Amazon’s Echo Studio often sells for $200 and infrequently goes on sale, however you will get the supersize Alexa hub proper now in Charcoal or Glacier for $160. Whereas that is not an all-time low for the machine, it is nonetheless solely $5 off its worth from final yr’s Black Friday sales. We known as the Echo Studio the “finest sounding speaker Amazon has constructed” in our overview when it was launched in 2019. The corporate has launched extra speakers and smart displays since then, however the Echo Studio stays a strong possibility for immersive, high-resolution music streaming.
We gave the Echo Studio a rating of 88 in our review and praised it for having wonderful audio high quality finest demonstrated by high-definition and Extremely HD tracks. Whereas HD songs can present how rather more element you are getting with the machine in comparison with regular tracks, the speaker can upmix common stereo audio content material with Dolby Atmos, giving it extra “area, readability and depth.” As a result of it has wonderful audio high quality, the Echo Studio additionally works nice as a house theater speaker, although solely with Fireplace TV gadgets. Along with Dolby Atmos, the speaker additionally helps Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus.
Like different Echo gadgets, the Echo Studio helps Alexa voice instructions. You may ask Alexa, by the speaker, to play, pause or skip music, reply calls, play audiobooks and set alarms and timers, amongst many different issues. One factor to notice is that the Echo Studio requires extra space than, say, the Echo Dot, at eight inches in peak and 7 inches in diameter. Amazon additionally recommends placing it in a spot the place it has six inches of clearance from partitions. If area is not a difficulty, the Echo Studio is an inexpensive possibility for what it will possibly do, particularly now that it is $40 off.