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Weekend of April 26, 2019 – Hour 1

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Lance in Dearborn, Michigan listens on AM800 CKLW “The Information Station” and asked: ” I just started a new job and one of my co-workers has a very small Alexa that he uses to listen to music. I’m thinking of getting one for my office but I want a little better sound quality. So I was wondering if you could recommend a good Bluetooth or wireless speaker system like Alexa that will also play really good sound.”

Lance, if you want an Alexa speaker that sounds better you can buy… an Alexa speaker that sounds better.

Your co-worker probably has an Amazon Echo Dot, a small round speaker, roughly about an inch tall. The Dot was always meant to be connected to a better speaker for music, its own was only expected to be used for voice commands. So that’s one option you have, just connect it to any speaker you happen to have.

Having said that, Amazon offers speakers that actually sound good. Look at the Echo or the Echo plus for two options with the exact same digital assistant built in, but the hardware to play music that sounds good.

If you’re happy to stray from Alexa, Google Home also makes real speakers that tie into its Google Assistant. The one they market to audiophiles is the Google Home Max, but you can also downgrade to the regular Google Home for respectable sound that will probably fill your office without any issues. Just steer away from the Home Mini, which is the Dot’s direct competitor.

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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