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Amazon Echo (1st gen. 2014)

Amazon Echo (1st gen. 2014)
alaScore 96

1779 reviews

Apr, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1779 reviews of Amazon Echo (1st gen. 2014). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Echo (1st gen. 2014) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Ryan Waniata (

Amazon Echo Studio review: The best Echo speaker yet


Amazon's Echo speaker line has always been second-tier when it came to sound. No more. With brawling bass, hi-res audio chops, and Dolby Atmos support, the Echo Studio is Amazon's best smart speaker yet and a contender for the smart speaker of choice....

Class-leading bass ; Slick and simple setup ; Dolby Atmos and 360 Reality Audio support ; Large, sprawling soundstage ; All the Alexa smarts

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

Amazon Echo Flex


The Amazon Echo Flex is a tiny plug-in speaker that lets you add Alexa voice assistant features to any room of the house.

Inexpensive. Easy to set up and use. Fully functional Alexa voice capabilities.

Weak audio. Works best with a high, unobscured wall outlet.

Bottom Line: The Amazon Echo Flex is a tiny plug-in speaker that lets you add Alexa voice assistant features to any room of the house.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Tauren Dyson (

4 reasons to get an Amazon Echo for your grandparents


Young or old, Alexa is a great companion for anyone.

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Brian Bennett (

Use your Amazon Echo to buy your holiday gifts


Let your smart speaker help you shop.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Ry Crist (

Amazon Echo review


The world has changed since Amazon introduced its first smart speaker in 2014. Back then, the Echo was something of an oddity -- a bookshelf speaker made interactive and, remarkably, truly useful through Amazon's voice-activated Alexa virtual...

Amazon's voice-activated smart home speaker is undeniably futuristic, but it's also practical and accessible. With a rapidly growing slate of features, integrations and use cases, it's easy to get excited about the Echo's potential.

The Echo's sound quality is slightly uneven at times, with weak bass at high volumes. It also can't distinguish between different voices like the Google Home smart speaker can.

More than two years after its debut, the smarter-than-ever Amazon Echo remains one of the best connected home products money can currently buy.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : David Pierce (

Amazon Echo review: listen up


"Alexa, what's the weather today?" "ALEXA! What's the weather today?" "ALEXA WHAT IS THE WEATHER TODAY GODDAMMIT." "Right now, in New York it's 25 degrees with clear skies and sun. Today's forecast...

Fast and simple to interact with ; Impressive mic and hearing range ; Joke-telling game is strong

Way too finicky ; Sometimes Alexa just ignores you ; Needs a real ecosystem outside of Amazon

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Michael Brown (

Amazon Echo Studio review: Not quite the best smart speaker, but a fantastic value


The more-expensive Google Home Max delivers higher fidelity, and Sonos has the better multi-room ecosystem, but Amazon's best Echo shouldn't be overlooked.

Great audio performance for the money ; Supports 3D audio (Dolby Atmos and Sony 360 Reality Audio) ; Can be paired with Amazon’s inexpensive subwoofer and/or a second Studio for stereo

Lack of Z-Wave support weakens its abilities as a smart home hub ; You must subscribe to Amazon Music to get 3D audio ; Speaker enclosure is insufficently isolated from the surface it's placed on

The Echo Studio isn’t an audiophile loudspeaker, but it is an awesome speaker for the price. In terms of networked smart speakers, the $200 is the Studio’s closest competitor. It’s not nearly as powerful, but Sonos has the best multi-room audio...

Expert review by : Ben Patterson (

Amazon Echo Flex review: This tiny plug-in speaker puts Alexa in places where other Echo devices won’t go


Just plug the compact and inexpensive Echo Flex into a wall outlet and start chatting with Alexa.

Plugs directly into an AC outlet ; Seamless setup if you already own Echo devices ; Modular design for add-ons such as a night light and a motion sensor ; Full-on Alexa functionality

Tinny audio isn't suitable for music playback ; No AC passthrough socket

While it’s certainly no music speaker (nor was it intended to be), the compact, plug-in Echo Flex makes for a great way to put Alexa in places where other Echo speakers won’t quite fit. We also love the Flex’s modular design, which allows for such...

Expert review by : Michael Brown (

Amazon Echo Studio vs. Google Home Max: Battle of the high-end smart speakers


One is more musical, but the other makes a better smart home controller. Which attribute is most important to you?

I’m putting greater weight on this comparison’s first round, musical performance, to declare the Google Home Max a superior smart speaker over the Amazon Echo Studio.

Expert review by : Vikka Abat (

Amazon continues to dominate Google in the smart speaker market


Despite the increase in competitors, Amazon is still the frontrunner in the home smart speaker race. eMarketer reports that Amazon is expected to maintain its lead through 2021 with Amazon Echo devices estimated to make

Amazon Echos beat out Google and Apple smart speakers by a lot.

Feb, 2020

Price comparison for Amazon Echo (1st gen. 2014)

  Store     Price
Echo (3rd Gen)- Smart speaker with Alexa- Charcoal
Meet Echo - Echo (3rd Gen) has new premium speakers powered by Dolby to play 360° audio with crisp vocals...
$99.00 TO SHOP
Echo Show 8 - stay connected and in touch with Alexa...
Alexa can show you more - With an 8" HD screen and stereo sound, Alexa can help manage your day at a glance.
$129.00 TO SHOP
Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - Smart speaker with clock and...
Our most popular smart speaker - Now available with an LED display that can show the time, outdoor...
$59.00 TO SHOP
Echo Show 5 – stay connected and in touch with Alexa...
Compact 5.5" smart display with Alexa ready to help
$89.00 TO SHOP
Echo Plus (2nd Gen) - Premium sound with built-in...
Meet the Echo Plus - Same great sound as our Echo (3rd Gen) with a built-in Zigbee hub to easily setup and...
$149.00 TO SHOP
Echo Studio - High-fidelity smart speaker with 3D...
Immersive sound – 5 speakers produce powerful bass, dynamic midrange, and crisp highs. Dolby Atmos...
$199.00 TO SHOP
Echo (2nd Generation) - Smart speaker with Alexa and...
Meet Echo - Our flagship smart speaker that connects to Alexa to play music, set alarms and timers, answer...
$99.00 TO SHOP
Echo Flex - Plug-in mini smart speaker with Alexa
Make any space a little smarter - This plug-in smart speaker lets you get help from Alexa in more places in...
$24.00 TO SHOP
Amazon Echo - Black (1st Generation)
Plays all your music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more using just your voice
$55.00 TO SHOP
Echo Link Amp - Stream and amplify hi-fi music to...
Upgrade your speakers with a built-in 60W x 2-channel amplifier, high-fidelity streaming music, and Alexa.
$299.00 TO SHOP

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