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Amazon Echo (4th Gen)

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Amazon Echo (4th Gen) review: specs and price

Amazon Echo (4th Gen)

Why is Amazon Echo (4th Gen) better than the average?

  • Lowest frequency
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    20Hzvs75.38Hz
  • Volume
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    2757.89cm³vs4398.72cm³
  • Drivers count
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    3vs2.17
  • Driver unit size
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    76.2mmvs58.08mm
  • Bluetooth version
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    5vs3.68
  • Highest frequency
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    20000Hzvs19975.21Hz
  • Number of microphones
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    1vs0.9
  • Weight
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    970gvs1.57kg

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Design

1.volume

2757.89cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
A speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. More drivers may result in better sound quality.
3.control panel placed on a device
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
4.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
6.has a neodymium magnet
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
9.has a detachable cable
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
3.has a subwoofer
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.
4.Has a passive radiator
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
A passive radiator is a type of driver (speaker) that doesn't have a voice coil and a magnet. The sound vibrations produced by a passive radiator depend on its mass and the size of its enclosure. It is usually used in combination with a woofer to produce deep bass tones.
The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
6.has a noise-canceling microphone
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
8.has a magnetic shielding
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
A magnetic shielding limits the coupling of a magnetic field between two devices. The purpose is to prevent magnetic fields from interfering with electrical devices and avoid distortion (of TV, monitors, hard drives etc.).

Connectivity

1.has an AUX input
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
An auxiliary input allows you to play other audio sources by connecting them through a simple audio connection like a 3.5mm jack, i.e for MP3 or portable DVD/CD player.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
3.supports Wi-Fi
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.
7.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
8.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
9.has a 3.5mm male connector
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.supports a remote smartphone
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.
3.Has a radio
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
4.has a mute function
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
5.has voice commands
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.
6.has a sleep timer
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
A sleep timer is a function that shuts off the power after a preset amount of time.
7.Has voice prompts
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.

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