Amazon Echo Studio vs Sonos One: which smart speaker is best for you?

Amazon Echo Studio vs Sonos One: which smart speaker is best for you?

The Amazon Echo Studio and the Sonos One are among the best smart speakers you can buy, offering voice control of your smart home devices , unmatched audio performance, and stylish looks. That means choosing between the two can be tricky, especially if you’re still trying to figure out what you want from a wireless speaker . Launched in 2019, the Amazon Echo Studio is part of the company’s popular Echo series of smart speakers. Powered by voice assistant Alexa, the Studio is marketed as the best Echo speaker for audiophiles. Featuring Dolby Atmos virtual surround sound, it can even double up as a speaker for your TV in place of a soundbar . The Sonos One is a little older – it was released in 2017 – but that hasn’t stopped it from topping our list of the best smart speakers for three years running. It comes with both Alexa and Google Assistant support, unmatched sound quality, and forms part of Sonos’ wireless speaker line – which can be connected for seamless multi-room audio, without any annoying cables trailing around your house. So, both speakers are pretty high-spec – and in truth, either would make a great addition to your smart home setup. Unfortunately, that doesn’t make your buying decision any easier – and with Amazon Prime Day , Black Friday , and Cyber Monday just around the corner, you’ll want to go into shopping season armed with the knowledge you need to make the right choice. To make your job easier, we’ve compared the Amazon Echo Studio and the Sonos One, so you can part with your cash with confidence. What’s good about the Amazon Echo Studio? Dolby Atmos and 3D audio The Amazon Echo Studio comes with support for 3D audio mixes and Dolby Atmos home-cinema soundtracks. While purists may not be convinced by anything other than a surround sound system, the Studio does a pretty good job of creating a directional, immersive soundstage. Dolby Atmos support means you can technically swap out your burly soundbar for the Amazon Echo Studio, and use it to boost your TV’s built-in speakers – handy, if space is at a premium. With two 2-inch side-mounted mid-range speakers, a 2-inch upward-firing mid-range speaker, a 1-inch front-facing tweeter, and a 5.25-inch downward-firing sealed woofer, the Echo Studio certainly packs a sonic punch. 3D audio comes courtesy of a growing library of specially mixed tracks (said to number in the thousands). It’s a feature exclusive to Echo Studio users who sign up for the company’s new Amazon Music HD streaming service or Tidal, both of which offer Hi-Res Audio streams. Easy Fire TV integration Those considering the use of the Amazon Echo Studio for watching TV will find the ability to easily, wirelessly pair with an Amazon Fire TV device a big draw. You’ll need one of the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K models, or the Amazon Fire TV Cube , and you’ll be able to pair the Amazon Echo Studio to […]

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