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💥👌Studio: Hi-Fidelity smart speakers an impressive offering💥
13 November 2019
✔️Overall Product Rating 🔸★★★★🔸
Product description: ★★★★★ Received as described
Build quality: ★★★★★Excellent
Sound quality: ★★★★ Superb
Value for money : ★★★★ (Pre-ordered for 22933₹ bundled with Philips Hue 9.5w smart bulb)
📬 INSIDE THE BOX
→ Alexa fabric bag
→ Echo Studio
→ Power Cable
→ Quick start guide
📢 Dimensions and features
→ 17.4 x 17.4 x 20.7 cm; /206 x 175 mm
→ 3.5 kg approx
→ Three - 2” (51 mm) midrange speakers
→ One -1” (25 mm) tweeter
→ One - 5.25” (133 mm) woofer with bass aperture
→ Audio input:Combination 3.5 mm/mini-optical line in.
→ Bluetooth connectivity with A2DP
→ Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4/5 GHz) supports 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac frequency bands
→ Buttons: Mute, volume, select button
➕ The Goods
→Easy setup experience
→Voice control your music
→Adapts to any room
→Built-in Zigbee smart home hub
→Dolby Atmos can play 3D Music
→Supports Sony 360 reality studio
→Support 3rd gen 4k and 2nd gen firesticks
→Far-field voice control
→Microphone on/off button
➖ The Bads
→ No 3.5 mm cable included
→ Single colour option
→ Two speakers required to get complete feel(depends on individual choice)
→ Bluetooth speakers requiring PIN codes are not supported.
→ Does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
→ Wifi 6 (802.11ax) is not currently supported.
→ Initially, Amazon music struggled to play media
→ Not much choice in 3D music(Albums will grow on during the time)
Echo studio is Amazon's top of the range single unit speaker.
✅Build→ is sturdy, It has an immersive sound generated by 5 speakers that sit inside the fabric exterior. Base is rubberized and is non-slippery to avoid accidental damages. This also helps to absorb vibrations/thumps occurred during the play, due to its awesome bass and further help the unit to stick firm to the surface.
✅Performance→ This speaker create studio-quality sound with space, clarity, and depth. It features a powerful 5.25-inch woofer facing downwards with 330W of peak power. This speaker has a 1-inch tweeter placed at front and three 2-inch midrange speakers placed left, right and upwards that deliver dynamic midranges and crisp, high frequencies. There is also a 24-bit DAC(Dolby Acoustic Connect) and a power amplifier with 100 kHz of bandwidth for high-res, lossless music playback that adds space, depth and clarity. However, getting a directional audio is difficult. Doing it from a single speaker source is even more challenging. Playing 3D music is a mix bag, in India, songs library will evolve and grow on during the time, I have not encountered even a single song that could impress me on Amazon Music, as if I am listening to a 3D song, it's not because the speaker is capable of, but its because of the lack of music library.
I would suggest it is better to go for Super HD/HD music instead. I tried a few chants from the songs list and I was a divine experience I got and triggered an urge to go for a second speaker.
✅Intelligence → It is such an intelligent device speaker that automatically senses and analyse the acoustics of room and fine-tunes audio playback by continuously adjusting audio filters during music playback to deliver optimised sound output regardless of the placement. Make sure the device must not be muted for auto-sense and adaptation.
However, It's advisable to have 6" space wherever you place the speakers for optimum calibration.
Amazon Music app, surprisingly, seemed to struggle to connect and beam songs to the Echo Studio during first use. It was giving error something like unable to play song/Echo Studio got disconnected. Suddenly, it connected and started working fine.
✅Extra features →Now I can use my Philips Hue bulbs that I got bundled with echo studio on discount during preorder, as studio has built-in smart home hub to control Zigbee-compatible devices. This also can be used as an intercom, if placed, you can talk to any room in the house with Drop-In and Announcements. It has an advanced audio distribution profile (A2DP) support for audio streaming from your mobile device to Echo or from Echo to your Bluetooth speaker. Speaker has 7 mic to support far-field voice control. I tried from different room almost 12/15 feet in distance, picked up the voice controls easily.
🏆Verdict→ I own Dali and had listened to Devialet gold Phantom, known as king of all Bluetooth speakers, though its unfair to compare with 4500w speakers but still if I have to compare it with studio I will definitely find it bang for the buck as Studio support 3d acoustic, has multiple connectivity options and on the top of that it is a hassle-free smart IOT speakers, quite futuristic!
I will buy another Studio speaker to complete the set to enjoy the true digital experience.
I will update the review after 4~5 months of use, for now, I would definitely recommend the purchase♥️ , and would say the speakers are far superior to any other option available in this category.