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Amazon Echo Input (2018)

Amazon Echo Input (2018)
alaScore 91

18 reviews

Oct, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Amazon Echo Input (2018). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.6/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size. The price is also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Echo Input (2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : David Ludlow David Ludlow (trustedreviews.com)

Amazon Echo Input Review | Trusted Reviews

 

Amazon Echo Input review: The easy way to add Amazon Alexa to an existing smart speaker, although its 3.5mm connection is better than using Bluetooth.

Very small ; Great price ; Works with Bluetooth and wired speakers

Not all features work over Bluetooth

Designed to be connected to an external speaker, the Echo Input is a cheap and easy way to make an existing dumb system smart. As well as a 3.5mm input, the Echo Input can also connect to a speaker via Bluetooth for a completely wire-free experience....

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Amazon Echo Input review

 

A great way to bring Alexa voice control to your existing speakers

Sensitive microphones ; Low cost ; Solid sound quality

No phono or optical connectors

An affordable way to try out the Alexa digital assistant with your existing equipment

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Ry Crist (cnet.com)

You bring the speakers, the Echo Input brings Alexa

 

Amazon's cheapest Echo device adds Alexa smarts to any speaker with Bluetooth or an aux jack. But is it a better buy than the Dot?

The Echo Input will connect to just about any speaker or audio setup, adding in full Alexa voice controls. In our tests, the microphones heard us just as well as the mics in other Echo devices, even at a distance.

It's hard to recommend the Input over the often-on-sale Echo Dot, which does everything the Input does and features a speaker of its own, too.

This is a sensible addition to the Alexa lineup, but it's not as good a value as the Echo Dot.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Gerald Lynch (techradar.com)

Amazon Echo Input review

 

Alexa's silent shout

Good value ; Easy to hide away ; Microphones work well

Bluetooth issues ; Limited port options

Essentially an Echo Dot without the speaker, the Echo Input is the perfect partner for your trusty dumb Hi-Fi or home cinema receiver.

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Amazon Echo Input Review: Alexa in your own speakers

 

Amazon's Echo smart speakers typically work better on the smart side, rather than the speaker quality front, but the new Echo Input promises to pair Alexa with your own choice of speakers. Part of the company's wide-ranging gush of Alexa hardware this...

Easy way to add Alexa control to existing speakers ; Compact hardware is easy to set up ; Cheapest - on paper, at least - Echo device so far ; Flexibility of Bluetooth or bundled 3.5mm cable

Amazon's own promotions make Echo Dot cheaper ; Can run into standby issues with external speakers ; Can't control Bluetooth pairing by voice

Dec, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Amazon Echo Input review: Adds Alexa to any speaker

 

The Echo Input is cheap and effective; perfect for reviving any old, non-smart speakers with a Bluetooth or 3.5mm analogue input

Cheap ; Easy to use ; Works with Bluetooth and analogue speakers

No optical output ; Analogue audio quality is so so

The fact remains that the Echo Input does its main job very well indeed and, for that reason, I’m going to give the Amazon Echo Input the big thumbs up. It’s only £35 and works pretty much perfectly, allowing you to give dumb Bluetooth and analogue...

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Amazon Echo Input

 

It's an Echo for people who can't put up with the quality of the usual built-in speakers and want to use Alexa to listen to music on their own speakers. Here's our Echo Input review.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Ray Shaw (gadgetguy.com.au)

Review: Echo Input – add Alexa to a dumb speaker

 

The Echo Input is a clever niche device to add most Amazon Alexa voice capabilities to an existing amplified dumb speaker via 3.5mm AUX cable or

Add Amazon Alexa Alexa vocie capabilites to a dumb speaker

To many issues with the JBL Extreme Bluetooth speaker used in the test;It cannot control attached speakers the way is can integrated ones.

Apr, 2019

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Expert review by : Mike Prospero (tomsguide.com)

Amazon Echo Input Review: Making Your Home Stereo Smart

 

Amazon's Echo and Echo Dot and every other smart speaker with Alexa built in are great for those who want an all-in-one audio-entertainment device. But what if you already have a stereo system that sounds far better? The Chromecast Audio fills a...

Sensitive microphones ; Inexpensive ; Unobtrusive

No RCA or optical audio output

Get it. Plug the small, inexpensive Amazon Echo Input into your home stereo or speaker if you want to add Alexa smarts on the cheap.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Benjamin Lucks (netzwelt.de)

Kaum ein Grund, nicht doch zum Echo Dot zu greifen.

 

Ein wenig müssen wir den Stimmen aus dem Internet Recht geben. Der Echo Input bietet nicht mehr Funktionen als ein Echo Dot der zweiten Generation, kostet aktuell jedoch fast das Doppelte. Dennoch gefallen die sehr gute Spracherkennung, die schnelle...

Sehr gute Spracherkennung; Kleiner Formfaktor; Rüstet WLAN und Alexa bei zahlreichen Lautsprechern nach; Schnelle Arbeitsgeschwindigkeit; Weniger LED-Lampen als bei sonstigen Echo-Geräten

Kein eingebauter Lautsprecher; Teurer Preis ...; ... im Vergleich zum Echo Dot, der einen Lautsprecher besitzt; Beherrscht Stimmprofile nicht; Kein Equalizer ...; ... somit schlechter Klang bei unveränderter Audioausgabe

Jan, 2019
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