Echo Sup is a giant compared to the small Echo Plus 2, but as a subwoofer you can also hide it in a corner.(Photo: kwe)
Saturday 10 November 2018
Amazon, along with the second generation of Echo Plus, launches the Echo Sub subwoofer. The speakers together form a strong team, which can also be a substitute for a Sonos One.
Amazon's smart loudspeakers were able to convince from the start with a relatively talented voice assistant Alexa, but their sound was mediocre at best. Sonos One shows that things are much better, even showing the teeth of Apple's Homepod during the test. But now there is also an alternative Amazon, which offers exceptional sound: Echo Plus 2 in combination with Echo Sub.
Winzling with a broad chest
The new Echo Plus sounds much better than its predecessor. It's noisier and offers a 20mm tweeter and a 76mm woofer with pretty clear and medium highs. Also on the bass it goes much stronger to the point as the first Echo Plus, true depth but also offers the new no. This is not surprising in its compact size, it is rather surprising that the small 15 centimeter small thing has such a large case.
This is where Echo Sub comes in, which not only visually integrates Echo Plus 2 perfectly. The subwoofer has a 15-centimeter speaker facing downwards, which pumps powerfully to 100 watts in depth. Information about the Alexa Plus and Sub app are connected quickly and the difference is huge. The room is full of a powerful bass but not exaggerated and the sound is much richer than without a diver.
"Alexa, less bass!"
In order for the speaker team to harmonize, the low frequencies are reduced after coupling with the Echo Plus 2 subwoofer. However, the sub becomes a bit too powerful, but it's not a problem. Because you can tell Alexa simply that she should reduce the bass. Obviously the opposite also works. In addition, in the Alexa app you'll find an equalizer, with which you can manually adjust heights, mids and lows.
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The duo can easily record it with Sonos One. In the middle and in clarity, he can not keep up. But the double bass has more courage and voice control is much more effective in the doubles of Amazon: the controls are still included even in loud music and there are other features, such as telephony or the Zigbee Bridge integrated for direct control of devices smart home.
Sonos One cheaper
The price again is the Sonos One front, which is obtained for around 220 euros. Only the Echo Plus 2 costs 150 euros, together with an Echo sub you have to knock down 280 euros. The diver can also be combined with two Echo Plus 2 in a 2.1 system. So the total price is 480 euros. The Sonos double is available for around 430 euros.
All in all, Echo Plus 2 with Echo Sub is the ideal choice for users who want to enjoy all the advantages of Alexa, but also want a very pleasant sound with powerful bass. If everything is about the sound, you're better despite the smaller depths of Sonos One. In addition, you can access multiple streaming services on this system.