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15 Microphones for Kids Reviewed

15 Microphones for Kids Reviewed

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We all love singing our favorite tunes from the top of our lungs sometimes. Whether it’s in the shower, or when you’re alone in the car, and an upbeat song starts playing on the radio.

Kids are no different; in fact, they probably enjoy the activity even more than adults. They also find it fun to record their own voice in general, with YouTube and Instagram videos becoming ever more popular.

If you want your kid to sound good when they record themselves singing or speaking, you’ll need to get them a decent karaoke microphone.

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Easy to use
Kidzlane

3 years+Check Price


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Professional mixer
BONAOK (Classic)

3 years+Check Price

3 years+Check Price


Small Product image of VTech Kidi Star Music Magic Microphone

Includes silly effects
VTech Kidi Star

5-10 yearsCheck Price


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High-quality materials
Echo Mic for Kids

3 years+Check Price

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Small Product image of LEERON Microphone

Both wireless and wired connection
LEERON Microphone

3 years+Check Price

3-15 yearsCheck Price

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Small Product image of Ncknciz Microphone

Clear sound
Ncknciz Microphone

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Small Product image of KaraoKing Karaoke Microphone

Different voice settings
KaraoKing Karaoke Microphone

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60+ songs and melodies
VTech Baby Babble and Rattle

3 month - 3 yearsCheck Price

Kidzlane

This easy-to-use and fun little microphone is perfect for a karaoke night. It includes some unique features, even one that lets you add applause when someone finishes a song, along with the standard playback and recording features. The speaker is loud enough but isn’t going to cause a feud with your neighbors. 

The mic is capable of recording up to 100 seconds and has ten songs prerecorded, including tunes like BINGO and Mary Had a Little Lamb, so your little diva or rock star can get some excellent practice. Lights on the mic flash in time with the music, helping your little one stay in the right rhythm, while Bluetooth connectivity allows them to sing with a paired device.

Benefits:

  • Easy to use
  • Prerecorded songs
  • Bluetooth connectivity

BONAOK (Classic)

Designed explicitly for karaoke, this mic comes with everything your child needs to put on a once-in-a-lifetime performance. Included in the package are a micro USB cable, audio cable, as well as a colorful hard box and black case. The mic itself has a rose gold hue and can support a frequency range of 100 to 10,000 Hz. It also has a rechargeable battery, a transmission distance of up to ten meters, Bluetooth connectivity, and echo mode. 

To suit your child’s unique singing style, there’s a professional mixing tool that allows for alteration of the voice input. The onboard speakers are surprisingly high-quality, and it should be noted that the karaoke microphone supports a wired connection as well.

Benefits:

  • Clear sound
  • Professional mixer

BONAOK (with Controllable LED Lights)

Another product from the same company comes in the form of this LED microphone, which has an almost identical set of features as the one described above but throws a light show into the mix as well. When we first took a look at this mic, it’s shiny outside made us think it wouldn’t have the quality to back up the flashiness of its look, but we were wrong. 

This mic is better than we expected and provides a level of performance which will amaze most. It has a solid and clear sound, with enough volume, as well as the option of individually adjusting the level of volume in your voice relative to the music.

Benefits:

  • Lights up as you sing
  • Echo function

VTech Kidi Star

This portable karaoke machine/microphone has a function that allows you to reduce the volume of the vocals in any track, allowing you to sing any song as it was a karaoke track. The mic even has a color-changing base, adding a light show component to your kid’s performance. Free play mode allows you to use the mic however you want, so your little one can create talk shows, pretend to have a TV interview, etc. 

Where the mic really shines is the Singing Fun mode, which allows your kid to choose a pre-recorded song – four of them in total, to sing along to. There are lyrics to these songs in the instruction manual. Music Magic Button will allow them to remove the vocals of any track and sing the song themselves.

Benefits:

  • Includes silly effects
  • Fun and easy to use

Echo Mic for Kids

A high-quality microphone from Funky Toys is going to be a unique addition to your little one’s developmental and educational toy selection. It is undeniably going to provide your kid with hours of fun and entertainment with its rattle, flashing multicolor light, and, most importantly, a functional battery-operated microphone. 

This product provides entertainment on a multitude of sensory levels, encouraging your child’s creative expression and the development of their imagination through tactile, auditory, and visual stimulation, as well as song and speech.  Your little one will not want to put this fun music toy down for a minute once they get started, and the developmental benefits of this toy will start showing quickly.

