My Echo Plus 2nd Gen arrived and my first impression is that the bass is just way to much, even on low. Adjusting it from medium to low in the app makes very little difference, it feels to me like it needs another 25% reduction. I can't imagine why anything more than medium level would be required, seems to my ears like medium is high and low is medium then the real low is missing
Interested to know if others have experienced this, I also own Echo 2nd Gen and the bass on this works as I'd expect. The Echo Dot's can't really be compared as they have very little real bass above low volumes.
It seems that this Plus 2nd Gen would be fine for a party or similar, for normal listening the bass just seems too high - could just be me
@TechTech: Morning. As I (currently) understand it, hearing "loss" could/should be better described as hearing tonal degradation or some other sexy term - meaning that some pitches and tones become harder to hear. Recent hearing aids provided free from the NHS (woohoo!) do not "pump up the volume" as the song goes but alter the pitch. I'm afraid I not not remember the correct term for the various pitches but it seems that it is "normal" to lose sensitivity to high pitches as we age - and therefore hearing aids take a "soprano" and modulate it to "alto" or "base" so that one can hear them. It seems like magic to me but it seems to work (I have only family experience with them, not personal)
To address your post - is it possible that the development team at Amazon emphasised the base tones to ensure any Alexa output is audible to a larger customer base?
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Pfft! I envy your good hearing :) I too am bothered by some aspects of devices - for instance DOT's seem to work fine and then if you change service the audio quality goes from 100 to 2 or possibly 3 on a good day. Having to reboot the thing cures it but it's a PITA.
I wish you luck in finding results from fellow users (and hope this post keeps the topic live on the current page.) it deserves discussion. Regards, CW.
Thanks CW and I totally agree on the Dots playing up, the latest generation seem to be worse for this, one of mine is fine, the other seems to have audio quality issues which resolve themselves on restart, my Echo 2nd Gen and the Echo Plus 2nd Gen do not have these issues.
Slightly off topic but the newer models seem less sensitive to voice commands also :(
Hopefully Amazon can get on top of these issues, aside from the heavy bass this new Echo Plus 2nd Gen is sounding good and will no doubt improve once run in some more. Not sure if its worth UK £45 over the Echo if you already have the Philips Hue hub, probably is but the Dots are such good value when £29 or less it makes justifying anything else difficult.
Agreed, the Dot is an amazing device at the Christmas or Easter prices of £24.99 or £29.99, even at full price they are great, equally when the Echo 2nd gen dropped to £54.99 at Christmas that was a similar bargain, voices are clearer on the new Dots and for quiet background listening they probably trump the larger models especially when the prices are so low.
The Echo's generally work very well with Philips Hue lights also, easy to get used to that setup.
Pleased to hear that both you and your Mum are enjoying your Echo's