August 8, 2022

Amazon Echo and Nest Audio remain the two most reliable speakers for controlling your smart home. Both released in October 2020, these smart speakers made significant upgrades over their predecessors that make them still worth buying almost two years later. But which of the two is the better choice? We’ve reviewed both products and have the necessary knowledge to help you decide.

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Nest Audio vs. Amazon Echo: Comparing audio quality

Before we get to the “smarts,” let’s focus on the speaker side of these two devices. You can buy an Echo Dot or Nest Mini if you solely want a cheap way to speak to a smart assistant: If you’re buying the Nest Audio or Amazon Echo, you’ll also want some rich audio to go along with the higher cost.