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Google Home Max

Google Home Max
alaScore 92

18 reviews

Aug, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 18 expert reviews from international sources. experts rate this product 81/100. The average review date is Jan 4, 2018. We have compared these reviews to 8359 reviews from other Smart Speakers. The alaSCORE™ for this product is 92/100 = Excellent. Last update: Aug 14, 2018.

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(Based on 18 reviews)

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Google Home Max review: An assistant for music lovers


If you're looking for a voice-activated speaker and want excellent sound quality, the Google Home Max is the best option on the market. It's expensive, but you get a lot for your money. If you want great audio and don't want to mess around with more...

Excellent sound quality ; Simple setup ; All the features of the Google Assistant ; Tasteful design ; 3.5mm jack and Bluetooth support for additional audio devices

Expensive, especially for a stereo pair ; Somewhat limited streaming service selection (but at least it has Spotify) ; Third-party support still trails Amazon's Alexa ecosystem

At $399, the Google Home Max will not sell as well as the standard Home or Home Mini. But many people listen to music on those devices, and a subset of them certainly would like to combine the smarts of the Google Assistant while also upgrading their...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Julian Chokkattu (

Google Home Max hands-on review


It's expensive, but the Google Home Max can do a lot more than your traditional bookshelf speaker.

Loud, great sound quality ; Can pair with multiple devices ; Assistant is as useful as ever ; Supports many high quality audio formats ; Support for good range of music streaming services

Expensive ; Can't work as a TV sound bar

Dec, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Sascha Segan, Tim Gideon (

Google Home Max


The Home Max speaker is designed to be the center of Google Assistant-powered home, but it will need to sound very good to justify its high price.

Great sound. Works as a mono speaker, a stereo pair, or part of a whole home audio system. Attractive design.

Too much bass for audio purists. Could do with better lossless audio options.

The Google Home Max is the best smart audio experience you're going to get right now. While new smart home brands and third-party skills still come to Alexa first, Amazon doesn't have an integrated solution that satisfies people who want a true...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (

Google Home Max review: smart gets loud


Hey Google, turn it up

Loud, full sound ; Google Assistant integration ; Can be paired in stereo configurations or multiroom setups ; Cast support enables playback from many streaming services

Doesn’t sound as good as comparable Sonos speaker ; It’s expensive ; Touch controls are finicky ; Microphones have trouble hearing voice commands when music is playing loudly

The war for your living room is just heating up, and it’s going to get a lot more interesting, and loud, before it’s over.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Elyse Betters (

Google Home Max review: Turning smart-home sound quality up to 11


Google Home Max offers maximum sound, but it also has a maxed-out size and price tag. If you're tied to Google's ecosystem - not Amazon Alexa - and

Maximum sound ; Easy to setup ; Built-in Google Assistant

Expensive ; Heavyweight with a massive footprint ; US-only

At $399, the Google Home Max isn't exactly budget, and with such a large footprint it's a whole different prospect to the easy-to-place Home and Home Mini. It's clearly a speaker for those who are married to Google and its ecosystem - you want Google...

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Brandon Dimmel (

Google's Home Max Speaker: Impressive Sound, Strong Features, High Price


Home Max expands upon Google's 2016 release of Google Home, a smaller, more affordable speaker designed to compete with Amazon's Echo, which uses that company's Alexa personal assistant technology.

Oct, 2017

Techradar Recommended 2018

Expert review by : Cameron Faulkner (

Google Home Max review


A big speaker that nails the small touches

Sounds incredible ; Works with Google Cast products ; Bluetooth-capable

Google Home app isn’t always responsive ; Only available in the US ; Very heavy at 11 lbs

If your space is in need of some more sound, there are plenty of speakers that could fit the bill. But Google’s latest creation is among the smartest around for the price and its clever design sets it above the competitors. When it comes to stuffing an...

Jan, 2018

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Google Home Max UK price, release date and features: Launching in the UK later this year?


Google's largest smart speaker is 20 times more powerful, but the Home Max is currently only available in the US

We will update this article when we hear any official UK details.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Michael Brown (

Google Home Max review: This is the best-sounding smart speaker you can buy


But Sonos might have more to fear than Amazon (ditto for Apple).

Excellent audio reproduction ; Strong smart home chops ; Powerful amplifiers

Not sonically superior to the more-expensive (and dumb) Sonos Play:5 ; Unnecessarily verbose responses to verbal commands ; There are no display-equipped speakers in the Google Home ecosystem (yet)

You’ll only want to invest in one smart speaker ecosystem. That leaves Google at a bit of a disadvantage because it doesn’t have anything with a display in its arsenal that can compete directly with or . The company surprised everyone, however, with...

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (

Google Home Max review


The Google Home Max is not the first smart speaker to aim for better audio quality, but it sounds better than any of the ones I've heard. And at twice the price of my favorite, the Sonos One ( £199.00 at ) , I'd expect nothing less.

The Google Home Max builds the convenience of Google Assistant into a plus-size speaker that can fill a room with excellent sound. The microphones respond well, even when you're blasting music.

The sound can be a little too revealing, and guitar lines in particular can sound a little too piercing for comfort. If you mainly want background music, you should spend half as much on the Sonos One.

Although too expensive for mass appeal, the Google Home Max is the best-sounding smart speaker yet.

Dec, 2017