Google Nest Audio

Released September 2020

Essential (<$200)
Google Nest Audio

Summary


Pros

  • Overall audio performance for its size and price
  • Impressive maximum volume for its size
  • Interesting ambient IQ feature, especially for vocal contents (podcast, audiobooks, etc.)

Cons

  • Not suitable for party use
  • Mono and front firing
  • Lack of ambient IQ feature for local content

Scores


112
speaker
Overall Speaker Score i
112
48
Baidu Xiaodu Smart Speaker Ultimate Edition
Relaxing i
116
64
Baidu Xiaodu Smart Speaker Ultimate Edition
Party i
96
42
Baidu Xiaodu Smart Speaker Ultimate Edition
Movies i
87
23
Baidu Xiaodu Smart Speaker Ultimate Edition
BEST 135
Gathering i
98
80
Baidu Xiaodu Smart Speaker Ultimate Edition
BEST 140
Top score
LG XBoom RP4
Outdoor i
98
62
Baidu Xiaodu Smart Speaker Ultimate Edition
BEST 141
Top score
Teufel Boomster
Bedtime i
107
41
Baidu Xiaodu Smart Speaker Ultimate Edition
BEST 128
Top score
Google Home Max

Specifications


7.8 x 12.4 x 17.5cm
1.2kg

Dimensions & weight

Mains powered

Power

No water protection
No IP rating

Protection

Bluetooth

Connectivity

Wi-Fi
Google Cast

Connectivity

Voice assistant
Google

Voice assistant