Amazon is known worldwide. Whether on the delivery side in 24, 48 hours worldwide, or in connected speakers thanks to the Alexa assistant. In general, the brand’s connected speakers have an ideal price / quality ratio and allow connection to the second largest choice of connected object manufacturers in the world. Even if all models have different applications, here we find the: Amazon Echo Studio which is intended for musical use only in addition to the connected assistant.
Let’s talk about the box first. Here we find:
- 1 Amazon Echo Studio
- 1 power cable
- 1 protective pouch
- 1 manual
- 1 warranty brochure
That’s all and that’s good enough, we don’t find useless accessories that stay in the box and that we need after 1 year, when it is stored in the back of the attic.
When unpacked, the device is quite impressive for a connected assistant. It must be said that it is bulkier with its dimensions close to a 2013 mac pro. Specifically, it measures 206mm in height and 175mm in diameter for a total weight of 3.5kg.
In terms of design, we find a typical product from Amazon. The overall shape is cylindrical to allow for the most optimal sound dispersion. On the top, there are two materials, the first being the black mesh fabric found on Amazon’s entire Echo range. It is surrounded by a matte black plastic with a few buttons on it.
More specifically, there are volume control buttons, an action button to call the Alexa assistant and a button to mute the microphone for the most anxious. In terms of button, it is the only unique place where we find it.
Only the central part of the cylinder and fitted with some connectors. Granted in small numbers and of little use to most of us. There is a micro USB port, as well as the power port and a 3.5mm jack port. We note the presence of a gap in the center of the device’s case. As a result, the bass comes from the Amazon Echo Studio, which is placed in the middle of the speaker.
As for the finish of the cylindrical body of the Amazon Echo Show, we again find this mesh fabric that offers a sober and discreet overall design.
At the bottom there is a single large rubber anti-slip pad. This makes it possible not to mark the support on which it stands and especially not to move with the basses.
Amazon Echo Studio Features
|Fashion model||Amazon Echo Studio|
|Processor||Amlogic Pop1 octa-core SoC|
|graphics processor||Amazon AZ2 Neural Edge|
|Stream music||Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, Spotify, TuneIn|
|Supported audio format||FLAC, MP3, AAC, Opus, Vorbis, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos, Sony 360 Reality Audio/MPEG-H; CD quality (16 bit) and high resolution (24 bit)|
|Bluetooth||A2DP, AVRCP, Bluetooth Low power consumption|
Like all Amazon affiliate products, setup is quick and easy. To do this, simply log in with your Amazon account on the Amazon Alexa app. Then add a device and select “Amazon Echo”.
At that point, the app will ask if an orange light comes on on your Amazon Echo Studio. However, if the light isn’t on, all you need to do is press the button to activate Alexa until you see the orange light appear.
Once this is done, it will enter pairing mode and the application itself will search for a compatible device nearby and prompt you to connect the Amazon Echo Studio to Wi-Fi.
And now your device is finally connected. After a few short tutorials on optimizing the physical setup of the Amazon Echo Studio, you’ll need to select a language for Alexa, as well as a room where it will be placed.
Usage and Features
To talk only about the voice function. The Amazon Echo Studio has all the latest features from Amazon and is updated as often as possible. Thanks to the voice function, it is possible to control his connected lamps such as the INNR OFL 120 C outdoor LED strip, but also to ask him about the morning weather forecast or to display a series on his connected TV thanks to Amazon Premium Video.
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The Amazon Echo Studio can also be used for alarms, reminders, and timers. But also for the kitchen. Thanks to the voice function, we can ask Alexa to tell us the recipe by voice and to follow each step once you say “Alexa, next step”. You can even ask Alexa for something else at the same time without losing sight of the recipe.
Stereo / multiroom function
To enjoy even more powerful sound and create an even more ideal immersion, it is possible to use two Amazon Echo Studios to have a stereo mode.
Of course you need two Amazon Echo Studios for this. Then launch your Amazon Alexa app and go to “Devices”. Press the “+” at the top right, then select “Combine speakers” and finally you can choose the operation mode between “Multiroom for your music”, “Home cinema”, “Stereo pair / subwoofer”.
Home cinema function
To complete the Amazon ecosystem, it is possible to turn one or more Amazon Echo Studios into Home cinema thanks to a Fire TV Stick or a Fire TV Stick 4K. Just do the same operation as for the stereo function, but you will have to choose “Home cinema” and not “Stereo pair / Subwoofer”.
It is then that the connection to a Fire TV Stick is automatic and it will simply be necessary to put a movie on the television and everything will work automatically.
As for the sound quality of the Amazon Echo Studio, the latter is good and powerful. It offers ideal sound reproduction for music and movies when you use it as a speaker for your TV.
As usual Amazon gives us value for money with a powerful and crystal clear sound. The maximum sound reproduction is pleasant and remarkable for such a small device. To tell the truth, for 200 euros it is normal to find a high quality product.
The bass is very present and gives depth to the film and the music. The bass is accompanied by well-managed mids and highs without overdoing it. Which is nice, because you can create a complete sound environment with one device.
However, if one device isn’t enough for you, it’s possible to connect two devices together to form a multi-room speaker pair to enjoy even more immersive stereo sound.
If there’s one thing you can’t take from Alexa, it’s her ears and her ability to enter her first name very easily. Regardless of the distance, she finally hears the correct distance. There is no need to speak loudly, even if the distance seems high to you.
When I call Alexa, even from a few feet away, it works very well, you don’t have to speak loudly to make yourself heard and get a quick and accurate answer.
Amazon Echo Studio Review: Reviews
The Amazon Echo Studio connected speaker is a powerful and dedicated connected speaker for music or home theater use. It is Amazon’s largest and most massive connected speaker. It offers easy configuration and is also compatible with the second largest number of accessories in the world. The sound is excellent and can also be used as a center speaker in the house.