Amazon Echo Review – Smart Answers but Average Sound Quality

Amazon Echo is great home assistant which can play music for you but Amazon Echo’s sound quality is not great. The design is really compact, the speaker is very loud, and it has awesome features. Alexa is smart and answers almost any types of question you ask her. Here is our review of sound quality, design, and performance of Amazon Echo.

Amazon Echo Design and features:

Amazon Echo is really looking compact, it is short with just 5.8 inches. you can keep it anywhere I prefer keeping it on my desk while working. It has two volume control buttons over it, to increase and decrease the volume levels respectively. And then it has this turn off mic button. You can use it when you don’t want to talk to Alexa or you don’t want Alexa to listen to you. This comes very handily when you have a person named Alexa in your home and you don’t want to invoke Alexa dozen times so you can just gonna turn it off.

Amazon Echo buttons and microphone:

Echo also has a  small action button, it can be used when you don’t want to say Alexa you can just press this button and give your commands but I personally never used this button if I want to give any commands I just say, Alexa. There are 7 microphones on Amazon Echo and these microphones give Alexa the ability to recognize your voice from the long distance. In our usage experience, Echo can even recognize my voice from another room which is very impressive.

Amazon Echo LED band:

Echo also has an LED band at the top and it glows up blue when Alexa is listening to you and white color indicates the volume level. Echo also has a light ambient sensor which controls the brightness of the LED band, the sensor is placed on the small white dot on the Echo action button. So at night, the light is dim compared to the day.

Amazon Echo Shell Replacement:

The best thing Amazon did is they are providing this fabric shell around it. In the previous version of echo, it had a metallic shell and it used to attract smudges and fingerprints on it which used to look really awful. So I guess this fabric shell has solved that problem really well.

Amazon is providing Echo in 3 different colors: Grey, White, and Black. It also has a power cable and AUX out cable it uses an AC adapter of 21W and 15 Volts and you can also connect an external AUX to connect it to speaker or headphones.

Amazon Echo Sound Quality:

Amazon echo sound quality is not up to the mark, but Amazon says that they have implemented Dolby Atmos technology in echo to improve the base and sound quality but unfortunately we had a completely opposite experience.
The problem with the sound quality is when the volume level is high, the sound quality gets worse. It sounds perfect at the low volume but once you increase the volume level you will notice it lacks the bass and it doesn’t sound that great. The vocals and mid is quite good but it lacks the low notes and bass punch.

You can also remove the speaker shell, to do it just give a little push and just comes out of its cover. Now, this is the best thing Amazon has done because now you can even change the cover if it gets dirty.

What can Amazon Echo Do?

It can also play your favorite music, take notes, create reminders, answer your questions, give you general information, play games, order anything from Amazon, make calls and text another Alexa enabled devices.

Amazon Echo Commands, Tips and Tricks:

Here are some questions and commands I tried with Amazon Echo:

  1. How are you doing?
  2. Buy iPhone X
  3. What is 1234567+7654321?
  4. Who is Bill Gates?
  5. Who is Thanos?
  6. Who is thor, iron man?
  7. Do you watch the game of thrones?
  8. What is the cricket score?
  9. Remind me to watch IPL at 6 PM
  10. What is the latest song by Eminem?
  11. Forward 20 seconds
  12. Backward 10 seconds
  13. Which song is this?
  14. Can you text Vipin?
  15. Read a book
  16. What is the value of pi up to 100 decimal places?
  17. What is the Integral of Sin?
  18. How much is 1 USD in Indian Rupee?
  19. How many years ago was 9th May 1717?
  20. Alexa Play True or False
  21. What is my Flash Briefing?
  22. Find my Phone!
  23. When is Diwali?
  24. Can you recommend me some restaurants nearby?
  25. Ask Zomato to order some food
  26. Who is the richest person in the world?
  27. How much do you get paid?
  28. Are you connected to CIA or FBI?
  29. Ask Tripadvisorr to visit places in Delhi
  30. Can you recommend me some mobile phones?
  31. Which one should I pick? Android or iPhone?
  32. Tell me a joke
  33. Tell me a story
  34. Tell me a Random Fact
  35. Tell me a Technology Fact
  36. Compliment me 🙂
  37. What is the daily horoscope of Aries?
  38. Ask Thor’s hammer if I am worthy?
  39. Flip a coin
  40. Roll a dice
  41. Who is your favourite actor?
  42. Who is your favourite singer?
  43. Tell me some GOT Facts
  44. Book an Uber Ride

Amazon is providing shells separately on Amazon website for 1999 rupees. Overall I had a great experience with Amazon Echo. Sound quality may not be great but when it comes to completing the task Alexa is really smart, in fact, better than Google Home. My favorite thing is it answers the follow-up questions accurately it feels like you are having a real conversation with someone. Amazon Echo costs around 10,000 Rupees in India. So if you are looking for a good quality smart speaker at the affordable price then you can definitely buy Amazon Echo.

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