I want to put some efforts into understanding Matter, so I need to use devices from all ecosystems. My Echo speakers are all too old to upgrade so I needed something more recent. I always wondered about the Echo Studio and now I know. No wonder this device never gets discounted. It’s way better than the price suggests. At the same time, it is more expensive than many Alexa buyers are willing to pay.
Two things stand out: it projects a wide and deep soundstage and it adopts to the room it sits in, without the Sonos dance. Like the original Apple HomePod it recalibrates when necessary. Recommended if you need a last minute Xmas present for yourself.