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Amazon Echo (1st gen. 2014)

Amazon Echo (1st gen. 2014)
alaScore 92

1772 reviews

Jan, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1772 reviews of Amazon Echo (1st gen. 2014). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Echo (1st gen. 2014) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Duncan Bell (t3.com)

Amazon Echo Buds review: takes on AirPods with better sound, Bose noise cancelling, zero style

 

So… £120 for Echo Buds with Alexa and noise cancelling or £160 for AirPods with Siri and no noise cancelling? Not a hard choice, if you don't mind the basic looks…

With Bose's noise cancelling on, they sound as good as any other true wireless bud at this price – and some pricier ones too ; Fit is secure enough for most purposes and pretty comfy ; Voice calls and Alexa work well thanks to quality mics ; Battery...

Don't really have any style as such ; Battery case is on the chunky side ; Optional 'wing' tips are rubbish

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Amazon Echo Studio review

 

An Echo speaker for audiophiles?

Decent spread of sound ; Clear, precise midrange ; Hi-res audio support

Overcooked bass hampers timing ; Hit and miss 3D audio

Amazon attempts to get serious about sound, and the Echo Studio almost delivers

Dec, 2019

Expert review by (t3.com)

Amazon Echo review: Amazon's main Echo gets cheaper, Alexa gets better

 

While Alexa is improving all the time and the Echo is great value for money, those looking for top-notch audio quality will be disappointed

Great music and list making ; You can shop through it ; Best. Kitchen timer. Ever.

Very middling as a speaker ; Lots of clonky apps ; Echo Dot is better value

Jul, 2019

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Amazon Echo Studio review

 

Amazon gets serious about sound

Excellent value ; Works as well as any Echo in the smarts department ; Certain 3D tracks sound incredible ; Amazon Music HD’s better-than-3D-quality music trumps Apple and Spotify ; You might not need a soundbar

3D mixes are, well, a mixed bag ; You really need Amazon Music HD to justify it ; Its size might be an issue in some rooms

Easily the best-sounding Echo speaker you can buy, and while 3D audio isn’t a revolution, it’s a lot of fun

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Nick Pino Marc Chacksfield (techradar.com)

Amazon Echo (2014) review

 

Amazon Echo is stunning, sleek and slowly becoming more sentient

Intelligent voice recognition ; Large ecosystem and growing ; Well built

Caters to Prime ; Lackluster sound quality ; Multi-user support lacking

As purely a Bluetooth speaker, the Echo leaves a lot to be desired. Paired with a natural, engrossing AI, however, Amazon's grand experiment in artificial intelligence is one of the most interesting gadgets of recent years.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Amazon Echo 3rd generation (2019) review: Another solid improvement

 

The same sound quality as the Echo Plus for £50 less

Unbeatable sound quality in this price bracket ; Alexa sounds a bit more human ; Great price

Alexa is still dimmer than Google Assistant

The first Amazon Echo launched at £149, and the second managed to knock £60 off the price tag. This year’s Echo maintains the price, but matches the sound quality of the £139 Echo Plus: that feels like a good compromise to me. In short, this remains...

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Amazon Echo Buds

 

Amazon's answer to the Galaxy Buds and AirPods, the Echo Buds undercut these rivals and offer active noise cancelling on top. Here's our review.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Ryan Waniata (digitaltrends.com)

Amazon Echo Studio review: The best Echo speaker yet

 

Amazon's Echo speaker line has always been second-tier when it came to sound. No more. With brawling bass, hi-res audio chops, and Dolby Atmos support, the Echo Studio is Amazon's best smart speaker yet and a contender for the smart speaker of choice....

Class-leading bass ; Slick and simple setup ; Dolby Atmos and 360 Reality Audio support ; Large, sprawling soundstage ; All the Alexa smarts

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Amazon Echo Flex

 

The Amazon Echo Flex is a tiny plug-in speaker that lets you add Alexa voice assistant features to any room of the house.

Inexpensive. Easy to set up and use. Fully functional Alexa voice capabilities.

Weak audio. Works best with a high, unobscured wall outlet.

Bottom Line: The Amazon Echo Flex is a tiny plug-in speaker that lets you add Alexa voice assistant features to any room of the house.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Tauren Dyson (cnet.com)

4 reasons to get an Amazon Echo for your grandparents

 

Young or old, Alexa is a great companion for anyone.

Feb, 2019

Price comparison for Amazon Echo (1st gen. 2014)

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