Google Home Max is the loudest but most expensive Google Assistant speaker yet

Google Home Max is the loudest but most expensive Google Assistant speaker yet

See that cool-looking speaker up there? That's the new Google Home Max. Yup, Max – because it is the biggest, most powerful, most capable Home speaker Google has in its arsenal. And most expensive too, but we'll get to that in a bit.

At its core, the Google Home Max is a Google Assistant-enabled device delivering the functionality of the Google Home we're already familiar with. You can use your voice to search the web. You can get information on weather updates and flight delays. You can play trivia games and ask it to tell bedtime stories to your kids. It can serve as your alarm clock, it can make free phone calls across the US, and tons more.

But audio quality is what the Google Home Max is built to impress you with. It isn't only much louder than the classic Google Home speaker. It uses artificial intelligence to analyze its environment and alter the sound accordingly. It can correct for the room's acoustic properties, and it will play at a lower volume in the evening. If it is moved, it will readjust to its new positioning within seconds. On the inside are tucked four sound drivers in total – two 4.5-inch high-excursion woofers for solid bass and two 0.7-inch tweeters to handle the high frequencies. You can stream music from popular audio services, such as Google Play Music and Spotify. Buyers will be treated with a free 12-month subscription to YouTube Red.

As far as pricing goes, the Google Home Max is not going to be cheap. It will cost $399 when it is launched in December. Though if the sound quality is as high as Google wants us to believe, this guy would be welcome to find itself under the Christmas tree.

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9 Comments

1. gamehead unregistered

$400 for a speaker? ill pass

2. izim1

Posts: 1594; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Ok? Good to know...

4. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Lol! It's not just a speaker. Someone is not reading today.

8. tangbunna

Posts: 457; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

it is magic box. you can use it to throw to someone mess with you.

3. izim1

Posts: 1594; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Need to see the reviews on this thing compared to Sonos and Denon. I wont even include Bose since they're the most overrated sound quality ive ever heard in my life. Well second most, behind beats. But at $399 this might be worth getting over the other 2. Specially with the 12month red subscription thrown in. I just really wish google would use a more generic wake word, like every single other software giant uses with their AI. Not really fond of being reminded im Google's bitch every time i want to use it.

5. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2293; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I wouldn’t be surprised if Amazon releases yet another Echo device that competes with this. Probably call it the Echo Boom and undercut the price by $100.

6. miketer

Posts: 496; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Good one+1

7. miketer

Posts: 496; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Good one+1

9. PSAfromThisGuy

Posts: 144; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

love mine

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