Google Home Max is in the building! Ours actually arrived last night, but we hadn’t found the time to set it up until this morning, so we did that by unboxing and giving it a first listen on camera.
To recap, Google Home Max is Google’s first Hi-Fi speaker that costs $399. You can buy it today at the Google Store, Best Buy, Verizon and Walmart.
This premium version of Google Home features dual 4.5″ woofers, a couple of tweeters, far-field microphones to access Google Assistant (mute switch included too), USB-C port, 3.5mm jack, touch panel for controlling volume and playback, and Google’s Smart Sound, that adapts to your room and speaker’s placement to offer the best soundstage.
You can place it horizontally or vertically, pair it with other Google Home products for multi-room audio, and stream a variety of music services, including Google Play Music, Pandora, YouTube Music, and Spotify.
We just started testing, so I don’t have much to report back on the audio quality front. I will say after the first couple of listens that it gets incredibly loud and possibly already sounds better than my original SONOS PLAY:5. We’ll see if that holds up.
Let’s do this!