10 Smart Alexa speakers that are worthy of pumping out your music
Do you have a love-hate relationship with Alexa speakers? While the smart assistant is, well, super smart, her home inside an Echo speakers leaves a lot to be desired by our ears. Lucky for us (and artists all over the world), third-party systems have combined exceptional audio with Alexa to create truly impressive sound systems.
- Which is the best virtual assistant? Based on a survey we did with our Facebook followers last year, Siri is the winner. But Alexa wasn’t far behind.
- What is Amazon Alexa good for? It’s clear that having Alexa around is certainly handy. Imagine being halfway through a recipe when you realize it uses the metric system. Or, you can finally have an answer for the recurring “what else is she in?!” question while you binge watch Netflix.
- Where can I find more Amazon Alexa gadgets? Enhance your smart home experience even more with Amazon Alexa with our special category here.
It’s no doubt that Amazon’s Alexa has paved the way for smart assistants. While Siri may have taken the main stage sooner, Alexa has been successfully integrated into every corner of our lives. As smart as she is, Amazon isn’t exactly known for their acoustic achievements in the speaker industry.
And that is precisely where third-party devices come in. They take the supreme intelligence of Alexa and give her a home worthy of pumping out your tunes. These smart Alexa speakers do what Echo devices cannot – bring the house down.
ASUS Lyra Voice Alexa Router Speaker
You may know them for their highly portable laptops, but ASUS has pulled out all the stops with Lyra Voice. Combining dual 8W speakers and a router, Lyra Voice offers everything you need in one. If all that wasn’t enough, the device automatically connects with other ASUS Lyra devices to spread your wireless connectivity throughout your home via AiMesh technology.
Bose Home Speaker 500 Alexa-Powered Smart Speaker
With a name like Bose you know you can expect high-quality audio. The Home Speaker 500 is no exception, as it delivers wall-to-wall audio from a single source. With Alexa built-in, you can ask about the news, weather, and more all with a simple request. Thanks to advanced voice pickup technology, the speaker hears you no matter the noise level around you.
Cavalier Maverick Portable Alexa Speaker System
Designed to go where you go, the Maverick puts Alexa in a totally portable design. This impressive speaker lets you manage your music totally hands-free thanks to Alexa. For music lovers, it delivers impressive acoustics with dual passive radiators and stereo drivers that fill your room with sound.
Creative Nova Portable Alexa Smart Speaker
This triple threat speaker pairs superior audio and Alexa capability with a built-in lighting system. Nova is compatible with your other smart home devices thanks to Alexa and you can pair multiple speakers for house-filling sound. The 16.8 million color ambient lamp is a total bonus and the portable design is complete with a 7-hour battery life.
Marshall Acton II Voice Alexa Speaker
Marshall has always been synonymous with music and, namely, rock n’ roll. Looking like an amp, the Acton II has three dedicated class D amplifiers to power its dual tweeters and subwoofer. Of course, all of this power is accessible with a simple command from Alexa who is armed and ready to help you play your music.
KitSound Voice One Alexa Smart Speaker
Featuring Amazon Alexa integration, the Voice One allows you to use your speaker hands-free. With a great look and sound, the Voice One comes with full-range drivers to provide Hi-Fi audio that fills the room. It offers powerful audio with ideal clarity, so you can be sure your music will always sound its best.
Ultimate Ears Blast Portable Alexa Speaker
Connecting to your devices via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, the speaker does so much more than deliver superior 360-degree audio. The Blast Speaker is equipped with access to Amazon Alexa. Putting the world at your fingertips, this intelligent assistant can perform actions on your smartphone, interact with your smart devices, and much more.
i-box Ellipsis Alexa-Enabled Smart Speaker
As a direct competitor to the Echo Dot, the Ellipsis from i-box challenges the traditional design of a speaker. It has a built-in plug to stay flush against the wall and, surprisingly, its small body houses high-power speaker drivers and a bass reflex design. With Alexa and Wi-Fi connectivity, you get all your favorite voice assistant features in one place.
August Venus Smart Wi-Fi Speaker
Featuring Amazon Alexa integration, you can simply touch the microphone and ask Alexa anything you like. Likewise, you can request your favorite music or ask about the weather. August Venus offers dual 7.5-watt acoustic drivers along with a frequency response of 50Hz-20KHZ, allowing it to stream clear and loud stereo sound.
Bose Soundbar 500 Alexa Voice Control Soundbar
Another impressive device from Bose, this soundbar will bring all your entertainment to life. It’s slim enough to live right under your TV and mesh with your setup. However, with Alexa ability built-in, the Soundbar 500 exceeds all soundbar expectations. You don’t even have to move to turn it on, control music or find out info. Just simply use your voice.
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