Benefits:

  • 30-day satisfaction guarantee
  • High-quality materials

LET'S GO! Microphone

With a stylish and fashionable look, this karaoke microphone is sure to impress your kid. It is made of a sturdy aluminum alloy and has the latest Bluetooth technology as well as a noise-canceling feature. To help your little one find their voice, there are two loudspeakers built-in, which give out an excellent combination of volume and sound quality. A perfect prop for any party, the LET’S GO! mic is designed to make your kid the star of the show. 

It is compatible with all Android and iOS devices, featuring Bluetooth 4.1, so they can play the songs on their tablets directly. Bring this mic with you on a trip, and enjoy your little ones singing on the go. All you need to do is download an app on your phone or tablet and pair the microphone with the device in question, and you’re good to go!

Benefits:

  • Easy to use
  • Stylish
  • Bluetooth connectivity

LEERON Microphone

Another excellent Bluetooth microphone comes from LEERON. It has a colorful light show as well as an Echo Bass function. Take it anywhere you want to and be the star of your own show. Your kid can enjoy high-quality and clear-sounding tunes thanks to the advanced noise-canceling technology adopted by the LEERON mic. 

Echo and reverb effects help anyone sound like a star, and the bass effects improve the sound quality significantly. To make this mic work, all you need to do is turn it on, search for E109 via Bluetooth on your smartphone or tablet, and when you hear a beeping noise, that means the mic is connected. Adjust the volume and echo using the app, and enjoy!

Benefits:

  • Great sound quality
  • Both wireless and wired connection

KidKraft 63346 Sing-Along Mic & Amp Set

For your little superstar, the Sing-Along Mic from KidKraft is going to be a perfect gift. Choose to have music in the background or simply have them sing acapella. There are some songs and sounds pre-recorded on the mic, but it’s easy to hook up an mp3 player or smartphone using the 3.5mm jack and play any song you like, customizing the experience. 

It will be easy for your kid to carry this toy around as well since it is incredibly lightweight and portable. It has a couple of crowd noises as well, including disappointed boos and happy cheers, so your kid can play around with how they feel the performance went down.

Benefits:

  • 3.5mm jack
  • Adjustable height

OceanEC Kids Karaoke Machine

This budget-friendly option from OceanEC is mostly targeted at girls and comes with a two-mic set-up, making it perfect for playdates and sleepovers, and allowing your little one and her best friend to perform a duet. The mics both connect to the same stand and the LED lights in the base serve to make the experience even more fun. 

Use an aux cable to connect to any device, but keep in mind that you will need an adaptor for newer phones that don’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack. The lights are multicolored, and the toy itself comes in a fun shade of pink. It is also a good option for more eco-conscious parents since the materials used are all recyclable.

Benefits:

  • Budget-friendly
  • Includes two microphones

Ncknciz Microphone

A microphone that will have any kid feeling like a superstar in no time at all, the Ncknciz has a weird name, but don’t let that deter you from taking a closer look. It features voice amplification, boosting your kid’s confidence, and the Bluetooth function allows you to connect it to pretty much any modern device. THis karaoke microphone functions as a great speaker for when you just want to play something for your little one and have them pick up the mic and sing along. 

The mic does a great job expanding your kid’s imagination and artistic sense while remaining fun for everyone. It’s easy to use with just a few buttons to learn, so your kid will be adjusting the echo effect and volume on their own.

Benefits:

  • Simple to use
  • Clear sound

weird tails Wireless Karaoke Microphone

One of the best microphones out there in terms of customer reviews comes from a company called Weird Tails. If you have a child who loves singing, they will enjoy this product very much. It has a unique look and does what it is supposed to do very well. 

It is easy to use, as you can use a Bluetooth connection to any device, and the mic will respond immediately, allowing you to use it with YouTube or the dedicated app. There are dedicated volume controls on the device for voice and music, and the lights do a great job keeping kids entertained. There are a couple of color options, namely rose gold and black.

Benefits:

  • Noise reduction
  • Voice-change effect

VTech Kidi Super Star Karaoke System

Your kid can use their iPod or any Android device and connect to this microphone to sing along to any one of their favorite songs. Recording their performances will allow them to keep them in their memory for a long time. They could use the opportunity to take a picture with their camera for kids to really capture the moment. To make the performance extra-special, your little one can add in sound effects using the buttons on the mic. 

The device itself uses 4 AA batteries to run and is recommended for kids aged four to nine. Your kid can grow with this device since it has an adjustable stand, allowing you to change the height of the system as your child gets bigger. Each performance will have a bit of extra flair with the disco lights.

Benefits:

  • Recording feature
  • Adjustable height
  • Playback

ThinkMax Kids Microphone Toy

Another excellent product on this list comes from ThinkMax, and like a couple of items above, this one lets your kid add some cool effects to their performance, as well as record themselves performing. It is a small microphone, making it highly portable and easy to handle. 

