- This speaker delivers clear highs, dynamic mids, and deep bass for a rich and detailed sound that automatically adapts to any room.
- Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, play the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more.
- Built with multiple layers of privacy protections and controls, including a microphone off button that electronically disconnects the microphones.
I have multiple Echo devices, including an original Echo, 2nd gen Echo Dot, 3rd gen Echo Dot, and Echo Show. The sound quality on this Echo is a clear step above the rest. And I enjoy good sound- I have not inexpensive AV receiver and component speakers in my home theater system. The new 4th gen Echo sounds much more dynamic than any of the other Echo devices I've heard. In fact, it even has actual, honest to goodness, bass presence. I read the reviews on this new Echo, and decided to get one based on the raves that I saw regarding its audio quality, so I was expecting it to sound better than my other Echo devices. But it still managed to impress me. It's that good.
I have a Gen 1 Echo which is still working well. However, I would not pair it with my Fire TV because it can't push out enough sound volume. The new generation of Echo comes with a much better array of speakers. The bass is solid. Its sphere design allows it to project sounds to fill a room more effectively. I have a small TV in my kitchen. I paired it with the new Echo and a Fire TV stick. Echo makes it sounds like a much bigger entertainment system.One thing I do hope can address is to design an Echo in a soundbar format such that I can put it in front of my TV without blocking the view. Right now, I have to hide the Echo sphere behind the TV. It weakens the sound.
I replaced a 1st gen echo with this 4th gen. I was very happy with 1st gen which was mated to the smatree rechargeable base. The 1st gen echo finally stopped working suddenly after 4 years of heavy use indoor and outdoor on terrace ( 6 hours per day average).I was skeptical of the sound ability when I saw the dimensions of the 4th gen. Once 4th gen arrived I was in awe of the product from superior sound ( upward sub), ergonomics, and material.I also own an echo studio and two show 5's. The 4th gen rivals the studio in sound.I mated the 4th gen with the Mission rechargable base. knocked it out of the park on this one. Thank you.
If you use a Goldilocks metaphor for these speakers, this is the perfect Mama Bear....and Mama knows best. She may not have the full weight of Papa Bear, or the smaller footprint of Baby Bear, but she knows how to rule the roost. The sound is truly amazing despite her modest size with remarkable bass presence for such a small sphere. The sound is well balanced and will fill a room much larger than you might imagine. Besides the new Echo, I have the Echo Studio and several Echo Dots situated around our home. It is a nice mixture and provides just the right amount of sonic reinforcement we need for our music and informational requirements. Each of the three sizes do what they do very well. I would highly recommend any of them based on your personal needs and desires.
This is our 4th Echo product and we could not be happier. We bought this one for the bathroom because we like listening to music I the shower. The sound quality is comparable to a small home stereo system. Good base, crystal clear and if it's on volume 10 it can't hear you becaus it's so loud lol.