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Amazon Echo (2019)
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The latest Echo does just about everything right: It sounds great, it’s pretty cheap and it handles voice commands like a charm. The only downside is that there are a lot of other smart speakers to choose.
Finally, a great entry-level Echo for music.
Devindra HardawarOctober 30, 2019
- Great sound quality
- Responsive microphones
- Affordable price
- Widely support Alexa ecosystem
- No major microphone upgrades
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Amazon Echo (2019)
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- 90AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsCNET80A smart speaker that's too comfortableWhile the smart speaker boasts solid bass, it struggles more with mid-range instrumentation. The texture of a sparse arrangement -- say, Johnny Cash's voice on Hurt -- is adequately captured. But when I listened to something more complicated, like The Age of Adz by Sufjan Stevens, the mix of digital and analogue sounds became muddy rather than magnificent.PC World90Amazon Echo (3rd Generation)While we aren't terribly impressed by the $150 Echo Plus, the $100 Echo sounds powerful and satisfying for the price. It's an excellent upgrade in performance from the previous Echo, and the lack of a Zigbee hub and temperature sensor won't be missed by most people (and if you need them, the Echo Plus is still available).TechCrunch90Amazon's Echo gets a decent-sounding refreshAll in all, solid additions on the hardware front, coupled with the continued addition of things like selectable music services make for a solid upgrade to the company's base smart speaker.Pocket-Lint100Can't touch thisIf music is the most important thing for you, then it's hard to ignore the boosted performance of the new Echo. Previous Echos had limitations, but to have a great low price and pleasing sound quality means that the new Echo sweeps those criticisms aside.Tech Advisor80Refined in Every WayThe third-gen Amazon Echo is a big upgrade on its predecessor, not only in terms of design but audio output, without an increase in price. You can't swap out the fabric this time around, but we doubt the majority of users will miss the feature.The Verge80Middle child syndromeIf you're looking for a competent smart speaker that will sound good for most everything you need it to, but don't want to spend more than a Benjamin, it is perhaps the best option available right now.CNN90The third-generation Echo packs even more into a $99 price...unless you really need Zigbee connectivity built inside of an Echo, this third-generation Echo is the way to go. It's a no-brainer to purchase if you want an Alexa-enabled speaker that packs a nice crisp punch with sound. And it'll likely be on sale this holiday season.TechRadar90The new Amazon Echo (2019) makes the previous Echo -- and Echo Plus -- obsoleteThe Amazon Echo (2019) doesn't feel particular new, given both its form and function is modeled on the existing Echo Plus – but it's still an excellent smart speaker that offers better sound quality than the second-generation Echo.Expert Reviews100Amazon does it againIn short, this remains the best all-round smart speaker you can buy with the added bonus of sound quality that's nigh-on impossible to match in the price bracket. Yes, Alexa isn't as smart as Google Assistant but, in terms of hardware, it’s now streets ahead of the Google Home.TrustedReviews100Amazon Echo 3rd Gen ReviewEffectively an Amazon Echo Plus without the Zigbee Smart Home Hub, the Amazon Echo 3rd Gen is a far better product than its predecessor. With improved audio, this is the model to buy if you want a well-priced smart speaker through which you can also listen to music.
3 5mm, Bluetooth, Wifi
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