Amazon Echo Studio review: The best Echo device you can buy

Smart speakers seem to be around for a while, but in reality, they are less than 5 years old.  Amazon, with its full blitzkrieg of Echo devices, clearly shows the demand for smart speakers worldwide.  Sure, Alexa initially had its problems but was smarter than ever.  The ecosystem around smart speakers is evolving with people using smart bulbs, lights and plugs.  Still, there was a face with Echo devices that seems to have bothered most people.  If one – and there are enough users – wants to use the Echo as a standalone music speaker the audio quality isn’t really that good.  It was not pedestrian by any standards but it did not provide that satisfaction.  As promised by Echo Studio Amazon’s top-notch audio.  We’ve been using the Echo Studio for Rs 22,990 for quite some time, and here’s our review of Amazon’s new smart speaker:

Amazon Echo Studio review: The best Echo device you can buy

  Amazon Echo Studio review: design

Amazon has not had much influence on the design philosophy of Echo devices since its inception.  The Echo Studio follows the same design mantra – covering the same fabric speaker – but is bigger than any other Echo device you come across.  The Echo Studio is about eight inches tall and seven inches wide and looks like a really great speaker.  It’s on the heavier side.  Amazon has put its best foot forward in packing Echo Studio with a multitude of speakers.  You can find speakers in every corner and corner of the Echo Studio.  There are two side-mounted mid-range speakers, a 1-inch front tweeter and a 5-inch downward sealed woofer – all of which deliver really powerful sound output.  In addition, there is a 24-bit DAC digital-to-analog converter with an amplifier in Echo Studio).  According to Amazon, Echo Studio offers high-res lossless content – from streaming services – to play it relatively easily.

  The volume buttons are placed at the top, where you can also find the mute button.  The Echo Ring, which turns blue, is also found in the general space above the speaker, each time the Alexa command is activated.  As always, there is a 3.5-mm jack and a micro-USB port for the power cable on the back of the speaker.
Amazon Echo Studio review: The best Echo device you can buy

What’s different about the design is that you’ll find a sort of opening on the bottom of the front of the device.  Amazon says it has been offered to improve Echo Studio’s bass output.  At first glance, you feel like this is a huge device, then we don’t blame but there is a good reason for the large scale, which is obvious in the performance of Echo Studio

  Amazon Echo Studio Review: Performance

  While Echo devices have grown more sophisticated – thanks to hundreds of skills that Alexa now knows – over the years, it’s not accurate to say that their sound production will make people listen more.  Echo Studio is no longer the best speaker made by Amazon.  Which is better?  There is a lot going on behind the scenes that makes Echo Studio the best sound production.

Amazon Echo Studio review: The best Echo device you can buy

The Echo Studio will deliver its flamboyant 330-watt output.  Credit is a big challenge for Amazon for putting directional audio in Echo Studio and getting it right.  Amazon has also put out Atmos Music and 360 Reality Audio to improve overall sound production from Echo Studio.

 We were given a lot of genres to listen to and more impressed with at Echo Studio.  At full scale, this speaker is really, really loud that neighbors knock on your doorstep.  Bass levels are pretty clear in Queen We’ll Rock You.  Huis Baba O’Reilly has shown that Echo Studio is capable of handling the maximum, mid and low sum easily.

Amazon Echo Studio review: The best Echo device you can buy

We tested Amazon Echo Studio with Bose and the studio managed to hold its own.  Of course, audiophiles go with Bose but for anyone looking for better sound production at all volume levels, the Echo Studio gets more than approval.  Setting up an Echo Studio is not a complicated task and if you are familiar with the process it will be done in a matter of seconds.  All you need is a smartphone, Alexa app, Wi-Fi connection and you’re good to go.

Alexa always stays smart, and microphones in the smart speaker keep conversations flowing smoothly.

Amazon Echo Studio review: The best Echo device you can buy

Amazon Echo Studio review: verdict

  The Amazon Echo Studio is the most expensive and undoubtedly the most powerful speaker on the company line.  Its audio quality is excellent but Rs 22,999 can be a deterrent for many buyers.  If the sound output-input causes you to need a smart speaker, go to Echo Studio because you have zero complaints with it.  However, if budget is a constraint and you can compromise on sound quality, sub-10,000 Echo devices may be the right choice for you.

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