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Google Home Max

Google Home Max
alaScore 92

18 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Google Home Max. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the reliability. The design is also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the size and price.

usability, design, reliability

price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Google Home Max is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Elyse Betters (pocket-lint.com)

Google Home Max review: Turning smart-home sound quality up to 11

 

Google Home Max offers maximum sound, but it also has a maxed-out size and price tag. If you're tied to Google's ecosystem - not Amazon Alexa - and

Maximum sound ; Easy to setup ; Built-in Google Assistant

Expensive ; Heavyweight with a massive footprint ; US-only

At $399, the Google Home Max isn't exactly budget, and with such a large footprint it's a whole different prospect to the easy-to-place Home and Home Mini. It's clearly a speaker for those who are married to Google and its ecosystem - you want Google...

Jan, 2018

Techradar Recommended 2018

Expert review by : Cameron Faulkner (techradar.com)

Google Home Max review

 

A big speaker that nails the small touches

Sounds incredible ; Works with Google Cast products ; Bluetooth-capable

Google Home app isn’t always responsive ; Only available in the US ; Very heavy at 11 lbs

If your space is in need of some more sound, there are plenty of speakers that could fit the bill. But Google’s latest creation is among the smartest around for the price and its clever design sets it above the competitors. When it comes to stuffing an...

Jan, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Google Home Max UK price, release date and features: Will it come to the UK?

 

Google's largest smart speaker is 20 times more powerful, but the Home Max is currently only available in the US

We will update this article when we hear any official UK details.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.co.uk)

Google Home Max review

 

The Google Home Max is not the first smart speaker to aim for better audio quality, but it sounds better than any of the ones I've heard. And at twice the price of my favorite, the Sonos One ( £199.00 at Amazon.co.uk ) , I'd expect nothing less.

The Google Home Max builds the convenience of Google Assistant into a plus-size speaker that can fill a room with excellent sound. The microphones respond well, even when you're blasting music.

The sound can be a little too revealing, and guitar lines in particular can sound a little too piercing for comfort. If you mainly want background music, you should spend half as much on the Sonos One.

Although too expensive for mass appeal, the Google Home Max is the best-sounding smart speaker yet.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Google Home Max review

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Google's big grey canvas box is billed as a big step up in sound quality for voice-activated speakers like the Amazon Echo and the original Google Home. The Google Home Max has the same smart hub credentials as its smaller cousin, but puts a big...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Google Home Max review: An assistant for music lovers

 

If you're looking for a voice-activated speaker and want excellent sound quality, the Google Home Max is the best option on the market. It's expensive, but you get a lot for your money. If you want great audio and don't want to mess around with more...

Excellent sound quality ; Simple setup ; All the features of the Google Assistant ; Tasteful design ; 3.5mm jack and Bluetooth support for additional audio devices

Expensive, especially for a stereo pair ; Somewhat limited streaming service selection (but at least it has Spotify) ; Third-party support still trails Amazon's Alexa ecosystem

At $399, the Google Home Max will not sell as well as the standard Home or Home Mini. But many people listen to music on those devices, and a subset of them certainly would like to combine the smarts of the Google Assistant while also upgrading their...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Julian Chokkattu (digitaltrends.com)

Google Home Max hands-on review

 

It's expensive, but the Google Home Max can do a lot more than your traditional bookshelf speaker.

Loud, great sound quality ; Can pair with multiple devices ; Assistant is as useful as ever ; Supports many high quality audio formats ; Support for good range of music streaming services

Expensive ; Can't work as a TV sound bar

Dec, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Sascha Segan, Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Google Home Max

 

The Home Max speaker is designed to be the center of Google Assistant-powered home, but it will need to sound very good to justify its high price.

Great sound. Works as a mono speaker, a stereo pair, or part of a whole home audio system. Attractive design.

Too much bass for audio purists. Could do with better lossless audio options.

The Google Home Max is the best smart audio experience you're going to get right now. While new smart home brands and third-party skills still come to Alexa first, Amazon doesn't have an integrated solution that satisfies people who want a true...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Google Home Max review: smart gets loud

 

Hey Google, turn it up

Loud, full sound ; Google Assistant integration ; Can be paired in stereo configurations or multiroom setups ; Cast support enables playback from many streaming services

Doesn’t sound as good as comparable Sonos speaker ; It’s expensive ; Touch controls are finicky ; Microphones have trouble hearing voice commands when music is playing loudly

The war for your living room is just heating up, and it’s going to get a lot more interesting, and loud, before it’s over.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Google Home Max review

 

The Google Home Max is not the first smart speaker to aim for better audio quality, but it sounds better than any of the ones I've heard. And at twice the price of my favorite, the Sonos One ( $198.49 at Amazon.com ) , I'd expect nothing less.

The Google Home Max builds the convenience of Google Assistant into a plus-size speaker that can fill a room with excellent sound. The microphones respond well, even when you're blasting music.

The sound can be a little too revealing, and guitar lines in particular can sound a little too piercing for comfort. If you mainly want background music, you should spend half as much on the Sonos One.

Although too expensive for mass appeal, the Google Home Max is the best-sounding smart speaker yet.

Dec, 2017
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