Sound quality is key. It determines how well voice assistants hear and respond to your commands, and how well music plays throughout your home. For the best smart speaker sound quality, look for one that has multiple tweeters and woofers to handle the range of high to low frequency. Tweeters support high frequency, while woofers support the base. But, it all comes down to the sound you prefer. If you’re into the music’s bass, you’ll want to look into speakers with multiple woofers like the Google Home Max with two 4.5-inch woofers. Or for a sweet spot, consider the Sonos One with one mid-woofer and one tweeter to catch high to low frequencies evenly for a balanced sound.
Smart Speaker FAQs
What is a smart speaker?
A smart speaker is an all-in-one speaker powered by smart technology and a network connection. Smart speakers have the ability to follow voice commands, stream music and control other smart home devices using an app or built-in voice assistant for convenient control.
How does a smart speaker work?
In short, smart home speakers connect to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or other wireless connections to work. After connecting to the protocol, you’ll need to download the smart speaker’s mobile app to your smartphone for easy control. Once you’ve completed set-up, the smart speaker will play music and respond to your voice commands using the wireless connection. As you buy more smart speakers, your sound system will work the same way.
How much should I pay for a smart speaker?
Some smart home speakers can be quite pricey – some upwards of $500.00. Most music lovers get a great sounding smart speaker, for around $100-$150.00. These normally include a voice assistant and other smart features to offer more than convenience than simply great sound and bass. If you’re unsure where to start, consider a more affordable smart speaker that includes upgrade features and the ability to connect with other speakers. Over time, you’ll be able to buy and connect more speakers to create a smart sound system the way you choose.