​​​​Singing Machine iSM1030BT Review

Say goodbye to dull nights in and revolutionize your home karaoke night with the Singing Machine iSM1030BT. This all-inclusive, fully-featured machine will turn any Karaoke upstart into a fully-fledged pro. The iSM1030BT is ready for any occasion, and guarantees to take your party by storm with its attention-grabbing stage presence, not to mention its superb recording and playback quality.

Last Updated May 15, 2020

Why Buy the Singing Machine iSM1030BT?

The Singing Machine unit offers many different ways to record and listen to your music and will accommodate most music formats including, CD’s, CD + G, MP3, and will rip CD graphics to MPS graphics through the voice recording feature. This system truly has all you could need to become the party animal you’ve always wanted to be for any party, wedding, work function or even just for a night in at home.

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Relative to its size, this machine produces mighty power and sound quality. The dual tower speakers provide amplified surround sound and are easily able to fill a large room or an average outdoor venue. The Singing Machine iSM1030BT has a dual-channel mixer, able to support two microphones. So if you need a little extra support, bring a friend onto the stage, or sing along to a special song with your favorite person. Furthermore, built-in USB ports allow you to record your performance directly to a flash or other USB storage drive.

This karaoke machine is designed with a seven-inch color LCD screen, providing a clear view of lyrics rolling in time to your songs. Its convenient Bluetooth capability allows wireless streaming from devices such as iPhone, iPod, Android devices, PC, and Mac. With an optional resting case for your iOS or Android device, you can easily stream lyrics directly from your own screen. The built-in FM radio serves as a nice additional feature, enabling you to listen to your favorite radio programs or talk shows.

Other features that impressed me are the digital key, balance, and echo controls, which allow you to achieve the perfect sound and effects. With Auto Voice Control, the iSM1030BT will not leave you awkwardly hanging during any hiccups or brain farts. You can get up on that stage with confidence knowing that the Singing Machine has your back, and will help you hit the soaring highs and the baritone lows.


Weighing in at only 18.5 pounds, with the main unit measuring 18.7 x 12 x 37.9 inches, and speakers at 7.5 x 7.7 x 26.8 inches, the Singing Machine setup is relatively easy to move around. However, despite its lightweight, this unit is not designed for portability. As this is a three-piece system that requires wire connections between the speakers and the main unit, I did not find it especially easy to tote around. So if you are planning on having karaoke night at a friend’s, you may want to consider hosting yourself!

Best Use Cases

This karaoke machine works best at home. Due to its height and top heavyweight, some users report that the machine can seem unstable. I haven’t experienced this myself, but I still recommend placing the unit in a secure corner of the room or near a wall when not being used – or when the party becomes too rowdy.


The Singing Machine iSM1030BT has a wealth of features and adjustable sounds to custom fit nearly any occasion. While a lot of karaoke machines on the market only accommodate one microphone, it is a welcomed option to be able to step onto the stage with a friend to stun crowds or embarrass yourselves together.

Honestly, this thing is more than just a karaoke system – it works perfectly as your own personal voice recorder. With the option to record directly to USB drive or CD, you can digitally store your performances for future listening. Use this feature to make a personal gift, show off to your friends “off the air”, or track your progress on your way to karaoke stardom.

With its mighty dual tower speakers, the iSM1030BT can also act as a professional-sounding stereo system. Just connect your device to the main unit and you’re ready to instantly play your favorite tracks. Once the singing is over and your guests are ready to put the mics down, connect your device, set it to shuffle, and let Singing Machine’s setup be your personal DJ until the early hours of the morning.


Given its light weight build and upstanding structure, this particular unit isn’t the most shock-resistant karaoke machine on the market. Some users have reported accidentally knocking the system over, noting that the base could potentially provide better support. Despite this, very few have reported technical damage to the unit or speakers, and have successfully used this system for hours on end without noticing any disparity in sound.

Having used the iSM1030BT for 6 months now, I’m sure that the sound and projection quality hasn’t faltered one bit! Considering my excessive use of this product, there has not been any technical malfunctions or distortion.

Additional Buyer Information

This is a well-made karaoke system built for awesome sound quality and great audio projection. There have been select complaints about the speakers on particular units, however, these are definitely few and far between. As a bonus, if you do find yourself stuck with a bum unit, the company will fix or replace the unit with a fast turnaround! It is a very good value for money and is a best seller within its category.

While the iSM1030BT can fill up a larger or more crowded venue, it does work best in a smaller room and is more suited to a regular house party or gathering.


Singing Machine’s iSM1030BT is drawing kids from their video games and phones, and uniting households. This party puller will turn any quiet night into a spectacle of hits and soaring vocals. Egos will fly and egos will burn, but one thing is for sure – with Singing Machine’s awesome karaoke system, silent nights are a thing of the past!

From excellent sound and versatile playability to device compatibility, this karaoke machine is ready for almost any occasion, venue, and mood. This lightweight machine is the key to letting loose your karaoke spirit. Fire up the night and keep your guests entertained for hours – no one will leave disappointed!