On the speaker side of things, there isn’t a lot of improvement when compared to the last-gen Echo. The sound just feels a little bit fuller and bass is ever-so-slightly better. It’s still good to fill a moderately sized room though. If you have additional speakers lying around, you can connect the Echo Dot to make the experience better.

Coming back to sound quality, the Echo has a 3” woofer and a 0.8” tweeter which in unison produces great sound output. Our Echo was kept on one corner of the living room and at 80% volume, the speaker was ample loud for a mini house party, or at 100%, you could even use it for vengeance against your neighbor. Just kidding, don’t do that. Apart from being loud, the sound is rich and that’s thanks to Dolby Audio being in-built on the speaker. You also get 360-degree surround sound with heavy bass.

Alexa Integration

Apart from the ability to plays songs, of course, the Echo and Echo Dot speakers can do much more with Alexa’s skills. You can control connected devices like lamps and smart switches, make calls to other Echo devices and even book a cab and ask for news updates. There are various third-party skills too that you can enable, and we even have a dedicated article to a few of our favorites that you can find here. Moreover, if you are in India, Alexa can now communicate in Hindi and Hinglish too which is a bonus. More regional languages will be added soon, but for now, conversing in Hindi sees quite fun! The replies are hilarious at times so enjoy experimenting with questions! From our testing, Alexa in Hindi works better than Google Assistant in Hindi for the most part which is quite surprising and a big deal. If you have an Audible subscription, you can even listen to Audio Books on the Echo.