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Amazon Echo Studio Review

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43.4k

Consumers

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The Amazon Echo Studio delighted testers with its sound quality and how easily it picked up voice commands. They commended its support for both WiFi and Bluetooth, but they weren’t happy with its lack of a battery and its inability to pair with another device. They also didn’t appreciate its single-color variant.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Amazon Echo Studio is a top-tier Bluetooth speaker that was first available in late 2019. The smart speaker is cylindrically shaped with an LED ring on its top, and, like most highly rated speakers, it comes with support for both WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. Its WiFi connectivity makes it possible to use Amazon Alexa, and its Bluetooth range of up to 331 ft allows users to stream their music from the speakers even when far away. It is easy to set up and manage through the Amazon Alexa app, and since it also has a Zigbee hub built in, it can be integrated with other smart home devices so owners can control them through voice commands. This feature is quite tricky to find, even among the best Bluetooth speakers. The Echo Studio will need to be connected to a power source to work since it does not have a battery. This limits it to indoor use. For an alternative that can be used outdoors, check out our Anker Soundcore 2 review.

Consensus

our Verdict

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.

Reason to Buy

  • Great audio quality
  • Long Bluetooth range
  • Works great with Alexa
  • Good bass response
  • Loud max volume

Reason to Avoid

  • No battery
  • No multi-device pairing
  • Single color choice

Amazon Echo Studio Specs

Battery Charge TimeBattery Charge Timen/a
Battery LifeBattery Lifen/a
Built In MicrophoneBuilt In MicrophoneYes
Charge TimeCharge Timen/a
DepthDepth6.9"
HeightHeight8.1"
IPX RatingIPX Ratingn/a
Smart AppSmart AppAmazon Alexa app, Hue, Nest, Ring, Yes
Speaker PairingSpeaker PairingYes
Water ResistantWater ResistantNo
WattageWattage330W
WidthWidth6.9"
Wireless RangeWireless Range10 m

All Specs

Test Results

Battery Life (Hours)0
Volume Output (dB)90.55
Low End Roll Off (Hz)95.137
High End Roll Off (Hz)7,896.12

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Amazon Echo Studio Review

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Market Context

The Amazon Echo Studio is a top-tier Bluetooth speaker that was first available in late 2019. The smart speaker is cylindrically shaped with an LED…

The Amazon Echo Studio is a top-tier Bluetooth speaker that was first available in late 2019. The smart speaker is cylindrically shaped with an LED ring on its top, and, like most highly rated speakers, it comes with support for both WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. Its WiFi connectivity makes it possible to use Amazon Alexa, and its Bluetooth range of up to 331 ft allows users to stream their music from the speakers even when far away. It is easy to set up and manage through the Amazon Alexa app, and since it also has a Zigbee hub built in, it can be integrated with other smart home devices so owners can control them through voice commands. This feature is quite tricky to find, even among the best Bluetooth speakers. The Echo Studio will need to be connected to a power source to work since it does not have a battery. This limits it to indoor use. For an alternative that can be used outdoors, check out our Anker Soundcore 2 review.

Despite coming from the same line of Amazon Echo speakers, there are minor differences between the Amazon Echo Studio and the Amazon Echo Gen 4…

Despite coming from the same line of Amazon Echo speakers, there are minor differences between the Amazon Echo Studio and the Amazon Echo Gen 4 that’ll have buyers opting for one over the other. For example, the Echo Studio gets louder than the Echo Gen 4 and has support for Dolby Atmos content, while the Echo Studio does not.

The Amazon Echo Studio has speakerphone functionality while the Sonos Move does not, but the Sonos Move is battery powered while the Echo Studio is…

The Amazon Echo Studio has speakerphone functionality while the Sonos Move does not, but the Sonos Move is battery powered while the Echo Studio is not. The Sonos Move also has dust and waterproof protection while the Amazon Echo does not; however, the Amazon Echo has a stereo output while the Sonos Move lacks this.

The Amazon Echo Studio supports Bluetooth connectivity and has speakerphone functionality while the Sonos One Gen 2 does not, but the Sonos speaker supports Apple…

The Amazon Echo Studio supports Bluetooth connectivity and has speakerphone functionality while the Sonos One Gen 2 does not, but the Sonos speaker supports Apple Airplay while the Echo Studio does not.

Battery Charge Time

n/a

3 hrs

Battery Life

n/a

5 hrs

11 hrs

Built In Microphone

Yes

Yes

Yes

Charge Time

n/a

1 hrs 45 min

2 hrs

Depth

6.9"

6.24"

Height

8.1"

9.44"

IPX Rating

n/a

IP56

Smart App

Amazon Alexa app, Hue, Nest, Ring, Yes

Ring

Sonos app

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Score Card

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Expert Score

82

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91

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True Score

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    102.6

    Category Trust Score

    75
    The Amazon Echo Studio is decent for music. It has a neutral and balanced sound… read more

    By:

    Matt Tate
  • DXO Mark
    98.76

    Category Trust Score

    80
    “No bottom line found for this product” read more

    By:

    Connor Nolan
  • Techgear Lab
    44.89

    Category Trust Score

    85
    Combining Amazon’s proprietary smart home technology with immersive audio formatting (dubbed 3D Audio), the Amazon… read more

    By:

    Mike Prospero
  • PC Mag
    54.9

    Category Trust Score

    80
    With surprisingly robust Dolby Atmos-compatible directional audio, Amazon’s Echo Studio delivers just as much power… read more

    By:

    Simon Lucas
  • Tom’s Guide
    68.04

    Category Trust Score

    80
    The Echo Studio is Amazon’s best-sounding Alexa speaker yet, offering impressive bass, but it’s not… read more

    By:

    John Panoryios
  • CNET
    42.51

    Category Trust Score

    78
    The Echo Studio is the biggest and best-sounding speaker Amazon has produced to date. read more

    By:

    Gerald Lynch

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