Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on January 7, 2022
The style of the new Echo 4th Gen is aesthetically pleasing. I plugged it into the wall, the echo was detected by previously installed Alexa devices and it was all set up with a confirmation. Device is updated with a new processor which is supposed to improve the speed of response and commands.

Pros:
The addition of another tweeter to the new 4th Gen now fills the room with even more sound and provides more volume than previous generations.
Sound mapping improves the sound quality based on room size and shape features.
Temperature sensor now allows for more routine customization.
Home theater setup: I currently have two of these paired with an echo sub to create a home theater 2.1 system through my Fire TV Cube.
Internal Zigbee hub allows for a more integrated smart home experience, helps to lessen the bandwidth requirements of a smart home and improves the range for connected compatible devices through a Zigbee mesh network. (This is a largely desired improvement)

Cons:
Home theater setup: Despite having two Echo’s paired, the volume does not seem to be twice as loud as one would expect. It seems as though the audio levels are capped when the devices are connected in a home theater setup. While the volume is still good for the 2.1 system and it fills the room, it doesn’t seem to be far different than running one Echo at upper level volume. Also not capable of providing Dolby Atmos surround sound with Echo Gen. 4 as the paired speakers (Echo Studio required for this).

While there is only one con on my list it is a fairly large con as I purchased two of these devices in order to build a quality home theater system. I will update this if I find a way to improve this or an update does it for me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great upgrade, but still need to work out some kinks Amazon.
Reviewed in the United States on January 7, 2022
The style of the new Echo 4th Gen is aesthetically pleasing. I plugged it into the wall, the echo was detected by previously installed Alexa devices and it was all set up with a confirmation. Device is updated with a new processor which is supposed to improve the speed of response and commands.

Pros:
The addition of another tweeter to the new 4th Gen now fills the room with even more sound and provides more volume than previous generations.
Sound mapping improves the sound quality based on room size and shape features.
Temperature sensor now allows for more routine customization.
Home theater setup: I currently have two of these paired with an echo sub to create a home theater 2.1 system through my Fire TV Cube.
Internal Zigbee hub allows for a more integrated smart home experience, helps to lessen the bandwidth requirements of a smart home and improves the range for connected compatible devices through a Zigbee mesh network. (This is a largely desired improvement)

Cons:
Home theater setup: Despite having two Echo’s paired, the volume does not seem to be twice as loud as one would expect. It seems as though the audio levels are capped when the devices are connected in a home theater setup. While the volume is still good for the 2.1 system and it fills the room, it doesn’t seem to be far different than running one Echo at upper level volume. Also not capable of providing Dolby Atmos surround sound with Echo Gen. 4 as the paired speakers (Echo Studio required for this).

While there is only one con on my list it is a fairly large con as I purchased two of these devices in order to build a quality home theater system. I will update this if I find a way to improve this or an update does it for me.
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