Do you want a smart speaker in your house that can change songs and increase its volume just from your voice alone, you have come to the right place. The Google Home Max white smart spea for.
If you want to buy this smart speaker, read this post until the end. Here, I have gone through various functions of this speaker to finally make a verdict as to whether buying this speaker will be a good investment in 2023 or not.
Google Home Max White Speaker Design:
If you have a look at the Google Home Max specs, you will notice that it looks very similar to the Google Home Mini Blue. After holding it in my hand and just looking at the speaker from various angles, I came to a conclusion – that this speaker is just a bigger version of the Google Home Mini.
The front-facing drivers of this speaker have a fabricated gray covering. On the other hand, the other parts of its body are made up of rugged, durable plastic. If you touch these speaker portions, you will find they are soft to touch on the surface. This feeling is similar to touching the Monoprice 110010.
When you switch on this device, you will find that the front-facing fabric drivers also house four blue LED lights. These lights act as indicators for battery charges and other connectivity-related information as well.
Google Homer e Max White SpeakControls And Connectivity:
When it comes to operating the Google Home Max White speaker, it has pretty intuitive controls to make everything easier.
I enjoyed using the touch controls on the top of the speaker. Gone are the days of clunky buttons and knobs to control speakers. Now, you can simply swipe the topmost edge of the speaker to change songs, volume, and more! In addition, you can just tap to pause and resume playback.
When it comes to using the Google Home Max White speakers, you need first to connect it to an Internet connection. Now, this can be done either by using WiFi connectivity (preferred way) or by using an RJ45 ethernet cable. However, if you are keeping it in one place, then the zero latency ethernet cable is the best option.
Behind the speaker, you will notice a small cutout section. Here, the aforementioned ethernet port, a 3.5 mm aux input, and a USB Type C port are present. Using the USB port, you can attach a pen drive or your smartphone to play songs from these storage devices.
You don’t need a coaxial speaker cable here, unlike many other speakers.
Google Home Max White Speaker Features:
The main reason why people bought the Google Home Max White speaker was because of its ease of use. With this speaker, you don’t need buttons to use it – your voice will do just fine.
This is because the Google Home Max Bluetooth speaker has inbuilt Google Assistant. Therefore, you can simply use your voice (when you are in range of the speaker) and just command it. The speaker will perform the function precisely as you want, allowing you to experience a hands-free approach.
Another great feature of the Google Home Max is voice detection. You can store up to five voices in the speaker, allowing it to detect voice commands from different voices. Therefore, your other family members will not have to disturb you to change the song constantly!
However, when it comes to its inbuilt music player or streaming service, it’s only limited to Apple’s iTunes. Therefore, if you use other music streaming services like YouTube Music or Spotify (like I do), it will not work. In addition, you cannot listen to the radio either. Plus, it’s not meant for gaming either, unlike the Sennheiser Game One gaming headset.
Google Home Max White Speaker Performance Review:
The Google Home Max has a wide voice detection range. Therefore, it can detect your voice even if you are standing on the opposite edge of the room. However, after crossing five meters, I had to give voice commands a little louder for it to get detected.
The speaker itself comprises two different in-built speakers, both of which are 4.5” woofers supported by tweeters behind them. After blasting this speaker at full volume, I loved its overall sound output.
When it comes to the sound quality of the speakers, they are excellent, considering their size. The sound output was loud, with crystal clear clarity. Since I mostly listen to rock and heavy metal music, I was taken aback by the output clarity of each instrument – especially the drums and the bass guitar. It’s similar to the SteelSeries Arctis 3 2019 edition wireless.
As far as equalizing goes, I didn’t need any such measures. The default EQ was good enough for my audiophiliac ears. The mid-ranges were pretty good, with the low-range bass astounding. Hip-hop and Techno music lovers will absolutely love hearing the beats with this speaker!
However, my complaint came from its high-frequency output, which could have been better. This was more prominent when I heard more vocal and guitar-rich songs. Whenever I listened to the vocalist take a high note or the guitarist play a shred solo, I found the speaker tried to dampen the sound a bit.
This left me a bit disappointed. However, this will not be focused on by casual listeners, who will appreciate and enjoy the output nonetheless. Its sound quality and overall output resemble the Astro A40 TR headset + MixAmp Pro 2017.
Google Nest Hub – Best Google Home Max Alternative?
If you didn’t know already, the Google Home Max white has been replaced by the latest Google Nest Hub. But is it as good as the Google Home Max?
As far as most Google Nest Hub reviews go, the Home Max is better overall. This has been confirmed in terms of its sound output, latency, and its ability to pair with multiple devices.
However, since Google Nest Audio is its replacement, it comes with more features, including a 16.8” touchscreen LCD display. If its $229 price tag is worth more than buying the Google Home Max, you can go for it.
Final Verdict: Is The Google Home Max White Speaker Worthy In 2023?
If you plan to buy the Google Home Max White smart speaker in 2023, then this can be both a great and a poor choice at the same time. It will be a great choice because the sound quality is fantastic, with low latency and easy connectivity with most devices.
However, it will be a wrong choice because Google has discontinued the series, giving significantly less support and updates to the Home Max. This means your speaker firmware will remain the same forever.
Therefore, if you want the latest features, you should have a look at Google Nest Hub instead.
|• Outstanding sound quality|
• Punchy bass
• Low latency
|• The trebly high ranges can be muddled a bit muddled|
• Since Google discontinued this product, its firmware will receive no new updates