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Nest Audio | Early Impressions

I've been having the Nest Audio’s for just over two months now and they are just what I thought they would be. A worthy successor to the OG Google Home. The sound quality is much improved and I am pleasantly surprised how loud they can get. I have two and use them as a stereo pair in my living room. My plan is to write a more in-depth blog that will be more detailed. These are just my early impressions. So how good is that sound In a word, impressive. I am in no way an audiophile and these speakers are not meant for those looking for professional-grade or high-quality sound. I would classify the sound produced by Nest Audio as for casual listening. The speakers get nice and loud while producing rich sound and solid low-end bass. Vocals are clear with excellent music separation with the mids, highs, and bass. I tend to look for details in the music that can be hard to hear but the Nest Audio played them well. Having two Nest Audio’s definitely fills a large room with good sounding m

Chromecast w/Google TV

The 2020 Chromecast is the successor to the Chromecast Ultra that was released in the fall of 2016. Unlike the previous model, the 2020 Chromecast features a remote with the Google Assistant built-in. Specs are on par with what you would find in a modern-day streamer. A full list of the specs can be found at the end of this blog post. My experience So far so good. Performance is excellent and moving through the UI is fast and fluid. Suggestions powered by Google TV seem to be pretty accurate for me and I even discovered some content I probably would not have found otherwise.  Improvements The one glaring flaw with the new Chromecast is proper multi-user support. Although I enjoy having the home-screen tailored to me my wife does not get the same experience as my Google account is the one logged in. It's believed this feature is on Google’s roadmap and I for one is looking forward to this being implemented in the future.  Conclusion At $50 you won't find a better streaming devic