The best smart speakers: See where the Amazon Echo Dot, others rank

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The best smart speakers: See where the Amazon Echo Dot, others rank

If you’re searching for a new speaker, the market is flooded with options. Whether you’re looking to spend your time listening to music outside, in search of the perfect indoor acoustics, or both, there are hundreds of speakers for you to choose from.

But what about smart speakers? You know, the kind that come with built-in voice assistants and can be found in almost any home at this point? If you have a bunch of “smart” devices lying around your home — perhaps a robot vacuum, or even a smart toaster (yes, that’s a real thing) — a smart speaker is pretty much essential in keeping all of them connected. In short, a smart speaker is what makes your home truly smart.  Read more…

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Sonos One

The Sonos One may be expensive, but it boasts great sound quality and easy compatibility with the most popular smart assistants.

  • Voice Assistant: Google and Amazon

$199 from Amazon

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Echo Dot 4th Gen

New look, better sound, and all the Echo Dot features you've come to know and love at an affordable price.

  • Voice Assistant: Amazon

$49.99 from Amazon

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Google Nest Audio

The Google Nest Audio offers style, high-quality sound, and a robust voice assistant that rivals Amazon's Echo line.

  • Voice Assistant: Google

$99.99 from Google

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Apple HomePod

Apple's HomePod scores high marks when it comes to sound quality, and features many of the same benefits of the Google Home Max, save for a few.

  • Voice Assistant: Apple

$299.99 from Best Buy

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Sonos Move

This easy-to-use, rechargeable speaker streams over Bluetooth as well as WiFi, which is convenient if you want to use it at home or on the move.

  • Voice Assistant: Google or Amazon

$399 from Amazon

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Bose Home Speaker 500

The Bose Home Speaker 500 offers solid audio, but really shines when it comes to its voice assistant compatibility and integrated visual display.

  • Voice Assistant: Google or Amazon

$299 from Amazon

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