of possible interest: Sonos "versus" Amazon Echo

An engineer's perspective, via teardown, of the philosophy of two companies from the perspective of their smart speakers. Kind of interesting, I'd say.

YMMV, of course.


PS I saw this on a local listserv, posted by an audiophile-engineer guru type who lives on the MA "south shore" (barely) -- just south of Boston.


  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,883
    Hmm, wonder what these fellers would think about Alexa in a soundbar??
    7.1 - polk RTi10 x 3 (LCR) : FXi3 x 2 : RTi4 x 4 : Sunfire SDS-12 : Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 : Adcom GFA-7500 : Squeezebox Touch : DIRECTV : Roku SE : Panasonic PT-AX200U PJ @ 120"
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,262
    To hell with both.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,920
    Yeah, I can't believe the Apple HomePod speaker was just on the cover of this month's Stereophile FFS. Really?!?
    F1nut wrote: »
    To hell with both.

    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,039

    My speakers are resolutely stupid -- but I do suspect the assembly quality and sophistication of the drivers (at least) rather trumps ;) either of (any of) the aforementioned smartspeakers.

    26003722301_5a135297d1_b.jpg604Etest2 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
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