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Google Nest Audio

Google Nest Audio
alaScore 97

44 reviews

Dec, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Google Nest Audio. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the size and usability are generally positive. The price and design also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability and treble quality. Some have doubts about the mids quality and microphone.

sound, design, price, usability, size

bass quality, connectivity, microphone, mids quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Google Nest Audio is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (engadget.com)

Google Nest Audio review: A steal at $100

 

For $100, the Nest Audio offers dramatically better music quality than what you get from small speakers like the Nest Mini. It's not the best-sounded smart speaker on the market, but for most people it'll be a major upgrade and it won't break the bank.

Good audio quality ; Sounds great when two speakers are paired in stereo ; Attractive minimalist design ; Comes in five colors ; Google Assistant remains a solid option for smart home control ; Reasonable price

Some music fans will want larger speakers with better audio quality ; Music service support is somewhat limited

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : John Velasco (digitaltrends.com)

Google Nest Audio review: Big muscles, strong results

 

After several years waiting for a successor, the Google Nest Audio is poised to make an impact as a powerful, room-filling speaker perfect for the smart home.

Superb audio performance ; Charming design for any decor ; Adapts audio quality to any room ; Attractive $100 cost

Dense weight ; Too complacent with feature upgrades

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Google Nest Audio Review

 

Balanced sound with strong, detailed highs ; Supports Bluetooth and Google Cast ; Google Assistant is more useful than ever

Bass isn't particularly powerful

The Nest Audio smart speaker offers Google Assistant functionality and clear, detailed sound in an attractive design for a reasonable price.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Molly Price (cnet.com)

Nest Audio review: Google's new smart speaker is an improvement in every way

 

Google's very first smart speaker, the Google Home, appeared in 2016 as the answer to Amazon's brand-new Echo device. Since then, the two companies have released countless smart devices, acquired startups and expanded their voice assistants to create...

Improved sound Good channel separation in stereo pair Affordable Updated design and colors

Low volume range Bigger, heaver than Google Home No standout smarts

Still, credit where credit is due. Google delivered on sound and style. The Nest Audio is an improvement in every way, and it brings the last of Google's original products into the new Google Nest era. I have no qualms recommending this speaker to...

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

GOOGLE NEST AUDIO REVIEW: THE SWEET SPOT

 

Four years is an eternity in the modern tech product world, but that's exactly how long it's been since Google's first smart speaker, the Google Home, was released. Since then, Google has expanded the range both above and below it, with the compact and...

Much improved audio quality compared to predecessor Google Assistant can do a lot of stuff Attractive price Can pair two in stereo for a better music experience

Compact size limits the punch of bass and volume output Playing specific music through voice commands can be hit or miss Multiroom voice controls are unreliable

Overall, there’s very little to complain about with the Nest Audio’s sound quality, and most people will be very happy with it for everything from casual background music to more dedicated listening. Its limits are where you’d expect them to be from...

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Nest Audio Review – Google Assistant gets a sound upgrade

 

For a while it seemed like smart displays would be the next big thing for the Google Assistant, but the Nest Audio proves there's still a compelling one-two punch in combining voice control a…

Noticeable audio upgrade over Google Home ; Sleek design is sustainable, too ; Google Assistant is fast and attentive ; Aggressive pricing makes multi-room music affordable

Bass still falls short, especially at higher volumes ; No provision for wall/stand mounting ; Have to be okay with Google's microphones in your house

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Ben Patterson (techhive.com)

Nest Audio review: The Google Home successor has serious audio chops

 

Improving on the original Google Home in every way, the Nest Audio is the new $100 smart speaker to beat.

Great sound for a $100 smart speaker ; Handsome rectangular design (it grows on you) ; Google Assistant aided by on-device AI chip

Google Assistant’s smart home compatibility falls short of Alexa’s ; Capacitive touch controls and mic mute switch are well hidden

Google Assistant has long trailed Amazon’s Alexa when it comes to smart home compatibility, but it’s catching up fast. At last count, the Assistant can control more than 50,000 smart home devices from 5,500 brands, including such prominent names as...

Expert review by : Geir Nordby (lbtechreviews.com)

Review: Google Nest Audio | Just OK, Google Google Nest Audio

 

I have rarely been pissed off about a product. Especially one as user-friendly as Google Nest Audio

Clear speech as a smart speaker, two can be connected in stereo. Larger sound than Nest Mini.

Flat and tame bass, lacks details in the treble, wimpy sound.

Google Nest Audio is a speaker you will see everywhere, both in store and in advertising. It knows infinitely many tricks and makes them more user-friendly than other smart home systems. And the price is absolutely edible.

Nov, 2021

Expert review by : Lily Katz Lily Katz (androidauthority.com)

Google Nest Audio review: The smart speaker for anyone

 

Google Nest Audio is for the minimalists among us, and is a great mid-tier option between the Home Max and Nest Mini. Our Google Nest Audio review goes into detail.

Decent price ; Compact design ; Excellent audio for its size ; Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 ; Integrated Chromecast

Sensitive touch controls

Nest Audio is an approachable, entry-level smart speaker for the minimalist music lover. This compact speaker produces excellent audio quality for its size, and is a great jack-of-all trades. Google Assistant and Chromecast integration make it easy to...

Dec, 2020

Expert review by : Ankita-Chakravarti (indiatoday)

Google Nest Audio review: Smart, loud and a great listener

 

Google Nest Audio was launched in India at a price of Rs 7999 but during the Flipkart sale, it was sold at Rs 6999. It is bigger than its predecessor but how is the sound compared to the Nest Mini? We find out in this review.

Outstanding audio ; Elegant design ; Good listener

Heavy ; No 3.5mm jack

Oct, 2020

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