[BCAB] Home or Echo

Ibrahim Gucukoglu ibrahim_gucukoglu at sent.com
Tue Mar 13 11:55:34 GMT 2018


Hi

Okay, if there is no direct audio connection on the Google how many, is there a way of Bluetooth thing the audio to an external speaker? If there is not then I shall not trouble with it, despite the Google assistant.

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> On 13 Mar 2018, at 11:17, J. Matharu <jairaj.matharu at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> @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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