Ikarao Break X1 portable karaoke system with built-in screen and wireless microphone kit.

The manufacturer of the Ikarao Break X1 is more inclined to call it a “universal party speaker” rather than a “karaoke center” – and indeed, it is suitable not only for singing. However, karaoke is the key function of the device – the hint at the anagram of the word “karaoke” in the name indicates this. The basis for everything is a portable speaker with three relatively large speakers, a claimed frequency range of 45 – 20000 Hz, and an output power of up to 100 W.

Added to it is the so-called rotating display, which is essentially a nearly full-fledged tablet with a 13.3-inch Full HD screen running on Android 13. The tablet is not the most “advanced”, but the 4-core RK3568 processor allows for the correct operation of the built-in shell and most of the applications that may be needed for joint operation with the speaker. Also included in the kit are a pair of wireless microphones that can be “hidden” in special slots in the housing, providing their charging.

Among the other strengths of the Ikarao Break X1, one can note the IPX4 water resistance, autonomous operation for up to 10 hours, support for image transmission via HDMI and Screen Mirroring function, built-in microphone effects, and equalizer presets.

Table of Contents

  1. Features
  2. Configuration
  3. Connection
  4. Microphones
  5. Sound
  6. End Note


  • 13.3″ Full HD 1080p screen
  • Processor: 4-core RK3568
  • Declared power output: 100W
  • Frequency range: 45 – 20000 Hz
  • Speaker size: 2×HF – 2.25″ (15W)
  • 1×woofer – 6.5″ (70W)
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: >85 dBA
  • 64GB storage capacity
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Inputs: 6.3mm jack, 3.5mm mini-jack, USB-A, HDMI 1.4
  • Outputs: HDMI 1.4, 3.5mm mini-jack
  • SBC codec support
  • Ability to connect two devices to the same source is available
  • Playback from external media USB, microSD, TF (FAT32 up to 32 GB)
  • Microphones: 2 wireless
  • Battery: Li-Ion 4800 mAh
  • Autonomous operation: up to 10 hours
  • Recharging time: 4 hours
  • Screen Mirroring
  • IPX4 Waterproof
  • RGB backlight
  • Dimensions: (H×H×W) 275×253×500 mm
  • Weight: 11.8 kg


The Ikarao Break X1 comes in a large white cardboard box made of dense cardboard, on which images of the device and its brief specifications are applied.

Inside, the speaker is securely fixed with foam inserts, and other accessories are placed in separate cardboard boxes – there is absolutely no need to worry about their safety during transportation. The handle on top allows you to move the box from place to place, although it firmly “digs” into the hand due to its small width and the solid weight of the device.

The package includes the speaker with the screen, a pair of wireless microphones, a 1.5-meter power cable, documentation, and a carrying strap. The strap is adjustable in length and has a special “cushion” for more comfortable use. The device is too heavy to carry on the shoulder – almost 12 kg. However, with the help of the strap, it can be more or less comfortably moved from place to place.


Getting the Ikarao Break X1 ready for use doesn’t require a lot of preparation: lift the screen, press the power button – and it’s ready. The device takes about 30 seconds to boot up – a bit long, but quite tolerable. The test content is pre-installed, so you can immediately try listening to something and even perform. For the most part, the karaoke system is designed to play content using the built-in tablet, plus singing into the microphones from the kit – that’s the main feature of the speaker. However, the manufacturer has also provided for the connection of various external devices.

Behind a rubber cover that provides water resistance, there are connectors on the rear panel where you can plug in various devices, as well as USB drives. In two 6.3mm jacks, the developers suggest connecting microphones or musical instruments, the sound of which can be combined with the background music during performance. For greater versatility, there are two gain settings: one for microphones (lower) and the other for guitars or other instruments (higher). The gain can also be adjusted using a rotary knob, which can be turned with a screwdriver or something capable of replacing it. However, there is no volume control, which can sometimes be inconvenient.

The Aux input and output (3.5mm mini-jack) can be used to receive a signal from an external playback device or send it elsewhere – for example, to active speakers or a recording device that will allow you to listen to the performed composition later. When you connect a connector to the Aux Out jack, the sound from the speaker itself is automatically muted.

Song lyrics can be displayed on a larger screen using the HDMI port, which can also be used for presentations, for example. This brings us back to the idea that the Ikarao Break X1 is potentially suitable not only for singing. There is nothing stopping you from showing slides on a big screen while commenting on them into the microphones. The HDMI port works correctly, transmitting images in Full HD (1920×1080). Predictably, the sound isn’t transmitted through it, but if you really need it, you can take it from the aforementioned Aux Out.

The built-in player reads media files in all major formats: MP3, FLAC, WAV, AAC, OGG, M4A, WMA, APE. And if you need something really exotic, there’s nothing stopping you from installing some third-party player. The USB port can also be used to charge various mobile devices if the need arises.

Of course, you can connect an audio source to the Ikarao Break X1 via Bluetooth as well.


The microphones are lightweight, compact, and comfortable to hold. They are cardioid in nature, and the developer has also announced some sort of noise reducer and automatic sound correction.

The microphones cannot be connected to external devices; they are intended for use exclusively with the Ikarao Break X1.


The Sven PS-1500 is described by the manufacturer as an “audio system for parties”. Therefore, one should not expect “flat monitor delivery,” accuracy in the reproduction of musical material, and so on. Rather, quite the opposite – everything should be loud, bass-heavy, and impressive. And that’s exactly how it is – there’s plenty of volume, even for a relatively large room. In a small room, it becomes uncomfortable after reaching its average values. The first thing we expect from such a speaker is impressive volume, and the PS-1500 fully meets these expectations.

There’s an emphasis on bass, but they don’t tend to be too humming and sound reasonably dense. The mid-frequency range is a bit lost in the overall mix, it doesn’t sound very clear and detailed, so the PS-1500 handles rock, classical, or jazz “very averagely”. However, the boosted bass and reasonably clear high-frequency range allow it to deliver dance music effectively – from light and unobtrusive house to bass-heavy tech-trance and neurofunk.

End Note

The Ikarao Break X1 audio system offers a sound that is extremely pleasant for a portable solution. The capabilities of the integrated tablet are sufficiently vast, and the included microphones are suitable for amateur vocals and presentations.

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