After spending a couple of years trying to find a good site to buy karaoke versions of the songs I liked, I have found the best three. Below is the review of one of them, www.karaoke-version.com.
- The colorful background of the videos makes these versions attractive. This sets it apart from other sites such as thekaraokechannel.com which has black background.
- The quality of the music is very close to the one played by original artist. The sound quality is also good. There is no audible noise. These qualities make it much better than all the free karaoke sites.
- It has backing tracks for guitar, bass, drum, and piano. Not many of other karaoke sites have this feature. Some of my friends bought backing tracks for guitar to practice with their bands.
- It has backing vocal versions for some songs. I always buy these versions whenever possible because they make my singing sound richer. Most of other karaoke sites also have this feature.
- It has multiple formats such as mp4, wmv, CDG, kfn so the songs you bought will play in any device.
- Its collection is large. It does not say how many it has but from my experience it must be in the thousands because I have never found a popular song that it does not carry.
- It allows me to sample the songs I like BEFORE buying it. Each sample lasts about 40 seconds. All commercial karaoke songs have this feature.
- It stores the songs I bought on its site indefinitely. That means after downloading them to my computer, if I lose them, I can download them again. Additionally, I can access my songs anywhere and anytime. Many other karaoke sites also have this feature.
- Its service is quick and convenient. After paying for my songs with my credit card, I can download them and play them right away.
- It has some free songs.
- It charges $2.99 a song which is more expensive than some other sites. For example,. thekaraokechannel.com charges $1.49 a song.
- It does not allow me to suggest a song I need. That means there is no way I can ask them to create a karaoke version for it.