Best Amazon Echo Devices

Amazon’s Echo devices are great all by themselves, with wireless speaker options covering the gamut from the puck-sized Dot to the surprisingly high-fidelity Echo Studio. But there’s more to Echo speakers than standalone use. The prospect of making an entire stereo system with Echo speakers and even adding a wireless Echo sub to the mix is entirely possible.

You do not have to rely exclusively on Echo speakers because Amazon has the Echo Link, a device that makes it easy to convert your existing Hi-Fi system into something a bit “smarter” by adding streaming and Alexa voice recognition.

Check out our list of Amazon devices to help you integrate your system into the ever-expanding world of Alexa.

1. Echo Link

This is the “glue” of the Echo ecosystem. Want to add a turntable or CD player to your wireless audio system? The Echo Link is the answer with its multiple inputs & outputs (optical digital, coaxial digital, RCA analog, a dedicated subwoofer out, and Ethernet support (in addition to Wi-Fi).

  • The Echo Link allows you to create voice-controlled music groups and stream music throughout your entire house. The Link also allows you to plug in components like a CD player or turntable and stream them to an Echo device.
  • The Link supports hi-fi audio from streaming services like Amazon Music HD, and provides multiple digital and analog inputs and outputs for compatibility with your existing stereo equipment.
  • Alexa is able to respond through all your connected speakers.
  • The Link is rack-mountable.

The Echo Link has 3.8 stars across 200 reviews.

2. Echo Studio

The “top of the line” Echo speaker from Amazon. Offers Dolby Atmos and 360 sound, one speaker creates an expansive soundfield. You can also create a stereo pair with two of these speakers, for an even higher-fidelity experience.

  • The Echo Studio not only employs five speakers for powerful bass, dynamic midrange, and crisp highs, but also brings Dolby Atmos to the table for added space, clarity, and depth.
  • The Studio automatically senses the size and acoustics of your listening space and automatically adjusts itself for optimal sound.
  • Use your Alexa devices like an intercom and talk to any room in the house with Drop In and Announcements, and control any Zigbee-compatible devices.
  • Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, and more.

The Echo Studio has 4.5 stars across 2,441 reviews.

3. Echo Sub

Although Amazon’s Echo speakers perform well on their own, physics limits the amount of bass that they can create. Fortunately there is a simple solution, the Echo Sub. It’s a compact wireless subwoofer that works with Amazon’s Echo speakers. Combine the Echo sub with a pair of Echo Studio speakers to create a surprisingly capable 2.1 system.

  • The Echo Sub delivers 100 watts of power through a 6″ down-firing speaker to accurately fill your room with some serious low end.
  • Pair with one Echo or Echo Plus (sold separately) to enjoy dynamic music that fills the room, or pair with two of the same Echo devices for surround sound.
  • The Echo Sub is simple to set up and use! Just plug in, open the Alexa app, and wirelessly connect to your Echo device(s) to control music with your voice.

The Echo Sub has 4.2 stars across 3,805 reviews.

4. Echo Buds

If you love music, you’re going to want to take it with you whether you’re exercising, commuting to work, or flying across an ocean. Echo Buds are true wireless earbuds that offer immersive sound, active noise cancellation and hands-free support for Amazon Alexa.

  • The Echo Buds offers crisp, dynamic audio with Bose Active Noise Reduction Technology and sealed in-ear design. So your music will sound great and block out any external noise.
  • The Buds are sweat-resistant for all your workouts, and give you up to five hours of wireless listening time.
  • Advanced microphones give you hands-free access to Alexa – no tapping required.
  • Alexa is always ready to help you play music, identify an artist, or listen to a podcast or Audible audiobook. Echo Buds use the Alexa app to stream Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, and Sirius XM.

The Echo Buds has 3.6 stars across 4,687 reviews.

5. Echo Dot (3rd Generation)

Compact size and a low price make the Echo Dot and indispensable part of the Amazon Echo ecosystem. You can use its built-in Alexa support to control your AV system, and you can even use a pair to listen to stereo music.

  • The Echo Dot (3rd Generation) is Amazon’s most compact version of the Echo. This generation is includes a better speaker quality for richer and louder sound, and can be paired with a second Echo Dot for stereo sound.
  • The Echo Dot is a voice-controlled smart speaker with Alexa, perfect for any room. Just ask for music, news, information, and more. You can also call almost anyone and control compatible smart home devices with your voice.
  • Use your voice to set timers, add items to lists, and create calendar events and reminders. You can also check the news, weather, or traffic. Ask for sports scores, movie showtimes, restaurant hours, or information.

The Echo Dot (3rd Generation) has 4.7 stars across 315,938 reviews.

6. Echo Show 8

This surprisingly affordable 8″ multimedia display lets you navigate the world of content offered by Amazon and much more. You can take advantage of its built-in Alexa support, plus it has built-in speakers that play louder than a typical tablet or smartphone. And thanks to its aux. output, it can even serve as a source for a more capable sound system.

  • The Echo Show 8 offers an 8″ HD screen and stereo sound, allowing Alexa to help manage your day at a glance.
  • Voice control compatible devices or manage them on the easy-to-use display. Ask Alexa to show you security cameras, control lights, and adjust thermostats.
  • Show off your albums from Amazon Photos, customize your home screen, create morning routines to start your day, and even cook along to recipes.
  • Connect with video calling and messaging. Call friends and family who have the Alexa app or an Echo device with a screen, or make announcements to other devices in your home.
  • Also available in a 5″ size

The Echo Show 8 has 4.7 stars across 19,178 reviews.

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