Singing is a popular pastime in the Philippines. No wonder why the existence of karaoke rooms are a great deal. Even home karaoke systems are very common. Whether there are occasions or not, we just love to sing. We surely could sing for hours in one day. This is a part of me that I brought with me here in Japan. Luckily, karaoke rooms are not uncommon here. As a matter of fact, the karaoke styled machine was invented by a Japanese musician in 1971. At present, Japanese karaoke rooms are actually even more equipped than the ones we have back in my homeland. The thing that particularly concerns me is the pricey hourly rate. That said, I can’t just visit one on a regular basis. Might as well sing in the shower anytime I want.
So one day, my caring husband got me this bizarre looking microphone to somehow make up for those days that I wanted to sing my heart out loud. I don’t know about you, but there’s something special in singing that takes my blues away.
We got the set from Amazon Japan for 6,980 yen (tax included). A bit expensive but it comes with 2 microphones. It’s basically designed to reduce the sound of your singing voice in order not to disturb your neighborhood. Being loud is totally inappropriate here which isn’t the case in my country.
Anyway, let’s talk more about this product. It has a hub with wires to connect the mic to your iPad, iPhone, android smart phone, or PC. The thing with a round opening that’s attached to the mic is the mute (soundproof) cup which does the job. It has a soft foam that cozily fits around your mouth. You can sing according to the screens and music of various karaoke applications (which the product doesn’t come with), as well as sing along with the songs you put in your device and the music on the net. I installed and tried the Yokee app on the first day and it was fun. (I’m going to try other apps later!) Use earphones (sold separately or use your own) to hear both the music and your voice.
It did tone down the volume of my singing (even when I tried screaming) quite notably to outside ears. But it should perfectly touch your mouth. The downside of it is that it gets quite humid in the foam approximately after one song. Wiping your mouth becomes a habit and sharing is a definite no-no.
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