In this blog post, I will share my honest opinion about speechelo. Speechelo is text to speech tool that launched in 2020.
In this article, I will share an honest opinion about speechelo, an alternative solution that you try, etc.
Hi, my name is Harinderpreet Singh and I’m the founder of Micmonster which is a competitor to speechelo. I will discuss more Micmonster later on in this article.
Here in this blog post, I will cover the following things
What is Speechelo exactly?
Speechelo is basically a cloud-based text-to-speech solution that can transform the text into a voice in 23 languages.
Once you purchased you will receive login details on your mail then you can go to their website and can log in to your account.
You can generate voices from any device however it works best with a desktop computer.
Speechelo sounds better than a normal text-to-speech solution but it does not sound human at all. Check the voice samples of speechelo.
Here is the tutorial video from the speechelo team.
If you want to get the most out of speechelo then you should upgrade to the speechelo pro. It is an optional additional upsell once you purchased the front-end version ($37) deal.
Speechelo has two types of voices standard & AI. In the standard voice, you can add breath, emphasize specific words, etc.
However, these voices sound very robotic. if you don’t believe my words then check the voice samples given below.
Speechelo English USA voices sound best however other voices are not that great.
Tune available: For some voices, you are getting the Tune option (Normal, serious, Friendly). It is mainly available for English USA. This tune is not available for all voices that you are getting inside the speechelo.
Dialogue audios: Inside the speechelo, you are getting a merge feature that you can use to combine two or more generated audio files into one. Then it will make a dialogue audio
No Questions Asked Money Back Guarantee: Speechelo provides you 60 days money-back guarantee. If you are not satisfied with the product you can get your 100% money back from the speechelo team.
However, after 60 days refund isn’t possible.
Low Bitrate: Speechelo generated output will be 48kbps. If you know about sound production then you know this is very low output. Here at Micmonster, the generated audio files bit rate is 160kbps.
No Usage of Breath & Emphasize Features: Since breath & emphasize features are only available for standard voices that’s why they are useless.
Number of Characters per voiceover: If you purchased the pro plan then you can convert up to 20000 characters into voiceover at once. However, if you have watched the above tutorial video correctly then their team mentioned that don’t use longer voiceovers. Not even close to 15000 characters. It can produce inaccurate output.
I don’t understand that why they have this feature when you can’t use it.
An upsell is an additional upgrade offered once you purchased the front-end deal.
Speechelo Standard $47-37
On the speechelo home page or if you are purchasing from any affiliate then you will see a price $47. The Speechelo team is also running FB ads. When a team is promoting their offer you will see a price $37
You are getting the following features in the standard version.
- 1 Campaign
- Personal license
- 30 Voices
- 5000 characters per voiceover
Speechelo Pro ($47/Quarterly)
Speechelo pro is an additional upsell once you purchased the standard version. It will cost you an additional $47 per quarter this roughly $14 every month.
Here are the features that you will get inside the speechelo pro
- 171 More voices
- Camapign Support
- Background Music
- Commercial license
- Longer voiceovers (20000 characters)
There is one more speechelo that the speechelo team keeps changing. Last time I have checked their were offering Scriptelo that will write copy automatically with the help of AI.
Inside the speechelo dashboard, you are also getting the option of a Translation add-on. It will cost you an additional $43.
Why Choose Micmonster over Speechelo
Now you have a basic idea about the speechelo that are you getting for your money. I want to introduce you to another text-to-speech tool, MicMonster. Before I move forward check the voice samples.
Voice Samples of MicMonster:
Now compare these voice samples to the speechelo that you have listened a few minutes ago. Here is the pricing of MicMonster.
Reason to Choose MicMonster Over Speechelo
Better Voices: Don’t take my words for it. I just visit the support section and took these two screenshots. There are many more customers who recently made the switch to Micmonster and are happy with it.
Better Bit Rate (160 kbps): MicMonster generated audio files bit rate is 160 kbps. That is much higher than Speechelo generated audio files.
Voice Styles: Micmonster lets you change voice for English (USA), Chinese & Portuguese languages. You can make your voices cheerful, chat, emphatic.
Narration: With your recent update you are also getting narration inside the Micmonster. Narration can help you customize speaking of specific words. Sometimes AI doesn’t produce invented words correctly however with narration you can change it.
Advance Emphasize: Another cool feature of Micmonster pro is you can draw graph to customize how much stress you want to put on words.
AI is affecting all industries. The current version of text to speech is just a glimpse of what is possible. For sure we will see a much better version of text to speech in the future.
Anyway, I hope you got value from this article. If you have any questions or query then let me know by the comment section.