[BCAB] Home or Echo

J. Matharu jairaj.matharu at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 11:17:56 GMT 2018


@colin - no, the mini does *not* have a headphone socket.

The sound out of the big Home is significantly better.


On Tue, 13 Mar 2018 at 10:34 Colin Phelan <Colin_Phelan at pmlgroup.com> wrote:

> I understand it does not have one but the amazon echo does.
> Is the sound out of the large google home worth the additional cost?
> Regards
> Colin
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ibrahim Gucukoglu [mailto:ibrahim_gucukoglu at sent.com]
> Sent: 13 March 2018 10:31
> To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Home or Echo
>
> Hi
>
> Does the Google home mini have a head phone socket? If it does, I’m going
> to get one as the Google Home does not. Thanks.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On 13 Mar 2018, at 09:27, J. Matharu <jairaj.matharu at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > The Google Home mini is currently on sale, between £36-39. Have a look
> > at Currys or Carphone Warehouse.
> >
> >
> >> On Tue, 13 Mar 2018 at 09:21 Colin Phelan <Colin_Phelan at pmlgroup.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi Jackie, yes I get that just did not think the larger one was that
> much.
> >> I assume the sound is considerably better out of the larger unit?
> >> Regards
> >> Colin
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Jackie Brown [mailto:jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com]
> >> Sent: 13 March 2018 08:21
> >> To: 'BCAB Discussion List' <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> >> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Home or Echo
> >>
> >> Hi Colin
> >>
> >> You need to put in Google Home Mini, the original larger version is
> >> the one that's coming up for you.
> >>
> >> Kind regards,
> >>
> >> Jackie Brown
> >> Email: Jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com
> >> Check out my website: www.thebrownsplace.info Follow me on Twitter:
> >> @thebrownsplace Skype name: thejackmate
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Colin Phelan [mailto:Colin_Phelan at pmlgroup.com]
> >> Sent: 13 March 2018 07:44
> >> To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> >> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Home or Echo
> >>
> >> Hi Kerry, unless I am finding the wrong device, the google home
> >> search is coming up at circa £120 which is much more than the Echo!
> >> am I coming up with the wrong device!
> >>
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Kerry Fielding [mailto:littlemisslovely1973 at me.com]
> >> Sent: 08 March 2018 19:15
> >> To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> >> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Home or Echo
> >>
> >> I have an echo and I love it but it was £69 on offer.  If the google
> >> home is cheaper then that's quite interesting.  We have the echo in
> >> our Bedroom because we don't have enough room to have a dot and a good
> speaker system.
> >>
> >>
> >> I have to say that while i love the echo devices for music and books,
> >> I wish she gave you more useful information.  Google I think is the
> >> best at that sort of stuff.
> >>
> >>
> >> Kerry
> >>
> >>
> >>> On 08/03/2018 12:38, Jackie Brown wrote:
> >>> Hi Colin
> >>>
> >>> Correct, you don't have a speaker connection on it, it's a great
> >>> little stand-alone, and you can ask her to play podcasts and radio
> >>> stations.  You can also subscribe to Google Music and use that if
> >>> you
> >> wish.
> >>>
> >>> Enjoy.
> >>>
> >>> Kind regards,
> >>>
> >>> Jackie Brown
> >>> Email: Jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com
> >>> Check out my website: www.thebrownsplace.info Follow me on Twitter:
> >>> @thebrownsplace Skype name: thejackmate
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> -----Original Message-----
> >>> From: Colin Phelan [mailto:Colin_Phelan at pmlgroup.com]
> >>> Sent: 08 March 2018 12:14
> >>> To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> >>> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Home or Echo
> >>>
> >>> Thanks Jackie, the Google Home it is then as don't need a speaker
> >>> connection if sound is good.- and it is easy to play tune in
> >>> stations I assume thanks Colin
> >>>
> >>> -----Original Message-----
> >>> From: Jackie Brown [mailto:jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com]
> >>> Sent: 08 March 2018 11:22
> >>> To: 'BCAB Discussion List' <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> >>> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Home or Echo
> >>>
> >>> Hi Colin
> >>>
> >>> The Google Home is the larger one, and the Google Home Mini is the
> >>> smaller model.  So the Home is equivalent to the full-size Echo, and
> >>> the Home Mini is the equivalent to the Echo Dot.  The Home Mini does
> >>> not have a 3.5mm jack though which the Dot does.  Neither the
> >>> full-size Echo or Google Home have 3.5mm jacks.
> >>>
> >>> Kind regards,
> >>>
> >>> Jackie Brown
> >>> Email: Jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com
> >>> Check out my website: www.thebrownsplace.info Follow me on Twitter:
> >>> @thebrownsplace Skype name: thejackmate
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> -----Original Message-----
> >>> From: Colin Phelan [mailto:Colin_Phelan at pmlgroup.com]
> >>> Sent: 08 March 2018 11:10
> >>> To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> >>> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Home or Echo
> >>>
> >>> Thanks Jackie, is there 2 versions of the home like the echo?
> >>> Best Regards
> >>> Colin
> >>>
> >>> -----Original Message-----
> >>> From: Jackie Brown [mailto:jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com]
> >>> Sent: 08 March 2018 10:28
> >>> To: 'BCAB Discussion List' <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> >>> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Home or Echo
> >>>
> >>> Hi Colin
> >>>
> >>> I have both, and I honestly think Google Home Mini has a better
> >>> sound than Amazon Echo Dot.  I like both devices for different reasons.
> >>>
> >>> As for Apple's HomePod, you can't currently use the TuneIn service
> >>> direct from it, you have to use your iPhone or iPad to bring up a
> >>> station on the TuneIn app, then go to the media controls and direct
> >>> it to your HomePod as Airplay.  Frankly that's just too much hassle
> >>> so I sent the HomePod back after thinking it quite limited at the
> moment.
> >>> But I have to say the sound is amazing, it really is a great
> >>> speaker, but only if you have Apple Music and enjoy its own Beats
> >>> stations.  It costs £319 so is a considered purchase given the
> limitations at present.
> >>>
> >>> Kind regards,
> >>>
> >>> Jackie Brown
> >>> Email: Jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com
> >>> Check out my website: www.thebrownsplace.info Follow me on Twitter:
> >>> @thebrownsplace Skype name: thejackmate
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> -----Original Message-----
> >>> From: Colin Phelan [mailto:Colin_Phelan at pmlgroup.com]
> >>> Sent: 08 March 2018 09:59
> >>> To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> >>> Subject: [BCAB] Home or Echo
> >>>
> >>> Hi All,
> >>> I have an Echo dot for over a year and used it little, however, I
> >>> have now started using in my bedroom as an internet radio which is
> >>> great as easy to set sleep timers which is not the case on
> non-accessible radios.
> >>> I do find the sound poor which is totally acceptable as such an
> >>> inexpensive and small unit and plugging into a remote speaker is
> >> cumbersome.
> >>>
> >>> I would therefore like to purchase either a full size echo or the
> >>> google home, assuming the google home works so seamlessly with tune
> >>> in
> >> radio.
> >>>
> >>> Which of these units would you say has the best sound please?
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> BTW - how much is the apple version?
> >>>
> >>> Views appreciated thanks Colin
> >>>
> >>>
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