Even kids as young as one year old can use it, and the effects and features the microphone has are easy to use, and most kids will have no trouble figuring them out quickly. The volume is not too high, but it is loud enough for your little one to hear themselves singing, and it allows for recordings of up to thirty seconds.

Benefits:

  • Simple controls
  • Recording and playback features

KaraoKing Karaoke Microphone

The design of this karaoke microphone makes it stand out from the rest, with a friendly bear face encouraging your kid to keep singing and make their dreams come true. A portable karaoke machine in itself, this mic doesn’t require a clunky base for you to use or any wires that your kid can trip on. 

It can connect to any smartphone or Bluetooth enabled device, and the batteries last for a long time, making it the perfect addition to any party. The tunes already recorded into the device are great, so there’s some fun to be had for the whole family. Bring it anywhere you go, since it is extra portable and easy to carry.

Benefits:

  • Easy to carry
  • Oldie hits prerecorded
  • Different voice settings

VTech Baby Babble and Rattle

With this neat little product, your baby will be learning about pretend play, instruments, and even animals while jamming out. The device will encourage your little one to sing along to more than 60 melodies and songs, including Hey Diddle Diddle, Three Blind Mice, BINGO, and more. With a yellow and orange amplifier and blue handle, the mic is gender-neutral and perfectly sized for babies’ hands. 

It has vibrant and large buttons, including a welcoming puppy, as well as a turning ring with a variety of cute little animals, and strands of ribbon on the sides. It also works as an actual microphone, letting you amplify your baby’s babbling and talking, making the amplification noticeable while not too loud.

Benefits:

  • Includes two modes
  • 60+ songs and melodies

How to Choose a Good Microphone?

A few things are worth keeping in mind when looking for the perfect microphone for your little one if you want to be sure you’re making the right choice. Most of all, keep your child’s vocal abilities in mind when deciding on the type of microphone you want to go for. 

Another factor to consider is your child’s age since some microphones are intended as toys for younger kids to mess around with, while others have more advanced features, allowing older kids to take a more serious approach to their singing. 

If you have neighbors nearby or feel like a loud device would make you go crazy, find a mic with a volume control feature, allowing you to turn it down when your kid’s singing starts becoming a bit too much to handle. 

Some mics allow you to connect to an external device, such as a tablet or smartphone, letting your kid sing along to a YouTube karaoke version of their favorite song, which is something you should look into. Older kids are more likely to be interested in this feature as they are generally more tech-savvy and have more motivation to improve their singing.

Criteria We Used

Emotional and Social Development

Music does a lot to help a child develop their social skills. It does so by boosting their emotional intelligence, thus enabling kids to be in touch with their emotions on a deeper level, and giving them the skills they need to manage and handle social and emotional issues. Kids who are exposed to a variety of music in their childhood tend to be more content and happier in later life, as they are more capable of dealing with their emotions.

Educational Value

Aside from the emotional aspect, using a microphone to sing karaoke or record themselves speak, will help with your child’s development in other areas. Both fine and gross motor skills will be boosted, for example, due to their dancing and moving around during their performances. Cognitive development is also encouraged through the promotion of auditory learning and memory.

FAQ

How do microphones work?

You can think of microphones as reverse speakers. They might look very different on the outside, but they are surprisingly similar on the inside, practically serving the same function in opposite directions. In a speaker, electricity in a metal-wire coil creates a changing magnetic field that makes the coil itself move. This coil is attached to something called a cone or diaphragm, and this is what creates soundwaves by pushing air back and forth.

In a microphone, the same process happens in reverse – your voice pushes the diaphragm, which in turn moves the coil creating a magnetic field, which is transferred into an electric signal that gets registered by the device the mic is connected to.

When should I start encouraging my kid to sing?

It’s never too early to bring some music into your child’s life. It is a huge part of emotional and social development, and as far as we’re concerned, you should get your kid singing as soon as possible. Music can serve as an excellent learning tool, creating new neural pathways, and building more potential in your child’s mind.

Conclusion

A microphone can be a fantastic source of entertainment for your little one, no matter how young or old they are. Some of the mics on this list are meant for small children, with a more pronounced toy-aspect, while others are more serious devices intended for older kids who will enjoy using them to record their voice or practice singing along to their favorite songs on YouTube or using a karaoke app. It all depends on your child’s individual needs, and there’s no one better suited than you to figure out what those needs are.

Author: Catherine Evans
Author: Catherine Evans

Catherine is a writer from Canada who simply loves toys, collectibles and superhero figurines. Writing is her passion, but she also loves reading, enjoying her “me time” and finding new ways to improve her work and ways to entertain the readers.

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