The 15 Best Smart Speakers With Voice Assistant

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| LAST UPDATE 09/21/2022

By Manny Ray
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"Ok, Google, play Ed Sheeran's latest song."

"Alexa, tell me the temperature for today."

"Alexa, play Joe Rogan's latest podcast episode."

Sounds familiar? 

That's what a smart speaker lets you do. The Best intelligent speakers are getting more and more popular. Now at ease with the smart speakers, you can play music and command Google's voice assistant or Alexa to do everyday tasks in the comfort of your home. Now you need not scroll through the web for hours to find the latest song you heard at a party or the same music on your mind, and you can ask the smart speaker to tell you that on voice command. The smart speakers let you do that, whether it is a recipe you want to know or jokes you wish to hear. 

More and more millennials are using some of the best smart speakers for the home to make their space more relaxing, comfortable, and multi-functional. 

What are smart speakers?

A smart speaker lets you do everyday tasks with just voice control. For example, you have a "Virtual Assistant" available in the comfort of your home. You can ask your Google Assistant or Amazon's Alexa to schedule an appointment, to tell your schedule for the day, to play the old 1960s song on your mind, and even tell you jokes. A smart speaker's ability goes beyond just helping you find the music, set alarms, or check your schedule. You can control the thermostat and lighting and lock the doors. With a smart speaker, you can make your home 'smart.' All you need is Wi-Fi and a smart speaker. 

Here let us share some of the best smart speakers for the home that we found from our extensive research. 

Edifier WiFi Smart Speaker

Most people are concerned with its security and privacy when buying a speaker. The Edifier speakers have no built-in microphone to ensure privacy for their customers. Edifier's smart speaker is one of the most prominent speakers, measuring 6x6x8 inches. A smart speaker that stands out from the rest of the speakers of its premium-looking wooden cabinet.

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The walnut texture of the system is simple and smooth. The Edifier WiFi Smart Speaker supports Alexa. You can easily pair it with any device with a built-in Alexa. You can even use Apple Airplay or Spotify to synchronize the music quickly played in multiple rooms of your home. Edifier Smart speakers have a high bass to provide a high-quality music experience. Of course, you all need wifi and Edifier's app, and you're good to go. 

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Bose Portable Smart Speaker

Anyone who enjoys music knows Bose, one of the best speaker-selling brands in the world. Known as one of the premium speaker companies, Bose indeed lives up to the expectations. The Bose Portable Smart Speaker gives you a 360-degree sound experience that ensures everyone around you gets the best music experience, whether at home or outside in nature, with your Bose Smart Speakers.

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A strong bass powers these smart speakers. It comes with built-in Google Assistant and Alexa. You can connect your Bose portable smart speakers with Apple Music, Spotify, Youtube Premium, and more. It's a smart speaker that you wouldn't just want to use at home. 

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Belkin SoundForm Elite Hi-Fi Smart Speaker

A minimal, sleek, and portable speaker that not just looks excellent but also promises to give you the hi-fi audio experience. The Belkin SoundForm Elite Hi-Fi Smart Speaker's technology ensures that you can still hear crisp and clear audio even when you turn the volume up. For example, Belkin worked with the audio experts at Devialet to develop SoundForm Elite.

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These speakers have a "Push-Push" feature that gives you deep clear bass with vibration canceling dual woofer configuration. So you wouldn't need to invest in a sub-speaker. The Belkin SoundForm Elite Hi-fi Smart speakers have a built-in phone stand that lets you actively charge your phone while you play music or take calls. 

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Echo Dot (4th Gen)

Leading the Smart speaker industry with its speakers and technology, Amazon's Eco Dot is one of the best-selling smart speakers in the world. The Eco Dot (4th Gen) takes 'smart' to another level by letting you make your full home smart.

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Whether it is to turn on the lights, call someone, adjust the thermostat, or even lock the doors, this intelligent speaker lets you do it all. Amazon's Eco Dot comes in with built-in Alexa. Their smart speaker has added multiple layers of security to protect your privacy. To do the same, the Eco Dot (4th Gen) has the option to turn off the Microphone.  

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Sonos Move

Sonos products aim to provide an exceptional audio experience wherever you are. The Sonos Move comes with an ultra-wide soundstage of deep bass and clear music that you can listen to anywhere. These premium-looking speakers can be carried anywhere with ease. With 11 hours battery and their wireless charging bass, you can focus on enjoying the high quality of audio for longer durations. 

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The Sonos Move speakers come with water and drop resistance. So you need to focus on the sound experience, whether at a party by the pool or out in the wilderness. Wherever you are, you can be sure of feeling fully immersed with Sonos Move's audio.

