Product testers were pleased with the Amazon Echo Studio’s sound quality and how easily it picked up voice commands. Specialists from Tech Radar were impressed with its audio capabilities after conducting sound tests with 3D music (This is one of the reasons it has the edge over the Amazon Echo Gen 4, which we covered in our Amazon Echo Gen 4 review). They liked that the speakers could produce a large soundstage and a great bass response even after they hooked it up to a TV and streamed movies. Critics from Rtings were also happy with how well it “heard” voice commands from a distance and that its microphone was mutable. It doesn’t have support for Siri, but if this is something you’re keen on, go ahead and check out our Apple HomePod Mini review.
Still, testers complained that the Echo did not have a battery. They also lamented its lack of support for multi-device pairing and didn’t like that it only comes in one color variant.