3 USB interfaces.
- not found.
Midisystem made in a visual style similar to Panasonic SC-UA3GS-K. The slightly futuristic blue backlit design looks great. At the same time, manufacturers have not forgotten about functionality: two dedicated speakers have as many as three bands for reproducing low, middle and high frequencies. Their total capacity is not disclosed in order not to mislead consumers, and this is a very competent business policy.
For the first time in the rating, a second USB Type A input is located on the connector panel of the music center. Of the basic options, we can note the function of recording to a drive, the presence of its own device memory and the connection of two microphones. There is an FM-receiver with 30 slots for memorizing stations and a CD-drive for activating the karaoke function. Also note that the system is quite bulky and weighs 19 kg in assembly. But the ratings from the users are ideal: only sharp high frequencies are attributed to disadvantages.
- The optimum ratio of price and quality;
- stylish, recognizable design;
- duplicate slot for USB Type A;
- three-channel speaker breakdown in speakers.
- the reproduction of high frequencies is a little sharp.
Prefabricated acoustics of three modules with a very beautiful design and average ratings from consumers. It is a prime example of good 1200 W horn technology. Each front speaker has one woofer and one tweeter, which are connected to a system unit with a Dolby Digital decoder and equalizer. The total weight of the entire center is 17.8 kg, but the dimensions are very compact.
Music center SHAKE-X10D supports Xvid, MPEG-4, MP3 and VCD formats. The main unit has a built-in DVD-receiver, FM-module and Bluetooth – interface, as well as a bunch of inputs and outputs (including HDMI, composite input, stereo audio, USB type-A and 2 microphone jacks). The only nuance of this center lies in the high purchase price – it is unlikely that many will allow themselves to spend more than 30 thousand rubles on its acquisition.
- beautiful design, nice design;
- high power and very good sound;
- the presence of deep bass settings;
- a large number of supported audio formats;
- abundance of connection interfaces.
- high price;
- no connection cable included.
14-kg mini-system with a fairly simple look, but a very large internal 'potential'. Produces up to 1400 W of power with a 2.1 speaker set. The main load falls, of course, on the subwoofer, but the high and medium frequencies also do not suffer from a lack of quality. It sounds quite clean and voluminous to itself, incl. thanks to the wide range of equalizer settings.
SC-UA7EE-K has 2 inputs for microphone and audio stereo, FM-module with memory for 20 stations and Bluetooth – receiver. It has NFC support and the function of recording a stream to a USB drive. Management is carried out incl. using smartphones, but the application itself is rather strange and inconvenient. In some cases, there is a 'crackle' of the plastic at the top of the speaker after disconnection. This is a feature of the assembly, but if you are sensitive to extraneous sounds, then it is better to test it once again before purchasing.
- high power;
- Moderately clean and high-quality sound;
- 2 microphone inputs;
- the ability to control via smartphones.
- inconvenient control program;
- the radio receiver unit may fail.
The midi acoustics from LG has a very interesting appearance and belongs to the famous X-Boom series of ultra-powerful audio systems. The total power of the central channel of the midrange and high frequency reproduction, as well as the dedicated subwoofer, is 1000 watts. Naturally, the output sound is very loud and spacious. Moreover, if in the case of the previous competitor there are doubts about the overestimation of the characteristics, then here the power is indicated correctly – the experts confirm the declared number.
The OM7550K package includes a DVD drive and a karaoke disc in the kit, as well as an FM module with the function of storing 50 frequencies. There is an HDMI output, there is a USB Type A and Bluetooth – a receiver. The system itself is rather cumbersome, but these are the costs of high power and an abundance of additional elements in the system.
- very loud sound;
- cool combination of black panel and red backlight;
- wide range of equalizer settings;
- Dolby Digital codec that enhances sound.
- 30 kg weight;
- no headphone output.
In fact, the appearance of this mini system is very similar to the Sony MHC-V21D. It uses the same 2.1 speaker set with a dedicated subwoofer for bass reproduction. But the sound quality is much better here: 470 watts of power guarantees the creation of loud and surround sound. Equalizer with 9 preset settings plays an important role in this.
Other features of the model stand out support for NFC tags for quick connection, support for VCD, WMA and MP3 formats, as well as the function of recording a stream to a USB flash drive. There are 20 radio stations in the device's memory, and the tuning range allows you to independently search for a wave at a frequency of 87.5 to 108 MHz. The MHC-V11 is much bulkier than previous competitors and weighs 10 kg. The disadvantage of this model is 'overblowing' – too much low frequencies with mediocre reproduction of highs and mids. If you want a center for noisy parties, then feel free to take it. If not, then it is better to take a closer look at other models.
- surround bass sound especially for big parties;
- pleasant appearance;
- high build quality;
- input for 2 microphones.
- too much bass – impossible to fix by adjusting the settings;
- the declared power is greatly overestimated.
Horizontal mini-system of block assembly with a set of acoustics 2.0. This means that it includes two speakers with a wide frequency range. Their total power is 300 watts. The model also has an equalizer and a CD receiver that can read CD-R and CD-RW discs.
Panasonic SC-UA3GS-K features small overall dimensions (650x196x274 mm) and light weight – only 6.1 kg. music for playing can be streamed via Bluetooth, or downloaded via a USB flash drive. The system also has a radio receiver with memorizing the frequency of 30 radio stations. But the signal is often interrupted, and, according to users, this is due to the problems of the center itself. Many highlight as a disadvantage the lack of a headphone input and the impossibility of their connection to the device even through Bluetooth. The rest is an excellent model that is well worth the money.
- purity and power of sound;
- compact size;
- attractive design;
- convenient sound control through the remote control.
- it is impossible to connect headphones;
- badly picks up the radio, often gets lost on interference.
One-piece music center from Sony with 2.1 acoustics set. Features two small drivers for mids and highs, and one large surround bass woofer. The cabinet is finished in traditional black with stylish blue and white illumination of the subwoofer. The model has an equalizer, Dolby Digital decoder and an optical DVD drive. So to speak, it was created for several eras at once.
Among the capabilities of the MHC-V21D, it is worth highlighting the presence Bluetooth – an interface and an FM receiver, a USB Type A and HDMI slot for displaying pictures from karaoke discs on the screen. In terms of ergonomics, the center is also good: with dimensions of 324x600x286 mm, it weighs only 8.4 kg. But the cost is significantly higher than that of the previous representative. But the sound and build quality is better.
- small size;
- wide connectivity;
- the presence of backlight;
- Bluetooth and FM receiver with 20 slots for storing radio stations.
- not very clear bass;
- inconvenient control via Android and the complete control panel.
One-piece mini sound system without optical drive. It has a nice design with a combination of black case and several gradations of blue / purple on the speakers and decoration elements. It has a fairly compact overall dimensions (230x572x220 mm) and weighs only 8 kg.
A set of two mid-frequency (MF) speakers with a total power of 80 watts is responsible for sound reproduction in Hyundai H-MC180. That is, when buying this model, you should not expect deep bass, since there is no subwoofer in the design. The center is able to play sound from Secure Digital and MultiMediaCard memory cards, from ordinary USB drives (Type A), and also tune to FM-wave and Bluetooth. Naturally, the kit comes with a karaoke mode and microphone support. But, again, do not rely too much on the quality of this function.
- a large number of readable media + Bluetooth;
- the presence of an FM receiver;
- pleasant appearance;
- low price.
- lack of a subwoofer and low frequencies;
- only 60 minutes of battery life.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.