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Bose Home Speaker 500

Bose is a brand known for producing the best audio. The Bose Home speaker 500 lives up to this legacy. Designed to ensure you experience a wall-to-wall stereo from a single speaker. These smart speakers also come in with a built-in screen.

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The Bose SimpleSync technology is a favorite among brand enthusiasts because it perfectly synchronizes the audio with other Bose or Bluetooth devices. For their size, they boast impressive audio output and clarity. If you’re on the fence about this one, just go for it and thank us later in the comments.

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Echo Studio

The Echo Studio boasts an immersive sound experience delivered by the 5 speakers it houses, each coming with inbuilt Dolby Atmos technology. The speakers are packed in a way to match the acoustics of any room you place them in. Of course, the built-in Alexa just makes life a lot easier when you enter the room.

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In fact, the only thing better than one Echo Studio is two in the same room. It can also be paired with the Echo sub for a fuller sound experience. If you’re just beginning to get into the audiophile’s shoes, this is the device you need to get.

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Denon Home 150

High-resolution audio that seems impossible from such a small device, the Denon Home 150 houses a 1-inch tweeter and a 3.5-inch mid-bass driver, that bring to your surroundings the coveted Denon sound experience.

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With their patented Heos technology, the speaker reproduces the same sound in different ways when placed in different rooms, by matching the individual room acoustics. Denon has a rich history spanning 110 years of being one of the first in the audio technology world, and this product captures that essence in its compact makes.

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Sonos Play

The Sonos Play individually can fill a room with exceptional sound, but pair it with another one and you can bring to your home a real home theater experience, delivering both the left and right channels seamlessly for a wider, deeper sound.

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It comes with three custom-designed woofers meant for rich bass, and it is sure to impress. In fact, we even believe the Sonos Play can replace any existing subwoofers that you may have for your home theater system. In the words of many customers who offered their reviews of this product – Sonos rocks!

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Google - Nest Audio

The Google - Nest Audio was a typical smart speaker that offered unique features being a Google device, but it was nothing out of the ordinary. The new upgrade, however, is a significant music upgrade, if you don’t count the way it looks.

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But it is designed so – not to capture your attention with its looks but to subtly make your move with the music and ask – “Hey, that’s a nice speaker. Where did you get it from?”. Made with recycled plastic bottles, it is a fairly straightforward choice for people who are also interested in purchasing eco-friendly products.

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Bluesound Pulse 2i

Coming from the Bluesound Store is their flagship, all-in-one, a multi-room speaker that houses the latest technology to make sure you enjoy your music time without being able to pick any faults. The Bluesound Pulse 2i houses drivers whose output is no joke – considering the team of audiophiles who break their heads trying to discover the perfect sound experience.

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The perfect sound experience means a true HiFi sound. We kid you not – the power and clarity from these speakers are incredible. There’s almost nothing wrong with this speaker – whether we talk about design, usability, audio output, or usable life. 

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Cleer Audio Stage Smart Bluetooth Speaker

With up to 15 hours of playback per charge, the Cleer Audio Stage Smart Bluetooth Speaker is one of our favorite smart speakers to carry around on the go. With two 48 mm neurodynamic drivers working in sync with the passive radiators, there’s very little across the range of sound that this cannot reproduce.

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The added plus is the inbuilt Alexa, making this an easy choice for people who want a smart device that is almost as good as an Echo speaker. If the only thing you care about is sound quality, then you don’t have to worry twice before purchasing this.

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Sonos One

An Amazon’s Choice product, the Sonos One is a two-room set to play your music throughout the house or to concentrate on a deep sound experience just within one room. We liked that these speakers were humidity resistant so that you can have karaoke to sing along with in the shower.

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The speakers easily sync with your favorite music streaming platforms without the need for an app, making the native experience much smoother. Coming from Sonos, the sound stays true to the quality of the brand, and you’re about to be extremely pleased with your purchase.

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Apple HomePod mini

The Apple HomePod mini, as some critics would call it, is the Perfect Smart Home Overlord. A perfect way to bring Siri back to action to manage your home, it is a solid little speaker that does more than most of its higher-end competitors.

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The bass quality is impressive, while the mids and the trebles are played out accurately without any breaks at the higher frequencies. There’s little that we would ask to improve on this product – it is portable, compatible with devices and external speakers, and also manages the smart home operations without us having to repeat ourselves.  

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Nest Mini (2nd Generation)

The Nest Mini (2nd Generation) packs quite the punch, whether you compare it across smart home functions, connectivity, or audio quality. There’s little to nothing that this smart device cannot do. One of the impressive things we liked about this device is the accuracy of the microphone, which is capable of picking up sound flawlessly even if you are in the other room.

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In fact, this mini smart speaker almost eliminates the need for its larger cousins, because of its versatility and ease of use. Just for kicks, our favorite feature is – “Hey Google, tell me a joke?”

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