Amazon’s $200 premium Echo Studio is one of the best smart speakers out there, with an emphasis on sound quality. And if you have one, you’ll be happy to hear that it’s about to get even better, as Amazon has announced new software improvements, as well as a new color.
The Echo Studio didn’t get a hardware upgrade unlike other Amazon products, but that doesn’t mean it’s not getting better. Amazon is rolling out a software update with new frequency range extension and spatial audio processing technology. New spatial audio technology mirrors a high-fidelity stereo speaker; for music, this means that the voices are projected to the center and the instruments to the sides. This creates a better, concert-like listening experience, more true to the artist’s intent.
This new spatial audio processing technology is already available on the Echo Show 15 and, according to Amazon, will be coming to other compatible Echo devices soon.
Frequency range extension, on the other hand, will give you “improved midrange clarity and deeper bass” as well as better performance, says Amazon. It seems like a more generic “audio quality enhancement” feature, and we’ll have to see if it actually makes a difference in real life.
While we’re not getting new hardware, we’re getting a new color. The Echo Studio is now available in a new Glacier White color that looks very classy, in addition to the existing Charcoal option.
If the new features, or the new white color, are enticing enough for you to buy one, you can get one for its usual price of $200.