Amazon is reportedly trying to provide an Echo that extra immediately competes with high-end audio system just like the Sonos line of machine of Apple’s HomePod, in line with a brand new report from Bloomberg. The speaker needs to be launched someday subsequent 12 months, in line with the sources cited within the report, and shall be considerably wider than the prevailing Echo fashions (maybe extra akin to the Echo Sub, pictured above), packing in 4 separate tweeters to assist enhance the tune high quality.

It can, after all, additionally provide entry to the corporate’s Alexa voice assistant, which is what has propelled Echo to its present degree of success. Bloomberg notes that it’s additionally more likely to work higher for the high-fidelity audio model of Amazon’s music streaming service that has beforehand been reported to be within the works.

This might make for an fascinating working relationship with a few of Amazon’s current companions, together with Sonos, because it appears like this shall be a direct competitor. Newer Sonos audio system, together with the Sonos One and Sonos Beam, help Alexa voice instructions out of the field. Whereas each Echo gadgets and Sonos help multi-room streaming and speaker grouping, Sonos has all the time had far superior audio high quality when in comparison with the Echo hardware – albeit at a premium worth.

Sonos, in the meantime, is gearing as much as launch audio system powered by its expertise with Ikea, with the Symfonisk line that’s set for launch in August. Sensible audio system are a busy house with some huge cash and curiosity from many corporations massive and small, however Amazon has lots working in its favor if it could possibly additionally produce one thing that wins on high-quality audio at an affordable worth.

If prime quality sound isn’t all that vital to you, Amazon can be apparently engaged on a house robotic geared up with Alexa on board.